THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1966
PAGE TWO TIlE MIChIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1966
'Sound of Trumpets': Excellent
Treatment of a Mediocre Plot
With Ilke Sommer
The Prize Is Right
FOR FUN AND
Read and Use
By SAMUEL GOLDSTEIN
Olmi's The Sound of Trumpets
at the Cinema Guild does a small
job well, but it is by no means an;
impressive film. Its theme is the
trite one ofisolation in an imper-I
sonal world, and its treatment of
this theme is only moderately sat-
The picture shows the experi-
ence of a boy who gets a job with
a big business. It shows him as he
passes the entrance exam, meets
a girl, becomes an errand boy, loses
the girl, goes to a dreary New
Year's Eve party, and finally be-
comes a clerk.
At the beginning, the boy is shy
and naive. He has not changed by
the end, except for his realization
that he is going to become as in-
significant as the people aroundI
Olmi's direction is consistently
skillful. He never overphotographs
a scene or has his actors over-
play it. He has an excellent grasp
of detail, which he reveals when
he shows us the catching of a bu-
reaucrat's ball-point pen or the
closing of an elevator which only
hold four people.
He has the talent for coming up
with just the right camera shot
at the right moment: a far shot
as the boy comes down the hall in-
to the office of his supervisor for
the first time; an angle shot as the ings nearly wrecks the picture. By GENE ENRICO
boy has an awkward conversation What makes Olmi's picture worth The Prize has all it needs to be
with the girl and a static series of seeing is its humor. Pettiness andmTh e tersaingnee e
close-ups as the boy eats supper bureaucracy are not dramatic, but marvelously entertaining: an ele-
with his dull family. they can be funny and Olmi's tin g (otomkhol Pnie
What injures "The Sound of lighter moments are'excellent. The g plot about some Nobel Prize
Trumpets is its monotony. t, pace is not fast enoughdto keep winners, and Elke Sommer. But
makes~~ufrtntey the same point over and us laughing, however, and the ufruaey retLha a
over: a sensitive boy eager for serious moments often fall flat . t ee ick uspense
recognition is trapped in a world F"or these reasons 'The Sound of complete with outrageous Flem-
whose main characteristics are Trumpets" is a mixed blessing. rosively corny gags.
pettiness, stupidity, frustration, Just after the winner of the No-
fickleness, and lack of considers-, 1 bel prize for medicie scratches
tion for the feelings of othersS his nude back with the nearest
New Year's banana, Paul Newman, the prize
The picture has anti-climaxes I winner for Literature, arrives at
(the New Year's Eve Party does A nniversar the airport and immediately pro-
but' no climaxes, and our interest been sent to meet him. "Why set-
nAVr ;CA t ,ahih ,VA Musical salutes to the Unliver- tle for one dish when there's
rested for "drunken diving."
When he is further persecuted'
by some very ugly men, he takes
refuge in a nudist colony where he
is thrown out for being a show-
off. And so on outguessing even
the wildest imagination.
In spite of the awkward screen-;
play, The Prize manages to be ex-
citing. Jerry Goldsmith's motor-
istic music deserves credit for in-
jecting adrenaline into several of
the action scenes: many of theF
special Cinemascope effects are
swell and at fifty cents, Cinema
II's Prize is right.
eve r S ss Lo a lgA 1v.
It is possible that social realism
I cannot work on film if the film-
maker adheres only. to the im-
partial presentation of everyday
details and situations.
Olmi's picture is not impression-
istic enough to get us interested in
the boy, whose passive reactions
lack variety. It does not, like View
From the Bridge have violent or
unusual situations (informing,
knife-fighting) which are inter-
esting or exciting.
It simply shows us a human be-
ing leading a boring life and the
lack of any attempt by him to as-
sert his will against the strangu-
lating effects of his surround-
sity's 150th year will begin next
January when the Detroit Sym-
phony Orchestra performs a Pul-
itzer-Prize winning composition by
a University faculty member.
The composition is "Variations
for Orchestra" by Prof. Leslie R.
Bassett of the music school. It re-
ceived the 1966 Pulitzer Prize inj
smorgasbord?" she quips.
Newman, who writes detective
stories (since nobody will buy his
serious novels) soon senses that
Edward G. Robinson, (the Ameri-
can prize winner in physics), has
been kidnapped and replaced by
someone who looks almost identi-
cal. But he is really a Russian who
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
7 and 9:15 p.m.-Cinema II "The
Prize," starring Paul Newman, in
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EDWARD G. ROB INSON
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A. fate ilternatioual spy thriller ht the tra-
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are scheduled as part of the Ses- cist America and defect to the; presents an Italian drama, "The!
quicentennial in 1967. The Univer- East. Sound of the Trumpets," in the
sity has commissioned two works, In trying to prove his thesis, Architecture Aud.
one by Prof. Ross Lee Finney of Newman stumbles into some hair- 8 p.m.-The Professional Thea-
the music school, and the other raising and action-packed situa- tre Program presents the APA Re-
by Roger Sessions, long recognized tions. After being pushed off an pertoroy Company in Sheridan's
as one of America's leading com- eight-story building into a con- "School for Scandal" in the Lydia
posers. venient river, he is almost ar- Mendelssohn Theatre.
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IL POSTO (The Sound of Trumpets)
Italian, subtitles. With Sandro Panzeri, Loredona Detto, Venice & London Prizes. Olmi's
first feature length film. A boy swallowed up by necessity and bureaucracy.
SHORT: "ANTONIO AND ROSARIO" (Italian)
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Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
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Professional Theatre Program Per-
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Summary of Action Taken by Student
Government Council at Its Meeting
September 22, 1966
Approved: That the wording on the
first part of the draft referendum be:,
The University should cease the cam-
pilation of class ranks to be used by
the Selective Service.
The University should continue the
compilation of class ranks to be used
by the Selective Service.
Approved: That SGC suspend the
rules and grant the Michigan Men's
Glee Club permission to use sound
equipment on the Diag on the follow-
ing Saturday mornings: Oct. 1, 15, 22
and Nov. 5 and 12.
Accepted: The treasurer's mid-Sep-
tember financial report.
Approved: That John S. Preston and
Michael Koeneke be seated as new
Council members until the fall elec-
Engineering Placement Meeting: "In-
terviewing Workshop." Playback of re-
corded live interview with discussion
based on the principles of the preced-
ing meeting. Prof. J.4 G. Young, Sept.
26, 4 p.m., 229 West Engrg. Bldg.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar -
Sept. 26. Dr. V. C. Liu, professor of
aerospace engineering, Univeristy of
Michigan, will speak on "On an Elec- Mathews Co., Port Clinton, Ohio - SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
trodynamic Lnteraction Problem in a Graduate Naval Architect, 10 yrs. ex- 2:30 and 8 p.m.-The Profes-
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Coffee will be served at 3:30 p.m. cal systems, the APA Repertory Company in
in Room 214 West Engineering. ' Wickes Corp., Saginaw, Mich.-Budg- Sheridan's "School for Scandal"
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