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THE MICHIGA X DAILY

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1067

PAGE TWO TIlE MICHIGAI DAILY SUNDAY, MARCH 19. 1967

FILMS
'Shoot the Piano Player' Gives
Audience Movie Lover's Movie

. By ANDREW STODDARD
"Shoot the Piano Player" is the
ideal film for introducing the
French cinema to those who have
never seen .a .foreign language
film; and the perfect explanation
for, and justification of, American
cinema of the 1940's.
For many Americans,. it has
become fashionable to pooh-pooh
Hollywood productions - and
rightly so, for they all to often
are made' as -.consumer products
rather than creative works. But
there is. a:level at which a good
ifiber of American films can be
enjoyed, iindeed glorified.
But for American viewers there
must be a process of adjustment
to this way- of looking at their
country's films. They must turn
off their hypnotized, all-accepting
mass-audience minds; then take
another look. As one person put
it: "You must learn to hate Amer-
ican films before you can learn
to We them."
"Shoot the Piano Player" is the
perfect vehicle for this under-
standing; it .is the movie lover's
movie. Truffaut glorifies the ac-

tion plot, the narrative dexterity
of Hawks and Hitchcock. Delerue's
music glorifies all American film
music. Aznavour's character glor-
ifies the Bogart/existentialist leg-
end.
There is only one kind of train-
ing to make a great director like
Truffaut. That is to see films,
thousands of films, until you can
perceive reality, human situations,
in terms of the visual representa-
tion. Truffaut has done this. His
film does, in fact, have a "mes-
sage" but realized so totally in
terms of the eye, (Aznavour's face,
Aznavour's way of moving, the
camera's tracking) that to verbal-
ize it would make it trivial.
Of course, the "let's not verbal-
ize" syndrome is a common way
for a reviewer to get out of ana-
lyzing, or even talking, about the
film. It must be made clear, how-
ever, that any talk about this film
as a "tragi-comedy" or a "movie
about this or that" misses the
point. The full impact of the film,
the character study, if you will,
is, indeed, something close to
tragic. But what the viewer car-
ries away from the theater is a

The Week To Come:

memory of moving visual images
rather than ideas.
Is the world of "Shoot the Piano
Player" a fantasy or actual real-
ity? Because it concerns the gang-
ster, the gun-toting antagonists,
and the idealized bar-room job, we
must conclude that it is a fantasy.
But it is not Truffaut's fantasy
about this sort of life; rather, it
is a realistic representation of
people who live that fantasy. The
gangsters act the way they do be-
cause they are living up to what
they think gangsters ought to be.
(This is even more evident in
Godard's "Breathless" and "Band
of Outsiders"). But the world is
coldly real.
Pain and rejection, never pres-
ent in a fantasy, is present
throughout. Truffaut has roman-
ticized the withdrawal which his
hero goes through - but with-
drawal is not heroic, like Achilles.
It is, rather, painfully anti-heroic.
Truffaut switches from a very
fast pace, a chase or a fight, to a
very slow pace quiterabruptly. The
interruption of rhythm is danger-
ous - but always works for him.
Humor is juxtaposed with horror.
The audience is always surprised
and learns not to anticipate the
next move Truffaut will make; but
is forced to give itself to him, let-
ting him pull all his tricks.
Thus you find the director
startling you, teasing you, but al-
ways delighting you. Because we
are Americans we have a particu-
lar frame of reference; whether
we attend American movies or not,
the characterizations and action
of these movies is a part of the
American soul, the spiritus mundi.
Truffaut is aware of this frame of
reference and uses it as a vehicle
for making points, uses it for
counter-point, for fulfilled expec-
tation or surprise.
He knows we have a stock re-
action of sympathy and excite-
ment when we see a ganster - his
manipulation of this character is
in response to (or with realization
of) our immediate reactions. The
same is true of the use of the Bo-
gart-esque hero, the bar-tender
and the rest.
Truffaut, in this one film, can
teach more, enlighten more about
cinema and its possibilities than
all the reading that could possibly
be done.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editor-
ial responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Bldg. be-
fore 2 p.m. of the day preceding
publication and by 2 p.m. Friday
for Saturday and Sunday. General
Notices may be published a maxi-
mum of two times on request; Day
Calendar items appear once only.
Student organization notices are not
accepted for publication. For more
information call 764-9270.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
Da'yCalendar
School of Music Sigma Alpha Iota
Recital-Recital Hall, School of Music,
2 p.m.
Dept. of Speech University Players'
Performance - Arthur Miller's "After
the Fall": Trueblood Aud., 2:30 p.m.
School of Music Concert - Robert
Noehren, organist, "Organ Music of
Bach": First Baptist Church, 4:15 p.m.
School of Music Degree Recital-Clay-
ton Huard, piano: Recital Hall, School
of Music, 4:30 p.m.
Cinema Guild Weekend of Francois
Truffaut-"Tirez Sur le Pianiste (Shoot
the Piano Player)": Architecture Aud.,
7 and 9:05 p.m,
School of Music Recital - Music Edu-
cation Students: Recital Hall, School
of Music, 8:30 p.m.

