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Each is selected for optimum per-
formance and value.
This week, come play any of the
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display in our soundrooms. And listen
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formation you should
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at the dark side of the Ameria
Dream. A languid feeling of loss hang
over this prophetic elegy for a srfid
mining village consumed by corport
capitalism-a sense that downtrodde
John McCabe's soul is slowly bein
drained away, and ours with it.'Haile
for its beautifully hazy photograph
and innovative sound, McCabe remain
much bigger and grander-m'e
quietly magical-than the sum of its
parts: An American classic.
Aguirre, Wrath of God (Werner Her-
zog, 1972) Apocalypse Now goes to
Heaven, in Herzog's mystical
meditation about a conquistidor
snaking his way through the Peruvian
Heart of Darkness in search of the idst
kingdom of El Dorado. As Aguirre,
Klaus Kinski comes on with the brash
demonic appeal of a Teutonic Mick
Jagger. Herzog doesn't just put you in
the South American jungles; he takes
you out of this world.
Badlands (Terrance Malick, 19u)
Not as splendidly ornate as Days of
Heaven, but bigger and wider; like the
Bruce Springsteen song that borrowed
its title, this movie summons up the
vast scope and epic 'grandeur ..of
America itself. Set in the fifties and
based on the Charles Starkweater
killing spree, Badlands maywell bete
coldest, most resolutely cynical move
ever made by an American, as its two
vacant outlaw/heroes lumber through
the stark South Dakota flatlands h'e
wax figures of Bonnie and Clyde. But
Malick is a bravura story-teller, arid
he's fashioned an eloquently desolafe
myth out of this one.
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Marlon Brando, who embraces a part
written largely with him in mind and
molds it into the most beguilingly
idiosyncratic performance of all time.r
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Cop-
pola, 1979) Similarly, a film smothered
and distorted by so much pre-releaie
hype that the finished product was
bound to be an anti-climax were it to
prove anything less than the greatest
film ever. The fact that Apocalypse
comes damn close to just that plateau
did nothing to disuade its journalistic
detractors, whose very personalized
venom infested even the small handful
of favorable reviews the picture
received. I can only advise suffering
fellow admirers of this transcender
film to be patient: Apocalypse wi
surely survive the test of time -
deed, it may eventually come to be the
standard by which all future films are
measured. Which would hardly be the
worst way to culminate this most
paradoxical yet ironically most
satisfying of film decades.
NEW YORK (AP)-The Australian
Tourist Commission says visitors to
Australia from the United States from
December 1977 to December 1978were
up 6.2 per cent-to 80,971 from 76,236 the
It says visitors from Canada during
the same period were up 5.5 per
cent-to 19,011 from 18.018.
Here's a beautifully-matched, high-performance Kenwood component sys-
tem. And Tech Hifi's $599 Christmas package price includes the handsome
walnut vinyl rack pictured! This system has a Kenwood KA5700 amplifier
with 40 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20-20kHz.) at only 0.04% distortion. This
amplifier has dual power meters, dual tape monitors, and a subsonic filter.
The tuner is a fine-performing Kenwood KT5500, while the turntable is a
Kenwood KD1500, with automatic shutoff and a Pickering cartridge. The
loudspeakers are accurate, wide-range Kenwood LS-300's.
199 }TDC K.NWOOD Philips
Tech Hifi's $199 package is your best introduction to component
stereo. You'll get better sound than the similarly-priced "compact"
systems you find in department stores. And you'll get all of Tech
Hifi's great guarantees. This system has a TDC 1500 am/fm stereo
receiver, Kenwood LS-100 speakers, and afully-equipped Collaro
1251 automatic turntable by Philips.
$299 Technics PION-ER ge
Our $299 system combines great-sounding components at a
budget-pleasing price. The receiver is Technics' popular SA80; It
drives a pair of Pioneer XD6 loudspeakers. Thanks to modern,
vented design, XD6's deliver both deep bass and high efficiency.
Finally, you get a brand-new BSR Mark Va automatic turntable with
belt drive. It comes complete with an ADC cartridge.
$659 Philips PIONEER' audio-technica
This $659 package gives you "high-end" sound at a middle-of-the-
road price! It features rave-reviewed Ohm L loudspeakers. They're
driven by Pioneer's best-selling SX680 stereo receiver., with 30
watts per channel (FTC). For your records, there's a fully-automatic
Philips GA406 all-electronic turntable, complete with a light-
tracking Audio-Technica AT100E cartridge.
Tech Hifi's $399 system gives you more power, better reception
of weak FM stations, and an even more precise turntable. It teams
a Kenwood KR3090 stereo receiver (delivering 27 watts per
channel FTC) with elegant KLH Classic Jr. loudspeakers and a
fully-equipped B*l*C 20Z turntable (complete with a Pickering