Friday, May 20, 2011

The Twilight Zone -Time Enough at Last

In my opinion, any self-respecting book lover has seen the Twilight Zone episode with Burgess Meredith playing Mr. Henry Bemis, a bank teller so obsessed with reading that his nose is in a book throughout the day. (If you haven't seen this episode, go to Netflix at watch it NOW!) This obviously does not go over well with his boss, whose irate customers are short-changed by a distracted Mr. Bemis rambling on about David Copperfield. Mr. Bemis explains that he must read at work because his cruel and insane wife (my words, not his) won't let him read at all at home. (We hate her!)

One day, he locks himself in the bank vault so he can read in peace. He emerges to a world destroyed by a hydrogen bomb, and finds himself all alone. (Exactly who set this bomb off and why is of absolutely no consequence; just go with it.) After hours and hours of wandering among ruins, he stumbles upon the public library. The ending is one you must see for yourself, so I won't spoil it for you.

I can tell you that it's an ending that only happens... in  The Twilight Zone  (cue eerie music).

Love and (a book) light,


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  1. This is one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes and I cringe whenever I see what his wife has done to his poetry book.

  2. Love it! I'm off to Netflix to watch it now.

  3. This sounds very interesting. I haven't seen Twilight Zone in a long time and don't remember this episode.


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