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Fridoy, October 6, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Carats': Ha, ha, ha

Forty-Carats, the first offering
in this year's Ann Arbor Civic
Theatre series, is a foolish piece
of kitsch which situation comedy
devotees may find diverting, and
theatre devotees must find whol-
ly worthless.
The play is a mindless comedy
concerning a love affair between
a 40 year old divorcee and a 22
year old playboy, with countless
side plots coming in and out as
clumsily as the players.
The performances offered in
Wednesday n i g h t's production
ranged from acceptable to unfor-
givable, with the emphasis sadly
on the latter. Lynne Wieneke,
playing a 17 year old girl, has
obviously seen Ann Margaret in
Bye-Bye Birdie too many times,
and rendered the most shallow
and unbelievable portrayal of a
teenager conceivable. Gary Kli-
sky, in the lead role as the young
playboy, delivered the show's
most offensive performance. I
expected him to turn toward the
audience after each joke he de-
livered and wink. In fact he may
even have done so; his hair cov-
ered the better part of his face,
so it was impossible to tell.
Veitch Reinhart is poor as the

mother (a character essential to
all situation comedies), but in
the midst of such mediocrity al-
most appeared to be good.
Out of this debacle, Nancy
Huesel, in the female lead as the
merry divorcee, emerged as a
jewel, with what can only be
considered an averaged perform-
ance. She was the only member
of the cast who possessed a sense
of comic timing; her jokes were
the only ones which did not leave
me with the feeling that I had
been slapped across the face witl'
the punchlines.
The play was interminable
long, a fault which was aggra-
vated by the fact that several
minutes e 1 a p s e d between set
changes, leaving me with the un-
easy feeling that nobody bother-
ed to build the sets beforehand.
I recommend Forty-Carats to
anyone who had planned to stay
home and watch the reruns of
I Love Lucy and TherBeverly
Hillbillies; such people will be
able to sit back and enjoy the
show without fear of compromis-
ing their comic tastes. It could
have been worse I suppose-the
company could have attempted
a drama.

Slaughterhouse Five
So they've held it over anotl',r
week, have they? Hurry folks!
Who knows? This may be your
last chance to catch this fabulous
rerun! Experience the decimation
of any and all the mild virtues
of Kurt Vonnegut's autobiogra-
phical novel! See the first movie
since Night of the Living Dead
to star a Zombie as the male
lead! Watch a dog piss on a
surburbanite lady's shoe! Learn
that War is dehumanizing! That
the Middle Class sucks! That, in
our crazy mixed-up society, only
abnormal, anti-social people are
As illustrious farmer Alexan-
der Bogue is reported to have
said, "This isn't a movie; it'a
a compost pile!" And what a pile
it is.



satire of Antonioni ("Why do
some women have troubles
reaching orgasm?") replete with
Woody in shades and continental
clothes, sultry Louise Lasser in
a blonde wig, and Italian dialo-
gue Lou Jacobi as a transves-
tite; What's My Perversion, with
Jack Berry as M. C. and Robert
Q. Lewis and Pamela Mason
among the panel members; a
final episode in which Allen
plays a sperm about to be ejacu-
lated; and many, many other
fantastic delights that no Woody
Allen fan will want to live with-


Everything You Always
Wanted to Know About
Sex But Were
Afraid to Ask
Fox Village
Legend has it that Woody Al-
len first conceived of filming
Sex while watching Dr. Reuben
on a late talk show. A great
idea, but how do you go about
realizing it? Allen simply de-.
cided to compile six skits as
answers to various Reubenesque
questions: "What is .sodomy?"
"Do aphrodisiacs work?" "What
are sex perverts?" etc., etc., etc.
The various conceptions of the
skits are often tremendously clev-
er, but once again the problem
of execution presents itself. Take
the "What is Sodomy" episode.
The idea of Gene Wilder falling
in love with a sheep strikes me
as a very funny one. But the
actual episode isn't much more
than one of those imitation-Love
Story Seven - Up commercials
stretched out for fifteen minutes.
Even so, Sex is a very funny
movie. It features: a monstrous
tit that roamsrthe countryside
nursing people to death; a great

