why the twlight zone is timeless.

why the twlight zone is timeless.

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It was back to the original twilight zone. When Rod Serling wrote “The Time Element” in 1958, he was frustrated by the way network executives as the way network executives, driven almost solely by sponsor needs, were controlling his visions. Despite being an Emmy winner, and already well-recognized voice in television, “The Time Element,” about a man trying to stop Pearl Harbor that never got picked up as sold cheaply to Desi Arnaz’s company and aired as a part of “Desilu Playhouse show” It was a hit, allowing the production of “The Twilight Zone” to commence with one of the most resonant pilots to this day, the phenomenal “Where is everybody? About a man who wakes to find himself alone in the world. How the stories told about the human condition and the monsters inside us all. It’s our fears and what injustices and racism and other issues. It was a bold show ahead of its time in story-telling. What would rod stirring do? is asked now by everyone that does shows like it. I feel today talk about the classic power of this wonderful show.

why the twlight zone is timeless.

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Rod Serling wasn’t just the narrator, he was the creator and head writer. Other writers of note included Charles Beaumont, and the late sci-fi novelist Richard Matheson among other great writers. Having dealt with TV censorship early in his career, he decided he could sneak in social commentary through sci-fi and fantasy. Racism, conformity, the folly of war, all were explored, but not in such an overt away as to reach public outcry as he managed make stories to address such isuses that was smart and clever and enraging. While the short story with a twist ending has always been a staple of storytelling, it was Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone that refined it to an art-form that was able tell us stories that was such classics.

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Watching The Twilight Zone today, it’s striking how complex, satirical and thought-provoking it all is. You can watch the twilight zone now you would be shocked to see how these tales have not aged at all.

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Watching The Twilight Zone today it’s striking how complex satirical and thought-provoking it all is. While the tales include such fantastical imagery as a stopwatch that can stop time, department store mannequins coming to life, or a child whose dreams take corporeal form, you can clearly see that they’re really about the early-60s as its addressing the issues of its time period as it was an era of race riots, assassinations, crooked politicians and the Vietnam war, when communism and nuclear bombs were palpable fears. People were confused, scared and paranoid yet so little of the TV of its time reflected that mood.  Sponsors, executives, salesmen and producers were in charge of the networks and they didn’t want viewers distracted by big issues when they should have been thinking about what products to buy. It was in this climate that 34-year-old writer-producer Rod Serling devised The Twilight Zone. It was noticeable at time that this show was bold and enraging. Our world is just as chaotic as the 1960s with the rise again of hate crimes and other things as the times are ready for a modern day twilight zone which is why the remake is working so dam good and a dam good show in own regard. The Twilight zone is always prime for any era of time as you can watch it anytime.

The best stories of twlight zone. 

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“Eye of the Beholder”

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“Eye of the Beholder” contains a poignant commentary on the cruel, ineffective methods utilized by the state when dealing with “undesirables” who, having been arbitrarily classified as such, are often relocated to artificially erected communities to avoid interfering with the lives of so-called ordinary people its The quintessential episode of The Twilight Zone, “Eye of the Beholder” suggests that the value of a human being can never be assessed by superficial measures alone. Also commendable is Janet’s reveal in the final sequence which is one of the greatest reveals in tv show history. which, though somewhat predictable in retrospect, demonstrates a meticulous attention to detail that will appeal to both casual viewers and diehard Serling fans that you will always make you think.
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The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
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The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” Rod Serling wrote a suburban Lord of the Flies, a parable about the fragility of civilization, paranoia and the susceptibility of nice folks to manipulation as we can be played upon fears of the other as we always fear that fear even now. a moral object lesson that plays as freshly today as it did during its post-McCarthy Era debut. The “twist” that aliens have been lazily tinkering with the lights and cars, and that they’ve concluded that the easiest way to destroy mankind is to let us destroy ourselves by our own fears. Its simply an amazing story.
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 A Game of Pool

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A tour-de-force of acting prowess as comedian Jonathan Winters spreads his dramatic chops alongside Jack Klugman in an episode that both rewards and questions dedicating your life to perfectionism as no man can be perfect it’s a powerful story that shows you why such things can be not very useful in the end as you miss out on the finer things in life.

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“The Invaders”

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An absolutely gorgeous in every aspect, this episode is a near-wordless masterwork of fear about tiny intruders who terrorize an elderly wife (Agnes Moorehead). Despite being the size of mice, they torment and injure her until she fights back, killing one and following the other to the flying saucer that landed on her roof. Since we never hear her speak, it’s a shock when we hear the tiny alien as its twist is simply amazing work. It’s simply a powerful story that plays upon our fears.

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This Dachau-set episode aired after the Adolf Eichmann trial started and a month before the guilty verdict was delivered, proclaiming that the SS leaders weren’t merely just following orders.” Serling’s searing story really shows you the horrors of what they did to people. A former SS captain who visits Dachau in 1961 only to find one of his victims is now caretaker of the prison camp. Realizing he’d murdered the man years before, the Nazi loses his mind in series of delusions wherein he’s placed on trial and deemed guilty. Serling closes the episode proclaiming that Dachau and other concentration camps must stay standing as monuments to horror so that it may never happen again as simply something we should never forget. I hope you enjoyed some of the best stories as so many stories i choose four that showed its range of story-telling powerful nature form powerful acting stories to the enraging social stories it always made you think.

