A less tragic story might have made us all feel better about our ability to be accepting of each other, but it wouldn't have communicated why such acceptance is important with the same force and clarity. The sensitivity, commitment, and skill of the film-makers created a work of art that opened a space for everyone in that theatre to think about how they live their lives, the choices they make, the sacrifices, the prejudices. It opened a space for at least a moment of communication between ways of living that do not often get a chance to truly communicate, and to feel their way away from destruction.
Review(s) of Lost by abigail_n at her blogspot 'Asking the Wrong Questions' here. Relevant to questions I have about Lost, I see that abigail_n links to an interview with executive producer Carlton Cuse:
"you have to appreciate the journey and try not to worry about the endpoint. We're not in control of the endpoint."
not in control?
(if we tried to resolve it) "The network would say, 'No, you won't.' They will hire somebody and do 'Lost,' with or without you."
He also says that everyone can find a character on Lost to identify with. How accurate do you think that is?