A ‘Wonder’ for the 21st Century
“I have been to a lot of the movies in the past, and I know it’s a very hard movie to make,” said J.J. Abrams, who directed Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise.
“There’s a lot to be said for the visual storytelling and the emotional resonance and the sense of wonder that the film has,” Abrams continued.
“It has this feeling that you don’t want to let go of.”
Abrams also added that the new film will have a bigger canvas than any previous installment, with the ability to include scenes of the Holocaust and the mass killings of Jews and Christians in the name of religious persecution.
“You can look at it as the last gasp of a dying civilization,” Abrams said.
“In some ways, it’s the first gasp of what it could be.”
This is the last thing I want to be is a survivor.
I want that.
This is my last hope, my last shot.
This has been an emotional roller coaster.
I love this country, and the people here.
But I am also terrified that I will be remembered for this.
So the last place I want anyone to be, I want people to look at me, to look through me, and see that I am one of them, the American who loves this country.
I have a lot on my plate.
But when I look back at it now, I’m glad I was able to make it.
I was lucky to get that job, and this is my first and last job in the entertainment business.