|Podcast Summary • Podcast Transcript|
January 9, 2006
Running Length: 26:22
Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse share exclusive clues and preview upcoming episode "The 23rd Psalm." Also, composer Michael Giacchino talks about the behind-the-scenes scoring of Lost.
Michael Giacchino interview
- He wanted the the music to be uncomfortable and also comforting.
- He doesn't like to read the scripts. He waits until he gets the tapes to watch the episode.
- He writes for each scene before watching the next one so that the music has a "reactive feel."
- Many characters have their own theme or motif. For example, Locke has a couple of themes: the "I'm the tough guy" theme and his "life struggle" theme (used in the wheelchair reveal scene).
- It takes about two days to write and orchestrate an episode, then a third day to record it.
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
- They explain why there are so many reruns this season.
- There will be a clip show, "Lost: Revelation," prior to the next batch of episodes.
"The 23rd Psalm" prehash
- Is there any significance to the music besides that composed by Michael Giacchino?
- Why do we see no birds on the island and yet we still hear them?
- It's difficult to use birds, though we did see a bird in the Season 1 finale.
- Carlton does his Hurley Bird impression.
- When you created the character of John Locke, did you draw some of his philosophies from the British philosopher John Locke?
- Yes, many of the names on the show that were taken from philosophers were chosen carefully.
- Damon and Carlton admit defeat:
- Question: "Why did you waste four weeks of trying to open the hatch in the first season and Boone dies in the process and we come to find out that there's a back door, like, twenty feet away that really isn't hidden, and if you say that that door can only be opened from the inside too, then I would say that it would've been easier to open that door than the actual hatch."
- Answer: "You know what, you're right. Busted!"
- Carlton does a monster truck announcer style voice: "Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday"