Why J.J. Abrams is the Right Choice for Directing Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams - Mystery BoxJ.J. Abrams has a very good understanding of what made the very first Star Wars film, A New Hope, work.  Right from the start, that film had mystery after mystery, and took you on a ride.  It answered some questions while raising more.

Watch this video from a Ted conference a few years ago, called The Mystery Box.  It’ll give you a very good idea of what drives the stories that Abrams tells, and what’s behind the choices he makes.  In it, you’ll also see a scene that he considers to be one of the greatest scenes of all time, from the movie Jaws.  And it’s not a scene that people normally think of when they think about that movie.

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