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

Lost Series 1 Episode 1 review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Lost (Episode 1) Directed by J.J Abrams From the co-director of the blockbuster sci-fi film Armageddon (1998) and Mission Impossible 3 (2006) comes another exciting thriller but with a twist, for while J. J. Abrams usually works for cinema productions, he has deviated to bring you the high rated, long running, survival thriller T.V series "Lost" which first aired in 2004 and has since won the Golden Globe Award in 2006 for best T.V drama series. The show has previously been compared to other action dramas such as CSI, Prison Break and 24 but, looking at the ratings; it seems it's in a whole new category! This pilot episode starts with Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) finding himself in the jungle, battered and bruised. He starts to run, eventually finding himself arriving at a beach and the carnage resulting from a crash of Oceanic Flight 815. He is immediately portrayed as a stereotypical American hero when he springs to action and administers medical aid to survivors being a distinguished surgeon. ...read more.

Middle

and when he surveys the carnage a rather effective panning, long holding camera shot is put into place. Elsewhere, just before the end, when Jack, Kate and Charlie are being chased by the 'monster' the camerawork has obviously been really well thought out as when the drama is fast paced the camera quickly cuts and switches to a different angle and then cuts and changes again so you don't get a view of whatever is chasing them. The acting and characterisation are generally well done but some scenes throughout the acting and drama has not been thought out very well, such as when Kate is stitching up Jack's back and Jack goes on about on of his operations that went wrong; this scene, together with the camera two shot is obviously meant to signify that there is going to be something between them later on. During the episode, the music has been used to a great advantage. ...read more.

Conclusion

However, the plot is generally well thought out and powerfully constructed as all the action will make the audience want to watch the next episode, just to find out what happens after the pilot has been killed. Overall, it looks to be certain that the series will go ahead and be loved by everyone that watches it. It's not just the cast of characters and the mystery of where they are, it's the other seemingly insignificant, yet very important details such as the characterisation, camerawork and the music, which together, create a very chilling and mysterious atmosphere. If you like action thrillers such as this one, then you should go ahead and watch it as you will love it. On the other hand, if you miss just one episode I am sure that it will make it very confusing to watch as in just one episode a lot can happen. If you don't fancy trying to catch up with what's happened or don't want a very confusing plot then this isn't for you. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous 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 GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Teenage survival guide

    But how comes, any slight thing you do wrong say if get a discredit, say one rude word, slam the door or any little thing like that, your parent are always there to make a reduction on your pocket money it so unfair.

  2. Adventure begins here.

    he glowered. "Look if I come back and you've hurt him or if I hear from him that he's been threatened then...it will be a promise," I said gruffly turning on my heels. "Oh come on now baby girl," he said sweetly putting his arm securely on my shoulder.

  1. Compare and Contrst - Paradise Lost and Balled of Reading Gaol

    Wooldridge being charged with murder by slitting his wife's throat with a razor. This is an example of a fallen hero. However; I believe Wilde can also be seen as a 'Fallen Hero'. He portrayed his own situation through the imagery of the soldier as a metaphor for his condition in his poem.

  2. 'Let Him Have It' film review

    In the scene when they are breaking in, Craig shows Bentley the gun, "what you got that for?" asks Bentley. "My dad's gonna kill me," he says. These quotes show that Bentley's intentions on the roof were not to kill or hurt anyone.

  1. Adaptation Othello: Act 1

    He has garnered much critical acclaim for his portrayals of several real-life figures, such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone. Ian Mckellen Sir Ian Murray Mckellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is a British stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and two Oscar nominations.

  2. book review - the lost city of Z

    Fawcett emerged nearly a year later, gaunt but exhilarated, with a taste for the forest, its solitude and its menace. It became an addiction like heroin: transcendent at first, increasingly consuming, ultimately fatal. In the course of his travels, Fawcett heard whispers of a kingdom, a civilization overgrown and forgotten.

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