General Notices
Senate Assembly Meeting: Kellogg
Aud., Dentistry Bldg., Mon., March
20. 3:30 p.m.
Agenda: 1. Approval of minutes of
Jan. 30 and Feb. 20. 2. Vice-President
Wilbur K. Pierpont-remarks. 3. Fac-
ulty Club. 4. Open meetings.
University of Michigan Blood Donors
Association: The Red Cross Bloodmo-
Dile will be at the North Campus Com-
mons, March 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and
the Small Ballroom of the Michigan
Union, March 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For
information and appointments call 764-
7286.
Martha Cook Building: Will be open
for the first eight weeks of the Spring-
Summer Session (May i-June 23). Any
University woman may apply. Please
telephone NO 2-3225 for information.
Doctoral Examination for Jean Yves
Rivard, Economics; theses: "Determin-
ants of City Expenditures in Canada,"
rues., March 21, Room-East Council
Room, Rackham Graduate School, at 9
a.m. Acting Chairman, Robin Barlow;
Harvey E. Brazer, chairman (on leave).
Placement
EDUCATION DIVISION:
The following schools will interview
at the Bureau during the week of
March 27:
MON., MARCH 27-
Clarkston, Mich.-Elem., Vocal, Spec.
Ed., Sec.-Engl., SS, Biol., Math, Span.,
Rome Ec., Gen. Bus., Girls PE, Id.
Arts.
Farmington, Mich. (Boys Republic)-
Rockford, Mich.-Elem., Read., J.H.-
Boys PE. Arith., SS/Engl., Sci./Math,
For. Lang., H.S.-Couns., Voc. Shop,
Math/Sci., Art, Engl., Comm., Span.,
Biol., Comm./Typ., Girls PE, Coaches-
Asst. Ftb., Var. Tennis, Gymnastics.
Center Line, Mich.-Elem., Vocal, Sp.
Ther., Visit. Tch., Type A, Biol., Girls
PE.
Clawson, Mich.-Elem., Art, J.H. -

Math, Sol.; Engl., Latin, Ind. Arts,
ryp., Gen. Bus., H.S.-Math, Phys./
Phys. Sci., PE, Ind. Arts, Engl., Visit.
Tch.
Menden, Mich.-All fields.
TUES., MARCH 28-
Goodrich, Mich.-Elem., Read., Type
A.
Detroit, Mich. (Redford Union Schs.)
-J.H.-Ind. Arts, Sci./Math, H.S. -
Sci., Lib., Engl., SS.
Greenville, Mich.-Elem., Bus., Engl.,.
Hist./Poli. Sct, Lib., Math, SS.
Dearborn Heights, Mich. (Crestwood
Schs.)-Elem., Read., Middle Sch. -
French Art, Math, Math/Sci., Lang.
Arts/SS, H.S.-Math, Sci., French, Spec.
Ed.-Sp. Corr., Soc. Worker, Psych., Type
A, Soc. Group Worker, Emot. Dist.
Hudson, Ohio-Elem., Self-Cont., Lang
Arts, Math/Sci., Vocal, Spec. Ed.
Southgate, Mich. (Heintzen Schs.)-
Elem., Type A, J.H.--Couns.-Woman,
Set., H.S.-Ind. Arts, Math, Phys./Chem.,
Span.
Flint, Mich. (Bentley Schs.) - Elem.,
PE, J.H.-Sci., Math, Engl., Lib., H.S.-{
Engl., Home Bc., Sp. Corr., Type A,I
Instr.
Grayling, Mich.-Elem., J.H. - Math,
Sec.-Engl./SS, Girls PE.
Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw Twp. Schs.)
-Elem., PE, H.S.-Engl., Ind. Arts, Home
Ec.. Lib.-Must have exper.
WED., MARCH 29-
Lorain, Ohio-All fields.
Plainwell, Mich.-Elem., PE, Art Cons.,
Lib., Rem. Read., J.H.-Type A, Engl.,
Math, H.S.-Math, Engl./Sp., Phys. Set.,
Biol., Conm.
Mt. Clemens, Mich. (Chippewa Valley
Schs.)-Elem., H.S.-Engl., SS, French,
Math, Bus., Ind. Arts, Lib., Head Ftb.
Coach.
Grand Blanc, Mich.-Elem., Art, In-
str., Lib., PE, Vocal, J.H.-Couns., PE,
Lang. Arts/SS, Math, Sol., Vocal, Couns.
-Hdep., Read., Diag., H.S.-Art, Bus.,
Engl. Ind. Arts, Lib., Math, Set., SS,
Spec. Ed., Nurse, Sp. Ther.
Lansing, Mich. (Waverley Schs.) -
Elem., Engl., Math, Ind. Arts, Couns.,
SS, Sci., German.
Oregon, Ohio-Elem., PE, Vocal, Sec.
-Art, Engl., Chem, Math, Gen. St.,
Spec. Ed.,--Slow Learn., Journ./Engl.,
Span./Engl., French/Engl., Instr., Ind.
Arts, Sp./Hear., Psych., Read.
Inkster, Mich. (Cherry Hill Schs.)-
Elem., Art, Vocal, Instr., PE, Lib., J.H.
-Sci./Math, Lang. Arts/SS, Type A,

