Irvin Kershner

Empire Strikes Back director's wild 1955 anti-comics documentary
Dec 14, 2012

Decades before Irvin Kershner directed The Empire Strikes Back (which we're all agreed is the best of the six Star Wars flicks, right?), he directed a documentary for an L.A. TV station that blames comic books for crime and juvenile delinquency ... and claims it all started with science fiction.

Irvin Kershner, director of Empire Strikes Back, dead at 87
Dec 14, 2012

Irvin Kershner, the journeyman filmmaker who was handpicked by George Lucas to direct the first Star Wars sequel, passed away following a long illness.