Based on everything I’ve read and seen about how ROTJ was made, Lucas was for all intents and purposes the de facto director and Marquand basically did nothing of any note at all. I don’t get why Lucas just didn’t officially direct again if he was going to be on set all the time calling all the shots anyway. I know he was originally going to go with Spielberg but couldn’t for legal reasons with the DGA. I know Kershner turned it down after being burned out by ESB. And I know he even offered it to David Lynch, which would have been something different altogether to say the least. But then when all of those options fell through, why did Lucas even bother to hire some no name foreign yes man to basically just put his name on the movie? OK, so that gets around the union part but it doesn’t really do much in the actual directing department if you’re going to basically direct it yourself anyway. You’d think it would have saved Lucas some money to just make himself the official director. Unless Marquand really did bring something significant to the table I am unaware of?
TV’s Frink said:
I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.