GARY KURTZ AUTOGRAPH FOR SALE STAR WARS PRODUCER
Gary Kurtz Autographs for Sale | Star Wars Producer
Gary Douglas Kurtz (July 27, 1940 – September 23, 2018) was an American filmmaker whose list of credits includes American Graffiti (1973), Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Return to Oz (1985). Additionally, Gary Kurtz Autographs for sale also co-produced the 1989 science fiction adventure film Slipstream, which reunited him with Star Wars star Mark Hamill. He died from cancer in north London, England on September 23, 2018.
Kurtz's final collaboration with Lucas, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, was an expensive and difficult production. Records at Elstree Studios indicate that the movie took 175 shooting days, having been budgeted at 100, which forced Lucas to borrow $10 million to complete the film. Kurtz had to help direct along with David Tomblin, Irvin Kershner, Harley Cokeliss and John Barry (who died of meningitis during production) to bring the film in on even this revised schedule and budget.
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