• For Want of a Better Estimate, Let’s Call It the Year 2000: The Twilight Zone and the Aural Conception of a Dystopian Future

    Author(s):
    Reba Wissner (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    American Musicological Society, Music and Sound, Speculative and Science Fiction
    Subject(s):
    Music, Science fiction films, Television, Television studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62C0J
    Abstract:
    This paper examines the aural conceptions of futuristic dystopias in episodes of The Twilight Zone, focusing on one specific episode, season five’s “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You.” I examine how the music director of CBS conceived of the future, aurally representing these episodes as having an affinity with the premise of Brave New World by reusing its radio score by Bernard Herrmann. As a result, I will explore the use of the radio score in the episode and the ways in which dystopian futures were aurally represented in the series.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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