Monday, 29 November 2010

Father of the Empire

Today brought the sad news that director Irvin Kershner has died at the age of 87.

The director of arguably the best sequel in cinema history 'The Empire Strikes Back', Kershner's legacy in science-fiction has been huge. He has also had a massive impact on the childhoods of millions of kids, myself included. It seems that I was hard-wired to swing around tree-branches and make buzzing sounds by blowing air through my teeth. Snow-days also meant missing school and spending the whole day on the frozen planet of Hoth.

I wouldn't be writing without those films. Thank you and rest in peace.

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