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I Thursday, October 25, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

i'QgE FI-VIE

Visions

of

8:|

Olympics
grandeur

asI
By BRUCE SHL
Visions of Eight is
of another good idea b
David Wolper, the ide
assemble an internat
of the best directors
take them to the '7
Games, provide themv
to any event or happe
Olympic Village, and
an unlimited budget.
The stylized docume
came out of this ven
out to be one of the
mate portraits of ath
petition ever done, bo
and emotionally.
The accent in eachc
ments is, of course, o
vidual alone in his o
formance, made so m
than the event itself
seen in the film isr
just athletes; rather,i
athlete as a focal po
larger drama, working
behind and beyonds tl
Visions, then, is a po
polation of the genera
American sports repor
has been to uncover1
underneath thevenee
In books like Jim B
pose of baseball, Ball
stone unturned hasi
vealed a nest of swi
gots. Similarly, the am
nomena of the ugly H
sell's success lies in h
dismna-ntling of the
snortsmen as clean a
symbols of eternal tru
But Cosell's appr
creates new cliches,a

struggle or
LAIN his insights, he too manages to Focusingt
the result rob sport of its grandeur, if there at the Gol
y producer is any grandeur left. If the dialogue t
a being to Greek spirit of bodily competition ers to spe
ional crew is alive anywhere, it is alive in those ex
available, the Olympic Games; through the when they
2 Olympic eyes of Arthur Penn, John mysticalI
with access Schlesinger, and the rest, it is contorting
ning in the alive, but precariously so. feet from
give them Mai Zetterling, in her segment, Claude
"The Strongest," filmed the "The Lose
entary that weightlifters because she said the great
nture turns she knew nothing about them, of the au
most inti- and besides, having no interest in making. F
hletic corn- sports she thought that the men midget w
th visually were interesting because their attemptst
obsession to lift weights seemed with the,
of the seg- to negate everything else in their pervades,
n the indi- lives. Her view of these rotund love likeP
r her per- men is cutting almost to the The pe
uch bigger point of cruelty, but she lets up Penn's fuz
. What is at the end to show a particularly of the va
more than obese lifter in his moment of Forman's
it uses the glory. cathlon,"
int for the In "The Fastest," Kon Ichi- durance-w
itself out kawa, like Zetterling, had spe- hausted at
he scenes. cific aims about what he wanted who they
oetic extra- to capture in filming the sprint- country t
al trend in ers. He felt that they epitomized _stu o
tin g, which the modern life-style, a micro-
the reality cosm of man's thirt for freedom.
r of sport. "Their eyes are wide open during T
outon's ex- the race," he narrates, "but they
Four, the appear to see nothing." But 8 56 Bel
indeed re- enough for the athlete as exis- e oav
rling mag- tential hero. Undoubtedly the K a
nazing pre- best segments are those that"
toward Co- delve into the basic poetry of the Di
Str
his ruthless human body. One would have to R
cliches of leaf through Da Vinci's note- 'who
nd virtuous books to find a better disserta- pro
th. tion on the intricate movement of sTo
vem
oach only muscles as is filmed in Aruthur vat
and despite Penn's segment, "The Highest."

VALLIANCE FRANCAISE dANN ARBOR
French Clubs of Pioneer and Huron High Schools
PRESENT
Moliere's L'AVARE
IN FRENCH
LE TRETEAU de PARIS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1973 AT 8 P.M.
ANN ARBOR PIONEER HIGH AUDITORIUM
TICKETS ON SALE AT DOOR
Adult tickets:$4.00--High School Students: $2.75

on Bob Seagren's try
d Medal, Penn eschews
o allow the pole vault-
eak for themselves in
xcruciating moments
are suspended in that
limbo above the bar,
their bodies twenty
the ground.
LeLouch's piece on
ers" has to be one of
documents in support
uteur theory of film-
For even when shooting
restlers or boxers, he
to imbue the brutality
same melancholy that
his lyrical films about
A Man and a Woman.
rfect counterpoint to
zzy and poetic footage
ulters comes in Milos
segment on "The De-
the roughest event en-
ise. The totally ex-
thletes, barely knowing
are, let alone what
hey are representing,
in Schlesinger's analy-
highlights
hind the Lines-Press Cov-
age of Watergate.
ie - Spencer Tracy and
atharine Hepburn in
uess Who's Coming to
nnter."
eets of San Francisco -
ek Nelson stars as charmer
o leads teen-age girls into
ostitution.
See Ourselves - Misad-
ntures in "Macivor's Sal-
ion," a love triangle.

sis of the long-distance runners.
For in Schlesinger's portion,,
the last one in the film, the dor-
mant subject of national alle-
giances and the time-bomb of
modern civilization are brought
to the fore. He was the only di-
rector to get any footage of the
Arab terrorists, and captured
somewhat that air of desolation
that hung over the competition
like a stench. Talking with mara-
thon-runner Ron Hill, he provok-
ed Hill's declaration that he did
not come to the Olympics to
mourn the Israelis; he came to
run.
LOTS OF WRITERS
HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Twen-
tieth Century-Fox has employed
a total of 43 script writers for
episodes in four prime time net-
work series: "The New Perry
Mason," "M-A-S-H," "Roll Out,"
and "Room 222."
11:30 2 Movie - John Wayne stars
in "Sands of Iwo Jina."
4 Johnny Carson - Comedian
G~eorge Carlin.
7 Walt Disney - Golden Anni-
versary Salute. l
54 Movie - Bette Davis stars in
"Dangerous."
1a 00 9 Movie - "Doctor in Love,"
misadventures of two doc-
tors.
1:30 2 Mtiovie-Antbony Quinn and
Ann Margret in "R.P.M.," a
liberal college professor's
confrontation with student
protesters.

