Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Twilight Zone: TV Series Theme Music

Uploaded on 19 Mar 2006 by xiete
Twilight Zone intro: Season 4 (1963): theme by Marius Constant

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas; you've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.


Bernard Hermann did the theme for season one.
Marius Constant did the theme from season two forward, uncredited.

Wikipedia: The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)
The Twilight Zone is an American science-fiction/fantasy anthology television series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The series consists of unrelated stories depicting paranormal, futuristic, kafkaesque, or otherwise disturbing or unusual events; each story typically features a moral and a surprise ending.

Wikipedia: Rod Serling
Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (1924-1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the "angry young man" of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and war.

Military Service
In November 1944, his division first saw combat, on the Philippine island of Leyte. ... Serling's time in Leyte shaped his writing and political views for the rest of his life. He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree when a food crate dropped from a plane above decapitated him. Serling led the funeral services for Levy and placed a Star of David over his grave. Serling later set several of his scripts in the Philippines, and used the unpredictability of death as a theme in much of his writing.

YouTube search: "The Twilight Zone"
There are full episodes available online and for free. Enjoy.

Uploaded on 12 May 2008 by CBS
Twilight Zone intro: Season 1 (1959–1960): theme by Bernard Hermann

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Published on 6 Jun 2012 by TimeandMonotony
YouTube: The Twilight Zone-Bernard Herrmann's Scores-End Title
End theme for season one of The Twilight Zone. Music composed by Bernard Herrmann and conducted by Joel McNeely.


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