Five Favourite Films with J. J. Abrams
The Star Trek director takes the captain's chair and talks space, John Ford and classic cinema.
The blockbuster season is upon us and amongst the line-up is the highly anticipated reboot of Star Trek. RT spoke to the man in the captain's chair, J. J. Abrams, about his galactic re-imagining of the great Trek franchise as well as the films that have inspired him.
Abrams made his name creating ratings gold on the small screen in the form of Felicty, Alias and the mind-bending Lost. His feature directorial debut came in 2006 with Mission: Impossible III and in 2008 he produced the film marketer's dream, Cloverfield.
We put him through the torture of selecting his top five favorite films right now. In doing so he produced a list that reveals a fan of great and classic cinema.
Check out the video interview or skip below for a pull-out of his five faves.
Jaws (1975, 100% Tomatometer)
Philadelphia Story (1940, 100% Tomatometer)
Star Wars (1977, 95% Tomatometer)
Tootsie (1982, 87% Tomatometer)
Rear Window (1954, 100%)
If you are as excited about the reboot as we are, and want to get your Trekkie credentials up to date, join Editor, Tim Ryan, for Trekking With Tim. He will boldly take you on his journey through time as he visits every Star Trek film in the franchise leading up to the reboot.