The Twilight Zone A World of Difference

Series creator Rod Serling called The Twilight Zone, a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man... a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It lies between the pit of man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Harvest Moon Pub

ISBN: 1929750617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 98

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Businessman Arthur Curtis finds his phone dead. He is then surprised to hear a voice yell, "Cut!" and see that his office is just a set on a soundstage. Everyone tells him that he is Jerry Raigan, a drunken movie star on the decline, and "Arthur Curtis" is a character Raigan is playing. Curtis drives to where his home should be, but finds no evidence of his life. Raigan's agent, thinking his client is having a nervous breakdown, tells Curtis not to worry about returning to the set, the picture has been cancelled and the sets are being dismantled. Curtis realizes that the last link to his world is about to be destroyed... This popular long-running series centered around paranoia, uncertainty and bizarre events, often with a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. Series creator Rod Serling called The Twilight Zone, "a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man... a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It lies between the pit of man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge".

Reading Richard Matheson

In The Twilight and Other Zones: The Dark Worlds of Richard Matheson, edited
by Stanley Wiater, Matthew R. Bradley, and Paul Stuve, 1–8. New York: Citadel ...
In Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts: Volume One, edited by Stanley
Wiater, 17–21. Springfield ... Ibid., 303. 35. Matheson, “The Last Flight,” 45,
emphasis in original. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 36. Ibid., 52. 37. Ibid., 54–55, emphasis in
original.

Author: Cheyenne Mathews

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442234666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was a prolific author and screenwriter whose career of more than 60 years has shaped the horror and fantasy genres in literature, film, and television. This volume examines seven of Matheson’s full-length novels, a sampling of short stories, and several film adaptations. The chapters, which are arranged in three thematic sections, emphasize Matheson’s historical prominence, consider his precursors and successors, and situate him within narrative traditions of mythology, cinema, genre, and memory studies.

Richard Matheson s Monsters

Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels, and Twilight Zone Episodes June M.
Pulliam, Anthony J. Fonseca ... Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts,
Volume 1 (2001) and Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts, Volume 2 (
2002).

Author: June M. Pulliam

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442260689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This volume chronicles and examines all aspects of the writing career of Richard Matheson, including thematic concerns, authorial techniques, and genre tropes, as well as the influence on contemporaries and later writers.

The Twilight Zone

“Authorship, Design, and Execution,” in Auteurs and Authorship: A Film Reader,
edited by Barry Keith Grant, 190–99. Malden ... Richard Matheson's The Twilight
Zone Scripts. Edited by Stanley Wiater. 2 vols. Colorado Springs: Gauntlet Press,
 ...

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814345795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

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Concise overview and analysis of Rod Serling’s original Twilight Zone.

Agnes Moorehead on Radio Stage and Television

Matheson's original script is reproduced in Richard Matheson, Richard
Matheson's the Twilight Zone Scripts: Volume ... Medina's contract dated
November 20, 1961; and Thomas Mitchell's contract dated October 13, 1961 (Box
2 and 14, AHC).

Author: Axel Nissen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667584

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Agnes Moorehead (1900-74) was unique among twentieth-century American actresses in making a major career for herself in all four entertainment media after the age of 40. As the title indicates, Agnes Moorehead on Radio, Stage and TV focuses on Moorehead's career in radio, on the stage, and in television. A representative selection of 25 of her most interesting and representative performances in these media are discussed in separate profiles ranging in length from 1,500 to 7,500 words, with the longest chapters devoted to Mayor of the Town, Suspense, Moorehead's one-woman show, Bewitched and Gigi. Naturally, the book also covers Moorehead's celebrated appearance on The Twilight Zone, both her productions of Don Juan in Hell, and her Emmy-winning appearance on The Wild Wild West. Many less well-known performances have never been analyzed in detail before. These include fascinating and entertaining portrayals on TV series such as Wagon Train, Adventures in Paradise, Rawhide and Burke's Law. The profiles are organized in chronological order. Thus, from The Shadow to Gigi, the book can be read as a continuous, chronological narrative of Moorehead's unfolding acting career through more than three decades; or the individual chapters may be read as self-contained accounts of individual shows and performances. Each profile concentrates on Moorehead's contribution to the show or episode. In addition to analyzing the nature and function of Moorehead's role and how she performs it, the author variously discusses the place of the performance in her career development as a whole; her relationship with directors, producers, and/or fellow actors: comparisons and contrasts with similar types of roles in the same or other media; and curious, little known facts about the production. Nissen also discusses salient events in Moorehead's personal life at the time.

