Reading Lost: Perspectives on a Hit Television Show

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Roberta Pearson
I. B. Tauris, Mar 15, 2009 - Performing Arts - 272 pages
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the one of the most successful TV dramas in global television history. Created by wunderkind J.J. Abrams, the award-winning series Lost began in 2004 and will end after its sixth season in 2010.  Reading Lost delves into the aspects that attract 15 million viewers a week: cinematic visuals, complex narrative, and a diverse, international cast.  Also addressed are the show's multitude of mystifying elements and plot twists including the polar bear, the four-toed statue, and the "Others."  The book also includes an up-to-date episode guide.

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Contents

Why Lost?
1
Lost in Oahu
73
Channel 4 and the Branding
95
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Roberta Pearson is Professor of Film and Television Studies and Director of the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham.  She has authored, co-authored and co-edited numerous books and articles, including American Cultural Studies,A Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory and Cult Television.  She is currently editing the forthcoming Companion to Television Genres.

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