It is with great sadness that I post the passing of IRVIN KERSHNER, director of "STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK."
Empire is my 2nd favorite film of all-time and what I consider to be the best Star Wars film. Empire raised the bar for Star Wars, and the sequels/prequels that followed never maintained the same level of quality & awesome. When I think of Star Wars, it is the "world" of Empire that I see. The film transcends sci-fantasy & Star Wars itself, and stands on its own as an amazing, solid film. So much of this is due to Kershner.
Tonight I will re-watch THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK for the who-knows-how-many-time and raise a glass in Kershner's honor. Thank you Mr. Kershner. Your film continues to influence myself and a legion of fans spanning generations. Rest in Peace.