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PAGE TWO
Film Echoes Kafka Nightmare

THlE1MIlCIGAfNDAILEY

SATURDAY. DECEMBER 4'. IN

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'RETURN FROM ASHES':
Misuse Film's Promise

Hatcher, Hershey
Clash on Protestors

By PAUL SAWYER
At The Cinema Guild
Twenty guests are coming to a,
luxurious dinner party, but in
response to some mysterious com-
pulsion, the servants all leave
before the party begins. Stranger
still is the fact that once the
party is over, none of the guests
wants to leave. After twenty-four
hours of chatting and sleeping, it
becomes apparent that no one has
been able to make himself leave
the drawing room, and the guests
realize that they are trapped, the
victims of a fantastic failure of
will.
The strong ones urge action;
others try to reason it out and
draw up plans; the weak ones
whimper about why nothing is be-
ing done; but no one dares venture
outside of the room. And so they
settle down to face a long ordeal
of starvation, thirst and moral
disintegration.
In this manner, without a single
special effect or external prop,
Luis Bunuel, writer and director
of "The Exterminating Angel,"

turns a casual dinner party into
a Kafkaesque nightmare, a modern
parable that is as simple in situa-
tion as it is multifarious in its
implications.
Indicts Society
Bunuel's parable, with its sev-
eral possible interpretations, in-
dicts modern society (or at least
the djecadent Spanish upper class)
on essentially two counts: it is
vacuous and it is sick. The posi-
tion of civilized man in the film
is at best ambiguous.
Living in the tradition-bound
and organization-oriented society
that he does, he has become in-
capable, Bunuel is saying, of shak-
ing off sterile patterns of thought
and behavior and of acting de-
cisively on his own. Yet the point
is stressed throughout that men
need the restraints of decency
and morality commonly associated
with civilization in order to save
them from savagery.
Religion Attacked
Religion receives probably the
most scornful attack of the film.
Occult rites, masonic rituals and
propitiations of the Virgin as at-
tempted by the guests seem to
merge into a general pagan mum-

bo-jumbo. The Exterminating An-
gel himself is a painting on one
of the doors who resembles the
torch-bearing angel that kept
Adam and Eve from Paradise. At;
the end, the guests overcome their
mental block and leave the house
only to have the whole process
start over again at mass the
next day.
Bunuel spends the greater part
of the film depicting the moral
and physical degradation of the
guests through a long series of
incidents. He makes fairly eco-
nomical use of the moral cancer
cliche (several of the guests be-
come afflicted with a debilitating
cancer-like condition), but he
dwells too long on the man-is-an-I
animal cliche. Since the style of
direction is subdued throughout,'
it is not surprising that the film
drifts rather aimlessly at these
points.
He is far more successful, how-
ever, in observing the utmost real-
ism of detail and credibility of
characterization, which are allow-
ed to play against the ever more
fantastic nature of the situation.
It is this ironic balance-the film's
most striking parallel with Kafka
-that is the essential element of
its success.

By DAVID KNOKE remains have never been identi- his presentation is equally self- (Continued from Page 1)
fied. centered, cold and devoid of
Look Alikes warmth. in the appeal then the decision3
At The Michigan Teater Miss Thulin intervenes into .the The basic problem with the could be altered."
-- - lovers' life by posing as "Miss movie is, again, an unbalanced Hatcher, amplifying a joint1
This is the story of one woman's Roberts," such an identical look- script which forces the actors in- statement made Wednesday by
homecoming, the attempt of a alike with the deceased Dr. Woolf to cumbersome situations from Vice-President Cutler and Vice-1
physically a n d psychologically that Schell and Eggar plot to have which they are unable to extri- President for Academic Affairs
scarred inmate of the Dachau her impersonate the woman and cate themselves with any degree Allan Smith, said, "I don't think
concentration camp to return to claim the inheritence for a three- of verisimilitude. you should draft a student because
the pre-war innocence that no way split. When Dr. Woolf event- he protests . . . the draft should
longer exists. ually reveals her true identity, the The movie does not make not be used as a punitive measure."
Ingrid Thulin, as Dr. Woolf, a efforts of the lovers turn toward enough of the ethical and psy- Clear Necessity
Jewish radiologist deported in the problem of doing her in and chological context in which these "A student should be drafted
1940 from Paris and her chess collecting the money. people operate. By seeking to out of a clear-cut necessity
bum gigolo Stanislaus Pellerin !please the public's acquired taste Selective Service must not be al-
bumgiglon Stnlaus elle i 3 As for the acting, Miss Thulin for sex-and-sadism the directors lowed to become an instrument for
yMaxmilian Schell), delays 13yggives the only plausible perform- have missed an opportunity to ex-punishing dissent," Hatcher said.
herself in the household. ance; she is in perfect control of plore the nature of the homeless Hatcher said he felt students
During the interval, her tep- a role which does not do justice and the uprooted, the guilt and had a right to protest. "They have
stepdto her talents. In her soulful eyes complicity of the involved and un- a right to be actively concerned
daughter (Samantha Eggar) and the audience peers into the depths involved alike. about the Viet Nam situation-
Schell, believing her dead, have ! futl rgd n ua osalot of other people are."
been carrying on an affair. of untold tragedy and human lossTyically the dverti t
The menage-a-trois turns on that survived the horrors of the Tyically, tnh heaertseenWhile noting that the students
Nazi juggernaut. focuses on the bathroom scene be- m have i~nn,.,4i hr

