Here’s a fun little article from about three years ago about the writing style of the LOST screenplays. (DISCLAIMER: If you happen to not like LOST and/or don’t give a fuck about what goes on behind the scenes, stop reading this article and peruse some of the other offers my blog provides). Anyway, apparently J.J. Abrams likes to use profanity to make a point when writing scene directions:
J. J. Abrams (the series creator) established this style in the pilot with phrases like “HE SCREAMS BLOODYFUCKINGMURDER” and “this guy is a Class-A prickfuck” (wha-?!). Since then it appears to have become part of the show’s template. Most LOST scripts read as if the writer has just hit his thumb with a hammer.
I do wonder what LOST would have been like had it been bought by a network like HBO which let’s characters use actual, you know, language.