November 29, 2010

RIP Irvin Kershner

The Director of my favorite Star Wars Film, has past away.

Below is a photo of Jim Henson visiting the Empire offices to show collaborator Frank Oz a prototype of the Skesis puppet for their later film THE DARK CRYSTAL. You can see Empire director Irvin Kershner standing next to Frank Oz. You know what makes this photo amazing to me? The look on Kershner and Oz’s faces. They look like kids at Christmas… I imagine that would have been the look on my face if I were ever lucky enough to see Jim Henson bring a puppet to life. Also, look closely to the bottom of the pic to see prototype Gelfling heads!!!

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