Read., Visit. Tch., Sp. Corr., H.S. -
Art, Bus. Ed., Elec., Draft., Math, Gen.
Sci., Biol., Chem., Engl., French Journ,
New Haven, Conn.-All fields.
THURS., MARCH 30-
Romeo, Mich.-Elem., J.H. - Girls
PE, Spec. Ed.Visit. Tch., Math/Sci.,
Engl./SS. Home Ec., Comm., H.S. -
Girls Couns., Math/SS, Draft., Spec. Ed
Marshall, Mich.-Elem., Type A, In-
str., Sec.-Instr.-WW, Journ., French,
Math, Sci.,tEngl., Read., Debate, Dist.
Ed., Ind. Arts.
Berkley, Mich.-Elem., Vocal, Lib.,
PE, Rem. Read., J.H. - Math, Engl.,
French/Span., HS.-Math, Visit. Tch,
Bridgmnan, Mich.-Elem., Sec.-Home
Ec., Couns., Ind. Arts, Hd. Ftb. Coach.
Owosso, Mich.-Elem., H.S.-Type A,
Ind. Arts/Graphic Arts.
Imlay City, Mich.-Elem:, J.H. -
Engl., Vocal, Home Ec., H.S. - Lib.,
Engl./French, Engl., Math.
Hazel Park, Mich.-Elem., Lib., Art,
Music, Rem. Read., Spec. Ed. - Ment.
Hdcp., Emot. Dist., Sp. Corr, Sec. -
Math, Sci., Engl., Auto Shop, Metal,
J.H.-Ind. Arts, H.S.-French, Phys.,
PE.
FRI., MARCH 31-
Saginaw, Mich.-Elem. only, Spec. Ed.
-Visit. Tch., Diag., Emot. Dist., Sp.
Corr., Ment. Hdcp., Deaf, Homebd., Art,
Vocal, Instr., Strings, Read.
Belleville, Mich.-Elem., Vocal, Art,
H.S.--Spec. Ed. Type A.
Madison Heights, Mich. (Madison Sch.
Dist.)-Elem., Type A, Vocal/Instr.. J.H.
-Art, Math. Sci., Engl., FE. H.S. -
Elec., Phys. Sci. Biol., Engl.
Rochester, Mich.-Elem., PE, Sec. -
Math, Sci., Home Ec., Chem./Alg., Engl.,
Bus. Ed., Engl./SS, Ger., Span., Id.
Arts, Soc. Living. Biol., PB. Lib., Guid.,
Spec. Ed.-Ment. Hdep., Emot. Dist., Sp.
Corr., Perc. Hdcp, Rein. Read.. SSW.
Fruitpoct, Mich.-Elem., Spec. Ed.,
J.H.-Math, H.S.-Ind. Arts, Lib., Art,
Engl./Journ., Couns.-Woman..
Grand Haven, Mich.-Elem., J.H. -
Sp./Drama, 7th Gr. Sci., Engl./Dr., Art,
H.S.-Lib., Engl./DebaterGirls PE/Home
E.or Engl., Ind. Arts, Art.
Romulus, Mich. (Carson Sch. Dist.)-
Elem., PE, Music, Art, Rem.
Make appointments now.
For additional information and ap-
pointments, contact Miss Collins, Bu-
reau of Appointments, Education Divi-
sion. 3200 SAB, 764-7459.

