I only cut dialogue on this piece, but i love the fx work. Top ten twilight zone episodes cinemassacre productions. Anna used something like that to wish the angels back to the cornfield. The twilight zone its a good life tv episode 1961 imdb. An anthology film based on the 1959 twilight zone television series, released in 1983. Plus theres the whole a guy died making it element, which just makes it worse. It follows the show s anthology format by presenting four segments all but one remakes of classic episodes, which are directed by four different directors.
The town of peaksville, ohio is home to an omnipotent child named anthony fremont. The movie is at least worth watching once or twice, or revisiting it if youre old enough to have seen it when it was originally released in the 1980s. Oct 12, 2012 he is most famous for the its a good life 1953, also made into a twilight zone episode and included in twilight zone. Anthony fremont is the antagonist of the short story it s a good life, which was adapted in an episode of the television series the twilight zone in 1961. Ethel gets eaten nancy cartwright and the twilight. None of that appears in the disappointing segment itself, a onenote bashing of a nasty guy.
Its a good life the 10 greatest twilight zone episodes. You should see the beautiful cels that were painted for this cartoon hell sequence in the movie twilight zone. The movie is a mixed bag indeed, and one that demonstrate, if nothing else, just how remarkable rod serlings original series truly was. Jerome bixby 1923 1998 was an american short story and script writer who wrote four star trek episodes and helped write the story that became the classic scifi movie fantastic voyage 1966. Oct 12, 2012 featuring two very weak stories, and two decent ones with an excellent wraparound narrative device, featuring albert brooks and dan aykroyd also thrown into the equation twilight zone. Favorite scenes from its a good life, in the twilight zone series. Tonights story on the twilight zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. The girl in the parochial school uniform is nancy cartwright, voice of bart simpson.
The movie presents three adaptations of classic episodes and one original story from rod serlings anthology series by a quartet of the biggest directors in hollywood. Twilight zone the movie 1983 anthology film based on rod serling s classic tv series of the 1960s. It a description of tropes appearing in twilight zone. The graveit s a good life the graveit s a good life. Literally, a case of something being so bad its good. Its a good life is episode 73 of the american television series the twilight zone. Richard matheson, based on the tv series the twilight zone episode its a good life written by rod serling based on the short story by jerome bixby, photography john hora, special effects mike wood, makeup. It s a good life is one of the most frightening not really scary, but pretty scary. It s all about a 7 year old boy played by bill mumby who would later joined the cast of lost in space with incrediable powers who basically terrorizes the people in the town.
The movie never really manages to be more than a tribute to a significantly more interesting show, but its got its own distinct pleasures and charms, and is an important. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Like the guardians of little anthony, twilight zone the movie makes the mistake of indulging its directors rather than concentrate on the writing, which was always the original tv shows greatest strength. The movie, or do you think it is the worst cartoon ever. The prologue is frightening, too, but the least scariest. It is based on the 1953 short story it s a good life by jerome bixby and is considered by some, such as time and tv guide, to be one of the best episodes of the series. Favorite scenes from its a good life, in the twilight zone series by coventrygardens. The twilight zone on cbs all access, jordan peele s. The character is played by nancy cartwright, a voiceactress then only a few years away from her most notable role. Its still a good life the twilight zone wiki fandom. Director joe dante, screenplay richard matheson, based on the tv series the twilight zone episode its a good life written by rod serling based on the short story by jerome bixby, photography john hora, special effects mike wood, makeup effects rob bottin. Take a minute and post your own comments about this cartoon here.
This, as you may recognize, is a map of the united states, and theres a little town there called. In one of the most memorable episodes of the entire original series, a young boy learns that with great power comes great, evil mischief. While segments of the actual 1948 cartoon classic were utilized in the. Anthony fremont is the antagonist of the short story its a good life, which was adapted in an episode of the television series the twilight zone in 1961. Bill mumy discusses the twilight zone episode its a good life emmytvlegends. The movie features 4 segments from the original black and white tv series updated for the big screen. In the segment called its a good life, a boy lives in a world he has created and holds people there against their will. Yes, there actually was a twilight zone movie, and there are a lot of cool. Johnny real good, from the 12th episode of the first season of johnny bravo which stands more as a parody of the twilight. As such, he conjures up a victorian house based upon one featured in the cartoon mouse wreckers.