-THIS

WEEKEND-

Woody Allen X 2

r

if

T he incredible 'journey'
The New Phoenix Repertory Company rehearses for its premiere
Sat. at 8 in Duerrenmatt's The Visit in Mendelssohn. Also part
of the Professional Theatre Program Repertory Series is tonight's
Chemin de Fer by Georges Feydeau, beginning at 8.
SlovaliOrchestra's
7

pure, wa
Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Boh-
dan Warchal, Conductor. Bohdan
Warchal and Viliam Bobrucky, Violin
Soloists. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1913 at
Itackham Auditorium.
By TONY CECERE
The Slovak Chamber Orches-
tra employed two very unusual
performance practices Tuesday
night: first, the ensemble played
standing for the entire concert
and second, the conductor dot-
bled as a soloist. This unusual ar-
rangemnent worked to the bene-
fit of the groin, however, as
Maestro Warchal was excellent
in both capacities.
In fact, the entire group gave
a good show. There was compete
agreement of timbre in the en-
semble, resulting in a pure
warm 'sound that w s excellent
for Baroque music. It was sur-
prising that 12 players could pro-
duce such an exquisitely full
tone.
The group did not lack tech-
nique, either. The Corelli and
Scarlatti pieces contained many
imitative "Question - Answer's
passages that were easily passed
from one member of the orches-
tra to another. The two soloists
in the Vivaldi, Bohdan Warchal
and Viliam Bobrucky, were not
so well matched, however, as
Warchal seemed to play much
louder than his solo partner.
The Janacek Suite was a na-
tural program choice for this

rmn souna
Czech string group, as Janacek
is almost a patron saint of Czech
music. The suite was a very ac-
cessible conglomeration of Ger-
manic harmony and Slavic melo-
dies. Both the Janacek and the
Simple Symphony displayed yet
another forte of the ensemble-
their ability to play precisely
together in pizzicato (plucked
rather than bowed) passages.
The individual movements of
the Britten bear humorous titles,
such as "Playful Pizzicato" and
"Frolicsome Finale", truthfully
indicating that the symphony is
written in a whimsical and ca-
pricious style. The Czechs real-
ly "hammed it up" here, and
the audience expressed its ap-
proval with muffled laughter.
The Slovak Chamber Orches-
tra proved itself to be a versa-
tile performing organization.
They executed Scarlatti and Brit-
ten with equal facility and im-
maculate. Swiss-watch precision,
as well as with a full sound.
It is gratifying to find a cham-
ber ensemble so excellent. It
shows that the classical ideals
of balance and beauty through
simplicity may not be dead after
all.

pang p p p p p p p ~

CUU(TURE CALENIWAR
FILM-AA Film Co-op presents Russell's The Devils at 7, 9 in
Aud. 4; New World Film Co-op shows Mystery of the
Leaping Fish; International House in Aud. 3, MLB at 7,
8:45, 10 and Finnegan's Wake; Sinister Harvest at 7, 8:45,
10 in Aud. 4, MLB; Cinema Guild features Cukor's Born
Yesterday in Arch. Aud. at 7, 9:05; Mediatrics presents
Guns of Navarone at 7, 9:30 in Nat. Sci. Aud.; South
Quad Films shows Shaft's Big Score in Dining Rm. 2, S.
Quad at 7:30, 9:45.
MUSIC-The Bach Club ,features a baroque program with
tenor Edgar Taylor and pianist Patricia Mash in Greene
Lounge, E. Quad at 8; Music School presents Theo Al-
cantara conducting University Philharmonia at 8 in Hill.
DRAMA-University Players perform Durrenmatt's The Mar-
riage of Mr. Mississippi in Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. at
8; P.T.P. enacts Feydeau's Chemin de Fer at 8 in Men-
delssohn.
UPCOMING CONCERT TIPS-Gordon Lightfoot appears in
concert in Detroit at Masonic Aud., Nov. 10 at 8:30. Tic-
kets available at Masonic Temple, Detroit; Arlo Guthrie
performs on Oct. 27 at 8 in EMU's Bowen Field House.
Tickets at AA Music Mart.

a~f Med iatrics
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GEORGE CUKOR'S
BORN YESTERDAY
CUIKOR is known as the best actress
director in America and Judy HOLLI-
DAY'S performance in BORN YESTER-
DAY is one of the reasons, An arrogant
junk merchant (Broderick CRAWFORD )
hire so reporter (William HOLDEN) to
cultivate his "dumb broad."
Fri.: HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
ARCHITECTURE AUD.
CINEMA GUILD Tonight at ADM. $1
7 and 9:05

NEW WORLD FILM COOP presents * HALLOWEEN MADNESS * *

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
as "COKE" ENNYDAY
in

James Joyce's

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