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Lost Series 1 Episode 1 review

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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.


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.


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.

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