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#thisdaysjoy: watching a movie
November 10, 2023
The Twilight Zone was on — and off! — the air long before I arrived on the planet.
And after school, if there were Twilight Zone reruns to be had, it was a moot point. I was more into The Brady Bunch and Bewitched when it came to after school television.
But during college at the campus coffee shop?
What a different story. That’s where I had my first encounter with that signpost up ahead and found my next stop in the Twilight Zone.
There’s one thing that was (and still is!) amazing about those old Twilight Zone episodes: the stories are really great!
But did you know that before The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling wrote movies for television?
Back in the 1950s?
It’s true — and those stories are amazing…which is why today I’m grateful for watching a movie! The movies in question are:
Patterns (1955) on Kraft Television Theatre
The Rack (1956) on the US Steel Hour
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) on Playhouse 90
Well-written stories, sharply drawn characters, and thoughtful. The kind of program you watch and then find yourself thinking about afterwards. Great moral dilemmas.
If you’ve never seen these shows, then Now Is The Time! Then let me know what you think!
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