After the Lost premiere on Tuesday night, this was inevitable — some nerd lined up the footage of the two Oceanic flight 815 sequences starring Jack and Rose to see how they compared. It’s not exactly amazing in and of itself; I mean, one flight crashes, the other doesn’t, and we knew that. But it is interesting to see how closely the directors tried to match the new footage to the season 1 footage, from the deliveries to the cadences and so forth — and how well they succeeded — just so the actual differences would stand out more. Neat. (Via New York)
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