Thursday, February 26, 2009

LOST IN THOUGHT: FROM THE LAGOON SHE RETURNS

"People will tell you where they've gone
Theyll tell you where to go
But till you get there yourself you never really know
Where some have found their paradise
Others just come to harm
Oh Amelia, it was just a false alarm"
Joni Mitchell


If you haven't watched tonight's episode of 'Lost' yet, come back later......

In the beginning of "The Life And Death Of Jeremy Bentham", Caesar was flipping through a 1954 issue of Life magazine. And one of the pages inside shows a publicity shot of "The Creature Of The Black Lagoon". I'm sure a lot of people will come away from that small scene thinking the more important nugget o' trivia was the headline on the cover about "Color Pictures From Hydrogen Test", especially after we met "Jughead" a few episodes ago. However, I think it's more important that we focus on Ricou Browning's most famous role......

In the picture, the Creature is carrying actress Julie Adams. Ms. Adams appeared on 'Lost' in the episode "A Tale Of Two Cities", as a member of the Island's book club. And she also appeared in the "Missing Pieces" webisode "The Envelope".

Both times I thought it odd that they would bring a recognizable actress of some fame out to film what was basically a throwaway role that could have been done by a local actress, or at least by someone who wasn't as well-known. I figured that there had to be more to her character, which we would learn later.
In putting together this post, I've seen some online theories that her character of Amelia could in fact be Amelia Earhart! The idea being that living on the Island since her crash in the 1930s has prolonged her life; maybe not in the same way as it has for Richard Alpert, but still....

I'm more convinced now because of this apparent in-joke that Julie Adams will return to the show for a more expanded role before the series ends.

BCnU!
Toby O'B

1 comment:

Brian-El said...

Toby, I hope you're right! (But I think they'll probably just leave it as an in-joke.)