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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, X966

P&GE TWO TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1966

'MAGNIFICENT MEN':
Filmists Use Neo-Slapstick Technique

Across Campus

By DAVID KNOKE ii"Those Magnificent Men in
Their Flying Machirfes" tries to
At the Michigan recapture an era that never exist-
Uncounted billions of men haveed. In nineteen-ten-that nostal-
dreampt of soaring unbound above gic Age of Innocence soon corrupt-
the earth; until the twentieth ed by a nasty old war-the air-
century this fantasy went unreal- plane was still the specialty of the
ized. For today's world-wise air stunt-pilot and the hero-entre-
dpassengeWr the new perspectives preneur.
gained by flight hold no magic as From Ronald Searles' delight-
he isolates himself in a pressur- ful line drawings to Red Skelton
ized cabin andwatches a movie flapping his wings at a fogged-in
instead of the unrolling landscape airport, "Magnificent Men" is a
below. spirited, whimsical adaptation of
But what was the spell of "aeor- the "neo-slapstick" g e n r e off

Laurel-and-Hardy. Mostly this
consists of copying Keystone Cop
chase scenes and Harold Lloyd
cliff-hangers.
One way to identify neo-slap-
stick ("Hallelujah Trail," "Mad,
Mad World") is the intermission
which slices across the carnival.
Another give-away is the obvious
calculation of plot devices to re-
lease appropriate laughter.

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1 The London Daily Post is offer-
ing 10,000 pounds in a London-
to-Paris race. Entrants arrive
f from all over the world, bringingI

oplane" flying to the rugged, un-
daunted pioneers who risked their
lives to frail open board-and-ean-
vas craft to penetrate the lower'
reaches of a virgin territory?

comedy, the most absurd-looking and im-
Neo-slapstick is the attempt to probable flying machines which
pattern feature-lerigth technicMlor nonetheless manage to get off the
productions after the style of the .ground.
silent flicks of Mack Sennett and All writer-director Ken Anna-

kin needs do is slip sly gap-tooth-
ed Terry-Thomas with a yen to
win by sabotage into the plot, and
the action is provoked spontane-
ously, organically growing from
the situations in which the char-
acters find themselves.
This results in several surprises.
Gerte Frobe (remember Goldfing-
er?) as a Prussian stuffed shirt
shows his versatile acting ability.
Sarah Miles, elfishly bedeviling as
an Edwardian damsel, forms the
central love attraction for her
British adjutant (James Fox) and
an airborne American cowboy
(Stuart Whitman). The surprising
thing about this collection of stars
is that the movie does not degen-
erate into the series ofscameo
roles and walk-on 'scenes that
characterize other neo-slapstick
films like "Mad, Mad World."
A word about the filming: it's
beautiful. The antique craft soar
in aerial ballet to Ron Goodman's
score across the verdant, breath-
taking English countryside. That's
what flying is really about.

THURSDAY, JAN. 13 Revelli will present its annual
3 p.m.-The Midwestern Con- midwinter concert in Hill Aud.
ference on School Vocal and In- 8:30 p.m.-The University of
strumental Music will be held in Michigan Symphony Band, under
the Rackham Bldg. the direction of William D. Revel-
4:15 p.m.-Prof. Shaw Liver- li, with guest clarinetist David
more, Jr. of the history dept. will Glaser, will present a concert in
present his Last Chance Lecture Hill Aud.
in the Multipurpose Rm. ' FRIDAY JAN. 14
7 and 9 p.m.-The Cinema Guild'8 a.m.-The Midwestern Con-
will present Tarkovsky's "My ference on School Vocal and In.
Name Is Ivan" in the Architec- strumental Music will be held in
ture Aud. - the Rackham Bldg.
8 p.m.-The Professional Thea- 7 and 9 p.m.--The Cinema Guild
tre Program will present the will present Tarkovsky's "My
I n Thpntrp-., ,,.., +,'.,.~. mv Name Is Ivan" in the Architecture

American uonservatory aeL "-
Company in Edward Albee's "Tiny Aud-
Alice" at the Lydia Mendelssohn 8 p.m.-The
Theatre. tre Program

Professional Thea-
will present the

the emu players present
THlE PHYSICISTS
january 12-16

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tickets $1.50

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8 p.m.-The Crest Club will
present for the Travel Club Film
Series, "Mediterranean To The
Pacific," including "Aegean Odys-
sey to Greek Islands and Turkey,"
"The Garden of Europe" (Czecho-
slovakia), "Pacific in Minature"
(Hawaii), and "Australian Holi-
day" in Aud. A.
8:30 p.m. - The University of
Michigan Symphony Band under
the direction of Dr. William D.

American Conservatory Theatre
Company in Edward Albee's "Tiny
Alice" at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
8:30 p.m.-The University of
Michigan Symphony Orchestra,
under the direction of Josef Blatt,
will present a concert at Hill
Aud.

