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COMMERCIAL CINEMA
A Woman Under the Influence
- (The Movies, Briarwood) -
John Cassavetes' searing, mer-
ciless study of non-communica-
tive marriage, with Gena Row-
lands and Peter Falk working
the director's improvisational
technique to an almost unbear-
able intensity. ****
Fantasia - (State) - For
those who don't mind cartoons
set to classical music, Fantasia
remains the supreme Disney
creation and admirably demon-
strates the cartoon medium's
potential as a legitimate art
form.
The Happy Hooker - (The
Movies, Briarwood) - Lynn
Redgrave's seductively comic
performance just isn't enough
to redeem this otherwise very
tepid film version of the adven-
tures of Xaviera Hollender. **
Return of the Pink Panther-
(The Movies, Briarwood)-1975
sequel to Peter Sellers' famous
Inspector Clousseau films of
more than a decade ago. Sadly,
what is past is past, and the
film comes on as nothing so
much as a flat, desperate mu-
seum.piece. **
Farewell, My Lovely-(Mich-
igan) Minimally entertaining
adaptation of the Raymond
Chandler novel, filmed much
better thirty years ago as "Mur-
der, My Sweet". *
saturday
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
CINEMA
Oliver - (Bursley W. Cafe-
teria, 8:30 only) - Rollicking,
exciting version of the Dicken's
classic is better than the Broad-
way musical it was based on.
Normally, musical comedies are
bowdlerized to death in over-
glutted film versions, but in
Oliver's case the elimination of
some of the weaker songs and
the transposition of others to
more crucial moments improve
the show's unity and add to the
thrills. It's certainly not Dick-
ens, but so what -enjoy your-
self.****
Some Like It Hot - (Cine-
ma Guild, Arch Aud., 7 & 9:05)
- A pair of 1920's musicians
are accidental witnesses to the
St. Valentine's Day Massacre,
subsequently hide out in an all-
girl band to avoid pursuing
mobsters. This Billy Wilder
film was considered the quint-
essential comedy of the '50's,
combining the usual belly-
laughs with risque transvestite
overtones hitherto taboo in
American films. Given a fif-
teen-year retrospective, though,
the whole enterprise seems con-
siderably less daring and rob-
ably a lot less funny than it did

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then. Still, Jack Lemmon and
Tony Curtis mug hilariously as
the musicians, and Marilyn
Monroe is at her best as a
boozy member of the band. And
the great Joe E. Brown de-
livers what is still considered
by many the greatest closing
line in the history of comedy.
The Great Gatsby - (Me-
diatrics, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 &
9:45) - The most pre-bally-
hooed cinematic event of the
decade emerges as a mouse.L
Director Jack Clayton's adap-I
tation of the Fitzgerald novel

