Tyrannus, Hey bro! I know what you're saying about older directors working into their 70s and 80s and so forth. David Lean was very old when he died, and he was well into pre-production on a feature film at the time. But very few films are as demanding and complex as a SW film. That's one of the reasons Kersh took so long on EMPIRE and went over budget. He had never come up against anything that big before. It's also one of the reasons he turned down doing ROTJ. He didn't want to do it again because SW films are very tough to do. The first one nearly killed George, and he was 32 and in good health. That's why HE didn't want to direct the next two. I just don't think Kersh should have done it. Lucas did a fine job of wrapping it all up.