The Carousel: A Film About the Rod Serling CarouselJanuary 9th, 2014
Jonathan Napolitano is a documentary filmmaker who is creating a documentary about the recent restoration of the George F. Johnson Recreation Park carousel in Binghamton, New York, which was originally built in 1925. Binghamton is the childhood home of famed creator The Twilight Zone television series. As part of the restoration, many of the panels on the crown above the carousel horses are being done with scenes from some of The Twilight Zone‘s most prominent episodes, by painter Cortlandt Hull. The trailer for the film is available and it looks quite interesting.
Napolitano has just lauched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to complete the full-length documentary. A pledge of just $25 will get you a DVD copy of the final film and $100 will get you two autographed copies (signed by Jonathan Napolitano and Cortlandt Hull) along with a “thanks” in the credits and an autographed 11″ x 17″ print of one of Hull’s pieces of art for the carousel. Kick up your pledge to $3,500 or more and you get an invitation to the film’s screening party plus a lot more.
See if you can guess all the episodes based on Hulls paintings below. Our favorite: still Burgess Meredith’s Time Enough At Last.