J.J. Abrams moving to the Star Wars Sandbox

J.J. Abrams Star Wars Sandbox

Found this great comic of J.J. Abrams moving over to the Star Wars sandbox, from Star Trek.  He’s carrying his mystery box with him as well!

Source: Bob Thiele

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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