• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

TV - Lost. In the Previously on Lost section of Episode 21, light is used very sophisticatedly to create moods. Natural light is what is seen on the beach,

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Milandra McGrath 10v 28th September 06 Media: En3 Episode 21 cleverly titled: ?, definitely left anyone who watched it with many unanswered questions On the 22nd September 2004, a global phenomenon struck America - Lost. Observing the success of the programme, forty four other countries soon followed the Lost trend. The cult circled the planet, influencing everywhere from the UK, Australia, Poland and Israel. A quick synopsis for anyone (isolated enough to be) unfamiliar with Lost: Forty-eight survivors of a near-fatal plane crash must learn to fend for themselves and solve the mysteries and unusual occurrences on a deserted island. As an avid fan, I must admit that I have never failed to tune my television in to watch the weekly instalments of LOST. Each episode bombards me with talented actors, brilliant camera techniques and breathtaking scenery. Season 2: Episode 21: ?, did not fail to meet my high expectations either. ...read more.

Middle

While Mr. Eko and Locke are in the jungle they are filmed through the canopy of trees, and you can literally sense someone actually hiding behind the bushes watching them. In the 'Previously on Lost' section of Episode 21, light is used very sophisticatedly to create moods. Natural light is what is seen on the beach, but in 'the Hatch contrasting expressive lighting is used to create an eerie and strange feeling. Electric blues and sunburnt oranges are just two of the atypical colours used to show how similarly out of place 'the Hatch' is on the island. The sound is always intelligently synchronised in Lost, its main use is to act as something to accentuate moods, feelings and tension relating to characters. A beautiful type of sound - silence - is also used to stress tense moments within each instalment. In this episode silence was used effectively; during one scene the only noise was of the character breathing. ...read more.

Conclusion

we have finally, and I stress finally, learnt something more about Locke's question mark and Mr. Eko's past. What have been the contributing factors to Losts success are: great advertising + a brilliant team of actors, writers, producers and directors + mystery and secrets = success! Surprisingly, it is an equation that no television programme has managed to figure out before. No, I haven't just based Losts success on my own opinions (in case that is what you were thinking), I do have proof! Lost has won numerous awards for categories including Best Television Drama, Best Ensemble Cast and Outstanding Drama Series. It has also been concluded that next to CSI Lost is the second most popular TV show in the world. Lost isn't just a soap opera on a desert island. There are rich metaphors and themes to be found, such as the functioning of the mind and philosophy; on the challenges of morality and religion; on the nature of civilization and mankind; and on inner strength and spirituality. Episode 21 brings all of these thought-provoking ideas together; the ? could leave anyone theorising for weeks. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Television section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Television essays

  1. To what extent are CSI: Vegas and The Shield representative of crime drama

    have clear boundaries of whom they can trust, even in the police force there are characters that are seen as "bad" or deceitful and dishonest in their jobs. One of the main characters in 'The Shield' is played by Glenn Close who is a well known cinema actress with a

  2. Reality TV is a huge success to the television industry in the 1990s.

    became accessible, Britain produced its own reality programmes, which revealed real accidents, crimes and emergencies. By using CCTV footage, these reality programmes departed from traditional documentary and were quickly accepted by the curious audience because of their witness techniques. They were real shows without actors and noted for low-cost which was attractive to most programme-makers.

  1. Reality TV. GCSE Media Assessment

    them through editing to make the participant look stupid and to poke fun at them. Juxtaposition is another great technique; this is where the programme makers place two images side by side for dramatic effect. One example of juxtaposition is where Lizzie Bardsley is shown holding up a pair of

  2. MEN BEHAVING BADLY spawned the cult of laddism

    Their flat is usually a tip and their manners gross to say the least. But love wins through in the end and the girls get their men. There have been a total of six series of this hit TV

  1. GCSE English Coursework "The simpsons" EN3 ...

    the episode 'Bart The General', when Lisa makes cupcakes and one of Nelson's friend eats them Bart still sticks up for Lisa. Although Bart maybe bossy towards his sister, he still loves her and cares for her. I think these stereotypes are used for Bart because they are trying to show brotherly and sisterly love between Bart and Lisa.

  2. Television industry is experiencing significant growth in the UK.

    CABLE TV OPERATORS. NTL group ltd. NTL group provides telecommunication and television services, including telephone, cable television and internet access. Its network reaches to 50% of the UK households. NTL is the first company to provide interactive television services which includes offering shopping, banking, gaming and entrainment facilities.

  1. "Analyse the techniques used to create tension and viewerenjoyment in 'who wants to be ...

    We also like to see normal people on TV, people like us. It gives us hope that we might be able to win that money someday. This essay I am writing will be focused on the hugely popular quiz "Who wants to be a millionaire?"

  2. Discuss "Quality Television" - Lost and Sex and The City

    After six seasons of plot twists, there was a completely thrilling but not entirely logical finale. Audiences across the world became worried about what Lost would end like and how everything could be explained because of its constant complexity. Lost is full of mind puzzling and gripping drama that has become a huge success through its mind blowing performances.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work