Charlie Rose Interviews JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams

Charlie Rose had a good 30-minute interview with Star Trek director JJ Abrams.

Abrams talks about he got involved in Star Trek, the challenges he faced in creating a reboot, the influence of Richard Donner’s Superman, making a movie for non-Star Trek fans, how Sequels usually rip off “the wrong thing”, and redeveloping the iconic characters. Abrams also discusses how he became interested in film and filmmaking, meeting his idol Steven Spielberg, how technology has changed storytelling, how spectacle can only work to serve the humanity of the story, the importance of the mystery box, how the audience fills in the blanks, and his writing process.

I’ve embedded the interview after the jump thanks to Google Video.

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