Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rod Serling: Other Dimensions

Some news from the Vortex: Mark Quigley, Manager of the Archive Research and Study Center at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, e-mailed me this morning with the following message:

Hope this upcoming screening series is of interest. Some rarities and some familiar favorites --

    Rod Serling: Other Dimensions
    July 27, 2012 - September 19, 2012
    UCLA Film & Television Archive - Billy Wilder Theater

 Submitted for your approval, a journey through time and space for a retrospective exploring the other dimensions of Rod Serling. Forever remembered as the iconic host and creative force responsible for the television classics "The Twilight Zone" and "Night Gallery," Serling also contributed to a remarkably wide array of additional motion picture and TV projects. These celluloid and cathode curios, some famous, others relegated in our collective memory to the outskirts of the Serling canon, further illuminate the hallmarks that define the writer's most beloved works: hard-    edged narratives, psychologically-driven characters, and a championing of the "meek" over the "mighty."
    Serling's humanist take on controversial issues, from the blacklist to civil rights, placed him in frequent conflict with powerful sponsors and network censors. However, Serling's distinctive ability to transform contemporary morality plays into timeless fables endured, with the prolific dramatist amassing over 200 film and TV credits during his tragically brief career. This retrospective celebrates the full depth of Serling's legacy with treasures both familiar and obscure.

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--Jordan Prejean


  1. If I lived on the West Coast, I know what I'd be doing this summer!

  2. No doubt, Jack. I would also love to attend but unfortunately won't be making it. Still, it is a pleasure to know Rod Serling and his works will be the focus of what looks to be a great presentation and hopefully there will be plenty of Zone fans in attendance.