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J.J. Abrams on keeping 'Star Wars' grounded

J.J. Abrams on keeping 'Star Wars' grounded

Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do. Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own trepidation — stepped into George Lucas' space opera with the monumental task of meeting the Death Star-sized expectations that await "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." For the 49-year-old Abrams, who grew up a "Star Wars" fan, part of the challenge was coming face to face with a fantasy world he knew and loved. "That was a constant in the production of the movie: moments where we would all look around and realize what we were doing and gasp a little bit and then dive back in,"...

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