Guild House, Monday noon luncheon,
Sue Klara, student, "Why I Am a Con-
servative," (series-student power), Mar.
29, 12-1 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
* * *
U. of M. Radical Education Project
(of the Committee for Improved Ed-
ucation), Organizational and discussion
meeting, Sun., March 19, 8-10 p.m., UGLI
Multipurpose Room. The start of an
educational program, primarily for rad-
icals. All are welcome to attend first
meeting and plan a program and pub-
licity. -

*'

* * *
Young Friends, Dinner-discussion of
U Thant's three points, Sun., March
18, 5:30 p.m., Friends Center, 1420 Hill.
* * *
Russky Kruzhok, Tea and Russian
conversation, Tues., March 21, 3.5 p.m.,
3050 Frieze Bldg.
* * *
Young Democrats, Executive Board
meeting, Mon., March 20, 4 p.m., 3529
SAB. All interested members urged to
attend.
* * *
Hillel Foundation, Kosher Dining
Club, 1429 Hill. Sabbath meals: Friday
at 6:15 p.m., Saturday at noon. Call
663-4129 for reservations.
La Sociedad Hispanica, Una Tertulia,
Mon., March 20, 3-5 p.m., 3050 Frieze
Bldg. Para toda persona que quiera
platicar en espanol, Cafe, galletas, etc.,
gratis.

ORGAN IZATION
NOTICES
USE OF THIS COLUMN FOR AN-
NOUNCEMENTS is available to officially
recognized and registered student orga-
nizations only. Forms are available in
Room 1011 SAB.
Lutheran Student Chapel, Hill St. at
Forest Ave.. Sun., March 19. Worship
services at 9:30 and 11a.m. Supper at
3 p.m., followed by discussion period
at 7 p.m.
Folk Dance Club (WAA), Folk dance
Mon.. March 20. 8:30-10:30 p.m.. Wom-
en's Athletic Bldg.
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Campus Calendar
rNDAY, MARCH 19 THURSDAY, MARCH 23
u.-:-The school of Music 4:30 p.m. - The International
Robert Noehren in an Center will hold a tea at 603 E.
vital playing "The Music Madison.
at the First Baptist 7:.00 and 9:05 p.m. - Cinema
Guild will present Alain Resnais'
m.-The School of Music "Nuit et Brouillard (Night and
Clayton Huard in .a pi- Fog)" and John Huston's "Let
al in the School of Music There Be Light" in the Architec-
all, ture Aud.
nd 9:05 p.m. - Cinema FRIDAY, MARCH 24
esents "Tirez Stir le Pian- 7:00 and 9:05 p.m. - Cinema
tot the Piano Player)" as Guild will present Alain Resnais'
Francois weekend in the "Nuit et Brouillard (Night and
umre Aud. Fog)" and John Huston's "Let
NDAY, MARCH 20 There Be Light" in the Architec-
xn.-Isalah Berlin, profes- ture Aud.
inanities at the University SATURDAY, MARCH 25
ity of New York, will lec- 7:00 and 9:05 p.m. - Cinema
'Eightee ith Century Rev- Guild will present Jean Cocteau's
ri Morals and Politics" in "Les Parents Terribles (The Storm
Within)" in the Architecture Aud.
.m.-The University Mu- 8:30 p.m.-The School of Music
iety will present a concert will present the University Jazz
mueline DuPre, cellist and Band, directed by Bruce Fisher, in
Bishop, pianist, in Rack- Hill Aud.

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A Carlo Ponti Production
Antonioni's
Vanessa Redgrave
David Hemmings - Sarah Miles
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8:30 p.m.-The School of Music
will ,hold a Composers Forum in
the School of Musictecital hal.-
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
12:30 p.m.-The School of Music
will present a departmental voice
recital in the School of Music
recital hall.
8:30 p.m.-The School of Music
will ;present the University Choir
with Orchestra, Brass,;and.Tym-
pant Ensemble, conducted by May-
nard Klein, in Hill Aud.

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UNIVERSITY PLAYERS announce..
An Extra Matinee Performance
of ARTHUR MILLER'S
AFTER THE FALL
Sunday, March 19, at 2:30 P.M.
Trueblood Auditorium
Box Office open daily at 12:30 P.M.

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