“LOST - THE PILOT, Past Is Prologue.”
‘Where is it that we were together? Who were you that I lived with? The brother. The friend. Darkness, light. Strife and love. Are they the workings of one mind? The features of the same face? Oh, my soul. Let me be in you now. Look out through my eyes. Look out at the things you made. All things shining.’ – ‘The Thin Red Line’ by Terence Malick
Where does one choice end and the next one begin? Do we grow with each one we make? Are we the sum total of these choices? Do we have free will or does our past dictate our future? Does every choice we make lead us to one eternal instant?
Why We Have To Go Back
MAJOR SPOILERS HEREIN. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. PUSH THE BUTTON IF YOU WANT TO MOVE FORWARD.
This is 40 beat me to it. God dammit, Apatow.
That was all I could think of after I walked out of Judd Apatow’s latest cinematic effort. That sonofabitch, whether he intended to or not, beat me to the punch in articulating the beauty of LOST. As my friend Michael Arbeiter writes in his fantastic article, “How ‘This is 40’ Proves That the ‘Lost’ Finale Was Perfect” (analyzing the placement of the series in the film as a major plot point for the daughter character Sadie), “We will always be wanting for answers, certainties, a semblance of meaning. But what we can, and should, direct our attention to is the importance of the people around us. The love we feel for them, the substance they have brought to our lives. Each relationship we have is unique, and for better or for worse, a contributing factor to who we are. The people around us are what matter most, and that is what Lost, and its newest supporting camper Sadie, understand.”*