With forest whitaker, cloris leachman, liliana mumy, bill mumy. Cartoons in twilight zone movie anime superhero forum. The twilight zone its still a good life tv episode. He has numerous televisions around the house which constantly play cartoons, mostly looney tunes. It is a sequel to the original series episode its a good life. While dantes segment is directly adapted from an existing episode of the same name. The episode was first broadcast on february 19, 2003, on upn. It s a good life is episode 73 of the american television series the twilight zone. Apr 09, 2010 its obviously an abomination compared to the twilight zone, but i kind of like it for the complete camp value of the entire thing. In the it s a good life segment, one of the characters is trapped in cartoon land. Well anyway, keep up the good work and ill keep my fingers crossed for a night gallery overview sometime in the future. Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from rod serling s landmark television series.
Little anthony fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people do as he wishes. The simpsons episode treehouse of horror ii spoofs the original 1961 its a good life with bart taking the role of anthony. Its a good life is also very humorous, and when the characters say everything is good, its hard not to at least crack a smile. This is a reference to the 1961 episode of the twilight zone entitled it s a good life. The 10 best twilight zone episodes by michael starr. This parable of life and death, decided in a seedy pool room city unknown, features two actors with terrific chops and even better. Ethel, the girl hunted down by cartoon monsters in its a good life. The best episodes of the twilight zone are the ones that combine mystery with intrigue and ingenuity. The movie is a 1983 film that contains four horrorscifi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from rod serling s landmark television series directed by john landis prologue and time out segment, steven spielberg kick the can segment, joe dante its a good life segment, and george miller nightmare at 20,000. And this collaboration brought him together with dante and the two worked on many movies afterward including gremlins. But put that aside for a moment and focus on the third segment of the film, its a good life. Its still a good life is the thirtyfirst episode of the science fiction television series 2002 revival of the twilight zone. Twilight zone the movie 1983 starring kathleen quinlan.
Its a good life features the most horrifying creature you. A hilariously horrifying segment for director joe dantes contribution to the 1983 film twilight zone. On a given morning not too long ago, the rest of the world disappeared and peaksville was left all alone. It is based on the 1953 short story its a good life by jerome bixby and is considered by some, such as time and tv guide, to be one of the best episodes of the series. The twilight zone a song parody tribute by luke ski. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Feb 28, 2019 dan don keefer reaches his breaking point inside the isolated midwestern town where sixyearold anthony fremont bill mumy controls everything including dan s grotesque fate. The movie centers around a misunderstood and rather disturbed young boy named anthony who can create things with his mind. Ethel gets eaten nancy cartwright and the twilight zone movie. The twilight zone movie was just a remake of old tz episodes. An anthology is probably the only way to do it, but it still never really justifies its existence. The gremlin in the twilight zone movie is fucking amazing, but holds no candle to the gremlins from joe dantes movie the gremlins are my favorite movie monsters, the only monster that even comes close to my love of the gremlins is.
In the segment called its a good life, a boy lives in a world he has created and holds people there. The twilight zone its still a good life tv episode 2003. Nightmare at 20,000 feet is a bit more frightening, as the gremlin sort of resembles the cryptkeeper from tales from the crypt as john valentine s eyes bug out. And speaking of gremlins if you listen carefully, the theme for the. Im not sure but, the movie had a feel of just throw money into it and itll be good quality. The movie 1983 kathleen quinlan and jeremy licht in twilight zone. He is a threeyearold sixyearold in the tv adaptation child with unlimited powers, which he uses to dictate. The one you are talking about was a remake of a great tz episode titled, it s a good life. He is most famous for the its a good life 1953, also made into a twilight zone episode and included in twilight zone. Possessed child 2 minute twilight zone its a good life duration. Its still a good life is the sequel to the original series episode its a good life. Given her eventual role on the simpsons, its weirdly appropriate how the twilight zone movie had nancy cartwright playing a character eaten by cartoons.
