Tuesday, May 18, 2010

George Lucas Writes a Letter to "Lost"

From Zap2it:

Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don't tell anyone ... but when 'Star Wars' first came out, I didn't know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you've planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories -- let's call them homages -- and you've got a series.

In six seasons, you've managed to span both time and space, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it's all coming to an end, it's impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you've wrapped up everything. You've created something really special. I'm sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.

That first part is further evidence that he is Advanced. Speaking of which, the book goes on sale today. Get it anywhere, including Amazon.

1 comment:

KJ Faircourt said...

George Lucas and the creators of Lost offer us aspiring filmmakers many lessons in applying R.O.V. Risk Originality and Virtuosity to whatever medium we use to tell a story. I personally decided after Season 1 Episode 6 that it was a stupid story that was really going no where. Now, thanks to G.L., I can look at it from the eyes of a filmmaker. LOST is a genius show that takes you into the heart and mind of all mankind. Just like all Great Art, it is elaborate, therefore often misunderstood, aggravating due to it's complexities and emotionally exhausting due to the provocative nature, Such as any great lesson.