Modern Times
Fifth Forum
Fri. & Sat.
In 1936 Charlie Chaplin's tramp
appeared amidst the talkies to
make one last silent stand on
behalf of the common man. His
adversary this time-modern
technology-proved to be his
most formidable, and the film,
Modern Times, turned out to be
one of his funniest.
Chaplin wrote, directed and
composed the score for this film,
which contains some of his best
and most famous comic mo-
ments. His machines do not
merely dehumanize people, they
virtually devour them. They are
a personal as well as a social
menace. The tramp's one fleet-
ing triumph in the film takes
place in a world far away from
them in Chaplin's oll, familiar
world of the cararet. Charlie
treats his audience to a delight-
ful nonsense song, giving the
tramp a voice, and thereby call-
ing for his final exit.

City Lights
Fifth Forum
In City Lights, Chaplin as the
tramp falls for a blind flower
girl and goes to great extents to
help her regain her sight.aHis
first source of aid is a wealthy
gentlemen who fluctuates be-
tween drunken charity and sober
haughtiness. He later takes a
job as a street cleaner, which he
loses in no time flat, and then
decides to try his hand at boxing.
The film turns to pathos when,
shortly after the fight, Charlie
confronts the flower girl, whose
sight has been restored. Many
critics have called their meeting
excessively sentimental, while at
the same time claiming City
Lights to be a masterpiece. They
overlook the fact tha tthe tramp
is not the tramp without his
sentiments, that his sensitivity
makes him a human being in-
stead of shallow comedian.
Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory
Sat. & Sun. Matinees
At last, the sizzling best-seller
explodes onto the wide screen,
laving bare the seething emotions
of the dedicated men and women
who work in our nation's choco-
late factories. What weird com-
pulsion Jed a wealthy candy mag-
nate to seek forbidden thrills
in accosting youngsters and re-
questing that they bite his "fudge
Had I been asked to direct
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
Factory it might have turned out
like that. As this was not the
case, this movie is just another
fantasy extravaganza for Mom,
Dad, and the kinder, somewhat
in the Mary Ponpins 'vein. For
those looking for Gene Wilder to
duplicate the fine madness he
displays in Start the Revolution,
forget it: the moral of this story
is that it's better to be nice than
nasty. Some of the older folks in
search of light entertainment
may, however, enjoy the antics
that transpire within the Rube
Goldberg-style candy factory.
The Salzburg
State Theater
Predictability is the byword of
this typical international in-
trigue: based on a predictably
improbable premise, starring a
predictably heroic lawyer turned
agent on behalf of a madame in
distress, caught in a plethora of
DIAL 668-6416
"For this trip, one must fasten
his*seat belt and hold on tight!"
--Saturday Review
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agents from Nazis to the CIA
(not such a big difference there,
actually) all searching for THE
The film raises a number of
questions. Where is THE
could be valuable enough to jus-
tify the murder of six people (or
so-you lose count towards the
end)? Which side is the pre-
dictably sexy blonde working
for? And most vital of all, when
will they begin that heart-stop-
ping car chase so basic to all
recent action movies?
Rest assured: Most questions
are answered, the viewer is
never quite able to match all
the agents with their respective
countries, and the car chase is
embarrassingly inferior to that
in the film's titular godfather,
The French Connection.
Movie-goers might expect more
from the big screen. The Salz-
burg Connection would have been
ideal for the NBC Mystery
Movie. But dammit,. the NBC
Mystery Movie is free.
Butterflies Are Free
Can a blind youth find love,
h a p p i n e s s, and fulfillment?
Watch Edward Albert, (son of
Eddie Albert) find all three in
the person of Goldie Hawn. Not
reviewed at press time.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Cinema Guild
If you think it's so hip to be
mystic in these days of deja vu,
murder cults, and astrology, you
should have been around (and
maybe you were) in 1941, when
one of the hottest offerings from
Hollwood in the comic fantasy
line was a breezy little movie
titled Here Comes Mr. Jordan.
As usual, it's a bumbling mes-
senger from heaven, played by
Edward Everett Horton who, as
heavenly agent 7013, mistakenly
informs a prizefighter named
Joe Pendelton, played by Robert
Montgomery, that his number is
El Topo
Cinema Guild
Sat. & Sun.
There seems to be an artistic
paranoia in this country. Any
film that deviates in the slightest
from the norm of Hollywood pro-
duction, or even worse, through
a slick ad campaign claims to
be something profoundly new, im-
mediately become ars sanctis-
El Topo, a South American
western, is such a film.
"El Topo" means "the mole,"
always "striving for the sun."
The man called "El Topo" is a
g u n f i g h t e r. In his odyssey
through the surrealistic land-
Zipporah Trope
12:30 pm. every Sunday
(Following Brnch)
at HILLEL-142Hill

