Jj Abrams On The Ending Of Lost

Bandar CemeWith ΓÇ£Lost,ΓÇ¥ because you knew what (executive producers) Damon [Lindelof] and Carlton [Cuse] were going to be doing, as the selesai season was playing out, were there moments of real excitement and joy, as you learned what was going to happen?

JJ: With this season, theyΓÇÖre doing some amazing, intricate stuff thatΓÇÖs really unexpected and very different, in a lot of ways. The way that itΓÇÖs going to conclude is consistent with their unbelievable track record of brilliant storytelling, thatΓÇÖs really surprising in ways that are mind-bending, which is the thing about the show that I think theyΓÇÖve done so wonderfully.

Is the end of the series what you thought it would be, from the beginning?

JJ: Oh, no way! No. There are little threads and elements, here and there, but truthfully, when we started it, we didnΓÇÖt know exactly what was in the hatch. We had ideas, but we didnΓÇÖt know to what extent it would be. The notion of The Others was there, but we didnΓÇÖt know exactly what that would mean. Damon hadnΓÇÖt come up with the idea of flash forwards yet. To see where we are and what theyΓÇÖve created is insanely gratifying and itΓÇÖs something that no one could have predicted, at the beginning of it. The evolution of it is really part of their glorious experiment of taking a show that we were all, at the beginning, saying, ΓÇ£How do you make this a series?,ΓÇ¥ and to see what Damon and Carlton have done is amazing to me.

You had the idea for the basis of it though, right?

JJ: There were a lot of ideas, but the specificity with which the thing played out was part of that leap of faith that it was going to work. That doesnΓÇÖt mean that you plan everything out. You have big ideas, but when the better bigger ideas show up, you go with them.

What have you learned from ΓÇ£LostΓÇ¥ that you can take to other genre shows?

JJ: ΓÇ£LostΓÇ¥ is a special example. ItΓÇÖs hard to know. You could say that you shouldnΓÇÖt get too intricately serialized because, at a certain point, itΓÇÖs difficult. But, the truth is, I donΓÇÖt know if Lost would have worked, if it had been anything else, and I donΓÇÖt know how you would apply that to another show.

If the minutia and mythology hadnΓÇÖt worked with the viewers, would you have tried to change ΓÇ£Lost,ΓÇ¥ or would you have just walked away?

JJ: ItΓÇÖs hard to imagine the alternate universe version of ΓÇ£LostΓÇ¥ where you think, ΓÇ£Oh, thatΓÇÖs the version that is the other way to tell the story.ΓÇ¥ It really does feel like the trajectory that was started had no obvious place to go. Over time, they created this amazing narrative that is really just a result of that leap of faith and trusting that the characters will tell us what the show is, as much as anything. Damon and Carlton really did an amazing job.

With ABC announcing an end-date so far in advance, did that help immeasurably, in terms of the storytelling?

JJ: ThatΓÇÖs something that Damon and Carlton insisted upon. They said, ΓÇ£Tell us how fast weΓÇÖre running, so that we know what the end-game is and where the finish line is.ΓÇ¥ If you donΓÇÖt know whether itΓÇÖs 10 seasons or 6 seasons, youΓÇÖre spinning your wheels. IΓÇÖm thrilled to see billboards that say, ΓÇ£The Final Season.ΓÇ¥ You donΓÇÖt see that very often. To know that itΓÇÖs a show thatΓÇÖs going to end on its terms means that there will be a sense of inevitability to it, and not a sense of a series reacting to a marketplace or a viewership. ItΓÇÖs really cool.

How satisfying do you think this selesai season will be for those who have followed the show since the beginning?

JJ: I think it will be really bittersweet. While I think it will be very satisfying, I also think itΓÇÖs going to be the end of something that, for the cast and everyone involved, has been a magical ride. So, the idea that itΓÇÖs ending is a little sad, but itΓÇÖs much better to end this way than to have it be, ΓÇ£You should have ended two years ago.ΓÇ¥ I believe it will be a satisfying ending, for sure.

Source: Full Interview @ Collider

Spoilers From The Times Talks Live: Lost Event

Bandar Ceme OnlineUpdate: 16:20 Thanks to Vincent for this update.

Thanks to Lysh for the heads up on the Video.

Thanks to Robert, Julian, ZachS, Evelynne, Bryan, Matthew, JSY09, Jim for sending these spoilers in from the event.

– Just got back, not too many spoilers…but Carlton did let out that we will see Walt again before all is said and done.
– they also referenced that one of the tanggapan scenes involves a lot of characters and that the very tanggapan scene has been known since season 1
– One of the fans in the audience asked if Desmond’s line to Jack in the 2nd season when they first meet in the stadium and Desmond tells Jack “You have to lift it up” would have any relevance to the finale. Damon & Carlton said “you will not be disappointed.”
– The bigger one, though, was confirmation that we will see Walt in the finale. Yes, Walt.
– Eloise’s knowledge is relevant for the finale.
– Walt will be back in some form.
– Damon would not directly address why Smokey was pulling Locke down that hole in the S1 finale, so that could be relevant. Same with whether or not Jacob is actually good, and whether or not there’s anything worth protecting down in the Light Cave.
– There will be a Star Wars reference in the first 7 minutes of the finale.
– Hurley was involved in the tanggapan scene (we knew this already).
– A clip was shown, pretty much an extended version of the Sawyer/Ben/Flocke one posted here. Sawyer tells Locke that he thinks Desmond is needed for destroying the Island, Locke says yes. Sawyer then takes Ben’s gun, punches him, and walks away while saying that the group he’s a part of “aren’t candidates anymore”. Locke then remarks that the Island will be at the bottom of the ocean when he’s done with it, prompting Ben to question his loyalty (Ben was promised the Island in return for his help, and assumed that its destruction was figurative and not literal). Locke then invited him to join him on his boat as he watches the Island sink. He kneels down to the ground near the well and notices pawprints.
He realizes that a dog had been there.
– Also, mirrors are very relevant.
– When Ben asks why Flocke isn’t running to chase him down Flocke explains that he intends to use Desmond to destroy the Island. Naturally Ben isn’t too pleased.
– The extended clip ends with Flocke examining the ground near the well and stating that a dog had been there.
– Widmore was lying when he said Jacob visited him
Source: Various@DarkUFO

Another Interview With Damon And Carlton – Finale Details

Menang CemeHere are some more details about the finale via Damon and Carlton who confirm whether we will see Richard again or not and more!!

