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F L I JIX, £NOVVMBER 17, 1967
'Cool Hand Luke': They Love His Eyes
By BARBARA HOCKMAN
-Gordon? Rosenberg here. I've
got Pearce and Pierson working
on the lines for the Newman reels
that I'm goiig' to direct. Will you
take it? We're gonna be real
tight with spending so you're the
kind of producer we need. The
cast is about sixty people, and it's
all -one small set - a southern or
south - appalachian work farm.
You know, one of those timeless
little country prisons with one
wooden barracks house. They call
it a "house of correction" and
the prisoners do road work. So
we've got this role for Newman
that seems just right for the time
- he's the usual winner-loser
but we don't blow it up real big;
we're leaving the whole story, you
know, in a small world, and even
though Newman's the big guy,
it'll be such a small world that
his man-power will be about iife-
It's Newman and a piece of
prison life with a couple of sym-
bols running through, like the
chief warden's cane, leather
jacket, and reflecting sunglasses.
And, oh yeh, get this, we open
with a full-screen view of the red
"violation" sign inside parking
meters and then we cut to a
medium-closeup of Newman chop-
ping heads off of parking meters
- and then the prison life starts.
Yeh, sure it's. okay to have him
put in jail for doing that; like I
said,.it's a small world we're tak-
No, we won't overdue the vio-
Ience bit. There's got to be a
certain amount of natural cruelty
and meanness to the guards, but
for instance, we've got a guy
crying when the manhunting dog
dies" and* the sincere confession
from another of "I ain't never kilt
no white man," as he totes his'
rifle. And we get a little pictureI
of sociology by seeing Newman'sI
mother visit the farm.,
Well, no, I wouldn't call it real-
ism. I mean, what he does is
mostly. impossible. Eating fifty
hard-boiled eggs in an hour to
win a bet. Wearing a bottle opener;
on a chain around his neck. And;
of course, "running" away three1
times. That's the main theme,
what gets us from the beginning
to the end.
He's still the same guy who
wants no "boss" and no "rules
or regulations," yet doesn't know
what he wants. He's got some
lines about looking for God where
he calls him "Old-Timer." He's
a guy with as much wit as the
audience could want to expect,
and he uses his muscle without
overly twitching it. But listen,
there's a twist - he knows he's
gonna die in that small hole
and he does.
Will the people want him to
die? Of course not, but I think it
comes off okay. It's no real big
tragedy. No wild jazzy music, just
usual background filler and a
couple of prison folk songs.
Will the critics like it? Well, you
know, like I already said, it's a
small job. The lines will all de-
pend on Newman's grins. But it
is Paul ,Newman; and you know
how they love his eyes.
The National Campus
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO- President" which had allegedly
Students at the University of Colo- been deleted.
rado voted overwhelmingly this The first appearance of the re-
week for the legalization of manl-
unaskd for ealation of thI prints in Canada was in the under-
uana, asked for escalation of th e1 graduate newspaper at McGill Uni-
Vietnam war, and rejected by 2 togrdaenwpertMcilU-
1 a motion that the school affiliate versity in Montreal. The adminis-
with the National Student Asso- tration accused the "McGill Daily"
elation (NSA). editors of "publishing obscene!
Over 25 per cent of the student libel."
body turned out for the student TdA
elections and referendum which Those charged: Peter Allmut,
was called the "heaviest vote ever." editor in chief: Pierre Fournier,
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'Riddle' Offers Candid View
By JILL CRABTREE
"Give Me a Riddle," a Peace
Corps film being shown tonight at
Angell Hall at 4:15 p.m., is less a
recruitment film than a counter-
point of attitudes and perceptions.
Filmed in Nigeria by David
Schickele, a returned Corpsman,,
"Give Me a Riddle" judiciously
avoids any trace of "whistle whilef
you work." This theme would be
pretty passe to a college audience
which has definite reservations
about the wisdom of white men
moving in on a black country and
educating the people..
