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Post by katesawjack on Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:58 am

I was playing the A to Z game Stitch began yesterday, and was searching for a Q, and as it is a reference in Lost.We are all aware of the many books that are referenced as having influences. But, I had never seen before now , just how many there are, and all in one place to see.There may even be more in the future? No

I believe it is no wonder that "Lost" is such a great and spirited topic. I have never known of another television show that has had this many literary musings! I find it no small wonder that this, is a show that may never be fully explained to everyones satisfaction.This has been so stated by Damon Lindelof.There are no less than sixty-four references that can be tied in to Lost. See them all here>> study
http://lostpedia.com/wiki/Quran


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Re: A Huge Literary Reference Library!

Post by vincentthedog on Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:07 am

Wow that is a lot of literature.
They may not be able to explain everything but I would hope
that there is a satisfying conclusion that we can all hold onto...

or just leave it lose and give us some awsome movies.
( he said dreaming)
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Post by solarchap on Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:11 am

that is indeed a huge amount of literature, and some of them are pretty epic themselves.

after Lost, what kind of thing will it take to grab out attention like Lost did? is it possible?
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Post by katesawjack on Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:35 am

I can't imagine any show that will ever compare to Lost. I think 24 would be my next choice for uniqueness.But the writers strike doomed this season. I'm not even sure if or when it will be back?
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Post by SunburnedPenguin on Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:39 pm

I cant imagine anything gripping my imagination in this way. A TV show has never spilled over into my real life as this one has, and has never been as good! I have said it before, but I feel priviliged to be one of the first. Lost is going to be repeated for generations I think, and we were the first ones who didnt know the answers and figured it out as we went along! I wonder if any one of us will be on one of those "100 best...." TV shows in years to come, talking about when we watched Lost!

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Post by StitchExp626 on Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:15 pm

I think that the Lost phenomena is the material for many a doctoral theses and would make a great documentary.

We have seen over the last 10 years big fan sites for shows such as X Files, Lois & Clarke, Roswell, Smallville to name just a few. These sites would have discussions before, during and after each episode to discuss what they saw and what new clues were given.

However all of these shows encouraged a discussion that was contained within the framework of the show. Questions could be answered by references back to earlier episodes. What Lost has done is get people from all ages and background doing research outside of the show.

The literary, philosphical, political, and scientific body of knowledge that already exists is being accessed, thought about and discussed. The ability of a prime time television show to generate such an academic response from its audience is remarkable. Many a university would love to have half the sucess in getting their students to do anywhere near the level of research that the Lost audience engages in.

The fact that this site, Losties!, is a product of a television show is also amazing. As a group we come from diverse locations, have very different social settings, an eclectic range of occupations and hobbies, a wide age range and yet we show that we can form a community that actively communicates and supports each other.

Lost allows us to become knowledgable about people like Jeremy Bentham, whose name, for anyone outside sociological circles in academia, would return a blank look. A show that gets us to research 1950's comic books as well as books by Stephen Hawkings!

The books that Sawyer reads, the references in the show invite intelligent reading and reflection. This is amazing!

Stitch

Hey we are all part of this amazing phenomenon! It will be something to tell your grandkids! Back in our day ... they used to make intelligent television. Smile


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Re: A Huge Literary Reference Library!

Post by katesawjack on Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:07 am

Very well said Stitch. I Completely agree! It is nice to be a part of it, and of this International Losties Community! cheers
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Post by Alaina on Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:04 pm

Nicely put Stitch.
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Post by solarchap on Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:21 am

stitch, I am unashamedly plagiarising your words to tell all the non-losties why they should be watching Lost.

spoken like a true Lostie and I LIKE it.
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