Essay Rod Sterling's Imagination: Clearly From theTwilight Zone

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“There is a fifth dimension beyond that 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, science and superstition and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is a dimension of imagination. It is an area we call The Twilight Zone!”

(The Twilight Zone, 4)Those are the words of Rod Serling, an American screenwriter that developed abstract visions and conveyed them to millions. Serling was one of the most influential and creative people of his time. He manipulated common fears, thoughts, suspicions, and ideas to show deeper morals and to convey messages to his audiences.

Rodman Edward Serling grew up in Binghamton, New
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Serling and Kramer married on July 31, 1948. They would have two children Jodi and Anne.(Rod Serling, 2) While at Antoich College, Serling initially was a P.E. major but he changed to literature early on in his education there (Serling, Rod 1). He had said he was a bit confused when he returned from the war not knowing what he wanted to do.

Soon though he found a career writing scripts for the WLW, the radio station there. Serling graduated from college in 1950 and he began selling scripts for radio dramas. Serling began his radio career in 1946 as a writer/actor for WNYC in New York. He continued writing scripts when he went off to college and soon found himself making 75$ a week once he graduated college. His work included Adventure Express, Leave it to Kathy, Our America, and Builders of Destiny. Serling also wrote for WKRC TV but his scripts were not noteworthy and he was soon convinced to leave Cincinnati and head back to New York. He wrote for Kraft Television Theater and Hallmark Hall of Fame. In 1955, Kraft TV Theater broadcast one of Serling's scripts on National TV (Rod Serling, 2). Unknown to Serling was that this was the start of a great career.

The show that brought fame and fortune to Serling was named Patterns and Serling won his first Emmy for it, then received better by the critics than almost any other

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