JJ Abrams has been a lifelong fan of “Star Wars” even before he directed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The director already had his own fan theories and favorite characters before directing the movie. On Monday, Abrams shared that ever since he has been associated with this famous series, he has been quite drawn to the scruffy-looking nerfherder who is everybody’s favorite.
The ace director had been a great admirer of “Star Wars” since he first saw the original movie directed by George Lucas when he was barely 11-year-old. But if he has to answer on his most favorite moment from the “Star Wars” original trilogy, it would be a bit complicated.
Abrams was speaking to Jess Cagle, the editorial director of EW and the PEOPLE magazine at a recent event of Sirius XM town hall. He said it would be easy to pick up “I am your father” because of its profoundness. He was thrilled when he watched the original movie during his childhood.
In the movie “Empire Strikes Back,” Darth Vader revealed his link to Luke and that was indeed an iconic moment but Abrams says that there is a certain scene in the first movie that remains his top choice.
The favorite moment for him is the scene where Luke watched the setting of two suns. According to him, that was not a story moment but it gave him a feel of the world’s authenticity. It felt so real and a breathless moment that made him feel as e was in that other place. The moment where a character looked at the horizon was shot amazingly.
JJ Abrams thinks that the scene spoke volumes on the concept of what mediocre people considered the earth holds for them. The director also added that “Star Wars” sends a message that practically anything is possible in this world.
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