Still Life (The Twilight Zone)
|The Twilight Zone episode|
Scene from Still Life
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Peter Medak|
|Written by||Gerrit Graham
|Original air date||January 3, 1986|
"Still Life" is the first segment of the fourteenth episode from the first season (1985–86) of the television series The Twilight Zone. It was John Carradine's final television appearance before his death in 1988.
A professional photographer, Daniel, brings home an antique trunk for his wife. He discovers a false bottom in the trunk that conceals a Kodak Brownie 100 camera. Upon developing the photos, he discovers that they are of a 1913 National Geographic expedition to the Amazon. He decides to donate the photos to the local university. At the university, he meets Professor Stottel who was on the expedition. He tells Daniel that there could be no photos because the Kurucai Indian tribe they met in the Amazon felt that making any image of them was stealing their souls.
The Kurucai had smashed the camera and stalked the expedition along with abducting the photographer. Professor Stottel looks at the pictures and confirms they are genuine. However, the Kurucai who should be in the photos are missing. Daniel returns home to find the missing Kurucai inside his home. When the Indians attack them, Daniel and his wife use their cameras to recapture the Kurucai on film.
|“||Ancient maps included unknown lands labeled "terra incognita," and warnings like, "here, there be tigers." Modern maps of an enlightened world show no such disclaimers. Perhaps they should. Perhaps even today, there are realms which cannot be charted anywhere...outside the Twilight Zone.||”|