brings new meaning to getting Lost…

May 19, 2010

Sawyer reading Lancelot (with credit to ABC TV)

in a good book.  i may have given up on the show (i stopped watching this year, despite enduring season 2), but i can certainly appreciate the nod to literature.  as fans of the show know, “Lost” is full of books which has sparked speculation on the meaning of the particular books chosen, as well as book clubs.  executive producers and writers for the show, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, self-identify as readers.  Lindelof explains:

We pick the books with a great deal of meticulous thought and specificity and talk about what the thematic implications of picking a certain book are, why we’re using it in the scene and what we want the audience to deduce from that choice.

“The Stand” had a heavy influence on beginning episodes.  some of the titles that impacted or were referenced on the show include “Watership Down,” “The Odyssey,” “Catch 22,” “The Fountainhead,” “Alice in Wonderland,”
and “A Wrinkle in Time” to name a few.  the unofficial count is more than 70 books over the 6 seasons.  there is a lot of time on the island to read.

(via Shelf Awareness)

posting by marin

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2 Responses to “brings new meaning to getting Lost…”

  1. David Says:

    Aww, you shoulda stuck with it. The last 2 seasons especially have ramped up the tragic romance angle — I sit on the couch sobbing like a teenage girl at a Nicholas Sparks movie.

  2. myounker Says:

    david, i stuck it out till the beginning of this season – i didn’t get the sawyer and juliet relationship. what really pushed me over the edge was the replaying of juliet dying over and over. but thanks for the imagery 🙂


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