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What to see today on TV? Tuesday, December 21, 2021

12.40 / The 2

'The Alamo'

EE UU, 1960 (148 minutos). Director: John Wayne. Intérpretes: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey.

The first of the two works that John Wayne shot as a director reconstructs the siege of the Alamo fort by Mexican troops and its heroic defense by Texans. The cast, stellar, helps his thing. Bad tongues say that John Ford collaborated a little behind the camera. Be that as it may, it is a magnificent western underpinned by an excellent character portrait and wrapped in a narrative power that makes its bulky footage flow with conviction

15.00 / Movistar Drama

'The wind that shakes the barley'

The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Reino Unido, 2006 (120 minutos). Director: Ken Loach. Intérpretes: Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Pádraic Delaney.

The great Ken Loach travels to Ireland in 1920 to take a heartfelt look at a group of characters that make the banner of the revolutionary struggle against the English. The wind that shakes the barley, a beautiful title taken from a popular song, depicts the struggle for Irish independence, although, mediated its footage, it takes a step forward: its protagonist will face the loss of his dreams in the face of the fratricidal struggle that arises between those who accept independence, although under the leadership of state of the King of England, and those who bet to continue with the armed struggle until total independence. The film's knot explodes at the question posed to an IRA militiaman: “How does it feel to kill an Irishman?” The transparent images of the film, in which the sequences flow with the appearance of simplicity, reveal like few others the essence of Ken Loach's cinema.

16.30 / TCM

‘Lawrence de Arabia’

Lawrence of Arabia. EE UU, 1962 (210 minutos). Director: David Lean. Intérpretes: Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness.

There are movies that stop being so to become icons. David Lean knows something about it: he is the author of The Bridge on the River Kwai and Doctor Zhivago. And also from this portrait of the controversial personality of the one who managed to unite all the Bedouin tribes in the fight against the Ottoman Empire, the British writer and military man TS Lawrence. Lean achieves the most complicated: unite epic breath, unleashed lyricism and plastic beauty. But there is more, because Lawrence of Arabia is also a combination of political reflection, song of adventure, vital exaltation and existential torment. It is, of course, a David Lean movie.

19.55 / La 2

'Page 2 ′ celebrates its 15th anniversary

The literary space of La 2 celebrates the 15th anniversary of its first broadcast, and for this it combines editorial news with the memory of some historical moments of the program. In addition, he will interview the filmmaker and writer David Trueba, who will talk about his latest book, Dear children. By On the other hand, it will announce the names of all those writers that the program has tried to interview, but has not succeeded; this way it will be known why Stephen King, JK Rowling and Haruki Murakami, among others, are so inaccessible.

22.00 / Movistar Classics

‘West Side Story’

USA, 1961 (150 minutes). Directors: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Performers: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno.

Now that Spielberg has shot this classic again, with a more than debatable movie, it is convenient to return to the original. Beyond its status as an icon, West Side Story still beats as vibrant as it is explosive thanks to the work of the choreographer Jerome Robbins, who squeezes his actors and dancers on the asphalt of the streets. The Jets and Sharks hate each other while Maria and Tony discover their love. And that is what still moves in this masterpiece: the cadence with which the romantic sequences move and the explosions of rage and vitality that erupt in the urban dances and in the memorable songs of Bernstein and Sondheim.

22.00 / La 2

'Orbit Laika' looks at the family tree

Under the title From you backwards, the space dedicated to science Orbit Laika approaches the universe of family trees. Through demonstrations of biology, genetics, neuroscience, palaeoanthropology and climatology, the program moves back geological eras and shows the journey that the human species took and explains what drove each one of those trips to, in the end, find the great family of hominids that, one day, decided to come down from the tree. For this, it will have the neuroscientist Xurxo Mariño, the biologist Ricardo Moure, the genetic expert Helena González and the meteorologist José Miguel Viñas. In addition, as a guest, the paleoanthropologist and director of CENIEH María Martinón.

22.30 / DMAX

A world of architectural landmarks

The documentary series Abandoned Engineering covers some of the greatest architectural milestones that have marked a before and after in the society. A team of experts investigates the ten main steel and iron structures abandoned during history, which were left unfinished midway during their construction. Tonight, the show investigates mysterious state-of-the-art bunkers built to hide and protect a nuclear secret.

22.45 / Antenna 3

More problems for the characters of 'Innocents'

The Turkish series Innocents remains determined to involve its characters in conflict. In this episode, Han is shown determined to send Naci away. However, this move will have serious consequences. Meanwhile, Gülben is still under the influence of his good meeting with Esat and is lost in dreams after his new surprise. For her part, Neriman makes a move that is not expected of her while supporting Ege, who blames herself for her father's death.

22.50 / Four

A new medical appointment with the series 'The Good Doctor'

Tonight's chapter of the fourth season of the series The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore, proposes new medical and vital incidents for its characters. The series focuses on Shaun Murphy, a young resident surgeon who suffers from autism and Savant syndrome, also known as the “wise man syndrome.” In this episode, Drs Murphy and Andrews determine which of their patients have Covid-19. As they both attend to the evolution of the virus, Shaun's concern for Lea's health is heightened. On the other hand, in the Covid-19 wing of the hospital, Dr. Morgan Reznick gets closer to Nurse Petringa, who shares with her some knowledge of her 40 years of profession.

23.50 / La 2

'Documentos TV' analyzes the figure of Gorbachev

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR, Documentos TV recalls the figure of its last president , Mikhail Gorbachev. Sick and isolated at his home on the outskirts of Moscow, the former Soviet leader talks about his political leadership and personal life in the documentary Gorbachev, the man who changed the world . A work that analyzes how in six years he changed his country and, with glásnost and perestroika, reorganized and modernized the USSR politically and economically and brought his people closer together to freedom.

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