The Twilight Zone is amazing in many ways, Rod Sterlings writing being the main thing of amazement.
But another layer of amazement from the Twilight Zone is all the art work that appeared on the sets of the original 1959 TV show.
Amazing pieces of art, statures, paintings and drawings. One can only wonder if they were created just for the sets, or gathered elsewhere. Either way...the art work of the sets rarely, if ever, get discussed. So I figured I'd start a blog discussion here...in what I call the 'Twilight Zone Museum'.
Where only the art work of the show is looked at and examined.
The statue above appears in the episode titled: Long live Jameson
If my memory recalls, it was an episode about a man who was immortal, who's immortality was discovered by a Proffesior who noticed him in a civil war era photo...and noticed he hadn't aged a bit. And the plot thickens from there.
One of the things I enjoy most about the Twilight Zone show, is looking at all the art work on the sets.
It's almost like being a anthropologist, in that the art work really reveals the mindset of artist of the day, the mindset of the nation as a whole.
And while examining the Twilight Zone set, you can also observe how some simple inventions haven't changed much at all in 50 or so years, like light bulbs, lamp shapes, curtains, picture frames, pencils, pens, chairs, couches, light switches, doors, and many other practical every day items.
Some designs were so simple and practical when invented, that there really hasn't been much need to deviate from them.
I find myself often more interested in the back drops of older episodes, than I do the actual themes or actors.
But each episode is so layered with meaning and mystery, you can watch it 10 times, and still come up with something new you didn't notice before, just depends on your mindset at the time.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2014 13:24:58 GMT -5 by X factor