'Lost' Credits

Interpretations (videos)

by John Lindstedt

2 April 2010


As any fan knows, Lost does not feature an opening credit sequence (aside from the title screen), but a little hangup like that isn’t going to stop fans from imagining what one would be like.

Throughout its broadcast history, various fan made interpretations have surfaced, many of which are hilarious for their erroneous juxtaposition.

The first theme montage to gain traction is this one, and it’s notable for actually composing an original theme. The cheesiness of the song completely ignores the often brooding and somber tone the show thrives on. Something about it screams “syndication”:

The next one to surface screams “syndication”, but much more intentionally. Here’s Lost... if it were Baywatch.

If you went to go search on iTunes for the Baywatch theme immediately after watching that, you are not alone.

The latest take on Lost‘s opening credit sequence takes a page from the Saul Bass playbook. This ‘60s style credit sequence mimics Bass’s work on such classic films as Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest. It’s more visually pleasing than funny, but there a few clever visual puns in there to make viewers chuckle.

Last but not least, although this next video isn’t exactly a take on Lost‘s opening credit sequence, it deserves to stand with the rest of these clips.

Ladies and gentlemen, witness “Hurley in the USA.”

Topics: baywatch | lost
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