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jjreason
08-17-2008, 08:53 AM
an account of How George picked Irvin Kershner to direct ESB and then Richard Marquand for ROTJ. Has anyone read about how that played out? I'd just like to hear about how they got the job, why Irvin wasn't back for ROTJ (I've read here that him and GLu butted heads furiously over how long he took with ESB), how Richard Marquand helped with the writing (was it dialogue, principally?). Can anyone recommend anything?

JON9000
08-17-2008, 10:19 AM
I don't know, but the documentary on the OT box set had interviews with Kersh, and it appears that it just came down to GL being his student at USC and wanting to put it in the hands of someone he trusted and who was very familiar with his style. Kershner was loathe to take the job until he talked to his own agent.

jjreason
08-17-2008, 06:13 PM
That's interesting. I rarely if ever watch interviews with the creators, that would be a good place to start.

Rocketboy
08-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Kersh's Wiki: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvin_Kershner)

Kershner is best known as the director of the hit 1980 film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_V:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back), the first sequel to the wildly successful Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_IV:_A_New_Hope). Kershner was a surprising choice for a blockbuster movie; according to him, when he asked producer George Lucas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lucas) "Of all the younger guys around, all the hot-shots, why me?", Lucas replied, "Well, because you know everything a Hollywood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood) director is supposed to know, but you're not Hollywood."

Marquand's Wiki: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Marquand)

Marquand was then chosen by producer George Lucas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lucas) to direct Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_VI:_The_Return_of_the_Jedi). In his commentary track on the DVD, Lucas explains that Marquand "had done some great suspense films and was really good with actors. Eye of the Needle was the film I'd seen that he had done that impressed by the most, it was really nice done and had a lot of energy and suspense". Marquand is the only non-American to have directed a Star Wars movie.

El Chuxter
08-17-2008, 07:38 PM
I would like to read a book about a hotshot Wall Street lawyer who, at his mother's funeral, finds out he was adopted. He researches his past and finds out he's an aardvark. He meets his birth mother in the zoo and tries to fit in, but eating ants turns out to not be his thing, so he eventually becomes a talk show host in Milwaukee.

Rocketboy
08-18-2008, 12:12 AM
I would like to read a book about a hotshot Wall Street lawyer who, at his mother's funeral, finds out he was adopted. He researches his past and finds out he's an aardvark. He meets his birth mother in the zoo and tries to fit in, but eating ants turns out to not be his thing, so he eventually becomes a talk show host in Milwaukee.Here you go. (http://www.amazon.com/Audition-Memoir-Barbara-Walters/dp/030726646X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219032709&sr=8-1)

jjreason
08-18-2008, 10:29 PM
I smell muscle rub in here.... is that A535???

Or Ben Gay perhaps?

cookiemonster
08-25-2008, 03:50 PM
The rest of the Dark Nest Trilogy and the New Jedi Order (Yes I am one of those who hasnt read it yet), also want to read The Legacy of the Force Books.