Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Saturday TV: Gregg Toland’s Eye, Mick on ‘SNL’

The luxurious black and white cinematography of Gregg Toland is featured tonight on Turner Classic Movies, starting with the movie that won him an Oscar, the 1939 “Wuthering Heights” (TCM, 8 p.m.), pictured right. It’s followed by 1940’s “The Long Voyage Home” (TCM, 10 p.m.), Jane Russell in Howard Hughes’ 1943 “The Outlaw” (midnight), John […]

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Friday TV: Shakespearian Opera, ‘Supernatural’ Finale

The great thing about the Met Live in HD series, that brings live broadcasts of opera to 1,700 theaters around the world, is that the performances usually end up on TV a few months later. That’s the case with “The Enchanted Island” a world premiere opera tonight on “Great Performances at the Met” (PBS, 9 […]

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Donna Summer, 1948-2012

There were a lot of disco divas back in the day, but only one disco queen. But more than that, Donna Summer, who died Thursday at age 63, was an artist. Her electronic experiments with Georgio Moroder were nothing less than art rock – but that rare kind that also sold a lot, and helped […]

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