Instead, the film records candid
reactions-favorable and unfavor-
able, from corpsman and village
leaders alike-about the work of
the Peace Corps, and the breaking
up of the old tribal life that is so
much a part of the changing Afri-
I am informed that "some of
the Peace Corps people in Wash-
ington who have never been over-
seas don't like this film very much
because it strikes too close to the
I can see why. What was to me
the most exciting scene in the film
would give any consistent Peace
Corps public relations man at!
least a mild case of heart failure.
The .scene shows a hill-top bull
session between ex-corpsman Ro-
ger Landram, who has returned to3
the village he worked in, and two
young native leaders.
At first the conversation is a
game. The village leaders have
been to Universities in large cities
and returned-as few do- to theirJ
native homes. They'mock the dog-
mas heard at the Universities and
shout at Landram, "Down with
imperialism, industrialism, coloni-
alism and capitalism. White mana
But the shouting takes on a
realistic edge and the young lead-
ers begin to reveal the real objec-
tions they have to white men in
Then, because of the friendship
between the men, the dialogue
again lapses into a joking tone.
One of the young men says to his
friend, "You say to the white man
go home, yet you borrow his cigar-
The answer comes back, "White
man go home, leave your cigarettes
More truth is revealed in this
scene than in any brochure on
"the difficult job the Peace Corps
Those who watch a film for the
precision of technique and the
beauty of scene will find "Give
Me a Riddle" professional, often
inspired. Those who watch a film
for the ideas it presents and the
emotions it invokes will find it
They may well be taken aback.
It is an rare "recruiting" film
which asks its audience to think
twice about joining.
E&a~mcaOw CARPENTER ROAD
OPEN 6:30 P.M.
COLUMBIA PICTURES Preseits
IN A MARTIN MANULIS PRODUCTION
SAVAGE HELL BREAKS LOOSE'
WITH JACK LORD
Over 2,000 voters requested the
legalization of marijuana with re-
strictions as in the case of alcohol.
N~early 1.500 favored preserving the
existing laws while 517 voters de-
manded legalization without any
In a close vote, 1,142 students
asked for escalation of the Viet-
nam war in hopes of negotiations.
Although 1,000 voted for de-esca-
lation in hopes of negotiations, 962
demanded total military victory.
330 favored immediated withdraw-
al with no negotiations.
McGILL UNIVERSITY, Mon-
treal-The reprints of an article'
originally published in Paul Krass-
ner's anti-establishment magazine,
"The Realist," has caused an up-
roar on Canadian college cam-
The article, entitled "The Parts
That Were Left Out of the Ken-
nedy Book," first appeared in the
May, 1967 "Realist" as a satirical
condensation ,of sections of Wil-
liam Machester's "The Death of a
supplement editor: and writer
John Fekete, in whose column the
Last Monday a sit-in was staged
at the university's administration
building protesting the actions of
the administrators; the students
planned to remain until the char-!
ges gainst the members of the
paper were dropped.j
On Thursday, they broke into
the principal's office and the policeI
were called. A staff member ofI
the paper estimated the size of the
crowd at "100-150 policemen and
400-500 students." Three persons
TONIGHT and SATURDAY at
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1421 HILL STREET
DOING SONGS of all shapes and sizes from blues to children's songs,
traditional ballads to topical songs, playing banjo, 6 & 12 string
guitars, harmonica, penny whistle, uke, and kazoo.
On the Monterey Folk Festival (May, 1963)
"Two young men proved to be both natural show-stoppers and serious
performers of rare skill. Bob Dylan . . . Michael Cooney was not even
known to festival officials, but he showed up in Fiday night's hoote-
nanny and went on stage Saturday afternoon to save on otherwise
dull concerts. . . a high point of the entire weekend."-San Francisco
($1.00 Cover includes entertainment and refreshments)
The Student Council, the stu-
dents' own disciplinary body, re-
fused to sentence the "Daily" de-
fendants on the libel charges, but
will act on a charge of "poor
taste." The editor, if he is found!
guilty of this account, will be re-
placed. Allmut and Fournier both
agree that the article should never!
have been published and they'
stand together before the Senate
Disciplinary Committee on this
basis. Fekete has retained a Civil
Liberties Union lawyer to defend
his column and its publication.
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