events and entertainment
LgS.. . for the week of Oct. 18-m.24

Cobo (Detroit) - James
Brown, 8, tickets $5.50 to $7.50.
Bimbo's - Gaslighters, rag-
time, 6-1:30, 50c after 8.
Pretzel Bell - RFD Boys,
bluegrass, 10, $1.50.
Blind Pig - Aldaberan, jazz,
9:30, $1.
Ark - Michael Cooney, folk,
9, $2.40.
Depot House - Gemini, folk-
sy blues, 9, $1.
Mr. Flood's Party - Melo-
dioso, Latin jazz, 9:30, $1.
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is so reverent that it scarcely -MW -®- N
twitches at all - it just sits
there like an honored, slightly SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
decaying statue. It is compli- CINEMA
mented by spectacularly impre- The Misfits - (Cinema Guild,
fect casting, from poor Rob 7 & 9:05) - Monroe, Gable,
Redford on down. ** John Huston, Arthur Miller -
The Passenger - (Cinema II, rarely has such a galaxie of tal-
Angell Aud. A., 7 & 9:05)-Dis- ent been poured into such a to-
illusioned journalist switches tal inconsequence. This mod-
identity with a dead acquaint- ern-day Western seems vague-
ance in Northern Africa, soon ly to be about freedom and
finds himself dangerously im- civilization's encroachments up-
mersed in the other man's for- on it, but by and large neither
mer existence. Antonioni's first stars, director nor writer seem
film in five years boasts his un- to have any idea just exactly
challenged mastery of the cam- what the hell it is they're try-
era plus a wonderfully evoca- ing to say. Interesting for nos-
tive performance by Jack Ni- ! talgic reasons only - this wasI
cholson as the journalist, but the last screen appearance for
falls flat whenever the director both Marilyn and the King. Too
decides to inject his chronic bad it couldn't have been bet-
pop-existentialism into the pro- i ter. **
ceedings. Still, if not taken Lady Sings the Blues -
for more than it is, an enjoy- (New World, MLB 4, 7 & 9:30)
able film. *.I -Diana Ross's spectacular por-
The Last Detail - (Matrix, trayal of Billie Holliday fights
7 & 9:30) - A slick, entertain- a running battle against a dis-.
ing tragi-comedy by Hal Ashby jointed script and technical
(Shampoo) about the odyssey of amateurishness of this film bi-
two Navy MP's and a likable, ography of the great singer.
born - victim prisoner they The result is approximately
transport to a far-away New a standoff, but if there ever
England brig. Another in the was a case where a single per-
line of "road" films, describing formance is alone worth the
the trio's mostly humorous ad- price ofsadmission, then this is
ventures en route to their 'sad, it - Ross is indestructible. **
inevitable destination. Jack The Eclipse - (Cinema II,
Nicholson and Otis Young are Angell Aud. A, 7 & 9:15) - An-
excellent as the MP's, but are tonionni film of lovers' triangle
outshown by the remarkable gets, as usual, high marks on
Randy Quaid as their young, visual technique, failing marks
gullible ward. *** on plot. The directors' ever-
Hearts and Minds - (Ann Ar- present alienation theme con-I
bor Teach-In, MLB 3, 7:30 & tains nothing that wasn't putI
9:30)-The Vietnam debacle as forth more interestingly 50
viewed from the Left. An ad- years ago.' **
mittedly and unabashedly one- The Last Detail - (Matrix, 7
sided documentary re-living a & 9:30) - See Saturday Cine-
tragedy that most of us would ma.
like to - but must not ever - MUSIC
forget. For all its flaws, this Loma Linda - Mixed Ba
film is almost required view- .g
azz7 6-2 nn cover.

MUSIC
Bimbo's (Ypsi) - Curbstone
Beauties, rock, 9:30, no cover.
Golden Falcon - Ann Arbor
Experimental Jazz Band, 9:30,
$1.
Blind Pig - Boogie Woogie
Red, blues, 9:30, $1.
Mr. Flood's Party - Eric
Bach, folk, 9:30, no cover.
tuesday
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
CINEMA
The Raven - (Cinema Guild,
Arch. Aud., 7 & 9) - A French
village goes raving paranoic
over a series of anonymous
hate-letters. Wages - of - gos-
sip film is previously unscreen-
ed in Ann Arbor, but sounds
fascinating.
The 400 Blows - (Ann Arbor
Film Co-op, Angell Aud. A, 71
& 9) - Truffaut's first (andI
most famous) film of a young
unloved boy drifting poignant-
ly, inexorably toward disaster.
This autobiographical effort is
perhaps not quite as immortal'
its champions contend, but is
undeniably a beautiful and
heartbreaking film. Most im-
portant, it is gutsy Truffaut-,
a crucial contrast to his subse-
quent featherweight sequels.
****
A Clockwork Orange - (New
World, MLB 3, 7 & 9:30) - Ku-
brick's absorbing, imperfect
adaptation of the Anthony Bur-
gess novel. One of the most
thoroughly unpleasant films
ever made - which was ob-
viously the director's intent.
For all its nastiness, the pic-
ture strikes a profound chordI
with many people, or else we
wouldn't see the jammed-pack-
ed audiences every time Clock-
work plays here. **
I'm No Angel - (Matrix, 7 &
9:30) - See Monday Cinema.

