Sunday, May 18, 2008

THe Twilight Zone Diaries, episode 23

A World of Difference

originally aired: March 11, 1960
written by: Richard Matheson
starring: Howard Duff, Eileen Ryan

"You're looking at a tableau of reality. Things of substance, physical material. A desk, a window, a light. . . These things exist and have dimension. Now this is Arthur Curtis, age 36, who is also real. He has flesh and blood, muscle and mind. And in just a moment we will see how thin a line separates that which we assume to be real, with that manufactured inside of a mind."

classification: drama

story: The normal world of a businessman is turned topsy-turvy when he discovers that he is an actor in a movie that is about to be cancelled. The powers that be eventually allow him to return to the happier, ficitonal world.

my summary: A little too similar to Person or Persons Unknown and getting rather old. Vindictive wife is overacting and flying off the handle for no reason. Why are so many of the wives on this show complete bitches?

"The motis apperendix for the departure from life is usually a pine box of such and such dimensions. And this is the ultimate in reality. But there are other ways for a man to exit from life. Take the case of Arthur Curtis, age 36. His departure was along a highway, with an exit sign that reads: This way to escape. Arthur Curtis, enroute to The Twilight Zone.