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riday, September 12, 1975

I HE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

riday, September 12, 1975 IHEMIU-1I(~AN L)AILY Wage Seven

Pick of the Week:
The Fort une
The Movies, Briarwood

oin mn

Neekend

Animal Crackers
Cinema Guild, Arch. And.
Sat., 7, 8:30, 10
Perhaps one Marx brothers,
movie is basically like another.
Harpo chases girls and picks~
pockets while Groucho insults ;

The Founding Fathers would
oab u we could tell them about all Love and Death But, surprisingly, the film
hover the years that doesn't come off as the usual
ederal officials have stretched The Movies, Briarwood rubbish that one by now might
he small clause in the Consti- have been conditioned to expect.
sution gs t This may be the Woody Allen Instead, Milius' effort is highly
to regulate interstate cor- film that most clearly shows visible, unpretentious work au-
nerce One can almost imagine the many sides of a man who thored by the director himself.
nild-annered Ben Franklin, a has too often been lumped in An unusual project after his
nan of many mistresses, chuck- with the Marx Brothers and last film, Dillinger, The Wind
ing over the Mann Act, an ill- their films than in a class by and the Lion loosely builds it-
onceived piece of legislation himself. self around a thin plot concern-
ieer Love and Death will disap- ing the kidnapping of an Amer-
hat made it federal crime for point those who are looking only ican diplomat's wife and chil-
woman to be transported for the Woody who gave us dren by a band of Moroccan
cross state lines for "immoral Take the Money and Run and terrorists.
urpses." Bananas, and should prove a There is no doubt here that
But as Mike Nichols and crew pleasant surprise to anyone who the framework on which the
llustrate in The Fortune, life found his previous work a bit film chooses to build is shaky,
nder the Mann Act wasn't all too scattered and manic to di- but one really doesn't mind, as
hat funny for would-be Casa- gest. 'it seems director Milius didn't
ovas who happened to fall in The film follows Woody, grow- let it bother him.
ove with the resident of another ing up as Boris in 19th century Instead of worrying about a
tate. The smallest slip of the Russia, but still haunted by the film of epic proportions, Milius
ongue before a suspicious gas familiar Allen neuroses of the has simply made the propor-
itation attendant or motel cler title. ations epic, with the result being
'ould lead to a long, icy stret Diane Keaton is there, too, as a spectacular film of immense
>f enforced celibacy in the fed- Boris' friend, confidant, cousin physical beauty that more than
eral pen. . . . but elusive as ever as a makes up for the banality of the
Warren Beatty and Jack Nich- lover, reminiscent of the best of proceedings.
olson portray two mischievous Play It Again, Sam. Sean Connery has looked bet-
rogues who devise a clever Any familiarity with Tolstoy, ter in part but not in perspec-
scheme to whisk away Beatty's Dostoyevsky, et al makes Love tive, while Candice Bergen,
surreptitious girl friend, played and Death a must, but don't feel never a spectacular screen pres-
by Stockard Channing, out from bad if you hear some of the ref- ence, actually manages to com-
mder the nose of her million- erences slicing by over your plement the superb cinematog-
ire father and across the coun- head - that's just the icing on raphy of Billy Williams and
ry to sunny California. Their the cake. flowing score of Jerry Gold-
ittle plan almost succeeds - As usual, Love and Death is smith.
zmtil Channing's father suddenly replete with the Allen one-liners There's definitely a weird
icks the bucket, leaving her his you'll repeat to your friends chemistry here, but somehow,
entire fortune a little sooner when you -tell them about how the whole thing works in its
han Beatty and Nicholson had you laughed. In two words, own bizarre way.
blanned. mind-full humor. --

like The Last Tango in Paris,
an incisive look at male-female
relationships that, unlike Tango,
says very little at all.
Actually no one is flocking to
see Turkish Delight. Jerry
Gross (the man who broughtj
you drive-in favorite The Cheer-
leaders (re-packaged this Euro-
pean import and advertised it
as a serious piece of filmmak-
ing - supposedly an Academy
Award nominee.
The result is a poorly dubbed,
shoddily photographed portrait
of rebellious youth, with a{
smattering of sex here andl
there, but hardly enough to sat-I
isfy aficiandos of hard-core;
porn.
Nearly every scene, including ,
the erotic ones, is mishandled.
As a result of the film's uneven-
ness the solitary worthwhile se-j
quence - a grisly slam against
sticky-sweet death-bed scenes
a la Love Story - likewise loses
its punch.
-Chris Kochmanskij
* ~* *
The Sting
Mediatrics, Nat. Sci. Aud.
Fri., Sat., 7, 9:30

