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PAGE TWO

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, SEPTE E S$, 1966

PAGE TWO TIlE MIChIGAN DAILY TIIUIISDAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 1986

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'3:10 to Yuma': Villain Reforms,
In Contrived Adult Western

FILMS
Frankness Fails To Boost
Artistry of 'Dear John'

Frankie Lone gasps the title on Van Heflin's face signals ther
song to "3:0 to Yuma as if he i hour. Why does Dan stay even as
had. just escaped from an oxygen his fellow deputies desert? Hev
tent. And with the settling of the says it's for the $200 that thet
dust we see a stagecoach sur- Stagecoach company has offered.a
rounded by Ben Wade's (Glenn But it's more than that. Wadea
Ford) des-erate gang. The coach tries to bribe him, but it doesn'tt
driver is murdered and the boys work. Dan is being tested. It is aa
ride off to Bisby with the gold, moral trial, a point of human hon-t
Oddly enough within the saloon, our. "There is nothing personal,"'
in the midst of desolation, is a he admits. He proves this by say-
beautiful barmaid. After a few ing Wade's life. A man must be!r
rounds of drinks Wade signals his strong. F
friends to leave. And he quickly We are made to feel his revolu-r
makes the little lovely, but he is tion is a real victory over his fear'
not quite fast enough. The sheriff of death. But if this last segmentf
with th- help of Dan Evans (Van was the finest moment of the film i
Heflin) captured the villain. From then the rest must be considered1
this time on Dan and Ben be- its dying hour.
come constant companions. At 3:00, Dan, without any help, s
The action of the film centers must transport Wade to the Graint
around the time the two men station. He must confront Ben'se
spend in the Contention City ho- large and angry gang. You mightt
tel wai'tinz for the 3:10 train to think it is impossible. It is. ButV
Yuma. It is during this time that miraculously after a few missedt
the film excels. Director Daves shots they reach the wairingt
uses the camera well to indicate train. So do Glenn Ford's beasts.r
the buildup in tension. Both They yell at him to duck so theyc
Men's faces are photographed in can kill Evans. All looks lost asr
detail. And the am ount of sweat the train m oves off. lout W ade -
Vet Tax Protests Yield
Extra Revenue for IRS
WASHINGTON WP - Viet Nam, United States costs of the war they
war protestors who refused to pay oppose.
income taxes voluntarily are turn- Some, however, owed nothing
ing out to be mostly cooperative in beyond what was paid through
helping the government collect. payroll deduction, some got re-
One fellow is letting the govern- funds and others didn't earn
ment keep his refinds tof $3,300. enough money to pay any taxes
The Internal Revenue Service at all.

rather than listening to his friend{
jumps into the open freight car
with Mr. Evans. Why &d he do
this? The answer is simple: It is
an "adult western" where there
are no real bad guys. Glenn had
to even the score with Van. After
all he had saved his life. So in
two days bad Ben Wade devel-
oped a conscience. And a2l ends
well. Dan is still alive. There is
rain falling to end the drolight.
And Ben Wade goes happily to his
hanging.
What is the compulsion that
forces men to contrive happy end-
ings? The foundation of this prob-
lem is the old myth-that justice
prevails. People get what they de-
serve. And so a film is contorted
to meet this premise. And happy
endings are the direct result of
this mythical Hollywood west
where the good and bad know
their place. Sentiment replaces in-
telligence and the movie loses any
meaning The. film is reminiscent
of the miler who runs a brilliant
race for;three quarters, but st.ops
to tie his shoe laces and comes in
dead last.
Phooe 482-2056
Exttanu AcCA PENT it iA A
OPEN 6:30 P.M.
NOW SHOWING
-FIRST RUN --
shown at 7:10 ahd 10:55
o ' De Lo'
F~-Rp eSSP

By ROSS MILLERt
"Dear John," a new SwedishE
film is at the Campus theatre. And
it is there, armed with popcornt
and Bonbons, where you can seeE
two people find happiness. Ah,
"where are all the lonely people?";
Two of them were in Sweden.,
John (Jarl Kulle) comes backE
from sea and enters Anita'sf
(Christine Schollin) port town to
load sand. She is a waitress at az
small cafe. John and his first mate
size her up. Will the bird do the
trick? John thinks that she just1
might and begins to stalk her. She1
puts him off that night. But in
the morning they meet as the
captain swims naked in the sea.
They begin to talk as John reach-
es for cover. Things go well. Anital
Helena (her child) and John spend
a wonderful day in Copenhagen.
No she's not married, but is an
unhappy unwed mother, Anita,
needless to say, has been wronged
in love. She isn't the only one.
Through flashbacks and cut time
sequences we find out that John1
has been hurt by a woman. Witht
that in common they are drawn
closer together.
And, though frankness is the'
prime virtueof the film,'it is not
enough to sustain it artistically.
We want something more of the

characters. Anita says one, "Must
believe in love and in a happy
ending." This statement is a fall-
acy and perhaps is the element
that makes the film ultimately un-
satisfying. Both characters are'
bored and lonely seeking redemp-
tion through love. At the end of
their two days together they are
ecstatic. Both have found new
energy. Their loneliness and ennui1'
is gone for the moment. But is love
medicinal?
The answer of Lars Magnus,
Lindgren's "Dear John" is yes.
But are we being too skeptical to$
question this conclusion? The film
ends with John and Anita speak-
ing long distance on the telephone
after a short separation. She, as
he, is still enthusiastic. But is;
there any hope for people that
believe like John that love is
"Christmas all the time." Though!
it is sometimes a hangover from
Christmas eve. In failing to realize
the latter the couple fosters a lie.
The film based on the presump-
tion that love conquers all, unfor-
tunately, does not ring true.
Daily Classifieds
Pull Like a Magnet
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CINEMA II
presents
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Claudia Cardinale
IN
(COLOR)
A fine swashbuckling
ocventurc-comedy, with
Belmondo as a legendary
highwayman of old France.
Cinema 11 salutes Henry
Levan and Karen Aimee.
Friday and Sturday
Aud. A 7 tnd 9:15 P.M.

