J.J. Abrams Lists His 5 Favorite Films for Rotten Tomatoes
Sadly, J.J. Abrams is not doing any online press for Star Trek, so I have to resort to pulling his best quotes from other non-online press outlets. This selection today comes from Rotten Tomatoes (they got away with this by recording it early in London), where they have a video interview with Abrams that is fairly fascinating to watch. If any of you have seen Abrams' talk at TED (if not, watch it here), you'll remember that he talks about one of his all-time favorite films, Jaws, at one point in his presentation. Well near the end of this interview, Abrams talks about his own five favorite films - one of which, of course, is Jaws.
In case you might've missed those five, here they are again: Jaws, Philadelphia Story, Star Wars, Tootsie (what the?), and Rear Window. One of my other favorite parts of the interview is how Abrams mentions that he's "still learning" as he goes and that he uses the phrase "in my limited experience." That's a very humbling statement, especially coming from someone who just finished directing a $150 million reboot of a beloved sci-fi franchise. Even at this point (this is only his second film), Abrams still says he's a director who is constantly learning from his mistakes and improving every single day. He certainly has my respect.