Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone: A Backstage Tribute to Television's Groundbreaking Series
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Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone: A Backstage Tribute to Television's Groundbreaking Series

by Stewart T Stanyard
     
 

ISBN-10: 1550227440

ISBN-13: 9781550227444

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: ECW Press


?In the chronicles of television’s history, Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is considered by far the medium’s quintessential creation. The CBS series that debuted in 1959 and aired for 156 episodes offered black-and-white morality plays both terrifying and poignant. Each week the ominous voice and brilliant mind of writer Serling took audiences on a

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?In the chronicles of television’s history, Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is considered by far the medium’s quintessential creation. The CBS series that debuted in 1959 and aired for 156 episodes offered black-and-white morality plays both terrifying and poignant. Each week the ominous voice and brilliant mind of writer Serling took audiences on a trip through his surrealist realm of fantasy and science fiction, beyond the boundaries of imagination. Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone is a visually stunning backstage glimpse through time and space, into the history and making of the Twilight Zone. Author Stewart T. Stanyard, creator of The Twilight Zone Archives online, invites readers to explore a portion of the archives collection: over 300 original behind-the-scenes production stills taken during the filming of the show. Accompanied by insightful captions, the book includes rare documents and interviews with 40 producers, directors, writers, and actors who worked on the series, such as Dennis Weaver, Bill Murray, Shelly Berman, Earl Holliman, and Earl Hamner, Jr. The book also features candid interviews with Serling’s wife Carol, brother and writer Robert, and Serling’s influential teacher Helen Foley. Aside from five informative and analytical chapters by the author, it features tribute essays by several Hollywood personalities, including Rush drummer Neil Peart, Simpsons producer Dana Gould, and Star Trek: Next Generation writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550227444
Publisher:
ECW Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
566,444
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword   Neil Gaiman     xi
Introduction     xv
The Realm of Rod Serling     1
Team or Wizards     17
Themes of The Zone     33
Comic Relief     57
Beyond Dimensions     65
Sight, Sound and Mind
Earl Holliman     75
Lamont Johnson     82
Richard Bare     90
Richard Donner     97
Ted Post     103
Del Reisman     109
Bert Granet     122
Carol Serling     129
Robert Serling     138
Helen Foley     151
Robert Keller     153
Earl Hamner Jr.     155
Richard Matheson     162
George Clayton Johnson     168
Fritz Weaver     178
Elliot Silverstein     182
William Reynolds     185
Paul Comi     190
Robert Sorrells     195
Ruta Lee     200
Cliff Robertson     202
Shelley Berman     207
Jean Carson     213
Anne Francis     215
James Best     219
DennisWeaver     223
Wright King     227
James Sheldon     229
Bill Mumy     230
Joseph Ruskin     236
Joanne Linville     238
Nan Martin     240
Peter Mark Richman     242
Phillip Pine     243
Jacqueline Scott     246
Warren Stevens     248
William Windom     251
Kevin Hagen     252
Ivan Dixon     254
Appreciation Essays
The House that Rod Built   Dana Gould     257
A Reminiscence   Christopher Beaumont     259
Rod Sterling   Robert Hewitt Wolfe     261
Serling and Beaumont: A Game of One-Upmanship   Roger Anker     263
To: Mr. Rod Serling   George Clayton Johnson     264
The Vibe of the Twilight Zone   John Ottman     266
Magic Realism Comes to the Suburbs   Neil Peart     269
Reopening the Door of Imagination   Pen Densham     271
Felicity Meets the Twilight Zone   Michael Bonvillain     274
Lunch in the Twilight Zone   Kevin Hudson     277
My First Twilight Zone Episode   Dean Haglund     278
Kidding Around the Twilight Zone   Jim Houghton     281
Perchance to Dream     287
Sources     291

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