3 9 Steps and
Lady Vanishes

I 1

Matrixj
Normally a film-goer is never
faced with the prospect of two
classic films on the same double
bill, and on top of that, for the'
low, low price of $1.50 a head.
But this is the case this week-
end when the Matrix presents
a pair of Alfred Hitchcock clas-
sics from the master's pre-
Hollywood days.
Both films, The 39 Steps (1935)
and The Lady Vanishes (1938),
are British-produced and are
prototypes of the more polished
Hitchcock product that followed
when DavidB . Selznick coaxed
him out of Britain in 1940.
The 39 Steps is an incredibly
fast-moving, witty exercise in
the s t a n d a r d Hitchcockian{
theme of an innocent man
sought by the law and the law-
less alike. Cinematically the
film is reminiscent of the si-
lents, and is universally 'con-
sidered an enormously influen-
tial film.
Likewise, The Lady Vanishes
displays the Hitchcock wit at
its best, as an old woman ap-
parently disappears aboard a
train and the search that fol-

Margaret Dumont and makes
puns. But, with this format, thel
brothers never run out of gags.
The "plot" of Animal Crack-
ers - the disappearance of a
valuable painting at a rich wo-
man's estate - is only import-!
ant as something to get the
clowning going.
My favorite gag is Chico's at-
tempt to describe a flashlight
(not knowing the English word),
to Harpo. Harpo pulls fish and
flutes from the pockets of his
overcoat, offering them to Chico.
The film also includes
Groucho's famous "I shot an1
elephant in my pajamas" joke.!
You never waste yourbmoney;
when you go to a Marx brothers,
movie.
-Joan Ruhela

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What follows is a gruesome- -John Beyrle
y macabre yet strangely funny
at-and-mouse game, as the * *
brunt introduction of a gigan-
ic inheritance muddies the lov- Rollerball
ng atmosnhere in the menage
trois. Nicholson's fine perform-; Michigan
ance and Nichols' firm direc- There are some things that
tion, bring this study in Breed simply can't be helped, and
to an active, if illogical, finish. Norman Jewison's Rollerball is
-David Blomquist one of them. Even though Unit-
* * * ed Artists gave it the same ex-
clusive hype campaign it did
for the dismal Man of LaMan-
Jawf icha, something just doesn't
State mesh in this futuristic saga of
love, death, violence, identity, ,
A formula is beginning to sex, politics and double-talk,
urface: take one best-selling If you're just looking, you
novel, preferably appealing to might not be offended, as the
he morbid curiosities of the production designer went to d
masses; adapt it to the screen great lengths to dazzle the eye
by turning the task over to a with listless sets that reek of
promising young director; so- futuristic conformity.
licit the talents of the best spe- Unfortunately, there is a
cial effects men in the business soundtrack, complete with the
(invade Disney if necessary); classical music that immediate-
wait two years through a seem- ly connotates something very
°ngly doomed production sched- important, or so Jewison read
Ie, and - presto! Anyone re- in 'The How and Why Book of v
sembling a human being will be Aesthetic Film-making.'
subjected to the final product in John Houseman, who appears 1
one form or another. in only his second film, has al-
The process worked in 1973 ready become a stereotype in
with The Exorcist, and it looks the authoritarian power-figure
as if it may work even better category that he started with in
this year with Jaws. But this The Paper Chase.
time, the scenario is slightly He looks mean and important
different. and nothing else. And James
Unlike the Friedkin follies of Caan continues his hot streak
wo years ago, Jaws, only the in the role of Jonathan E, the
second major film by cinemat- rollerball superstar who fights
ic whiz-kid Steven Spielberg, is the system.
a tense and terrifying work, After Freebie & the Bean and
constructed in almost classic Funny Lady, Caan had better be
cinematic style under the tight careful about how he decides to
utilization of the director's sense exploit himself in the future or
of mounting fear. his roller derby experience may
The film's screenplay, a co- become practical.
effort by Carl Gottlieb and Peter -James Valk
Benchley (who authored the * * *
oak) serves as the framework
y which Spielberg crafts his ef- Wind and the Lion
Iort. ?fS.
With remarkable cinematog- The Movies, Briarwood
raphy by Bill Butler and the
gut-gripping editing of Verna In a particularly odd turn of
Mields, Spielberg has created a events, John Milius' The Wind
film of stunning impact through and the Lion hits the market as'
mere manipulation of available a simple, escapist vehicle as
tools, true to the Hollywood grain as
-James Valk imaginable.
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* * *
Happy Hooker
The Movies, Briarwood
Patrons beware! Another best-
seller is about to be hurled upon
you in the form of The Happy
Hooker, the movie based on the
book that sold over six million
copies that will be lucky if it
attracts 600 viewers.
This murky mess, which stars
Lynn Redgrave as Xaviera her-
self, will undoubtedly be a dis-
appointment to those who ex-
pect to be titillated in the same
fashion as the book.
In fact, the proceedings get
down-and-out drab as this junk
opts for a semi-documentary
style that is bound to be a grim
p r e s e n t for those' drive-in
crowds hoping to see Xaviera
in action.
There is, however, one bright
ray of worth: Tom Poston, for-
mer To Tell The Truth panelist
who at one time rubbed elbowsI
with Kitty Carlisle, does a great
bit where he throws twenties at
at the feet of Xaviera as she
does a strip-tease on top of his
desk. Great to see old Tom
again.
-James Valk
e *
Turkish Delight
Campus

