Tuesday, 30 November 2010
I was away when Irwin Kershner and Leslie Nielsen passed away but judging by the coverage on the web and on twitter there's already been enough said about both men without me having to add much more. I have to admit I, like so many, will remember Kerschner mainly for being the director of the best Star Wars movie. His other credits included RoboCop 2 and Never Say Never Again. However, while Neilsen's death warranted a surfeit of hugely affectionate "Surely you can't be serious..." gags, I like to remember him as being in one of the greatest science fiction films ever, ie. Forbidden Planet, rather than as the star of Airplane! or The Naked Gun, although I have nothing against either of those movies.