Here’s the first video clip from the LOST event at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) on October 17, 2009.
In the clip, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse talk about the people who know how the show ends (mostly just the writers); how J.J. Abrams enjoys watching the show now as a fan; how they maintain secrecy; and whether the show is going to end in the place they always thought it would, or if it has evolved into something they hadn’t foreseen when the show first launched.
On that last question, Damon said that the ending they are using is the one they had decided on after Season 1.
We’ve always had a plan, but like in life, anyone who has a plan has to presuppose the plan is going to actually work. We feel that one place that we’ve been very good is that we try to be fans of the show that we’re writing. And sometimes our plans don’t work. When it’s not working, we have to figure out a way to either change the plan or amend the plan.
But that being said, for the last four or five years, pretty much between Seasons 1 and Seasons 2, we began to talk about how the show was going to end if they allowed us to end it. And right now, that’s the ending that we are doing, and I can’t imagine anything that would change our mind. We’re so committed in terms of the story-telling to achieving that end. So yes, though the route that we took to get there was wildly different from anything that we could have imagined, the destination is the same.
Video by Aohora