Television series with references to the twilight zone the. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the united states, and theres a little town there called peaksville. The following is a list of tv series which have featured homages, parodies or references to the twilight zone. This is a reference to the 1961 episode of the twilight zone entitled its a good life. The one you are talking about was a remake of a great tz episode titled, its a good life. Nightmare at 20,000 feet is a bit more frightening, as the gremlin sort of resembles the cryptkeeper from tales from the crypt as john valentines eyes bug out. The movie is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider.
This clip is a tribute to our late pal warren hamilton, jr, who cut the fx. The film stars vic morrow, scatman crothers, kathleen quinlan, and john lithgow, with dan aykroyd and albert brooks in the prologue segment. And just to hammer it home, the second treehouse of horror episode would spoof this story, with bart as the allpowerful boy. Corry and alicia develop a relationship that predates the movie her by several. Jun 24, 2003 the twilight zone movie was just a remake of old tz episodes. Ethel gets eaten nancy cartwright and the twilight zone. The science fiction writers of america named its a good life one of the twenty finest science fiction stories ever written. Jan 20, 20 now, of course, when youre talking about this movie, its hard not to think about it being the hollywood production that killed jennifer jason leighs dad and two child actors in a horrific helicopter accident.
Despite hollywoods biggest directors involved, twilight zone. Its a story about the value of life, making the most of the time we have, and that once around, for most, is enough or it should be. Very detailed study of one of the most intricately crafted pieces of film making ive ever seen. He gets to have some fun with the cartoon mayhem in its a good life. Its all about a 7 year old boy played by bill mumby who would later joined the cast of lost in space with incrediable powers who basically terrorizes the people in the town. Its still a good life, the 31st episode of the twilight zone 2002 tv series which acts as a sequel to the episode in the 1959 tv series, with bill mumy and cloris leachman reprising roles from the original episode. Feb 20, 2018 rich and paul are dumbfounded by joe dante s contribution to the twilight show, fearing that someone slipped rat poison into their shirley temples. The movie, none are as synonymous with extensive film and tv references as joe dante, who directs third story its a good life. In the its a good life segment, one of the characters is trapped in cartoon land. Oct 07, 2012 the gremlin in the twilight zone movie is fucking amazing, but holds no candle to the gremlins from joe dantes movie the gremlins are my favorite movie monsters, the only monster that even comes close to my love of the gremlins is godzilla himself the predatoralien are pretty fucking amazing too though but godzilla is the fucking king.
In a 1974 interview with marvel comics, rod serling said im on my third draft of a feature film based on jerome bixbys short story, its a good life. Its a good life is the 73th episode of the the twilight zone. Its a good life is one of those famous twilight zone episodes, one of those episodes where its hard to find much to say that hasnt already been said. The twilight zone s3 e73 its a good life recap tv tropes. I dont think twilight zone is a property that really makes any sense as a movie, because it is one so tied to science fictions roots in the short story. Jerry goldsmiths usual efficient score and some good special effects work help to make twilight zone. The movie 1983 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Its rare for a twilight zone episode to be let down by a guest casting choice, especially in an episode with lee marvin, but damned if it doesnt happen here. For what it is the movie version isnt bad but with a bit more care could have been so much better. The movie is a 1983 american science fiction horror anthology film produced by steven spielberg and john landis as a cinematic interpretation of the 195964 tv series created by rod serling.
Its a good life is one of the most frightening not really scary, but pretty scary. He is referred to as a monster in the episode s introduction, highlighting the contrast between. In 1974, creator rod serling finished a screenplay for a feature film version of this episode, but. A highly anticipated release for fantasy fans in the summer of 1983, twilight zone. Its still a good life 2003 holds the record 41 years and three months for the longest interval between a television episode and its sequel. She describes this as the cartoon hell sequence, adding that beautiful cels were painted for it. Things like the idea of being wished out into the cornfield or the creepy child who holds immense power have been so thoroughly digested by our popular culture that its hard to. He is a threeyearold sixyearold in the tv adaptation child with unlimited powers, which he uses to dictate his law to his entire town. Anthony transports his sister ethel into a cartoon world where she is eaten by a.1154 147 289 700 275 22 1055 1117 486 487 1051 1043 209 412 86 203 715 197 1522 1353 803 1506 1050 1198 1374 1182 464 1215 88 705 1273 573 599 1084 836 1398 1425 438 506 153 531