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Reading Between Lost's Lines


As with almost everything else on Lost, the castaways' taste in literature isn't arbitrary.

In a recent episode of the cryptic ABC drama, Sawyer (Josh Holloway) was reading Richard Adams' 1972 novel, Watership Down. Show cocreator Damon Lindelof picked the classic tale of a ragtag group of rabbits who band together to survive in a new home because "thematically it totally jives with everything we're trying to say in the show... except with bunnies."

The book's characters include a fearless leader (sounds like Lost's Jack), a pregnant hare (Claire), a go-to person with a sixth sense (Locke), a careless rebel (Sawyer) and a crafty hero (Sayid). "My parents wouldn't let me see the [Down] cartoon because it was for grown-ups," Lindelof says. "Which, of course, was the birth of an obsession."


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1989 The Girl In A Swing Movie, Source
1984 The Plague Dogs Movie, Source
1983 Two Of A Kind Movie, Actor - Restaurant Patron
1983 The Sting II Movie, Actor - Lonnegan's Thug
1983 Champions Movie, Actor - Nicky Hussey

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