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"I've always liked working on stories that combine people who are relatable with something insane." — J.J. Abrams
The biggest movie news of the new year — of the new millenium, in some circles — is Disney’s recent announcement that popular television writer-producer and movie director J.J. Abrams has been hired to usher in the new era of Star Wars movies as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII. The news was almost universally celebrated, except within the die-hard fan community, where it ignited a firestorm of controversy among sci-fi devotees who love Abrams’ work, but believe that he is too close to a property that has long been Star Wars’ chief competitor to be handed the reins. If you’re not quite up to speed on Abrams and his work and want to be able to join in on what is sure to be a hot topic for the next couple of years, read on to learn how you can become conversant in J.J. Abrams in under eight hours.
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