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Network (Michigan) *** A nicely
written, skillfully acted "cinema of the
absurd," Network tells the story of
Howard Beale, a TV news anchorman
who becomes the "mad prophet of the
airwaves" after being put on the
Nielsen chopping block. The film's hu-
mor is' biting and cynical but writer
Paddy Chayevsky fails to invest the
film with any warmth.
Greased Lightning (State) *** Good
natured film about the first black race-
car driver, Wendell Scott. Richard
Pryor plays Scott convincingly with al-
ternating touches of humor and pathos.
International Animation Festival
(Campus) **% A mixed bag of ani-
mation shorts from around the world.
Some classics including the incompar-
able example of clay pixillation, Closed
Mondays, are featured along with an
assortment of duds.
MacArthur (Fox Village) **1/z Well-
meaning, solidly acted film portraying
the late general's life from World War
II through his firing by Truman during
the Korean War. Gregory Peck's per-
formance in the title role is somewhat
stilted. Interesting as an historical doc-
ument, unexceptional as a work of cine-
Star Wars (Briarwood) **** George
Lucas' breathtaking tale of interstellar
warfare. Some of the acting is pretty
poor but who the hell cares?
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
(Briarwood) **1/2 Kathleen Quinlan
gives a bravura performance as a
schizophrenic girl waged in a struggle
with psychic demons responsible for
her troubles. Good performances and
film are marred by 'stereotyped
diaracters and a -phony happy ending.
The Last Remake of Beau Geste
( riarwood) *** Marty Feldman direc-
tjd and stars in this madcap comedy
hich pokes fun at the 1939 William
Wellman film. Although somewhat de-
rivative of mentor Mel Brooks' paro-
dies, Feldman has fashioned a film with
several sparks of brilliance. The stellar
cast includes Peter Ustinov, Ann-Mar-
garet, and Michael York as Feldman's
In the Realm of the Senses (Fifth
Forum) **% Japanese director Nagisa
Oshima's film has many facets - i-
triguing, repulsive, bizzare, and,
strangely enough, monotonous. Senses,
though based on an incredible true
story, eimerges, as ,an~ernotdoless,
stati film despite its 4 dore explic-
* * *
The Story of Adele H (Old A & D
Building 7, 9:05) **1/2 Slow-moving, un-
involving story of Adele Hugo, daughter
of Victor Hugo, and her obsessive and
unrequited love 'or a British lieutenant.
Isabelle Adjanni in the title role offers
an excellent interpretation of the role
but the character as written by director
Francois Truffaut is almost unsym-
Silent Movie (MLB 3, 7, 8:40, 10:15)
***1/z Mel Brooks' parody/homage to
the cinema of yesterday stars himself,
Marty Feldom, and Dom DeLuise and
features a host of superstar cameos.
Silent Movie is an innovative pastiche
of superb gags.
The Producers and The Twelve
Chairs (Nat Sci Aud Producers 8:30
only, Chairs 7, 10:15) ** More Mel
Brooks craziness. Not as innovative as
later Brooks efforts, but both films fea-
ture some incredibly hilarious scenes
along with beautiful comedic perform-
And Now For Something Completely
Different (Angell Aud A 7, ) **1/ Frag-
rlented, sometimes tasteless series of
Monty Python's Flying Circus sketches
pius some surprisingly good animation
sequences. Film is uneven, but it does
have its moments.
Football - U-M vs. Texas A & M,
Meichigan Stadium, 1:30.
) Art Fair - Artists and Craftsmen
uild, art, music, mime, food, behind
dommunity High School, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
solutely beautiful rendition of the clas-
sic fairy tale that works on all levels -
marvelous fantasy and film-making.
Dark Victory (Angell Aud A, 7 only)
***% Bette Davis has never been better
as a rich socialite whose life is ending
due to a brain tumor. Bring a hanky.
Mildred Pierce (Aud. A, 9 only) ***1/2
Joan Crawford in perhaps her greatest
role as a housewife-turned waitress
who finds the business world easier to
manage than her daughter (Ann
Blyth). A very well acted film.
Art Fair - Artists and Craftsmen
Guild, art, music, mime, food, behind
Community High School, 12-6 p.m.
University Classical Guitar Society
- Recital by Pamela Kimmel, 3 p.m.,
* * *
Die Niebelungent, Parts I and II (Old
A & D Building, 7, 8:30 respectively) ***
Two early Fritz Lang films taken from
the Nordic myths. Lang's world of good
and evil is an early indication of
masterpieces to come from this direc-
tor, such as Metropolis.
The Prez - University President
Robben Fleming delivers State of the
University Address and faculty awar-
ds, Mendelssohn Theatre, 8 p.m.; re-
ception follows in the League.
The Bad Sleep Well (Old A & D Build-
ing, 8 only) ***% A hard-hitting tale of
revenge from famed Japanese director
Akira Kurosawa. Toshiro Mifune stars
as a man who suspects his father's
death was not suicide, but murder.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(Angell Aud A, 7, 9) * Boring, un-
imaginative, pretentious film about a
castle inhabited by beings from the
planet Transylvania. The lonely
characters include a bisexual Franken-
stein monster. Karloff must be turning
in his grave.