the fact that the woman's rela-
tives have all been exterminated, Eggar Typecast
leaving her sole heir to 300 mil- Miss Egar, late of "The Collec-
lion francs. Schell and Eggar are tor," shows signs of becoming
unable to lay claim to the for- single-track screen personality.
tune, however, as a clause in the She portrays the step-daughter
Napoleonic Code prevents the in- with a thoroughly catty bitchiness
heritence of property from per- which is too unreal. Schell is a
sons presumed dead but whose perfect compliment to her in that

tween Miss Eggar and Schell, de-
scribing it as "the most shatter-
ing scene ever filmed." Promo-
tional zeal aside, the scene has
very little point except as a gro-
tesque vehicle for doing away
with Miss Eggar; indeed, rather
than shatter, the episode just
seems to bubble all over.

uy oavel dseen unwsine tncer
use of civil disobedience tactics

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Author, Editor, Specialist
on
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 4:15 P.M.
Auditorium A, Angell Hall
This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian Studies

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Hatcher said the case was being;
adequately dealt with by the
courts. He said he is in full
agreement with the vice-presidents
who said in their statement that
the change in status was "unwise
and potentially discriminatory.'
He said he would "hate to see:
the University lose any students
for this war for any reason."
Hatcher said he was particularly
disturbed that "the draft should
be used to punish student dissent."
Expressing his hope that the
draft will be administered in a
fair manner, Hatcher said he
hoped Selective Service would not
intentionally, "take the 'bad
guys.~
Other Developments u
In other developments, four,
Democratic state congressmen
sent identical letters yesterday to
Holmes, charging that the Selec-
tive Service System was pursuing a
"dictatorial and unrepresentative
draft policy."
The letters were signed by Con-
gressmen Charles Diggs (D-Michi-
gan), and State congressman
Thomas W. White, Raymond Hood
and Coleman A. Young, all De-
troit Democrats.
Read
Dail
Classifieds

The four criticized Holmes for
his part in the reclassification of
four students who took part in
the sit in.
"Your office has become the
punitive arm of society and as
such has infringed on the tradi-
tional separation of governmental
power as you become a judiciary,"
the letters said.
Across
Campus
SATURDAY DECEMBER 4
10:30 a.m.-The Department of
Speech Players will give their
performance of "Henry VI Part I"
at Trublood Auditorium.
2:30 p.m.-"Henry VI Part II"
at Trueblood Auditorium.
7:00 p.m.-"Henry VI Part III"
at Trueblood Auditorium.
7 and' 9 p.m.-Cinema Guild
present "The Exterminating An-
gel" in the Architecture Audi-
torium.
8:30 p.m.-Handel's Messiah;
will be performed by the Univer-
sity Choral Union and members
of the Detroit Symphony Orches-
tra conducted by Lester McCoy at
Hill Auditorium.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
2:30 p.m.-The Department of
Speech Players will give their per-
formance of "Henry VI Part III"
at Trueblood Auditorium.
4:30 p.m.--Katherine Pino will
give a degree flute recital in the
Recital Hall of the School of
Music.
7 and 9 p.m.-Cinema Guild
presents "The Exterminating An-
gell" in the Architecture Audi-
torium.
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