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By Stewart T Stanyard

?In the chronicles of television’s historical past, Rod Serling’s Twilight sector is taken into account by way of some distance the medium’s fundamental 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 fabulous brain of author Serling took audiences on a visit via his surrealist realm of delusion and technology fiction, past the limits of mind's eye. Dimensions at the back of the Twilight region is a visually lovely behind the scenes glimpse via time and house, into the heritage and making of the Twilight region. writer Stewart T. Stanyard, author of The Twilight region documents on-line, invitations readers to discover a part of the data assortment: over three hundred unique behind-the-scenes creation stills taken in the course of the filming of the exhibit. followed by way of insightful captions, the booklet comprises infrequent files and interviews with forty manufacturers, administrators, writers, and actors who labored at the sequence, equivalent to Dennis Weaver, invoice Murray, Shelly Berman, Earl Holliman, and Earl Hamner, Jr. The ebook additionally positive factors 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 by way of the writer, it positive factors tribute essays via numerous Hollywood personalities, together with Rush drummer Neil Peart, Simpsons manufacturer Dana Gould, and celebrity Trek: subsequent new release author Robert Hewitt Wolfe.

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The perspective of the camera is constantly just shy of showing the identity of the doctor and nurses attending Miss Tyler. As the story progresses, a cold, haunting feeling emerges as we realize just how little of the surroundings we’re seeing, and the twist at the end tells us exactly why the episode was directed in this style. Seen as a predecessor to the fifth-season episode “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You,” “The Eye of the Beholder” stands out as what many consider the best episode of the series, and a perfect episode with which to introduce new fans to the show.

Early on, Granet had worked as a writer and producer for countless films, including The Locket; later he produced television shows such as Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, The Untouchables, and The Invaders. Granet finished up the fourth season of Twilight Zone during the spring of 1963, when cbs was just renewing Twilight Zone for a fifth season. The good news was that cbs was going to bring Twilight Zone back at its original half-hour format. The bad news was the series was beginning to tap itself out.

There are two other Zone episodes that utilize this tone, “One for the Angels,” written by Serling and starring Ed Wynn as fun-loving pitchman Lew Bookman and Murray Hamilton as the diligent figure of Death, and “Nothing in the Dark,” written by George Clayton Johnson and starring Gladys Cooper as Wanda Dunn, the elderly woman, and none other than Robert Redford as Officer Harold Beldon. These two episodes follow suit with “The Hitchhiker,” in that death is portrayed not as a dreadful end, but instead a warm beginning.

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