"Astonishingly frank! An unabashed look at real-life sex.
Remarkably uninhibited and specific in its recording of
the way lovers taik and touch and think!",
Richard Schnickel, Life Magazine
"A tender and lusty study of love. 'Dear John' is a tour de
force of erotic realism. Lovemaking banter... as explicit
as the law allows!" -Time Magazine
A truly adult love stoat!
It is a beautful film,
finely made !"
-Judith -C-st- NY. Nereid Tribune

DIAL
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OVER!

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DIAL5-6290
ENDING TONIGHT
delight!
satiric,
marvelous
assortment
of actors!"
-Cue Magazine

Program Information 6 2-6264

said today it's had no real trouble
collecting any of thhe taxes due,1
although it must attach some bankR
accounts and garnishee some pay-
checks.'
These procedures apparently sa-.
tisfy the protestors that they're
thus paying involuntarily - be-
cause home even transfer bank
accounts or provide information!
for the government's convenience,
in collecting.1
Free Contribution
The protestors mostly said they1
didn't want to freely contribute to
Disadvantaged
Children Given
Aid by State
The State Department of Edu-
cation has begun a pioneering ef-
fort in the area of aid for educa-
tionally disadvantaged children.
A new Technical Assistance Pro-
gram, one of the first of its kind
in the nation, is, designed to'
strengthen programs funded by
the department under the Ele-
mentary and Secondary Education
Act of 1965. The project is sup-
ported by a $150,000 grant.
Michigan school districts con-
ducted 772federally-sponsored
programs valued at $34.7 million
last year. "Despite a late start
(funds did not become available
until after the start of the school
year) these districts compiled "an
enviable record," Dr. Ira Polley,
State Superintendent of Public
Instruction said.
In addition to the new teaching
methods and curriculum changes,
"we are emphasizing the oppor-
tunity to meet the special health,
nutritional and environmental
needs of the students," Polley said.
"Too little to eat or to wear, im-
.paired health, and family troubles
often are at the root of learning
problems."
In addition to state universities,
the Department of Education is
working with other state agencies
and organizations and individuals
interested in elementary and sec-I
ondary education programs to eli-
minate these problems.
Seven state universities are as-
sisting both the Department of!
Education and local school dis-
tricts in the Project. They are the
University, Wayne State Univer-
sity, Michigan State University
and Western, Northern, Central,
and Eastern Michigan Universi-
ties.
Specialists from the universities
are serving as project consultants
and are assisting with in-service
training of local school district
teachers and administrators.
"FUNNIEST ENTERTAINER IN THE WUIIO"
"BY GOSH, HE'S TWICE AS FUNNY"

The IRS said not one court case3
has yet been filed to collect from
a war protestor.
Many deposited extra money in
their savings and checking ac-,
counts where IRS agents could,
collect it.
Attach Baez Bank
In June IRS attached more than
$36,000 from the bank account of
folk singer Joan Baez. For the
third straight year she refused to
pay part of her income tax in pro-.
test against military spending in
Viet Nam.

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ALSO
Shown at 9:20 only
Hugh O'Brian
Shirley Eaton
Fabian
Pius -
"SPORTING COURAGE"
in Colon
ZCOLOR CARTOONS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 4 P.M.
1429 Hill Street
GALA OPENING
HILLEL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Free Bagels, Cream Cheese
Coffee, etc. etc.

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ARK COFFEE HOUSE
1421 Hill Street
Are you tired, bored, frustrated? Why not take a study
break! Come to the Ark! Enjoy coffee or tea, a delicious
corned beef sandwich or just look at our beautiful wait-
resses. Join in some friendly, informative conversation.
Thursday-8:0O-1 1:30.
GUILD HOUSE
802 Monroe
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
"The Roost"
Begins with cost dinn~er at 6 P.M.
Usually spociaI program until 8:30
Phone reservations for,dinner only
662-5189
8:30-1I :00 a.m.-lnformal entertainment, guitars,
folk singing, piano, hi-fi, game varieties.
Always refreshments, hot and cold drinks
No cover charge
OFFICE HOURS
Circulcion-464-0558
Cao between1 arnd 4
Classified--764-0557
Call between I and 3
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kler, is to be transported out of town on the. ;
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PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE ENGAGEMENT OF
MARTHA GRAHAM
& DANCE COMPANY
"THE GREATEST MODERN DANCE COMPANY
IN THE WORLD!"-Saturday Review
"ONE OF THE MIRACLES OF OUR
TIME!"-N.Y. Herald Tribune
Fridays October 28
8:30 P.M.
Hill Auditorium
SEATS NOW
ON SALE
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