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April 09, 1971 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-09

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wish image and Historic Lessons on Screen

By HERBERT G. LUFT

selgasteig near Munich, where re- I possible misconceptions of our
hearsals for the multi-million dol- hero's feelings towards the Hitler
el Grey, son of bandleader lar motion picture version, pro- movement eliminated.
Mickey Katz, will repeat duced by Cy Feuer and Ernest
The character Brian Roberts,
ie screen the character of the Martin, began in early March. who is actually Isherwood himself
Though
Grey
portrays
a
specific
mic-sadistic master of cere-
(portrayed by British thespian
s of "Cabaret" created by German type, there are a number Michael York), no longer sees the
for the stage musical. He was of Jewish characters in the tragi- decaying city of Berlin on the eve
irst person we met during a comic o per e t t a backgrounded of the takeover with the imperson-
the Bavaria Studios in Gei- against the rise of Hitler in the city al eye of a camera. He no longer
of Berlin.
is the passive observer, but an
The film version, written by active combatant raising his voice
Jay Presson Allen and Hugh against impending barbarism and
Wheeler, has thrown out all the knocking the grotesque autumn
shmaltz and gemuetlichkeit that affair between the Germanic house-
somehow had sneaked into the wife, Fraulein Schneider, and her
musical stage production. Altoge- subservient Jewish lodger, Schultz,
ther omitted is the completely un- a delicately sketched love yarn is
realistic Herr Schultz, an elderly interwoven into the main theme of
Jew, and his so-called mieslichkeit, the story as a pleasant antithesis
a detestable cartoon we singled out to the weltschmerz of the principal
in an earlier JTA column. Much of participants.
the original frame of Christopher
The sideline vignette between
Isherwood's "Berlin Stories," from
a Jewish department store heir-
AND
which the John Van Druten dra-
ess, Natalia Landauer, and young
matization was drawn, has been
Fritz Wendel, a non-Aryan who
restored, (but 'minus the undercur-
at first "is too much of a coward
Proyote
. Visit
rent of anti-Semitism displayed by
Banquet
to be a Jew," is developed with-
11 Our
Foci lilies
the author of the diaries), now
Famous
I ron „
out sentimentality, though it
ostte
sharpened
and
strengthened
as
a
25 to 400
.pcgu
ends with an Orthodox marriage
definite expose of Nazism with all
in a basement synagogue while
r r
fZ ic7c
Weddings
Bar
the terror rages in the streets of
Anthony J Nest,. Meetings
Genera; manager
t 1( .
Berlin above.
Another major character has
been added to the film, a German
One of America's Great Organists
aristocrat to be portrayed by Hel-
TUESDAY TH•U SATURDAY
mut Greim, who gave such a
No Cover — No Minimum
frighteningly perverse perform-
OPEN
• LUNCHEON DAILY
EASTER SUNDAY
ance in Visconti's "The Damned."
12 P.M. to 8 P.M.
• COMPLETE DINNERS
In "Cabaret,'' he is raping both
Reset..ohor, s Accepted
• CHOICE COCKTAILS
the slightly homosexual English
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singer Sally Bowles, now being
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the hit musical the world over but
also to play a full scale of emo-
tions—the pretentions, hopes, love
and devotion of a tragically en-
tangled soul who is lost in the
whirlpool of time. Sally
though unstable in her emotions,
is delightfully pure and fresh,
constantly shifting and changing
her pretentious little white lies.
:44.•:-.14hofe Cooked
Early in 1932, some of the Ger-
• Complete Line of
k)iets
Sandwiches to Carry Out
mans who still were not brain-
washed were wondering whether
the philosophy of the Third Reich
Open . Daily 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Closed Sunday
actually made sense. A none-too-
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bright• woman in "Cabaret" wond-
Corner Winder, Eastern Market
ers, "If all the Jews are bankers,
how 'can all of them also be com-
munists?" This kind of "subver-
sive idea"- was soon to be drowned
in blood.-
'Perhaps by sheer accident and
not design, the happenings of
FRI. ONLY
WED. ONLY
"Cabaret" — its cheap surface
gaiety. with bull-necked bourgeois
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Incl. Cole
on the loose and thinly-veiled pros-
49
0 Incl. Salad $
Sla, Roll
$
titutes walking the heat are being
- Roll and
& Butte,
Butter
III Per Person
Per Person
filmed near Mulii,:h, cradle of the
SOUTHFIELD LOCATION ONLY !
Nazi movemei. 'Nhen the curtain
goes down at the finish of "Ca-
FINE FOODS
OPEN
baret," the apocalypse of death is
24
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still at the doorsteps, and with it
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the nightmare of Dachau, the very
first concentration camp, only 20
miles from the Bavarian capital.
Thus the chatter and the clinking
of champagne glasses in the night-
club are mixed with the outcry
of suffering humanity. Whether
we are in Berlin, the locale of the
story, or in Munich-Geiselgasteig,
'NICHOLS. (3 blks. W. of Woodward)
861-2726
where the drama is being staged
SWINGS NIGHTLY 9 to 2 a.m.
for the screen, "Cabaret" signifies
to the Fabulous Sounds of the
the end of the weakened Republic
of Weimar and the beginning of
For Your Dancing & Listening Pleasure
barbarism in Germany.

Copyright 1971, JTA Inc.)

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Friday, April 9, 1971-53

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