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By Stewart T Stanyard

ISBN-10: 1550227440

ISBN-13: 9781550227444

ISBN-10: 1554907446

ISBN-13: 9781554907441

?In the chronicles of television’s background, Rod Serling’s Twilight area is taken into account by way of a ways the medium’s crucial production. The CBS sequence that debuted in 1959 and aired for 156 episodes provided black-and-white morality performs either terrifying and poignant. each one week the ominous voice and exceptional brain of author Serling took audiences on a visit via his surrealist realm of fable and technological know-how fiction, past the limits of mind's eye. Dimensions at the back of the Twilight quarter is a visually gorgeous behind the curtain glimpse via time and area, into the heritage and making of the Twilight area. writer Stewart T. Stanyard, author of The Twilight area data on-line, invitations readers to discover a component of the records assortment: over three hundred unique behind-the-scenes creation stills taken through the filming of the convey. followed via insightful captions, the booklet contains infrequent files and interviews with forty manufacturers, administrators, writers, and actors who labored at the sequence, reminiscent of Dennis Weaver, invoice Murray, Shelly Berman, Earl Holliman, and Earl Hamner, Jr. The e-book additionally beneficial properties candid interviews with Serling’s spouse Carol, brother and author Robert, and Serling’s influential instructor Helen Foley. apart from 5 informative and analytical chapters via the writer, it good points tribute essays by means of a number of Hollywood personalities, together with Rush drummer Neil Peart, Simpsons manufacturer Dana Gould, and celebrity Trek: subsequent iteration author Robert Hewitt Wolfe.

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His speech began to slur, he seemed forgetful and confused, and by 1963, when The Twilight Zone was entering its final season, he was unable to write. Much like a character in one of his stories who loses the thing dearest to him, this remarkably imaginative, energetic 34-year-old writer was slipping into Alzheimer’s disease. Over his remaining days, Beaumont lived in a rest home, where the disease progressed, ultimately claiming his life on February 21, 1967. After his death, the Group continued with their work, even collaborating on some projects, but without their energetic friend at the helm, in time they slowly drifted apart.

When they learn of an impending missile attack and fight for entry into the only fallout shelter on their block, fear takes hold quickly, tearing at their friendships. In the final moments, they discover that what they’ve done to each other is far more destructive than what a bomb could do. A more literal example of man’s darker side is the often-misunderstood Serling script, “I Am the Night — Color Me Black,” starring Michael Constantine, Paul Fix, George Lindsey, Terry Becker, and Ivan Dixon.

This new animated title sequence flawlessly matched the tone of Serling’s narration. Along with these revisions came the significant choice of narrator. The original voice used to narrate the pilot was that of Westbrook Van Voorhis, the ominous narrator behind the March of Time newsreels. However, at the screening it was unanimously decided that his tone was just not right for the show — Serling especially thought Van Voorhis seemed to be talking down to the audience. Other narrators were considered, including Orson Welles, but his price proved too high.

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