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October 16, 1987 - Image 88

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-10-16

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FRIDAY, OCT 16, 1987

Coal Miners' Epic Is
Tale Of People In Crisis

MORT ZIEVE

Special to The Jewish News

F

ilrns with the intensity
and power of Matewan
(Rated: PG-13) don't
come along very often. That's
why, when one like this does,
you want to be sure and see
it. I'll tell you now, it will top
my Ten Best list for 1987.
John Sayles, who wrote and
directed this epic, has done a
masterful job. Using largely
unknown actors, he has
created a series of enormous-
ly believable, haunting
images.
This is the story of the
struggle of the cruelly ex-
ploited coal miners of West
Virginia in the 1920s to form
a union to protect themselves
from the ruthless mine
owners.
There is a big, varied
gallery of very real, very ap-
pealing characters. Foremost
is the sensitive, thoughtful
union organizer, carefully
picking his way through the
minefield of conflicting emo-
tions. This role is beautifully
played with restraint and in-
sight by Christ Cooper.
But as good as Cooper is, he
is upstaged by an absolutely
shattering performance by
Will Oldman, as the 15-year-
old boy. Living in a hothouse
of circumstance, the boy has
been forced into an early ac-
tive role in the struggle. He is
a miner, a preacher, a
dedicated union fighter.
It is a marvelous performance
and sure to be the start of an
important career for this ex-
ceptionally talented young
actor.
James Earl Jones is the on-
ly name actor in Matewan
and he is immensely moving
in his portrayal of "Few
Clothes," brought in as a scab
but quickly seeing the need
for the union.
There are so many
touching, terrifying scenes in
Matewan that I couldn't
catalogue them all. But I
don't think I will ever forget
the horror of the boys raiding
the coal mine and getting
caught, or the final show-
down between the miners and
the company thugs.
Don't let anything stop you
from seeing Matewan. I'm
talking about some of the
reviewers niggling comments
about the film. Yes, of course,
there are small quibbles
about how some of the com-
pany thugs might be played
too broadly, and maybe a lit-
tle heavy hand has been laid
on a scene here and there. But

these are minor issues.
Overall, the film is simply
marvelous. It has depth,
meaning and packs a tremen-
dous wallop.
There are basically two
kinds of movies: the slick,
trashy melodramas that
titillate your emotions
without causing a flicker in
your brain, and the in-
telligent movies about real
people and real life that move
you emotionally and
stimulate your thought pro-
cesses at the same time.
If you need something of
substance to balance your
movie diet, Matewan is it. It's
the passionate story of people
in crisis and how they res-
pond. You should respond by
going to see it.

I NEWS

I

Peres Enlists
U.S. Rock Stars

When Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres was in
the U.S. recently, he met with
200 representatives of Holly-
wood's music industry in Los
Angeles to enlist top Ameri-
can rock stars for Israel's big-
gest outdoor concert. The free
concert, planned for the
Dimona area in the Negev
next May in honor of Israel's
40th anniversary, is expected
to draw about 100,000 fans.
The meeting at the Bever-
ly Hills Hotel included
representatives of such stars
as Madonna, Michael Jack-
son, Tina Turner, Lionel Rit-
chie, Stevie Wonder and the
rock group Heart.
A surprise guest at the
meeting was Gary Hart, the
fallen ex-candidate for the
Democratic nomination for
the presidency.
Displaying an unusual flair
for humor, Peres described the
nature of Israel's national
unity government. "The
earliest example of such a
coalition was Adam and Eve,"
he said with a straight face.
"When they realized that
they were the only man and
woman around, and had no
other option, they formed a
national unity government
and called it paradise.
Paradise lasted until the first
snake arrived."
As Peres left, a member of
the audience, which was pre-
dominantly Jewish, called out
to him, "As long as Sylvester
Stallone is in Israel [where he
is filming a sequel to 'Ram-
bo'', your country has nothing
to fear."

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