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Dimensions Behind The Twilight Zone : A Backstage Tribute to Television's Groundbreaking Series - Neil Gaiman

Dimensions Behind The Twilight Zone

A Backstage Tribute to Television's Groundbreaking Series


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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.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
The Realm of Rod Serlingp. 1
Team or Wizardsp. 17
Themes of The Zonep. 33
Comic Reliefp. 57
Beyond Dimensionsp. 65
Sight, Sound and Mind
Earl Hollimanp. 75
Lamont Johnsonp. 82
Richard Barep. 90
Richard Donnerp. 97
Ted Postp. 103
Del Reismanp. 109
Bert Granetp. 122
Carol Serlingp. 129
Robert Serlingp. 138
Helen Foleyp. 151
Robert Kellerp. 153
Earl Hamner Jr.p. 155
Richard Mathesonp. 162
George Clayton Johnsonp. 168
Fritz Weaverp. 178
Elliot Silversteinp. 182
William Reynoldsp. 185
Paul Comip. 190
Robert Sorrellsp. 195
Ruta Leep. 200
Cliff Robertsonp. 202
Shelley Bermanp. 207
Jean Carsonp. 213
Anne Francisp. 215
James Bestp. 219
Dennis Weaverp. 223
Wright Kingp. 227
James Sheldonp. 229
Bill Mumyp. 230
Joseph Ruskinp. 236
Joanne Linvillep. 238
Nan Martinp. 240
Peter Mark Richmanp. 242
Phillip Pinep. 243
Jacqueline Scottp. 246
Warren Stevensp. 248
William Windomp. 251
Kevin Hagenp. 252
Ivan Dixonp. 254
Appreciation Essays
The House that Rod Builtp. 257
A Reminiscencep. 259
Rod Sterlingp. 261
Serling and Beaumont: A Game of One-Upmanshipp. 263
To: Mr. Rod Serlingp. 264
The Vibe of the Twilight Zonep. 266
Magic Realism Comes to the Suburbsp. 269
Reopening the Door of Imaginationp. 271
Felicity Meets the Twilight Zonep. 274
Lunch in the Twilight Zonep. 277
My First Twilight Zone Episodep. 278
Kidding Around the Twilight Zonep. 281
Perchance to Dreamp. 287
Sourcesp. 291
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ISBN: 9781550227444
ISBN-10: 1550227440
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st April 2007
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 20.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.89