Reading Lost: Perspectives on a Hit Television Show (Reading Contemporary Television)

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This book is a comprehensive guide to the one of the most successful TV dramas in global television history. Created by wunderkind J.J. Abrams, the award-winning series Lost began in 2004 and will end after its sixth season in 2010.  Reading Lost delves into the aspects that attract 15 million viewers a week: cinematic visuals, complex narrative, and a diverse, international cast.  Also addressed are the show's multitude of mystifying elements and plot twists including the polar bear, the four-toed statue, and the ""Others.""  The book also includes an up-to-date episode guide.

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Roberta Pearson is Professor of Film and Television Studies and Director of the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham.  She has authored, co-authored and co-edited numerous books and articles, including American Cultural Studies,A Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory and Cult Television.  She is currently editing the forthcoming Companion to Television Genres.

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