Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars
I wonder if JJ is going to be saying, "This movie was not made for STAR WARS fans; it's being made for movie fans."
Or, with our luck, he'll actually say it's made for the Star Wars fans.
You missed the word "necessarily".
When Abrams made that quite about ST2009, he said the film was not made "necessarily" for Star Trek fans, but for movie fans in general.
The exact quote from him was:
"The whole point was to try to make this movie for fans of movies, not fans of 'Star Trek,' necessarily".
One word makes a big difference.
And when the Abrams response you've quoted in part above goes on immediately to say:
"If you’re a fan, we’ve got one of the writers who’s a devout Trekker, so we were able to make sure we were serving the people who are completely enamored with `Star Trek.’ But we are not making the movie for that contingent alone."
his intended meaning is quite plain, and it's not at all a brush-off of Star Trek fans. I don't have any trouble imagining that Abrams will take a similar approach to making a Star Wars movie - it won't be made just
for them, but at the same time he's going to make efforts to include lots which those fans will enjoy seeing.
"If the man doesn't believe as we do, we say he is a crank and that settles it. I mean it does nowadays, because we can't burn him."
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