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Richard Marquand (1938–1987)

Richard Marquand was born on April 22, 1938 in Cardiff, Wales. He was a director and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Eye of the Needle (1981). He died on September 4, 1987 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. See full bio »

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Can be seen on the April 2004 Region 1 DVD release of A Room with a View (1985). On disc two there is a BBC obituary piece from a July 1970, broadcast just after E.M. Forster's death entitled 'E.M. Forster Remembered'. In it, Marquand is interviewed about meeting Forster while a student at Cambridge.

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aking about the possibility of directing one of the Star Wars prequels in 1984] One, two and three are going to be very interesting, if [George Lucas] is ever able to start writing. Steven Spielberg and I would like to. It's a very interesting part of the saga, the early days. The youth of Ben Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker is really important. It's a very different world. Technology is different, ... See more »

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In an interview during filming of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), he expressed his fondness for Chewbacca: "He's very laid back, and he never completely knows what's going on around him. He isn't a heroic character, but he gets himself in these situations where he's got to come through." in his New York Times obituary] See more »

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