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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 9 - The Twilight Zone - The Four of Us Are Dying & The Big Tall Wish (1960)
July 19, 2018 Jens, Yavar, and Clark
Submitted for your approval: a voyage of musical discovery, critical analysis, and profound mystery. These three men – Jens, Yavar, and Clark – are entirely ordinary in every way but one: their odd obsession with the music of a film composer named Jerry Goldsmith. Crossing the threshold into a new era, they explore two classic episodes of television: “The Four of Us Are Dying” (which features a dynamic, off-kilter jazz score) and “The Big Tall Wish” (which offers up impressively structured musical melancholy). These men analyze the music and the episodes that music accompanies, offering commentary you may find alternately playful and earnest. Now witness if you will three unsuspecting music lovers taking their first steps into The Twilight Zone.

The Work: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (at Amazon), Twilight Zone: The 40th Anniversary Collection (at Discogs)

In Depth: The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic by Martin Grams Jr. (at Amazon), A Dimension of Sound: Music in the Twilight Zone by Reba Wissner (at Amazon)

Also in the Show: MeTV Perry Mason / Twilight Zone TV promo spot, Television Themes: 16 Most Requested Songs (at Discogs)

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