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What to watch today on TV? Monday, January 10, 2022

14.35 / TCM

'Death among the flowers'

Miller's Crossing. USA, 1990 (110 minutes). Director: Joel Coen. Performers: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro.

The first film by the Coen brothers in the nineties blew up the gangster genre, borrowing the plot patterns of the mythical Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett. Muerte entre las flores is a virtuous and passionate work that plays two decks and subverts the codes of film noir by while paying homage to them. Among its main weapons are an immaculate script with cutting dialogues and forceful sentences and a wild staging, the work of a camera that explores all possible frames and movements to blow up the betrayals in which two mafia gangs are involved.

16.35 / Hollywood

‘Topaz’

USA, 1969 (120 minutes). Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Performers: Frederick Stafford, John Forsythe, Philippe Noiret

Topaz is another of Hitchcock's films that has often been dismissed as “minor”. It should only be noted that it also happened with works such as The man who knew too much, Strangers on a train and False culprit. Therefore, it is convenient to focus and pay attention to his captivating images, which adapt a best seller by Leon Uris to create an absorbing espionage plot at the expense of hidden Soviet missile bases in Cuba. After Topaz, Hitchcock would only shoot two more films, Frenzy y The plot, progressively more disillusioned and bitter: two peaks of the cinema of the seventies.

19.50 / The 2nd

A journey through knowledge, in 'This is philosophy'

Directed by Oriol Jara and presented by Álvaro Carmona, the new program This is philosophy proposes a journey that investigates the eternal questions of the human being. An approach to philosophy for all audiences through innovative points of view: What do Kant and video games have in common? How can the movie Matrix help understand Descartes? The first episode will focus on the philosophy of Plato, whose idealistic philosophy, at the service of knowledge and truth, has survived until today. The program will go through some of its key concepts as if it were in its famous Academy, with the help of the British philosopher Simon Blackburn and the mathematician Bartolo Luque.

20.00 / Antenna 3

'Copa de Maestros', in 'Pasapalabra'

The contest hosted by Roberto Leal begins a series of special installments in which eight winners of the program's jackpot will compete against each other to reach a grand final with a prize of 50,000 euros. Each of these special programs of Pasapalabra will be dedicated to a topic that will review the last 20 years, such as music, television or cinema.

22.00 / La 2

'Deep roots'

Shane. USA, 1953 (113 minutes). Director: George Stevens: Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Jack Palance.

Few westerns have enthroned the myth of the genre like Deep Roots, which makes the character of the gunslinger with a murky past an emblem whose revolver is always at the service of the weakest. An unquestionable example of classic cinema that combines the luminosity of the open spaces with the chiaroscuro of the interiors until it explodes in the legendary final sequence, the duel between Shane and the villain Jack Wilson, the outlaw with the black gloves.

22.10 / The 1

The older ones cook in 'MasterChef'

The second edition of MasterChef Abuelos offers an opportunity to aspiring veterans who want to become chefs. In addition to an emotional stop in Benidorm, in this installment the contestants will receive the visit of guests such as Carmina Barrios, Juanma Castaño and the winner and finalist of the first edition of the program, Guadalupe Fiñana and Aurelia Matallán.

22.30 / DMAX

The secrets of the pyramids

The documentary series Secrets of the pyramids revives the great builders of Egypt to go through a century of buildings that ranges from the first true pyramid built by Djoser to the third and last pyramid at Giza. Thanks to the latest research, it is possible to know the stories of the people who participated in those historical works that shaped one of the great civilizations of history 4,500 years ago.

22.30 / Atreseries

New appointment with the 'Rizzoli & Isles' cases

A new episode of the series starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander arrives. Rizzoli & Isles combines drama and comedy and focuses on the adventures experienced by detective Rizzoli and her partner, the Isles forensic doctor, two women who share neither character, nor style, nor methods, but who together form the perfect tandem to solve any case.

22.45 / Four

'Planeta Calleja', with Pablo Alborán

Jesús Calleja returns to Cuatro with new trips to exotic destinations. Tonight, Planeta Calleja takes singer Pablo Alborán to Uganda. The adventure begins on the shores of Lake Victoria, where you will meet the members of the Ndote Cultural Troupe, a group that recovers the musical tradition of their ancestors and makes their own instruments. Later, the trip will arrive at the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a walking safari, and continue with a navigation through the Kazinga Channel, the place with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. Next, the destination will be the Kibale National Park, the best place in the world to observe chimpanzees in the wild.

22.55 / HISTORY

Large prison escapes

The documentary series Historical Leaks with Morgan Freeman, produced and presented by the actor, delves into the processes that gave led to some great breakouts from the world's most notorious prisons. Alcatraz, Dannemora or Elmira are some of the most famous cases of almost impossible escapes and the stories behind them have reached the level of legend.

0.15 / Neox

'Tiger and dragon'

Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon. Taiwan-China, 2000 (120 minutes). Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang.

Ang Lee struck down the box office by combining fantasy, adventure and romantic drama. Tiger and Dragon starts out as an action movie, centered around a turbulent conflict between warriors, but soon becomes a double love story, unleashed, tragic, captivating. The stylized choreographies of the fights of Tiger and dragon, in which the combatants run up the wall and hold each other in the leaves of a tree, they intersect with some of the most beautiful images of recent years, sequences that flow with sensual cadence, with unprecedented delicacy.

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