Saturday Night At The Movies is an institution at TVO. However, since the retirement of host Elwy Yost, it has been adrift.
I remember first seeing Yost (the father of Graham “Speed” Yost) as the host of “Magic Shadows” in the 70s. They also used to present an old-time movie show with a serial such as “Flash Gordon” in with the features. Elwy is affable, friendly, and his affection for movies is contagious.
However for the past couple of years, SNAM hasn’t had a host, and such as last week’s presentation (“The Searchers” and “Unforgiven”) is screening movies already available on DVD with extras and commentary.
They are restricted by the distributors from showing the original prints (generally they screen pan and scan versions), they haven’t done any new interviews, are they doomed? (The fact the province’s premier looks like Paulie Walnuts isn’t a good sign, and his girlfriend runs TVO).Powered by Sidelines