In J. M. Barrie’s novel, the character of Peter Pan teaches us that to fly we need only think wonderful thoughts, and that to die is a decision, and will surely be a great adventure. He also showed us that Neverland can be found on the second star to the right, assuming of course that we fly straight on till morning.
Some people know (really?) that we learned to fly long ago and are now flying very fast indeed. But in this world we live in, what we have forgotten – or perhaps never learned – is how to land, how to come down slowly, scan the landscape, get its lie and, after gently decelerating, turn off the engines.
The voice of a protagonist (the pilot) gives structure to the film. His code name: BluePeter. Is he the guide? Is he the traveler? Is he the guy who knows? Along the way, BluePeter will have intermittent conversations with the various sound sources in the video, particularly with his alter ego, GreenPeter (the one they say will stay young forever).
In the world of Lost Boys to which you are invited, an “emergency field” is the possible site for a forced landing. BluePeter knows this because he remembers GreenPeter (before he left) telling him about it: “Somewhere in the cockpit all pilots have a map of emergency landing fields; a complex map in which valleys, motorways, football pitches, glaciers and beaches are marked as suitable sites to escape the fatal crash.”