Monday, November 29, 2010
With the recent news of Mr. Kershner's passing I felt driven to share this short story with you guys. I had a copy of "The Empire Strikes back" from the first DVD release of the Original Trilogy, I carried it everywhere with me and watched it all the time. Since the premier of The Clone Wars TV series I didn't watch the movies as much as I used to but when I'd have a Hankering to watch the Saga I would always reach for my trusty "Empire" DVD. A few months ago I misplaced it, after several periodic searches I finally decided last week it was time to buy a new one. Sunday night I ended up in the electronics section of a Wal-Mart. One rack, which had obviously been hit hard by "Black Friday" shoppers, caught my eye. Near the middle of the almost empty rack lay a single copy of "ESB", nine bucks later it is was mine. What I didn't know is that the Director of the fine film had passed away mere hours before. He will be missed greatly and his legacy as the director of such a film Masterpiece like "Empire Strikes back" will live on forever. On behalf of the SWU fan community, myself and Fans Worldwide may I extend the most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Irvin Kershner. Godspeed and May the Force be with you.
Posted by Benjamin at 11:52 PM