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Which is your favorite?

Mission Impossible III
9 (18%)
Star Trek
16 (32%)
Super 8
12 (24%)
haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
6 (12%)
Star Trek Into Darkness
2 (4%)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
5 (10%)

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Author Topic: Abrams, J.J.  (Read 4026 times)

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Abrams, J.J.
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:08:34 PM »
The index links to a closed poll about the talent of Abrams and Whedon, so with Abrams third film being released a few days ago, I thought this was due...

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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 08:16:18 PM »
Star Trek
Super 8
Mission Impossible 3

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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 08:18:15 PM »
Star Trek
Super 8
Mission Impossible 3


Same but MI3 would be WAY below in a far distant third.

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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 08:19:23 PM »
I've only seen MI3, but it was really good I thought.

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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 12:18:23 AM »
Everything's green.

...and you really should have included the Pilots for Alias and Lost. They're both feature length, very cinematic and every bit as good.

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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 03:10:43 AM »
I was at a loss I just always assume Cloverfield is his. The second series of Alias (oh Lena Olin!) is masterful, worth ploughing through series one to set it up.
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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 09:04:10 AM »
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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 12:09:52 PM »
Everything's green.

...and you really should have included the Pilots for Alias and Lost. They're both feature length, very cinematic and every bit as good.

IIRC, usually after some discussion we've left out TV-related stuff (usually miniseries) in other directors threads. But I do agree, those pilots were phenomenal.
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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 12:15:58 PM »
Everything's green.

...and you really should have included the Pilots for Alias and Lost. They're both feature length, very cinematic and every bit as good.

IIRC, usually after some discussion we've left out TV-related stuff (usually miniseries) in other directors threads. But I do agree, those pilots were phenomenal.

It's a grey area.  I'll often include TV movies (and occasionally miniseries, like Decalogue) if they're self-contained pieces with enough IMDb votes to matter.  A pilot is different because it's part of a run of episodic television.  If you include pilots, then it gets harder to draw a line.  Do you then include every episode they directed?  No?  Well, what if it's a 2-parter?

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Re: Abrams, J.J. - Director's Best
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 12:32:06 PM »
I understand the gray area. But these 2 are really special and exceptional cases. I wouldn't start it as a blanket rule, but I would have included these two.

They're certainly more worthy of inclusion than Darabont's short film The Woman in the Room, which is like including someone's episode of The Twilight Zone.