View Poll Results: Who is the Best STAR WARS Director?!

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  • Irvin Kershner (Empire Strikes Back)

    16 84.21%
  • Richard Marquand (Return Of The Jedi)

    3 15.79%
  • George Lucas (A New Hope, Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith)

    0 0%
  • Dave Filoni (3D CGI animated series)

    0 0%
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    Default Best Star Wars Director?!

    Just wanted to see who people thought is the best director to work on Star Wars. To me the obvious answer is Kershner but not everybody feels this way. So just wanted to make a place where people could express who they think is the best Star Wars director.
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    I guess Kirshner. I could give it to Lucas for pre-Greedo-shot-first "A New Hope" but the prequels killed him as a choice in this poll. I did enjoy "Return of the Jedi" too. Honestly, are 1977 "A New Hope" Lucas and current Lucas even the same director anymore? I dunno.
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    This is a serious question?

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    Kershner i guess.

    Well, for being honest i don't really think that he performed a lot better than Marquand. It's just that ESB is a more well written and interesting movie than ROJ.

    But as directing go, they both did a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Green Condom View Post
    Kershner i guess.

    Well, for being honest i don't really think that he performed a lot better than Marquand. It's just that ESB is a more well written and interesting movie than ROJ.

    But as directing go, they both did a good job.
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    Marquand nailed the final battle sequence between Luke and Vader in the Death Star.
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    Honestly I almost want to vote for Marquand simply because ROTJ was my favorite Star Wars movie in my childhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothDZX View Post
    Honestly I almost want to vote for Marquand simply because ROTJ was my favorite Star Wars movie in my childhood.
    In spite of all its flaws, ROTJ was mine, too. They closed out the Luke/Vader relationship nicely, and that counts for something.

    Traditionally it's much easier to make the second act look good, because you're increasing the tension. It's resolving that tension in a satifsying way that's difficult. Plenty of movies out there where the third act is the problem.
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    Irvin hands down. I used to like ROTJ better when I was young, but after re-watching the films later in life I realized it was really only because the good guys won in that instead of the overall quality of the film.

    Quote Originally Posted by Romero View Post
    I guess Kirshner. I could give it to Lucas for pre-Greedo-shot-first "A New Hope" but the prequels killed him as a choice in this poll. I did enjoy "Return of the Jedi" too. Honestly, are 1977 "A New Hope" Lucas and current Lucas even the same director anymore? I dunno.
    Why was the version where Han shot first superior? I mean I know why people prefer that version, but I'm talking from a purely directorial standpoint.
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