The Phenix City Story - Billy, Michael Sacks conveys
(Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 9 both youth and age with equal:
only) - A crusading young dexterity, and a uniformly ex-
lawyer combats gangster ele- cellent supporting cast helpsi
ments that almost literally own make this a memorable film
a small Southern town. The adaptation. ****j
original Walking Tall, made two Cries and Whispers - (New
decades earlier by the same di- World, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 & 9)
rector, and like its successor Bergman's psychological study
theoretically based on fact. All of three sisters and their ser-
the elements of the anti-shades- vant girl pitted against each
of-gray philosophy are present: other amidst the trappings of an
the lone shining knight battling isolated summer estate. Hailed
for the right, the monstrous by many critics as the Swedish
monolithic enemy opposing him, director's greatest achieve-
and blood on both sides by the ment, but from this writer's
bucketfull. And one must admit perspective, a thoroughly pre-
that, for all its repellent good tentious bore. Overwritten,
vs. evil simplification, the film floridly directed, poorly. acted
is well-made and deeply affect- (save Harriet Andersson as the
ing. dying sister), the film comes
The Conformist - (Matrix, across as almost a parody of
7 & 9:30) - Bernardo Berto- Bergman's other works. It
lucci's film of a young Italian claims profundity, but strikes
who joins Mussolini's secret po- one as nothing so much as a
lice in order to gain some emo- great director running scared,
tional foothold in an increasing- trumpeting his greatness to a
ly bankrupt society. The film's public which had already ac-
prevailing theory that moral knowledged it long ago. **
verversion led to the political You're a Big Boy Now -
insanity of the times may be (Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7
questioned, but Bertolucci's & 9:05) - Francis Ford Cop-
directorial abilities are so awe- pola's film debut surrealistic-
some that they totally envelop ally depicts a young man's in-
any thematic shortcomings that troduction to the wicked ways
may exist. A perverse and bril- of life in The Big City. Well
liant film. '***'done. but a little too immersed

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Alexander Nevsky - (Cinema
Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05) -
Eisenstein's saga of the war-
rior - savior of Thirteenth-Cen-
tury Russia is probably the
most remarkable battle epic
ever conceived for film. Unfor-
tunately, a corresponding script
which can only be described as
corny deprives this work of a;
true place among the all-time
film greats.***
Fritz the Cat - (Mediatrics,
Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 8:30, 10:00)--
Middling, only intermittently
funny cartoon version of Rob-
ert Crumb's immortal feline.
Crumb himself disowns the
film, and upon viewing it, it's
not really too hard to under-
stand why. **
California Split - (Cinema II,
[Angell Aud. A, 7 & 9) - Rob-

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Death in Venice - (New
World, MLB 3, 7 & 9) - Vis-
conti's film of a famous auth-
or's doomed pursuit of a young
boy in Venice takes too many
liberties with the famous Thom-
as Mann story that inspired it.
What emerges is a kind of over-
ripe pornography .study that is
woefully untrue to Mann's con-
cept of the author's tragic dis-
covery of the inadequacy of his
life - long principles. Dirk Bo-
garde is only fair in the role of
Gustav Aschenbach. **
MUSIC
Casa Nova - Susan Michaels,
blues, 9-1, no cover.
Bimbo's (Ypsi) - Curbstone
Beauties, rock, 9:30, $1.
Rubaiyat-Strutter's Ball, top
40's, 9:30, no cover. i
Loma Linda - Mixed Bag,
jazz, 11-2, no cover.
Heidelberg Rathskeller-Mus-
tard's Retreat, folk, 9:30, no
cover.
Golden Falcon -- Headwind,
jazz, 9:20, $1.
Bimbo's - Gaslighters, rag-
time, 61:30, 50c after 8.
Pretzel Bell - RFD Boys,
bluegrass, 10, $1.50.
Blind Pig - Dave Workman
Blues Band, 9:30, $1.
Ark - Bryan Bowers, folk, 9,'
$2.50.
Depot House - Aging Chil-
dren, folk, 9, $1.
Mr. Flood's Party - Jawbone,
country-rock, 9:30, $1.

