Portrait of a film music expert: John Takis, a talented writer known for his exceptional liner notes and informative blog posts. John has been invited to be the very first guest on a podcast known as The Goldsmith Odyssey. He knows that he will be asked to offer his thoughts on the virtues of film composer Jerry Goldsmith. He knows that he is expected to offer commentary on the classic television episodes "Nightmare as a Child" and "Nervous Man in a Four-Dollar Room." However, what he doesn’t know is that program hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark have lured him into their lengthiest episode yet, requiring John to conjure mass quantities of dazzling insight. John Takis: a film music expert taking a two-hour journey… into The Twilight Zone.
The Work: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (at Amazon), Twilight Zone: The 40th Anniversary Collection (at Discogs)
In Depth: John Takis's blog, Jerry Goldsmith interviewed by Jon Burlingame for the Archive of American Television (May 8th, 2002), 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)
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