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Student organization1 notices are not
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

Linguistics Club: Thurs., Jan. 13, 7:30 School on forms available at the Grad-
p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Harlan L. uate Fellowship Of .ice Room 110 Rack-
Lane will speak on "Psycholinguistic ham Bldg. The deadline is March 1, 1566
considerations Prompted by a Linguist'c
Theory of Translation." All persons in- Graduate Faculty: The annual meet-

terested in the scientific study of lan-

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Day Calendar
Programmed Learning for Btusiness1
Workshop--Michigan Union, 8:30 a.m.
it
Management Developinent Seminar-s
"Disciplinary Process and Grievancen
Handling": University Medical Center,A
8:30 a.m.
Mental Health Research InstituteI
Seminar-Walter Reitman, MHRI and
Dept. of Psychology, "Computer-Mod-
eling of the Formation and Use of
Concepts, Percepts, ;and Rules": .1057
MHRI, 2:15 p.m.
Midwestern Conference on School i
Vocal and Instrumental inh
Vocal and Instrumental Music-Rack-5
ham Bldg., 3 p.m. p
Dept. of Zoology Seminar-Charles 'G.P
Melton,~ Jr., Dept.. of. 'Microbiology,.H
University of "Illinois, "Micronjection of t
Mfacromolecules and Antibiotics: An Ap-n
proach to the Developmental' Genetics
of the Frog Embryo": 2054 Natu ral
Science Bldg., 4 p.m.
Cinema Guild--Tarkovsky's "My Name
is Ivan": Architecture Aud.,, 7 and 9
Professional Theatre Prcgram Per-
formance-American Conservato y The.
atre Company in Edward Alhe&'s 'Tips'
Altce"; Lydia Mendelssohn TIheatre1 8.
p.m.
School of Music Concert-University
of Michigan Symphony -Band, William
D. Revelli, conductor; David Glazer,
guest clarinetist: Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m.
Phi Lambda Upsilon will hold a meet-
ing on Thurs., Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. in
the West Conference Room of the Rack-
ham Bldg. Dr. Paul W. Kikas, assist-
ant medical examiner, WashtenawI
County, will. speak on "It CoVid Be
You," a study of automobile fatalities.
The speaker portion of the meeting is
open to the. public. Election of new
members and business meeting will
be held at 7 p.m.

guages are invited to attend.
The University of Michigan Symphony
Band wvll present its annual mid-win-
er concert in Hill Aud. Jan. 13, 8:30
P.m. Clarinetist David Glazer, New York
"ity, guest soloist,
Colloquium: Prof. Thomas M. Dunn.
U.' of M., Chemistry Dept., will speak
on "The Electronic Spectra of Some
Simple Metal Oxides in the Vapor
hase"B on Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. in Room
.300 of the Chemistry Bldg.,
Lecture: Dr. Duncan Derry, consult-
ng geologist, Toronto, Ontario, will
speak, to the Geology-Mineralogy Jour-
nal Club on the subject: "Geological
Aspects of Recent Base Metal Discov-
eries in Ireland," Thurs., Jan. 13, at
4 p.m., in 2054,Natural Science Bldg.
General Notices
Fellowship Applications for the Mar-
garet Kraus Ramsdell Award are now
available for 1966-67. This fellowship
is. used to assist students who will
have received a University of . Michi-
gan degree by beginning of tenure to
pursue graduate studies in this' country
or abroad in religious education 'or in
preparation for- the Christian ministry.
Both men and women may apply for
the fellowship. Application should be
made to- the Dean of the Graduate

1

ing of the Graduate Faculty of the
University of Michigan will be held
Wed., Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in Aud. A,
Angell Hall. The agenda' will consist
of two elements: '
1) Introductory remarks by the dean
concerning recent developments in
Graduate School administration, ad-
missions procedures, fellowship decen-
tralization, and review of foreign lan-
guage requirements; and
2) General discussion by the Gradu-
ate Faculty.
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'anizations only. Organizations who are
planning to be active for the Spring
Term must be registered in the Office
of Student Organizations by Jan. 27
1966. Forms are available in R0oom 1011
Baptist Student Union, Student-led
Bible study, Fri., Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.,
1131 Church St.
Guild House, Friday noon luncheon,
Prof. William Gamson, "The Case for
Dissent," Jan. 14.12-1 p.m., 802 Mon-
roe.
Univehsity Activities Center, Academic
Affairs Committee, Last Chance Lecture
by Prof. Shaw Livermore, Jr., Thurs..
Jan. 13, 4:15 p.m.,, UGLI Multipurpose
Room.
UULR Ski Club, Ski Nite: Mt. Hol-
ly, bus transportation, Fri., Jan. 14,
7-12:30 p.m., meet at Union side door.
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