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Old 15th May 2011, 05:26 PM
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What I like best about Walking Distance is that it bucks the commonly held assumption that Twilight Zone is all about the twist. There really isn't a twist here. Sure its fantasy but a sentimental fantasy.
Its a sweet episode anchored by a wonderful performance by Gig Young and that wonderful Herrmann score.
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Old 15th May 2011, 06:43 PM
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Very true. It's just a straight linear narrative with a beginning, a middle and an end with no trick ending or element of surprise at the end. As you say, Bernard Herrmann's score is superb and really underscores the emotion which helps make the episode so powerful.
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Old 15th May 2011, 06:45 PM
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Great link Big Gaz. It'll be interesting to see how the results of this little contest compare to that in the end.
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Old 31st July 2011, 10:58 AM
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This is one of my favourite episodes by far. I haven't seen it for a couple of years now but the last time I watched it I had just moved away from home for work purposes and it made me long for the more innocent childhood days. Even though my childhood was in 1980s Glasgow and not 1930s Homewood, it still got across the feeling that things were just easier when you were a kid.
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