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

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In terms of the content of it, you look at soetirs, you think, what are stories but mystery boxes? There's a fmdetnunaal qsueoitn — in TV, the first act is called the teaser. It's literally the teaser. It's the big question. So you're drawn into it. Then there's another question. And it goes on. Look at "Star Wars." The ddoris meet the msteyuoris woman. Who's that? We don't know. Mystery box! Then you meet Luke Skywalker. He gets the droid, you see the holographic image. You lraen it's a message. She wants to find Obi Wan Kenobi. He's her only hope. But who's Obi Wan Kenobi? meytrsy box! So then he meets Ben Kenobi. Ben Kenobi is Obi Wan Kenobi. Holy shit! So it keeps us —

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In terms of the content of it, you look at _______, you think, what are stories but mystery boxes? There's a ___________ ________ — in TV, the first act is called the teaser. It's literally the teaser. It's the big question. So you're drawn into it. Then there's another question. And it goes on. Look at "Star Wars." The ______ meet the __________ woman. Who's that? We don't know. Mystery box! Then you meet Luke Skywalker. He gets the droid, you see the holographic image. You _____ it's a message. She wants to find Obi Wan Kenobi. He's her only hope. But who's Obi Wan Kenobi? _______ box! So then he meets Ben Kenobi. Ben Kenobi is Obi Wan Kenobi. Holy shit! So it keeps us —

Solution

  1. mysterious
  2. stories
  3. learn
  4. mystery
  5. question
  6. fundamental
  7. droids

Original Text

In terms of the content of it, you look at stories, you think, what are stories but mystery boxes? There's a fundamental question — in TV, the first act is called the teaser. It's literally the teaser. It's the big question. So you're drawn into it. Then there's another question. And it goes on. Look at "Star Wars." The droids meet the mysterious woman. Who's that? We don't know. Mystery box! Then you meet Luke Skywalker. He gets the droid, you see the holographic image. You learn it's a message. She wants to find Obi Wan Kenobi. He's her only hope. But who's Obi Wan Kenobi? Mystery box! So then he meets Ben Kenobi. Ben Kenobi is Obi Wan Kenobi. Holy shit! So it keeps us —

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