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The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television (Paperback)

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Part biography, part history of television as a medium, the story of Rod Serling and his drive to tell a story in the emerging medium prove just as intriguing and surprising as an episode of the Twilight Zone.

— From Jim


A biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling's rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his own personal Twilight Zone.

We recognize him as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as the "Angry Young Man" of Television. Before he became the revered master of science fiction, Rod Serling was a just a writer who had to fight to make his voice heard. He vehemently challenged the networks and viewership alike to expand their minds and standards--rejecting notions of censorship, racism and war. But it wasn't until he began to write about real world enemies in the guise of aliens and monsters that people lent their ears. In doing so, he pushed the television industry to the edge of glory, and himself to the edge of sanity. Rod operated in a dimension beyond that of contemporary society, making him both a revolutionary and an outsider.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643375717
ISBN-10: 1643375717
Publisher: Life Drawn
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Pages: 168
Language: English