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Richard Marquand
Richard Marquand

Richard Marquand (April 17, 1938 - September 4, 1987) was a Welsh film director. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

Born in Cardiff, he was educated at Emanuel School, the Universit√© d'Aix-Marseille in Marseille, France and King's College, Cambridge where he studied ethical philosophy. In 1970, he began a career writing and directing for television and motion pictures. Some of his noted films include Eye of the Needle (1981) and Jagged Edge (1985). Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... Emanuel School is a co-educational public school in Battersea, South-West London, England. ... The three Universities of Aix-Marseille, situated in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille for over five centuries, are the successors to the original establishments created in the region during the 19th century. ... Marseilles redirects here. ... Full name The King’s College of Our Lady and St Nicholas in Cambridge Motto Veritas et Utilitas Truth and usefulness Named after Henry VI Previous names - Established 1441 Sister College(s) New College, Oxford Provost Prof. ... Geography Status City (1951) Region East of England Admin. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Eye of the Needle is a 1981 film directed by Richard Marquand, based on the novel of the same title by Ken Follett, and starring Donald Sutherland. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Robert Loggia and Peter Coyote. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Marquand first met Lucas when visiting the set of American Graffiti, later, his work on Eye of the Needle impressed George Lucas so much that Lucas chose him to direct Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Marquand is the only non-American to have directed a Star Wars movie. American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... Eye of the Needle is a spy thriller novel written by British author Ken Follett. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...

According to a magazine interview with Irvin Kershner in May 2004, Kershner states that Richard Marquand didn't direct all of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, it was Kershner's assistant director and Lucas who took over after the actors didn't respond very well to Richard Marquand. The relationship between Marquand and Lucas was said to be bad. On the DVD commentary, however, Lucas claims he worked quite well with Marquand. Irvin Kershner (born April 29, 1923) is an American film director born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California at the age of only 49. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...

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Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4595 words)
Marquand's other work, such as Eye of the Needle is, like much of Return of the Jedi more concerned with traditional midshot/dialogue/reaction shot sequences and rarely ventures into the very wide angles one associates with Lucas.
Marquand also uses a more straightforward 'moving camera' style, whereas Lucas alternates between large, classical and abstract tableau compositions (often involving vertical lines) and a cinema verite approach to film, using hand-held cameras during action sequences.
The working relationship between George Lucas and Marquand was said to be bad, and that the main camera operator left the project because he felt Lucas was mistreating Marquand.
Marquand was fond, yet envious, of these cousins who had retained their money, their family, and their casual confidence.
Marquand was hardly the first author to use the pains and embarrassments of youth as artistic fodder.
Marquand, wrapped up in beginning his literary career and feeling inferior to the Sedgwick family, was far from the model husband.
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