Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts, Volume 2by Richard Matheson, Stanley Wiater
Apart from Rod Serling, screenwriter Richard Matheson wrote more teleplays for the cult classic The Twilight Zone than any other writer. Many of these episodes became the series' most acclaimed and most frequently aired. Published here for the first time are eight original scripts. Each is preceded by an introduction and commentary that lends insight into Matheson's creative process, how he felt about the adaptation of his scripts, and his relationship with Rod Serling. Information about the fate of two “lost” scripts and suggestions for further reading and viewing are also included. Volume Two includes the final six complete Twilight Zone scripts Matheson wrote for the show.
The merit of this volume – edited by Gauntlet Press, and of its suggestive cover, that re-proposes the surrealistic images that characterized the fourth and fifth series of The Twilight Zone is above all in the gift of these scripts. They fully render the wealth and plasticity of Richard Matheson’s typical images and his use of fantasy in the inventions in both the dialogues and descriptions, which put him at the forefront of the great contemporary narrators."
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Richard Burton Matheson (1926¿2013) was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn. He was an author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is best known as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times. Other popular books by Matheson include Hell House and What Dreams May Come. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
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