scar of Chile, he encounters
hur carcasses, hordes of
freaxs, and more blood than the
Red Cross could dream of.
Whole villages are massacred,
men are graphically castrated,
women are raped, and many are
mutilated. El Topo has to con-
tend with sado-masochists, sadis-
tic lesbians, shoe fetishists, cof-
fee bean fetishists, and some
plain old everyday, heterosexual
Do all the mutilations, killings,
and perversions have a purpose?
Director Alexandro Jodorowsky
seems to be commenting on
sexuality, society, politics, re-
ligion, etc. But as in so many
contemporary films, Jodorowsky
suggests more than he can sub-
Cinema II
Fri. & Sun.
Wistful country-western and
strong lyrical folk by Bob Dylan;
the melodic, floating melodies of
Joan Baez, plus more country-
flavored music by the Byrds, Doc
Watson, and others, are in
Scruggs-a Woodstock of coun-
try-western-folk music. The non-
stop festival was filmed in 1972.

Women in Revolt
Cinema II
Sat. & Sun.
Andy Warhol nons up every-
where. In the first few months
of this year, for example, reviews
in national magazines discussed
his art and sculpture, his play
Pork, his film Women in Revolt,
and his recipe for gold-embroid-
ered cake. The cake sounds fas-
cinating (see Vogue, March 1)
but Cinema I, lacking the ap-
propriate kitchen facilities, has
chosen instead to present the
In this successor to Trash,
Warhol and his compatriot Paul
Morrissey feature many of the
same . . . freaks? zombies?
friends? lovers? everyday people
like the folks next door (depend-
ing on where you live) Women
in Revolt continues the trend
toward greater eventfulness. In
many of Warhol's earlier films,
the viewer is simply given an
image to absorb, comprehend,
mediate upon or get exasperated
with for hours on end. Here, the
action follows three women and
their search for whatever it is
that underground existentialists
search for in New York City.
Holly Woodlawn' portrays a high
fashion model, Candy Darling a
Long Island socialite,, and Jackie
Curtis an avid women's libera-
Vincent Canby termed the
movie a "madcap soap opera"
and judged it a relatively suc-
cessful parody. But experience
makes you wonder. The burned-
out characters of his former
films: a reviewer's assertion that
See CINEMA, Page 10

WEEKEND BARS AND MUSIC-Bimbo's, Gaslighters (Fri.,
Sat., Sun.) 50c cover; Bimbo's on the Hill, Long John
Silver (Fri., Sat.) no cover; Blind Pig, Boogie Brothers
(Fri., Sat.) 75c cover, classical music (Sun.) no cover;
Del Rio, Armando's Jazz Group (Sun.) no cover; Golden
Falcon, Stanley Mitchell and the People's Choice (Fri.,
Sat., Sun.) $1.00 cover; Lum's, R.F.D. Boys (Fri., Sat.)
$1.00 cover; Mackinac Jack's, Mo-jo Boogie Band (Fri.,
Sat.), Orchid Wally (Sun.) 75c cover; Mr. Flood's Party,
Diesel Curves and Dangerous Smoke (Fri., Sat.) 75c
cover; Odyssey, Deliverence (Fri., Sat.) $1.00 cover;
Pretzel Bell, Lincoln County Ramblers (Fri., Sat.) 75c
cover; Rubaiyat, Iris Bell Adventure (Fri., Sat., Sun.) no
DANCING-International Folk Dance tonight at 8 in Barbour
Gym, 25c."
DRAMA-George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman pro-
duced by EMU players tonight at 8 in Quirk Auditorium.
MUSIC-University Music Society presents "The World of
Gilbert and Sullivan" by D'Oyly Carte Company alumni
from London at 8 tonight in the Power center. Tickets
$6, $5, $4.
* . *
Information concerning local cultural happenings to
appear in The Daily Culture Calendar should be sent to the
Arts Editor c/o The Daily.

