The director Irvin Kershner died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Director of the classic science fiction film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
He was an instructor at the University of Southern California film school and a mentor to George Lucas, who approached him to direct the Star Wars sequel.
He originally turned down Lucas’ offer, but relented after assurances he would have complete directorial control.
How did Irvin Kershner die?
He was 87. The cause was complications of cancer, his son David said.
"In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is 'Ratatouille.' It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking."Irvin Kershner
"Film is a window to the real world but a lie that makes you believe the unbelievable."Irvin Kershner
"I want films to haunt an audience, to give them something to remember and be able to talk about."Irvin Kershner
"It's a matter of pride to me to get the film done fast, to get it done well. I understand the need for compromise. There is no such thing as a perfect shot, a perfect film. The purpose of film is not to make a monument to oneself."Irvin Kershner
"There's nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face."Irvin Kershner