Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two greats

Wow this has been a crazy 24 hours. Last night before going to bed I find out that Leslie Nielson died. It's so tragic. I grew up on the Naked Gun movies and of course Airplane. I can quote them all backwards and forward. That was comedy to me growing up. I thought those movies were brilliant and I still do so that was a hard blow when I found that out last night.

Then I wake up this morning to find out that Irvin Kershner had died as well. For those unfamiliar with the name he was the director of The Empire Strikes Back, not only my favorite Star Wars movie but also one of my favorite movies of all time. When I read about it I honestly teared up a bit. He was old and I knew that he hadn't been doing very well for awhile so I shouldn't have been too surprised.

This man directed a movie that I have been watching over and over again for more than 2 decades and I still love it every time I watch it. Hell, I actually have it on right now!

I think what I really love is reading all the posts from people online. All of us Star Wars fans are upset and as a collective unit are all posting online thoughts, feelings, memories, and all that. The Star Wars community is awesome. We are dedicated to what we love. Hearing the stories from celebrities as well has been amazing. Here's what Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) posted on Twitter...

"Kersh fell asleep & snored, listening to me dubbing Empire Strikes Back. Just one reason I loved him. He was a lovely, thoughtful, talented man. We owe him."

I'm really interested to hear what they say tomorrow night on The ForceCast. That should be a good episode. I'm hoping they let people call in and share their thoughts on the whole thing. I think that would be a great thing for Star Wars fans to Skype in live and give their thoughts.

Well thats all I'm gonna say for now. I put on Empire in the background so I could blog but now I'm getting attatched to it and want to go watch. lol