Thanks to IGN for this interview:

IGN: Should we be thinking Richard suffered an unceremonious death?

Lindelof: When the Monster hit him?

Carlton Cuse: No, I think that would be way too unceremonious for a character as important as Richard. So let’s just say that was a bus stop, butΓǪ

Lindelof: A bus stopped right on his face!

Cuse: A bus stopped right on his face. Exactly! You will be seeing more of Richard in the finale.

IGN: There was a quick line Desmond had this week about Ana Lucia and how she wasn’t “ready yet.” Is that something you might have time to delve into?

Lindelof: Well, all we can say is that in “Happily Ever After,” when Desmond confronted Eloise Hawking and he wanted to know why she wouldn’t reveal to him why Penny’s name was on this guest list, she said to him that he should stop asking these questions, because he wasn’t ready. So that was the other time we heard that word. Ready for what exactly…?

Cuse: It’s meant to be an intriguing clue that you are right to be pondering.

IGN: There’s so much hype for the finale. There’s a big countdown clock just a block away, in Times SquareΓǪ

Lindelof: We just saw that!

Cuse: We were driving down here to the Times Center and said, “Oh my god!”

Lindelof: It’s nice to see how many more seconds that people will care about us.

IGN: The fandom of this show is intense and you obviously want to deliver a satisfying conclusion, but at a certain point how do you tune out all the fan expectations, so you don’t get overwhelmed and can just do your work?

Cuse: I think we try to just stay inwardly focused. We’ve sort of done our job. The finale is made. We put our last shot in Monday night. The hay is in the proverbial barn and we’re going to watch it with our closest collaborators and our spouses and that’s the perfect group of people. We’ve all worked together for six years on the show. We all care enormously about each other and that will be a really great experience. So we’re looking forward to sort of the shared communal experience of experiencing the finale together with the people we’ve worked with. Television is enormously collaborative, so to share that experience with all those people will be really special.

Lindelof: We really care, deeply, what the fans think and of course we want them to love it. But at the same time, we acknowledge that there’s no finale that we could have made that everybody would love. Therefore, we set out to basically make ourselves happy, because people are going to see the finale. It’s almost here. We could tell you right now, some people are going to say it’s the worst finale in the history of television and other people are going to say it’s the best finale in the history of television. It’s just a matter of percentages.

Cuse: Our mothers are going to say it’s the best finale.

Lindelof: My mother has to say it. She’s right behind you! [Lindelof points past me, where his mother is indeed standing]. But essentially, we’ve been doing a lot of press, and 50% of the reporters are asking us, “So, do you guys feel a tremendous amount of pressure to live up to the awesomeness of The Sopranos finale?” And we answer that, and the other 50% say, “Are you afraid of pissing people off with an unsatisfying copout in the same way that The Sopranos finale did?” And we look at it and go, “Okay, well, we’ve now gotten a glimpse at our own future.” Which is that both camps are going to exist.

IGN: People tend to grab onto every aspect of this show, including things that might never have been intended to be a big mystery. Is there one that keeps coming back, where you’re constantly amused people are putting a lot of importance into it?

Cuse: I think that there are a few kind of questions that surface, like are we ever going to see the Hurley Bird again. There was this huge bird flying around the island that made a cry that sounded like he was saying Hurley. We had just mentioned in the last couple of days that there’s going to be a feature on the DVDs which will, sort of in an entertaining way, answer some of these questions that are unanswered. The show speaks for itself and it’s not something anyone needs to see, but for people who are curious about some of these unanswered questions that fall into the category that you’re talking about, then the DVD feature will be very enjoyable.

Lindelof: And then there are the Kate’s plane phenomenon, where we actually think we’ve given a pretty good answer, but the question still is pervasive.

Cuse: “What are the polar bears?”

Lindelof: What are the polar bears, or, “What’s the story with Aaron?” And we go, okay, the story with Aaron is that a psychic told Claire that he was special, but then subsequently, in an Eko episode, we revealed that the psychic was a fraud. So people are like, “Why is Aaron special?” and we’re like, “But, that wasn’t true. That guy was a liar.” “Well, why did The Others abduct him?” Well, the Others revealed that they abducted him because he was a baby born on the island, and they wanted to see if there was anything they could glean scientifically to solve their fertility issues.

And so there it is in the show, in black and white, but people still say, “So why is Aaron special?!” or, “What are you going to reveal about him?” Aaron became emotionally special, because Kate ended up having to raise him and she ended up returning to the island to bring Claire back home. So that’s why he’s special. But if you’re looking for the answer to, “What are his superpowers?” or “When will he finally deploy his laser eyes?”, the answer isΓǪ the finale. He deploys his laser eyes in the finale.

IGN: And we should assume the obvious, regarding who the mother of Jack’s son is, I assume… It’s pretty clearly going to be Nikki, right?

Lindelof: [Laughs] Yes! Wow! You’re the first person who cracked it.

Cuse: Yes, Nikki!

IGN: You know, I just had a feeling…

Lindelof: Oh my god. They’ll never see that coming!

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