Rod Serling did it with 156 episodes of the ground-breaking anthology series The Twilight Zone, thanks to his commitment to enhancing the twists by showing humanity in both its angelic and monstrous forms that was such bold commentaries upon our world. It always was about talking our world and its raw nature i hope you enjoyed my talk today on it.

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Buster Keaton the Art of the Gags.

Buster Keaton the Art of the Gags.

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I am a very huge fan of Buster Keaton. I would say i adore his work so much. He is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy in so many ways so to talk him is a real joy now for The Fifth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon today as today  i talk about some of his best gags he did on the screen which i frankly hope enjoy my talk and read other works form this wonderful event.

Buster Keaton the Art of the Gags.

He had been starting to tell the stories trough his visual story-telling.  Every single fall is a chance for comedy gold. Never fake a gag is buster’s one rule.

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Buster’s world is flat, and he goes by a rule  if the camera can’t see it, neither can the character. So he creates jokes that make sense visually, but not logically. Characters can move up, down, right, or left toward the camera, or away from the camera  creating humor in geometry. Or the camera is positioned back far enough so we can see the shape of the gag.

Keaton adopted his famous deadpan look whilst involved in the stage show having learned that he could obtain a greater laugh if he didn’t show any emotion whilst hurtling through the air! Nobody liked a laughing child being thrown at them.

He wanted his audience to trust the gag was real, so for this reason he would never make a cut. They would either get the gag in one shot or it would be thrown out. For this, he is remembered not just for his skill, but also his integrity. And just as they say in the video: “No advancement in technology can mimic this.” It’s true. Buster Keaton gives us the real thing for any gag. The house falling on  Buster Keaton  was amazing because apparently weighed about 2 tons and for the window measurements, to quote Keaton, “I had a clearance of two inches on each shoulder, and the top missed my head by two inches and the bottom my heels by two inches. We mark that ground out and drive big nails where my two heels are going to be. Now we had to make sure that we were getting our foreground and background wind effect, but that no current ever hit the front of that building when it started to fall, because if the wind warps her she’s not going to fall where we want her, and I’m standing right out front. But it’s a one-take scene and we got it that way. You don’t do those things twice yet as this comedy moment often was said to be a moment many future comics would look at in awe.

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The scene from Buster Keaton’s classic “Sherlock Jr” that resulted in Keaton breaking his neck, though he wouldn’t realize until years later when a routine medical revealed a callous had grown over the decade old fracture as he did this wonderful stunt that showcased his magical power of being buster.

Why i adore buster kreaton so much

I simply adore Buster Keaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts i found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts.  He did westerns a few times that managed poke fun at the western in fun ways before western spoofs were a thing. It is truly remarkable managed do so many wonderful gags and stunts without help of anyone. I would say that some of my biggest belly laughs came from viewing Buster’s short films.   I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy that i adore so much.

BUSTER KEATON joyful shorts

BUSTER KEATON joyful shorts

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I am a very huge fan of Buster Keaton. I would say i adore his work so much. He is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy in so many ways so to talk him is a real joy now.

The High Sign review

The high sign is one of the best buster Keaton shorts with a ton of amazing athleticism and stunts and tons of gags it really packs a punch. The gags of the high sign are wonderful to watch form its simple gags to the surreal gags. Buster Keaton creates many fun gags that all really stand out with such charm to each of them they make you crack up and laugh instantly. Most silent shorts are long on gags but short on plot but this one has his character working in pawnshop and his character climbing houses as it shows many different facets on this short. Buster Keaton packs in an awful lot of locations and characters in 19 minutes making it a very jam packed short that will bring you joy to watch anytime on the screen.  The short ends with Keaton cavorting through a tricked-out house booby-trapped and full of secret passages that shows off physicality and visual inventiveness that is truly ahead of its time in so many ways. This is a wonderful short that you will enjoy to watch anytime.

One week review

One Week is one of the most impressive short films I’ve ever watched on any screen.  The stunts are absolutely incredible from the very beginning they get bigger and bigger as the short goes along to its end. The stunt work of Buster Keaton ranges from simple stunts to complex stunts as this short show off the wonders of Buster Keaton’s stunt works on the screen. Buster Keaton and his newlywed wife are gifted a plot of land and try to build a home for themselves, but things quickly begin to go wrong when the pieces get mixed up as normal everything seems to go wrong with this newlywed couple. One week is a marvelous short that you should see today.

Convict 13 review

Convict 13 is Buster Keaton’s first directorial efforts as director.  During a game of golf, Keaton knocks himself out with his own ball and an escaped convict changes clothes with him. The guards mistake him for the prisoner. The joy of Convict 13 is the mistaking intent he plays off of trying to escape. Buster Keaton’s performance really shines in Convict 13 as he is really the king of comedy as this short comedy gem shows off all of his talents as a comic to a great effect on the screen. Convict 13 is a wonderful short you should see today.

