Having released two “Star Wars” movies by two different directors, it should come to no surprise that J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson have different directing styles. Now, one Lucasfilm staffer is delivering the goods on what it was like to work for both of these creative types. The information he shares isn’t longwinded but does a quick and concise job at sharing how each of these directors worked.
The quote comes directly from Chris Corbould who was the practical special effects supervisor on both films. He stated:
“Both J.J. and Rian had their own style on each film. J.J. is a livewire of a guy – million miles an hour, you know? All ideas stream out of his head every minute of the day. Spontaneity is a big part of working with J.J. I think that reflected in Force Awakens. Rian is a slightly different character. He is very quiet; he’s a very sweet man. He’s methodical, he wrote the script, and we pretty much shot the script, which is pretty uncommon these days. So very different styles and I think that reflected in the separate films. But both great to work with – amazing times.”
We already knew that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ evolved over the course of filming the movie while ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ had been shot and was ready months ahead of schedule. While Lucasfilm and Corbould appear quite happy to be working with both directors, audiences were more vocally pleases on the first choice and divided on the second. How much of that was in the director’s style and how much was in the writing of the script is a different debate entirely.
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Source: Screen Rant