Ever Read A Script From LOST? *many bad words alert*

There's this show on TV about a bunch of people who crash landed on an island and get LOST in the jungle, and while they're LOST they find another LOST group of survivors who have been LOST on the same island for years and then later some of them get LOST in time. I think the show is called "The Crazy Time-Traveling Island With A Smoke Monster Show."

You should probably check it out sometime. I highly recommend it.

Since this LOST show is on network television there really isn't much in the way of swearing. Even though the common reaction from most people when faced with a giant killing smoke monster would be "HOLY F%$#ING S*&% ASS," in the world of television the reaction is "HOLY HECK SUCK CRAP," which is in some ways more satisfying.

Even still, the writers of LOST seem determined to curse their way to success. In doing so they have managed to fit as many F-Bombs into their scripts as possible, if not in the dialogue, then in the scene descriptions.

While I normally try to keep my writings to at least a PG-13 level, I consider it my duty as a screenwriter to post these here since they have apparently not been mentioned anywhere else. Still, those with virgin ears might want to go somewhere else.

Here are some excerpts from the actual scripts from LOST.

Oh that EFFing smug Henry and his EFFing maps on doors and such. EFF.

Now take a look at this next excerpt where we find out the revealing LOST secret of Dr. Shephards first name!

Yep. Dr. EFFING Christian Shephard

Seriously. The whole EFFING script is like this.

And there's more of it. Lots more.

Here's a script highlight from one of the major turning points in Season 2.

Now, I should mention that such word use and phrasing exhibited in the scene description of, well, lets use "Oh sweet F*&%ing Christ" as an example, is generally not acceptable in proper screenwriting due to the fact that it does nothing to reveal action. Although it may highlight the intensity of a scene, overall it's considered a cheap and maybe even lazy writing tactic to comment on the intensity rather than to show it is as a viewable action for the audience. It is not only possible, but is better for the writer, film crew, and audience, to increase the pace of the scene by first editing the scene on paper as if it was being viewed at that moment in it's finished form.

Here's an example of the many liberties LOST takes.

That's pretty lazy right there.

Then again, we're talking about EFFING LOST here, which at this point can do whatever the EFF it wants. HECK. The Island is EFFING traveling through time. HOLY EFF HECK.

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