DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Mar
23
 
 
Speaking of Grey Gardens, tonight TCM presents a special lineup in tribute to the late Albert Maysles, who, with his brother David, made a series of pioneering documentaries – three of which are shown tonight. The evening begins with 1976’s Grey Gardens, their chillingly bizarre, intimate and unforgettable portrait of the mother and daughter, relatives of Jackie Kennedy, who later were reimagined in a docudrama, played by Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
23
 
 

UPDATE: Fresh Air opening-night review link included inside...The latest new entry in TV’s late-night landscape arrives tonight – and like his The Late Late Show predecessor on CBS, he arrives straight from the U.K., with his own ideas about how to host…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
9
 
 

The excellent 2012 French series Les Revenants, imported by Sundance Channel and translated as The Returned, now returns as an American remake – with much of the subtlety tossed away from the very start…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
1
 
 

Battle Creek, the new CBS cop series from Vince Gilligan and David Shore, isn’t like any of the network’s other crime shows. It’s lighter… and better…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now avaialble on Amazon.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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The Letters of 'Victoria'
By David Hinckley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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