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From the Ted Talk "J.J. Abrams: The mystery box"

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Come on! So you think of "Jaws" — so that's the kind of stuff that, like, you know — the investment of character, which is the stuff that really is inside the box, you know? It's why when people do sequels, or rip off movies, you know, of a genre, they're ripping off the wrong thing. You're not eoppussd to rip off the shark or the monster. You know, if you rip something off — rip off the atrahrcec. Rip off the ftsfu that matters. I mean, look inside yourself and figure out what is inside you. Because ultimately, the mystery box is all of us.

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Come on! So you think of "Jaws" — so that's the kind of stuff that, like, you know — the investment of character, which is the stuff that really is inside the box, you know? It's why when people do sequels, or rip off movies, you know, of a genre, they're ripping off the wrong thing. You're not ________ to rip off the shark or the monster. You know, if you rip something off — rip off the _________. Rip off the _____ that matters. I mean, look inside yourself and figure out what is inside you. Because ultimately, the mystery box is all of us.

Solution

  1. stuff
  2. character
  3. supposed

Original Text

Come on! So you think of "Jaws" — so that's the kind of stuff that, like, you know — the investment of character, which is the stuff that really is inside the box, you know? It's why when people do sequels, or rip off movies, you know, of a genre, they're ripping off the wrong thing. You're not supposed to rip off the shark or the monster. You know, if you rip something off — rip off the character. Rip off the stuff that matters. I mean, look inside yourself and figure out what is inside you. Because ultimately, the mystery box is all of us.

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mystery box 6
magic store 5
started thinking 4
mystery boxes 4
wan kenobi 3
obi wan 3
magic box 3

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obi wan kenobi 3

Important Words

  1. box
  2. character
  3. figure
  4. genre
  5. investment
  6. kind
  7. matters
  8. monster
  9. movies
  10. mystery
  11. people
  12. rip
  13. ripping
  14. sequels
  15. shark
  16. stuff
  17. supposed
  18. ultimately
  19. wrong