Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 4

The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (23 Oct. 1959)
"The Twilight Zone" The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (original title)

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Barbara Jean Trenton is a faded film star who lives in the past by constantly re-watching her old movies instead of moving on with her life, so her associates try to lure her out of her self-imposed isolation.

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The washed up actress Barbara Trenton is a woman stranded in her past, worshiping and watching her movies of twenty-five years ago in her glorious days. Her housemaid Sally is worried with her behavior and she tells to Barbara's friend and agent Danny Weiss that unsuccessfully tries to make Barbara move on with her life, giving a new role in the cinema industry. But Barbara lives in the past and does not accept that she is older now. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Keep an eye on the grand staircase with the imposing banister. It appears in three other shows in the First Season: "The Purple Testament," "Elegy" and "Long Live Walter Jameson." See more »

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Narrator: [Opening Narration] Picture of a woman looking at a picture. Movie great of another time, once-brilliant star in a firmament no longer a part of the sky, eclipsed by the movement of earth and time. Barbara Jean Trenton, whose world is a projection room, whose dreams are made out of celluloid. Barbara Jean Trenton, struck down by hit-and-run years and lying on the unhappy pavement, trying desperately to get the license number of fleeting fame.
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Living in the Past
10 January 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The washed up actress Barbara Trenton (Ida Lupino) is a woman stranded in her past, worshiping and watching her movies of twenty-five years ago in her glorious days. Her housemaid Sally (Alice Frost) is worried with her behavior and she tells to Barbara's friend and agent Danny Weiss (Martin Balsam) that unsuccessfully tries to make Barbara move on with her life, giving a new role in the cinema industry. But Barbara lives in the past and does not accept that she is older now.

"The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" is another engaging episode of "The Twilight Zone" of a woman in a midlife crisis that insists in reviving her successful past. The contradictory messages seem to be that aging is inevitable and you should accept it; and your dream may come true if you insist on it. But the most important is that this is an entertaining episode. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Além da Imaginação - The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" ("Beyond Imagination - The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine")


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