I’m writing this in the spirit of trolling (see Vincent’s post below) and on the topic of auteur theory (sort of).
J.J. Abrams seems to focus on sci-fi mysteries. His TED talk is about this mysterious box that he’s supposedly never opened. He tries to include a mysterious “box” in his productions, always leaving the audience wondering…

Have you seen that TV show he made about a mysterious island? There’s a hatch that goes down into the ground. Time travel is involved. People disappear and reappear. Some sort of medical experiment happened on the island. Of course, I’m talking about “Alcatraz”. Or was that “Lost”?