* * *
Playboy of the Western World (Old A
& D Building, 7, 9:05) "** A story from
the Irish theater about a man whose
claims to have murdered his tyrannical
father turn out to be false. The film's
combination of violence and humor
Sanshiro Sugata, ***, Sanjuro ****
(Auditorium A, 7, 9 respectively.) Two
films from famed Japanese director
Akira Kurosawa. Sanshiro Sugata is
Kurosawa's first film and one of the fir-
st and best martial arts films. It puts to-
day's sleazy chop-socky efforts to
shame. Sanjuro is the sequel to Yo-
jimbo, whereby hero Toshiro Mifune is
engaged in a duel with an almost
equally good adversary.
Studio Theatre Series - Coward's
Hands Across the Sea, 2528 Frieze
Bldg., 4:10 p.m.
Amaizin Blues - Singing, dancing
ensemble performs at Washtenaw
Community College, culinary arts din-
ing room of learning materials center,
12:30 p.m. Broadway tunes featured.
Some cornstalks in California's
rich inland delta farming region
' tower as high as 14 feet, reports
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Breezy saxophonist So
and blues rhythms, is
tonight. Shows are at 8 and
10 p.m. General admission
tickets are $3.50.
charge for the student set ranges from
50e to $1.50.
The Roadhouse - The mojo will be
working tonight as the Mojo Boogie
Band, the prime purveyors of rhythm
and blues in this area, lay down their
boogie progressions. Cover charge is
Blue Frogge - Disco down and check
out the show everyday except Sunday
Monday through Wednesday general
admission is $1.00. Thursday to Sat-
urday the cover charge for students is.
still a buck and $2.00 for everyone else.
Abigail's - Hard rock with Zooster
tonight. Weekend cover charge is $2.00.
Salem Witchcraft begins a gig on Wed
nesday, "10t Night."
Mr. Flood's Party - The Tucker
Blues Band belt out driving, Chicago-
style blues for your listening pleasure,
Cover charge is $1.00.
The Underground- Kicker gigs to-,
night through next Thursday; with time
off Sunday. The $1.00 cover charge is
only collected on the weekends ad
special nights abound during the week.,
The Suds Factory - The usual disco
routine of this renovated cannery
changes on Tuesdays to accommodate
house comedian Bob Springfield. This
Wednesday features rock dance music
with the Whiz Kids. Cover charge f6if
the live bands is $1.00, a night of disco
costs $1.50 and the comedian is frqe
because no one would likely pay.
Blind Pig - Latin flavored jazz wi
Melodioso tonight. John Hammond Jt.
a bluesman who has played with toel d
likes of Mike Bloomfield and' Johai.
Mayall, brings his music into town oq.,
Sunday and Monday. Cover charge is
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Throne of Blood - (Old A&D B
ing, 7, 9:05) **** A departure for d
tor Akira Kurosawa, this film is an
inal interpretation of Shakesp
Macbeth starring Kurosawa's sta
leading man, Toshiro Mifune.
Creature from the Black Lago
(Aud A, 7, 8:40, 10:15) ** Typi
shlocky 1950's monster flick has not
to distinguish it besides it being sh
3-D. Utis being presented in 3-D,
plete with glasses.
Studio Theatre Series - Coward's
Hands Across the Sea, 2528 Frieze
Ark - Elizabeth Cotten, Mike
Seeger, 1421 Hill, 10:30 p.m.
Viewpoint Lectures - David Israel,
assistant administrator of Energy Re-
search and Development Administra-
tion, Rackham Aud., 8p.m.,
Book Sale - 30,000 volumes, Union
Ballroom, 12-9 p.m.
Second Chance - Thunder finishes
up their stint with Top 40 rock today.
Once Upon A Time, concurrently
known as Masquerade, will combine
the surfin' sounds of the 60's with power
chord classics from this decade on Sun-
day. Monday through Thursday will
feature rock and roll ai t h C(ur
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health of it,
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Saturday, Oct. 1st-DOUBLE FEATURE
Starring ZERO MOSTEL and GENE WLEDER 7 p.m. and 10:15
THE 12 CHAIRS
k Mel "Fun" Brooks' first film stars DOM DELUISE as an easily corrupted Priest searching
for a chair full of Czarist jewels in a revolutionized Russia full of greed, superstition and
buffoonish bureaucracy. Mel plays (to distraction) a Cretin in this hilarious 94-minute cheese.
Single $1.50, Double Feature $2.50 All films in NAT. SC. AUD.
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The Blood of a Poet and Beauty and
toe Beast (Old A & D Building, 7, 9:05
zespectively) **** A Jean Cocteau dou-
tile-feature. Blood is Cocteau's early
l1m of experimental avante-garde
qinema and in many ways a break-
rough film with its portrayal of
eams. Beauty and the Beast is an ab-
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