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THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION
November 4, 2012  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment
 
This Criterion Collection presents the best-possible restored versions of eight classic live televised dramas from TV’s Golden Age. This cream-of-the-crop compendium includes two of the absolute best, Paddy Chayefsky’s Marty from 1953 and Rod Serling’s Patterns from 1955 — a drama so prescient (it’s about corporate ruthlessness and the various victims and predators of big business), it could be revived today without changing a word. Also included are Serling’s Requiem for a Heavyweight and The Comedian, JP Miller’s Days of Wine and Roses, and live presentations of No Time for Sergeants, A Wind from the South, and Paul Newman in Bang the Drum Slowly. All at a ridiculously low price for such invaluable TV history. –DB
 
 
 
 
 
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Mac
This was my Criterion selection from Barnes & Noble this year.Just spooled through Requiem after the local PBS station was showing Rocky.Rocky is a fairy tale-Requiem is for real.Issues are relevant today:What have I done?What price did I pay for it? What next?Palance and the Wynns rarely got to play roles with such depth.Thanks,David,for prodding me towards this set.
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