'Patterns' (12/23/64), preceded by 'Look Here' (3/16/58)
Friday, August 3, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Rod Serling: Other Dimensions
See below for additional information.
$9 General Admission.
Free admission on 8/26, 9/8
'Patterns' (1956): Newly hired to a corporate position, Fred Staples (Van Heflin) is horrified to find he’s part of his boss’s plot to sideline and destroy an honorable but ineffectual co-worker. Weighing decency and ambition, Fred tries to walk a humane line, but learns some surprising lessons about being part of a machine. Among the most gripping and incisive workplace dramas, the film puts Serling’s characteristically verbal dramaturgy on brilliant display.
'Look Here' (NBC, 3/16/58): In this special television interview, journalist Martin Agronsky captures Serling in the back yard of his luxurious Pacific Palisades home where he candidly reflects on the limitations faced by a television writer and the compromises of working in the Hollywood system.
IN PERSON: Matthew Weiner, creator of "Mad Men"