Our friends over at Media Village
have procured an exclusive interview with Lost
executive producers and head writers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. It is the final part of a three-part interview, in which Cuse and Lindelof shed light on all things Lost.
Writing for a show like Lost
has to be both an extremely difficult and unbelievably rewarding experience.
With Cuse and Lindelof at the helm, Lost
fans are in good hands. They seem both attune to the criticisms of fans, as well as their own needs as storytellers. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
MediaVillage: With all the ongoing flashback stories, do you ever feel as if you're writing 25 shows at once?
Damon Lindelof: Absolutely. Two weeks ago we were breaking a Locke story. His flashback stories have a very distinctive feel to them. And then after that we did a concept episode with Nikki and Paulo, which is not unlike The Other 48 Days. [Days was an episode in season two that efficiently recapped the experiences of the previously unseen crash victims from the tail section of the plane during the seven weeks they had been on the island as of that time.] It allowed us to think outside the box in terms of what an episode of Lost looked like.
Exclusive! Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on the Challenges of Writing Lost