Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Twilight Zone - A Piano In The House (1962)

Wouldn't it be wonderful if a very fine tuned key stroke could bring out the true you? It just goes to show you that the mind of music is never to be underestimated. Because let's face it... A good majority of us in this world put on a front. You can deny it all you want. But most of us human beings conceal ourselves. Maybe we are too conservative. Maybe we don't like to have our personal space invaded. Maybe it's nobody's business. Or just maybe, we are ashamed....

Fitzgerald Fortune.. A sadistic, controlling, and a putrid excuse for a human being, who takes pride in other's pain. He purchases a piano for his "not so talented" wife, Esther, for her birthday. But this piano is not just any piano. It is music with a mission. And that mission is to expose people for who they really are...


But in the end...who is the joke really on? The victim or the perpetrator?  After taking pride in exposing those around him, including his own emotionally abused wife, Fitzgerald's fortune takes a turn for the worst. Now the piano in the house exposes the Devil Himself...


Music has a mind of its own. The piano rolls up a new number dedicated to none other than Fitzgerald Fortune, exposing him at the very same party he humiliated Marge at. The Devil Himself reveals the frightened little boy who admits that he only hurts others because he's afraid of them deep down. He tears others down to make himself feel bigger and better. He admits to envying Marge because he cannot embrace the world the way she does. He admits to Greg, the man who has been in love with Esther, that he wrote negative reviews about his plays, because he himself has no talent. Most of all, he admits to Esther, how her love for him scared him which is why he was so cruel to her. The party leaves The Devil to his own devices..

Never underestimate the mind of music..