- The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic
- Martin Grams Jr.
- 03 May 2019
Read The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic
Read The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic Read & Download The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Calls all 156 episodes of the series in detail that has never before been accomplished in any publication This book will make you want to look back at the episodes once again whether you are a casual fan or serious enthusiast of the series Unlock the door to a television classic by reading about the in jokes bloopers and other trivia associated with the behind the scenes production ofTHE TWILIGHT ZONE The ultimate book on a legendary series
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Read The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic Read & Download The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Modern audio productions have been produced showcasing the continuing popularity of this television classic This definitive history presents a portrait of the beloved Rod Serling and his television program recounting the major changes the show underwent in format and story selection including censorship battles production details and exclusive memories from cast and crew The complete episode guide re As a Twilight Zone fan this has to be THE book that is an excellent background to Rod Serlings brilliant series The book is packed full of information trivia and even musical cue breakdowns It must have been a labour of love for the author and it clearly shows 1010Martin Grams Jr. á 9 Read & Download
Read The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic Read & Download The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Very few television shows withstand the test of time and Rod Serling's THE TWILIGHT ZONE is one of the notable exceptions Proven to be an important part of American culture since its debut on CBS in October 1959 many Hollywood producers screenwriters and directors have been inspired and influenced by this series Comic books magazine articles numerous television revivals a major motion picture and even At 800 pages this is probably the longest book on the classic TV show so far The first 200 pages are a history of the show and an overview of creator Rod Serling s career the remainder an episode guide Both parts of the book include a vast amount of material taken from primary production materials which will be of great interest to many readers For instance if you want to know how much each episode of the show cost or who composed the uncredited stock music cues then this is definitely the book for you As with the other TV and radio guides that Martin Grams Jr has published through his own company it could do with a bit proofing as some sentences fail to make much grammatical sense It also seems to revel in applying only a limited view of the subject Yes the author tells us up front that he can prove every assertion he makes with a letter or a memo or some sort of document but throughout most of the 800 pages he freuently does not footnote or cite some of his sources so you just have to take his word for it He makes a point in his introduction of criticising other sources for inaccuracies even though the one example he gives the cost of purchasing An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge for the fifth season is simply a poor recollection by one of the show s producers based on an interview they gave decades after the fact Inevitably this makes any reader start to nitpick and it only takes until paragraph five at the top of the second page to spot an error In this case Grams refers to the series original film elements held by CBS as being on nitrate stock which is a very foolish thing to say as any film historian knows that nitrate was replaced by safety stock in 1951 nearly a decade before the show went into production And the author s willful ignorance he proudly tells us time and again that he decided not to refer to any other books or articles on the show as they just couldn t be trusted can seem a bit obtuse as one can always point out if a source couldn t be verified This means that there are some real gaps and one isn t sure if the author just doesn t know or is just being a bit myopic For instance he seems to not know that MGM did make a film of John Christopher s No Blade of Grass in 1970 after rejecting Serling s earlier screenplay and in summarising the works Serling produced between Patterns and Reuiem for a Heavyweight and The Twilight Zone he ignores the highly lauded Playhouse 90 episode The Comedian it does get mentioned later in reference to Mickey Rooney s appearance in the fifth season however And I was always being caught up short by his use of the word Negro when referring to African Americans as he uses the term even when not uoting from a memo or article from the time For all these minor irritants there are lots of fascinating bits of information here not previously published anywhere else which for fans of the show will be fascinating So overall this is a useful and unusual if very limited volume on one of the greatest of American TV anthology shows Certainly worth dipping in to though you won t want to read it end to end It works best when read with some of the other books on the show its real value coming through in the sometimes overwhelming level of detail It can be exhausting as well as exhaustive but gives a strong sense of just how complex getting a show on the air can be and just how labour intensive a process it can be It certainly makes me appreciate even just how talented Serling and his collaborators were and makes me a lot sympathetic for those episodes specially in the final two seasons that didn t work uite as well as they might have done