FROM THE HISTORY OF CROATIAN CINEMA
From the history of Croatian Television (1. part)
Screen on Screen, Openly on Thursdays and other cultural-artistic programs 1964-1965.
The text is an overview of cultural-art program of the Zagreb television in the season 1964-1965. Besides three on-going cultural programs (Screen on Screen, Panorama and Portraits and Encounters), television featured three new shows (Studio 13, Openly on Thursdays, Word and Time), and all three won pretty good reviews. Art and culture segment of the Croatian television in 1965 also became organizationally independent (previously it was part of informative-political program). The author goes on to describe each show in particular, pointing out that Screen over Screen dealt with filmic events, Panorama treated current cultural and art happenings, while Portraits and Encounters were actually thematic shows dedicated to portraying prominent artists. Openly on Thursdays polemically dealt with current events from cultural life, Studio 13 was a bit more easygoing and therefore part of summer time program scheme, whereas Word and Time was dedicated to lyric poetry, reading verses (in 1965, the title of the show was changed to Lyrics). Also, in 1965, total running time of culture-art programs was increased, primarily owing to the serial Openly on Thursdays, and in addition, television restarted screening The Cultural Panel. Openly on Thursdays and Screen over Screen had particularly good ratings, while newspaper critics paid much attention to all of the above mentioned shows, which the author substantiates by a series of citations from the press. The text continues in the next issue...