What Do I Read Next

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tells of an exchange of souls between a handsome young man and a deformed ,
demonic dwarf .

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787690228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 703

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Hell House

"Hell House is the scariest haunted house novel ever written.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429913649

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"Hell House is the scariest haunted house novel ever written. It looms over the rest the way the mountains loom over the foothills." -- Stephen King Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newpaper publisher, starts thinking seriously about his impending death, he offers to pay a physicist and two mediums, one physical and one mental, $100,000 each to establish the facts of life after death. Dr. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since 1949 after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery. For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townfolks refer to it as the Hell House. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Collected Stories

THE FIRST OF 3 VOLUMES OF ALL OF RICHARD MATHESON'S PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: UOM:39015062850154

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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THE FIRST OF 3 VOLUMES OF ALL OF RICHARD MATHESON'S PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES

Richard Matheson s Kolchak Scripts

Reproductions of typewritten scripts, with introductions, photos, drawings, cast and credit for the two produced scripts.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1887368647

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

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Reproductions of typewritten scripts, with introductions, photos, drawings, cast and credit for the two produced scripts.

Somewhere in Time

Based on his own novel, Richard Matheson adapted this screenplay for the 1981 film. The story begins when a contemporary playwright becomes obsessed with the portrait of a beautiful woman on a hotel wall.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Harvest Moon Pub

ISBN: 1929750870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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Based on his own novel, Richard Matheson adapted this screenplay for the 1981 film. The story begins when a contemporary playwright becomes obsessed with the portrait of a beautiful woman on a hotel wall. He learns the woman was an actress who performed there in 1912 and he discovers a way to transport himself back in time to meet her. He goes back and they begin a passionate romance. But, at any moment, if the playwright should remember his previous existence, he will be torn away and pulled back to his own time.

Duel the Distributor

Original stories, reproductions of typewritten scripts, with introductions, photos, drawings, interviews with the author and others, and afterwards by the author .

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1887368728

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Original stories, reproductions of typewritten scripts, with introductions, photos, drawings, interviews with the author and others, and afterwards by the author .

Visions Deferred

Two other unproduced scripts fill out the 525-page book -- "The Distributor" and "Sweethearts and Horrors." Mark Dawidziak edited the "I Am Legend" section with his insightful analysis. Includes an afterword by R.C. Matheson.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1934267082

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Three versions of Richard Matheson's classic novel I AM LEGEND have been filmed, but NONE have faithfully captured Matheson's novel. Matheson himself wrote a script for I AM LEGEND which was purchased by Hammer Films. Sadly, the US and British Censor Boards demanded changes both Matheson and the filmmaker refused to make. For the first time the reader can see Matheson's vision for his novel, far different than any of the film adaptations. Two other unproduced scripts fill out the 525-page book -- "The Distributor" and "Sweethearts and Horrors." Mark Dawidziak edited the "I Am Legend" section with his insightful analysis. Includes an afterword by R.C. Matheson.

The Link

PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED NOVEL BASED ON A PROPOSED 20-HOUR MINISERIES FOR ABC-TV DEALING WITH THE OCCULT.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1887368833

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED NOVEL BASED ON A PROPOSED 20-HOUR MINISERIES FOR ABC-TV DEALING WITH THE OCCULT.

Richard Matheson

SECOND VOLUME OF 3 OF THE COLLECTED STORIES OF RICHARD MATHESON

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1887368795

Category: Fiction

Page: 453

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SECOND VOLUME OF 3 OF THE COLLECTED STORIES OF RICHARD MATHESON

Forgotten Gems from the Twilight Zone

With this publication, the majority of the scripts from the original "Twilight Zone" series will be in print. The text includes critical commentary and biographical information about the writers of these marvelous old tales.

Author: Andrew Ramage

Publisher: Bearmanor Media

ISBN: 1593930305

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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With this publication, the majority of the scripts from the original "Twilight Zone" series will be in print. The text includes critical commentary and biographical information about the writers of these marvelous old tales.

Hunger and Thirst

This is the Previously un published first novel by Richard Matheson written over 50 years ago, The only edition of this book from the author of Somewhere in time shrinking man. What dreams may come & I am legend.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1887368337

Category: Fiction

Page: 574

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This is the Previously un published first novel by Richard Matheson written over 50 years ago, The only edition of this book from the author of Somewhere in time shrinking man. What dreams may come & I am legend.

Book Review Index

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 0787665797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.