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"Between the Pit of Man's Fears and the Summit of His Knowledge": Cold War America and The Twilight Zone
by Scaturro, Crista D., M.A., The George Washington University, 2009, 107; 1467580
Abstract (Summary)

Scholars have written about the classic anthology television series The Twilight Zone as a Cold War allegory, and as a natural outgrowth of Rod Serling's left-leaning politics. But there has yet to be a comprehensive study that quantifies the types of themes recurring in the series, and place those themes within the context of the day. This paper examines the political, social and economic trends in America during the height of the Cold War, and examines The Twilight Zone, episode by episode, within the context of these specific trends. Also includes discussion and analysis of several key Twilight Zone episodes.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Phalen, Patricia
Commitee: Gross, Kimberly, Sterling, Christopher
School: The George Washington University
Department: Media and Public Affairs
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mass communications
Keywords: 1950s, Broadcasting, Cold War, Rod Serling, Twilight Zone
Publication Number: 1467580
ISBN: 978-1-109-29614-3
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