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A "Lost" post

If you're a Lost fan and haven't seen the two most recent issues of "TV Guide", you might find this interesting.  Anyone else should feel free to skip this post.

The following is from the Dec. 12-18 issue:

What's in a Name?So the Frenchwoman with the 16-year-long distress signal is alive and living on the island and she's named Danielle Rousseau.  Is her surname a nod to the 18th-century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau?  "That's exactly who we named her after," admits Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof.  Makes sense.  Rousseau believed in the noble savage, the idea that humans were good and equal in the state of nature but were corrupted by property, science and commerce.  Adds Lindelof, "Every single name on the show has purpose and meaning."  But of course!  Nerina Rammairone

 

And this is from the Dec. 19-25 issue:

Excerpts from Ileane Rudolph's interview with Matthew Fox [Lost's Dr. Jack Shepherd/Shephard]

IR:  Is Jack the character you're most like in real life?

MF:  Yeah, I think so.  I actually read for Sawyer [!!! - Karen].  I thought that would be really fun.  But J.J. [J.J. Abrams, Lost executive producer - Karen] thought I was Jack.  The interesting thing about Sawyer and Jack is that they're almost like two guys who could have been twins separated at birth.  I think at the end they will end up on the same side against a bigger opposing force.  That's just a theory, though.  I don't know anything.  [Laughs]

IR:  You're implying that Jack will become a little less noble.

MF:  Exactly.  The island's demands on him are going to gradually chip away at his black-and-white concept of the world.  To get things done, he's going to have to become a little more like Sawyer.  And I think it will be true the other way around.

IF:  If you were marooned on an island, what would you bring?

MF:  "Apocalypse Now."  The fundamental aspects of that movie are Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and in the end, Lost will have many of those elements worked into it as well.

A lot of food for thought, n'est pas? - Karen

Comments

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castalie
Dec. 15th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Nothing new as far as Danielle's name is concerned but if there was someone who would get the reference, it would be a French viewer, so it's not surprising for us French fans *g* And we already had a Locke after all, so a Rousseau wasn't that surprising either - really cool, mind, because I love when names really mean something and are references to things outside the confine of the show *g*

Wow, MF actually read for Sawyer first? I love those bits of trivia lol

And Heart of Darkness, uh? The book I never could get into. We'll see if Lost changes my mind - though I don't see it happening, even then.
aswanargent
Dec. 15th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the bit about MF reading for Sawyer really caught my attention. Wonder if it will surprise some of the people who like Jack but don't like Sawyer. *lol*

Getting back to names, "Shepherd" or "Shephard" (don't know how they're spelling it on the show) is perfect for Jack's role to date. When I caught that name on the last episode, though, it made me think "Uh-oh". I don't remember a lot from my childhood religious classes, but I do remember that little piece about the good shepherd who lays down his life for his flock ... But they couldn't do that, could they?

Heart of Darkness is one of those books that's been sitting on my bookshelves for years waiting oh-so-patiently for me to get around to reading it. You've seen the film, though, haven't you?
castalie
Dec. 16th, 2004 02:01 am (UTC)
Tell me about Jack's last name - however it's spelled, when you hear it, it definitely sounds a bit too much like the infamous 'good sheperd' and we're back to a name that would really fit the character. Interesting, alright *g*

Now, I have no idea about him sacrificing so soon... it can just mean that he's there to gather the flock and guide them, you know? Then again, yes, who knows? lol

And nope, never san the movie either.

aswanargent
Dec. 16th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
"Apocalypse Now"
Omigosh I can't believe you've never seen that film. It's the classic Vietnam War movie, full of bitterness and cynicism, with not a single warm and fuzzy feeling or uplifting moment in sight. I'd send you a copy for Christmas, but I don't think our Region 1 DVDs would work on your machines (unless you have one that's specifically stated to be all-region). Seriously, though, you really should see it (says the person who still hasn't seen "2001: A Space Odyssey" ...)
castalie
Dec. 16th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC)
Re: "Apocalypse Now"
Nope, never watched Apocalypse Now - saw bits here and there, because, well everyone knows about that movie, but never felt the urge to watch it - don't feel any kind of attraction toward it, know what I mean? And thanks for the thought btw lol My DVD player is still stubbornly reading R2 only, yes. I know I should make it so it read all regions, but I never bothered, I'll admit *g*

And OMG I can't believe you've never seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, girl! Talk about another classic!
aswanargent
Dec. 15th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
Sorry, but I posted too quickly. I meant to tell you that the "TV Guide" interviewer also talked to Evangeline Lilly. Let me know if you want to see any of that Q&A.
castalie
Dec. 16th, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
I'd be interested in hers as well, thanks *g*
aswanargent
Dec. 16th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)
Okay. I'll post it tomorrow.
castalie
Dec. 16th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC)
Thanks *g*
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