Directors Misc Directors #001- Irvin Kershner

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  1. george kaplan

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    Ok, this is my attempt to mix it up somewhat. I'm numbering this way so as not to confuse it with Brooks or Jims lists.

    Rate 'em, Rank 'em, Review 'em, whatever

    Volume #001 - IRVIN KERSHNER


    RoboCop 2 (1990)
    Traveling Man (1989) (TV)
    Never Say Never Again (1983)
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
    Raid on Entebbe (1977) (TV)
    The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
    S*P*Y*S (1974)
    Up the Sandbox (1972)
    Loving (1970)
    The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
    A Fine Madness (1966)
    The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
    Face in the Rain (1963)
    Hoodlum Priest (1961)
    The Young Captives (1959)
    Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    IRVIN KERSHNER

    Seen: 4
    Like: 1
    Own: 1

    Rank order:

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Never Say Never Again (1983)
    Raid on Entebbe (1977) (TV)
    Up the Sandbox (1972)


    He's here because of The Empire Strikes Back. Great movie.
     
  3. Jim_K

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    IRVIN KERSHNER (1923 - 2010)


    RoboCop 2 (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Traveling Man (1989)
    Never Say Never Again (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
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    Raid on Entebbe (1977)
    The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    S*P*Y*S (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Up the Sandbox (1972)
    Loving (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Flim-Flam Man (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Fine Madness (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Face in the Rain (1963)
    Hoodlum Priest (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Young Captives (1959)
    Stakeout on Dope Street (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
  4. Steve Christou

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    [​IMG] And it's George to the rescue! [​IMG]
    I've honestly never heard of some of the directors Brook was coming up with. Maybe he just didn't want some of us participating in his checklist series.

    RoboCop 2 (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Never Say Never Again (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raid on Entebbe (1977) (TV) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
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    As much as I like The Empire Strikes Back I think it's extremely overrated by fans, too much Yoda, spoils it for me. I can't see past the muppet I keep expecting to see Frank Oz's head pop up from behind.[​IMG] Still gets full marks though, as do IV and VI, my favorite Star Wars still being IV.

    Never Say Never Again, the rogue Bond, would have got an extra star from me if it had a John Barry score. Michel Legrand's muzak was absolutely dire, horrible.

    Rankings (top 4)

    1)The Empire Strikes Back
    2)Robocop 2
    3)Raid on Entebbe
    4)Never Say Never Again
     
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    RoboCop 2 (1990)
    Traveling Man (1989) (TV)
    Never Say Never Again (1983)
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
    Raid on Entebbe (1977) (TV)
    The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
    S*P*Y*S (1974)
    Up the Sandbox (1972)
    Loving (1970)
    The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
    A Fine Madness (1966)
    The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
    Face in the Rain (1963)
    Hoodlum Priest (1961)
    The Young Captives (1959)
    Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)


    Bolded films I've seen; seen parts of some of the others.


    What is this, pick on Brook day? [​IMG] I've heard of the directors he's chosen. :p) Can't remember if a Fassbinder thread was done or not...
     
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    Out of 4 stars:

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Steve, how dare you pick on Yoda, that great sage and fabulous '80's icon. I think ESB is the strongest of the originals. In spite of being the middle film in a group of three and without a beginning or end in that context, it doesn't feel incomplete. I think its the most fully-developed of the trilogy in terms of story and character development. Vader is unequivocally evil and Luke is at his most complex here. There's the burgeoning romance between Han and Leia, the first great light saber battle, one of the most memorable quotes in the history of cinema (don't want to give away the surprise[​IMG]), smelly Tauntaun guts, and yes, Yoda. I love the other two, but Empire is my favorite.


    As for Kershner, I've also seen Robocop 2. Never even heard of any of the '50s or '60s films.
     
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    Not my intention. I respect Brook a lot, I just have very different taste than him, and since he's listing a bunch of directors that I at least find obscure, I thought I'd list some that I know of, which he may or may not find obscure.
     
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    I like Yoda, in tiny doses, or when he flips and does his Errol Flynn by way of the Tasmanian Devil thing on Dooku and the Emperor.[​IMG]

    I agree Empire Strikes Back is a solid entry in the series and now thanks to the wonders of DVD I can skip the Yoda chapters instantly, no more fast forwarding!! [Marc spits at the screen] Hey come now, I gave it 5 stars you gave it 4, I'm the one who's overrating it here. I know I know, but mine goes up to 5.[​IMG]


    Sorry, it's sunday.
     
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    Here's a newsflash, we don't like the same movies Jim. Are you going to constantly act like an ass about it?

    1. Empire Strikes Back - B+ (I found this a bit boring as a kid. It wasn't until the Internet that I found out this was supposed to be the best one.)
    2. Robocop 2 - D (based on the distant memory of seeing it at the theater. I went because a friend wanted to go and I hadn't seen Robocop at the time.)

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    Probably my favorite scene in Episode II. How can you top an octogenarian actor dueling an eight hundred-year-old homunculus? Ah,the wonders of CGI. [​IMG]
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) (1997)
    The Young Captives (1959)
    Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

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    1. The Empire Strikes Back
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - 10/10
     

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