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#281 of 301 OFFLINE   younger1968

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Posted August 23 2014 - 11:46 PM

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I watched A Game of Pool, Steel, and Walking Distance last night.  And then I watched Walking Distance again with my children tonight as I knew they would love that one.  What a wonderful episode.  I loved the music, and while watching it I thought that the compositional style sounded a lot like my favorite composer of film music (Bernard Herrmann).  It had the characteristic string work and harmonic vocabulary that I am so fond of in his music.  So I was pleased when I found out that he did in fact write the music I was hearing in the episode.

 

There are some interesting moments during the last third or so of Walking Distance when Martin Sloan (Gig Young) is approaching a merry-go-round.  The camera work was compelling in that there was a severe tilt (in both directions) as Martin sees himself (as an eleven year-old boy) get injured running away from himself.  (He then feels this injury as his adult self as well and we learn that this is how he got the limp he now has as an adult.)  I don't think I've seen such a pronounced tilt since some episodes of Batman.

 

Other moments from the episode that are enchanting are the soda fountain (in both 1934 and 1959), the rock 'n roll we hear as we find ourselves back in the present day, and the moment adult Martin realizes what has happened when a young boy tells him that he has a brand new 1934 automobile (out of Detroit).  It was neat too seeing a very young Ron Howard as the little boy playing marbles.

 

Why is at after 50+ years that you can pop in the Twilight Zone and still be floored with the episodes. Very few shows hold to very long periods of time like Twilight Show. The only other show that has the same interest to me after nearly 50 years is Star Trek!! 



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Posted August 24 2014 - 07:27 AM

i think any show that reveals the human condition is lasting - we simply dont change much.



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Posted August 24 2014 - 06:06 PM

i think any show that reveals the human condition is lasting - we simply dont change much.

 

Your comment is banged on!! I tried to get my significant other into the show, but she found it was out there in terms of plots. I suggest to my gal that you need to have an open mind as such you need to sit back and just watched. 



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Posted August 25 2014 - 07:21 PM

come wander - poor



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Posted August 26 2014 - 03:39 AM

^ I can't really argue with that but I guess the spookiness of Come Wander With Me has grown on me because I kinda like that episode now. The same thing for The Fear which isn't a particularly good episode but I dig it.



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Posted August 26 2014 - 11:27 AM

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I love Come Wander with Me. It's a deeply atypical episode that, this late in the series, is quite a feat (since the series was ripping itself off so blatantly so late in its run). It's gorgeously photographed and wonderfully surreal.

 

Here's my write-up: My Life in the Shadow of The Twilight Zone: Come Wander With Me.



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Posted August 26 2014 - 11:41 AM

I'm gonna have to watch that one now.

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Posted August 29 2014 - 04:31 PM

I watched the http://en.wikipedia....ty-Fathom_Grave the other night as such it was amazing episode. I really like how the whole story evolved, especially the ending! The Twilight Zone is great at holding its audience captive as the plots developed throughout the episodes. 



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Posted August 31 2014 - 09:32 PM

the fear - quite good



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Posted August 31 2014 - 10:41 PM

Brad here.  I have TZ Seasons 1,2 and 3 on Image Blu-rays.  Haven't gotten around yet to Seasons 4 and 5 but hopefully this Christmas, I can complete the collection.

 

And yes, I'm very much floored by these original TZ episodes (I was a baby/toddler when they first aired). Particularily by episodes The Hitchhiker and Two.



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Posted September 01 2014 - 08:40 PM

bewitchin' pool - the message was good

 

i dont which to blame, the script making the actors poor, the actors making the script poor, or both were terrible ??

 

there was no rod serling message at the end, so they must have known this was the end.



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Posted September 02 2014 - 05:42 AM

I showed "The Hitch-Hiker" as the pre-show last night at my backyard theater. The feature was "The Conjuring."

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So cool to have such a theater, but two questions: 1. What do you have for seating and projection equipment? 2. Are there mosquitos in Indiana?



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Posted September 02 2014 - 06:26 AM

1. Projection equipment: We project in HD. 3D as well. People bring their own chairs.

2. Yes, there are mosquitos, but we keep them at bay with various tiki torches, etc.


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Posted September 02 2014 - 05:42 PM

I am going to start this weekend and watch episode at midnight. I used to watch the twilight zone at midnight when I was a teenager!



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Posted September 02 2014 - 08:15 PM

gosh, this is what is so nice about having our stuff on dvd.

 

we are completely in control of what and when we watch.



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Posted September 03 2014 - 11:31 AM

Oh and I still have the defective disk in the Season 1 set (which I'm still hoping my newer Blu player can handle).  Is it too late to send for a replacement?  And if not, can anyone provide a link to where it needs to go (Image Entertainment)? Thanks in advance.



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Posted September 03 2014 - 02:16 PM

What's wrong with the disc? It's been a while but when I watched all the episodes earlier this year and last I don't recall having any problems.

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Posted September 03 2014 - 02:39 PM

What's wrong with the disc? It's been a while but when I watched all the episodes earlier this year and last I don't recall having any problems.

Some copies froze during Long Live Walter Jameson and to a lesser degree, there was freezing on The Big Tall Wish as well.



#299 of 301 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted September 03 2014 - 02:51 PM

Some copies froze during Long Live Walter Jameson and to a lesser degree, there was freezing on The Big Tall Wish as well.

Thanks Travis! - ill try to remember to keep an eye out for that next time I cycle through the set.

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Posted September 03 2014 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Travis! - ill try to remember to keep an eye out for that next time I cycle through the set.

When I got a new player, I made sure to watch those two episodes again just to make sure that the disc still worked for me.

 

 

 

Oh and I still have the defective disk in the Season 1 set (which I'm still hoping my newer Blu player can handle).  Is it too late to send for a replacement?  And if not, can anyone provide a link to where it needs to go (Image Entertainment)? Thanks in advance.

I'd go to Image Entertainment's site and see if they have contact info.






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