The Sting, is one of those rare lows uncovers espionage of in-
movies that almost everyone ternational order.
likes, or so it would seem from Each film is light-hearted yet
the small number who haven't thrilling, and to the special de-
seen it and the large number light of Hitchcock fans, traces
who keep coming back for the maturation process of his
more. art.
Robert Redford and Paul aPerhaps most of all, Steps
Newman repeat their slick and Lady are quintessential
Butch Cassidy/Sundance chem- Hitchcock - an absurdist's vi-
istry in an engaging yarn about sion of the world.
a couple of small-time con men -Chris Kochmanski
who devise the most elaborate
of schemes to fleece a big-time ," " "
con man (Robert Shaw) for als
most all he's worth -which is " Thfere IS ea
lots, dfernc !
Comparisons with Mission:' df r ce--- s
Impossible are inevitable as " PREPARE FOR.
The Sting carries the audience over 35 years
along a trail of split-second "MC of experience
timing, implausible ruses (in- T and success
cluling a memorable scene with , Small classes
Newman as the card hustler par * .SATu h e
excellence, to Shaw's enraged1Voluminous home
Scotsman), and the final E study materials
"sting," a twist at the end that stdy ateial
would make O'Henr wink AT courses that are "
nowingly. O ny wconstantlyupdated:
Aptly played in Chicago's : ULAI Tape facilities for
gangster heyday, The Sting pre- " reviews of class *
tends to be nothing more than: C AT lessons and for use.j
the two and a half hour escape , osuplmaterials
that it is - no small feat. FEX mateals o
-Jh"eyl Make-ups for
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around flocking to see Turkish
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The Anthroposophical Student Association
will begin a study of RUDOLF STEINER'S
Christianity as Mystical Fact
and the Mysteries of Antiquity
INTRODUCTORY MEETING
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12-7 P.M.
Rm. D, 3rd Floor, Michigan League
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MICHIGAN
vs.
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SATURDAY 2:15 P.M.
PLAY BY PLAY WITH
BOB UFER
"The Voice of Michigan Football for 31 Years"
WPAG-1050

We know that schedule
are a problem right now and

decisions
we would

FUTURE

ROCK presents:

It's a spewing smoke-
stack. It's litter in the
streets. It's a river where
fish can't live.
You know what pollu-
tion is.
But not everyone does.
So the next time you see
pollution, don't close your
eyes to it.
Write a letter. Make a
call. Point itoutto someone
who can do something
about it.

like to help. The University Theatre
Program gives you a chance to buy a
two series book of coupons at a DIS-
COUNT now and allows you to choose
the show and date later. It's called our
SPECIAL DISCOUNT BOOK; and it
contains 10 special coupons, four cou-
pons for each of the series listed here,
the Guest Artist Series and the Show-
case Series, plus two Bonus Coupons
whose use will be announced later. Use
each series coupon as you like, all four
for one production or one for each of
the four shows in that series. The Spe-
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your schedule and budget (fit's only
$10 ). Inquire at our ticket office for
more information.

Guest Artist Series
A selection of distinguished
actors or directors join with
our department's finest actors,
directors a n d designers to
create our own presentations
in Power Center.
Oct. 8-12
Arthur Miller's
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Nov. 26-30
William Shakespeare's
AS YOU LIKE IT
Feb. 18-21
the musical
PURLIE
April 7-11
Tennessee Williams'
CAMINO REAL
In addition to ou r Power
Center productions, we en-
courage our graduate students
in direction and design by
offering:
University
Showcase Productions
Oct. 22-25
NEW BLACK SCRIPT
in Trueblood Theatre
Nov. 12-15
Mach iave lli's

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