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Defective Yeti: The ‘Lost’ Script Style

Matthew Baldwin on the profanity-laden scripts for “Lost”:

J.J. Abrams (the series creator) established this style in the pilot with phrases like “HE SCREAMS BLOODYFUCKINGMURDER” and “this guy is a Class-A prickfuck” (wha-?!). Since then it appears to have become part of the show’s template. Most Lost scripts read as if the writer has just hit his thumb with a hammer.

See also: Baldwin’s The Perverse Appeal of Lost.

Friday, 11 April 2008