Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Twilight Zone "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (1963)
“click on the image for bigger Gremlin ;)
Hello Pulp friends :)
The Twilight Zone is back! And William Shatner is back too!!
This time he is dealing with what I think is the fattest gremlin I have ever seen. I had some hard time to make this guy look scary, even if I would be indeed helluva scared like Shatner if I was sitting in the airplane and this guy is messing with one of the engines ;)
1) I like that the overhead lugguge compartments are open (a shelf, practically): airplanes must have been really smooth at that time. :D
2) I like that the signal says to not smoke during take off and landing, instead of the modern "do not use electronic devices during take-off and landing": times have really changed ;)
3) Finally, I like that if you need a gun to shoot a gremlin, the guy behind you just happens to have one on his belt (while taking a nap ;))
Written by Richard Matheson and directed by Richard Donner.
Let's see if I manage to do 50 tributes to The Twilight Zone in the weeks/months ahead: that would be a nice way to celebrate the 50th year anniversary :)
All images © 2009 Francesco Francavilla