The Goat review

Buster gets mistaken for a murderer, dodges the police, and plays around on trains in the goat. The Goat is a charming little gem with many wonderful gags and moments that makes it a must see for any fan of Buster Keaton.

The boat review

The boat is one of Buster Keaton’s best shorts in my eyes. I adore watching Buster Keaton deal with this boating trip from hell. It’s a fun family trip gone wrong with much of it the blame of the buster’s very bad luck as everything seems to happen form sinking his boat to losing it fully in a storm as he cannot ever seem to win anything in this short. The boat is one of my favorite shorts starring buster Keaton. The boat is a wonderful gem that you should see today.

The paleface review

A Buster Keaton comedy-western as it’s where Keaton defends some Native Americans from greedy oil-men. This is one fun comedy western spoof that is something is so much fun to watch on screen. Buster Keaton plays such a soft role in this short with many fun little gags and moments to watch on screen. This is a fun little western comedy gem you should see today.

cops review

I would call Cops among Buster Keaton’s short comedies is one of his most recognized and famous and with good reason as it’s truly one of his best works of comedy for the screen. Buster Keaton displays pure athletic ability, daring stunts of his own and simply hilarious comedy that all shine together on the screen. One of the most impressive things in the film for me was the ladder sequence as that is half the size of hat is half the size of the fence as like a seesaw it tips down to the other side, and whilst this is happening, he turns his body around on the ladder whilst it is going down whilst this is happening, he turns his body around on the ladder whilst it is going down. He sees police officers coming, so he shifts his weight to the other side of the ladder, rotating his body once more causing it to tip over as gags of ladders this gag is the best of this kind of gag ever done for the screen. Another scene that stands out in cops is Keaton going down the street on his horse and carriage as a cop parade happening as he catches the bomb tossed at it and lights a cigarette with it. Cops is a truly funny and wonderful comic gem with many wonderful gags and moments that will bring you joy anytime you see them unfold on the screen making this a classic comic gem you should see today.

The Electric House review

The Electric House is another great Buster Keaton short that highlights his delight in all things mechanical on the screen.  The Electric House is probably the high point so far of Keaton using technology for laughs as he truly does such wonders with all things mechanical on the screen. The Electric House is a pure joy to watch unfold on the screen with its many wonderful moments to watch unfold on the screen. History buffs will know Keaton broke his ankle filming the escalator scene and had to put the film on hold as he dusted off an old short until the next year then re-shot everything from starch to perfection to make this gem.  The Electric House is Hilarious, inventive, unique and full of wonderful gags to watch unfold on the screen. The Electric House is a fun short gem that you will adore to watch anytime.

Why i adore buster kreaton so much

I simply adore Buster Keaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts i found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts.  He did westerns a few times that managed poke fun at the western in fun ways before western spoofs were a thing. It is truly remarkable managed do so many wonderful gags and stunts without help of anyone. I enjoyed to talk him today i hope you enjoyed my talk on some of his shorts today.

bewitched reflections

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So today I talk about bewitched today. It remains one of my favorite TV shows all time. I always adored this TV show. I recall watching this charming show as a boy as it was so magical to watch upon the screen. I am ready talk some of my favorite bewitched moments and tales as reflection upon my memories of this classic series.

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This series had brilliant writing for the first and possibly the second season. The characters had depth and grew and changed like real people. Serious themes were explored. Endora was even moving toward acceptance of her son-in-law as the series grew along it did have somewhat lesser later seasons but the show was always so much fun to watch for me.

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Here we see how power corrupts. We explore the meaning of life. When Samantha makes the house cooperate with Darrin, while he is bedridden, Darrin gradually reexamines all of his assumptions toward life. It’s truly a very good tale which we have very wonderful acting by its cast with a wonderful scripted tale that truly shows us what power if abused upon. I truly adore this tale. It has a moral lesson that really makes it even better to watch again and again this charming gem of a tale.

Eye of the Beholder review

Endora always like to have fun, particularly at Darrin’s expense and she seizes the perfect opportunity to send him into a blind panic when she comes across an old painting in an antique shop and artfully changes it to appear as though it is a portrait of Samantha, dated 1690. Darrin is positively alarmed when he comes across it and tries to hide it from Sam but when she finds it in a closet; she quickly puts two and two together and realizes what Endora is up to. This is a very wonderful tale to watch anytime.

Abner Kadabra review

Gladys Kravitz (Alice Pearce) is convinced that she has finally caught Samantha out doing something that can’t be explained, after all, it just isn’t possible for pictures to jump off a wall and hover about in mid-air before rearranging themselves. Or is it?

This is truly one of the funniest stories of the series as it’s truly funny to watch the cast act out such very funny and witty storytelling that matches closely to its roots form classic comedies. It’s truly a wonderful classic tale that you can enjoy.

My memories of the show

I recall as a boy watching this show as I tuned it often in morning when I was waking up eating breakfast as a boy for school I would laugh ass off at some of the funny moments as the charm of the series just made me smile so much. I adore this wonderful series so much. Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead and dick York among many other wonderful talents all made magic happen upon the screen. It is a series that remains forever in my heart.