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Boxoff ice Theatrical Magazine Gives

Highest Honors To


6Oxo HE
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6:00 2,4,7 News
9 Eddie's Father
50 Flintstones
56 Bridge with Jean Cox
6,10 News
6:30 2,4,7 News
9 Jeannie
50 Gilligan's Island
56 Book Beat
7:00 2 Truth or Consequences
4 News, Weather, Sports
7 To Tell the Truth
9 Beverly Hillbillies
6 Jeannie
10 Dick Van Dyke
50 I Love Lucy-Comedy
56 World Press Review
7:30,2 What's My Line?
4 Hollywood Squares
7 Wait Till Your Father
Gets Home
9 Lassie
50 Hogan's Heroes
56 Wall Street Week
6 All Outdoors
10 It's Your Bet
8:00 2 Sonny & Cher
4 Sanford and Son
7 Brady Bunch
9 News
50 Dragnet
56 Washington Week in Review
62 Big Time Wrestling
6 Sonny and Cher
10 Sanford and Son
8:30 4 The Little People
7 The Partridge Family
9 Woods and Wheels
50 Merv Griffin Show
56 Off the Record (B)
10 The Little People

9:00 2 CBS Movie
"To Sir with Love," '69, Ideal-
istic ex-engineer (Sidney Poi-
tier) finds himself teaching
in a tough East End London
4 Ghost Story
7 Room 222
9 Tommy Hunter
56 New Documentaries
6 CBS Movie
10 Ghost Story
9:30 7 The Odd Couple
10:00 4 Banyon
7 Love, American Style
9 News
50 Perry Mason (B)
56 High School Football Game-
10 Banyon
11:00 2,4,7 News
9 The Cheaters (B)
50 Rollin'
6,10 News
11:30 2 Movie
"Summer and Smoke," '61,
Shy young woman falls in
love with a slick medical
student in this Tennessee
Williams' story. Lawrence
Harvey, Geraldine Page.
4,10 Tonight
7 Dick Cavett
9 Movie
"The Kiss of Evil," 63, Hon-
eymoon disturbed by bats.
Clifford Evans, Noel Will-
50 CBS Late Movie
"Girl Happy," '65, And its
Fort Lauderdale again inan-
other teenage - crowd - on-
vacation movie. Starring -
who else -- but Elvis baby.
6 CBS Late Movie
10 Tonight
1:00 4 This Week in Pro Football
7 Movie
"Decision Before Dawn," '52,
Garry Merrill, Hildegarde
1:30 2 Movie
"Angels Alley," '48, The Bow-
ery Boys.

BOXOFFICE :: September 25, 1972
Butterflies Are Free

' (Cot) Selected



Blue Rihhe Award Winner for August
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE," starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Heckart and Edward
Albert, was voted the Blue Ribbon -Award winner for August by members of the
National Screen Council. The film, described by one reviewer as "a comedy with
heart," concerns a blind boy, who moves away from his overly protective mother into
an apartment next door to a hippie-type girl. The Columbia release-rated PG by the
MPAA and A3 by the NCO-
initial bookings in major cities. andP
BOXOFFICE reviewed "Butterflies Are MOST
Free" in its issue of July 17, stating in part:
"This long-running Broadway hit will gain CO
an even greater popularity as a film. Pro- OF T
duced by M. J. Frankovich, it likely will
receive much critical praise and strong A FRANKOVIC
audience reaction. Good word-of-mouth /1BuTY J
advertising will insure successful runs. A
Eileen Heckart re-

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