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ert Altman's film about com-
pulsive gamblers in Las Vegas
is typically long on mood and
short on plot, but this time
around the atmospheric quali-
ties are engrossing and true
enough that they make the pic-
ture a success all by them-
selves. In the leads, George Se-
gal is excellent as a desperate
born - loser, Elliot Gould some-
what less effective as his more
worldly chum. ***

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MUSIC
Bimbo's - Grievous Angels,
country, 9, no cover.
Blind Pig - Melodioso, Latin
jazz, 9:30, $1. '
Ark - Hoot night, folk, 9, 75c.
Bimbo's (Ypsi) - Curbstone
Beauties, rock, 9:30, no cover.
Casa Nova - Susan Michaels,
blues, 9-1, no cover.
thursday
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
CINEMA

in 1960's pop to really be effec-
tive today. **
The Birds - (Ann Arbor Film!
Co-op, Angell Aud. A, 7 & 9:15){
- Probably Hitchcock's most
famous film, but not really one
of his best. Filled with delic-
iously terrifying moments, but
too many of the bird effects are
sloppy in their phoniness, and
the unrelentingly dull perform-
ances by the lead actors make
it somewhat difficult for the
viewer to get involved in their
terror. Still, -Hitchcock's final
shot is so beautifully droll and
Sunexpected that it redeems any
of his earlier laziness. **

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MUSICI
Casa Nova - Susan Michaels,
blues, 9-1, no cover.
Rubaiyat - Strutter's Ball,
top 40's, 10, no cover.
Loma Linda - Mixed Bag,
jazz, 11-2, no cover.,
Heidelberg - Sosgenbrecher,
German, 9-1:30, no cover.
Heidelberg Rathskeller -
Mustard's Retreat, folk, 9:30,
no cover.
Golden Falcon - Headwind,
jazz, 9:30, $1.
Bimbo's (Ypsi) - Salty Dog,
rock, 9:30, -$1.,
Baker's (Detroit) - Richard
Grooveholmes, jazz, 9:30, $3.50.

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Ark-Alistair Anderson, folk,
9, $2.50.
Bimbo's (Ypsi) - Salty Dog,
rock, 9:30, nocover.
Baker's (Detroit) -- Richard
Grooveholmes, jazz, 9:30, $3.50.
Mr. Flood's Party - Idaho

MUSIC Slaughterhouse - Five - (Ma- MUSIC
BUSIC ntrix, 7 & 9:30) - That rarest of Casa Nova - Susan Michaels,
Blind Pig - Reunion, jazz, happenings - a film which ac- blues, 9-1, no cover.
9,. F-tually improves over the novel Bimbo's (Ypsi) - Curbstone
Mr. Flood's Party - Gemini, on which it was based. Director Beauties, rock, 9:30, no cover.
folksy blues, 9:30, no cover. George Roy Hill (The Sting), Bimbo's - Grievous Angels,
etc.) displays a most uncharac- country, 9, no cover.
teristic sensitivity in depicting; Pretzel Bell - RFD Boys,
Billy Pilgrim's travels through bluegrass, 9:30, $1.
past, present and future, bring- Blind Pig -- Mato Grosso,
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22 ing to Billy's story the scope | Latin jazz, 9:30, $1.
CINEMA and dignity that Kurt Vonne- Mr. Flood's Party - Mike
A o fCN A n gut's indulgent, self - conscious Smith & His Country Volun-
A Touch of Class - (Ann Ar- novel so painfully lacked. As teers, 9:30, 75c.
bor Film Co-op, Angell Aud. A,
7 & 9:15) - Chronicle of a : "r" '"rr"rrrwrw"w' """"""""""r'""""""""r""w'"i
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designer (Glenda Jackson).I
That's all there is to it, and on.SELF-SERVICE CAR WASH
te whole eylighdtJeikgh (and Vacuum)-9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
stuff, but Segal and Jackson e
perform with such charm and Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun.-Oct. 16-19
effervescence that the film:r 1
emerges with a great deal of (if.
you'll pardon the expression) f Liberty Car W ash
class.
Steamboat Round the Bend- NEAR CAMPUS
(Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7
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9:30,

THE ANN ARBOR TEACH-IN
Presents
Hearts and Minds
The Academy Award winning documen-
tary on the American consciousness that
led to our involvement in Vietnam.
-ALSO-
THE ZAPHUDER FILM
Sat., Oct. 18S-M~LB 3
7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
All Proceeds Go To Ann Arbor Teach-in,
Nov. 2, 3, & 4

monday

NYC avoids default
as union buys bonds

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
CINEMA
Hamlet - (UAC Shakespeare
Cinema, Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:45)-
Lawrence Olivier's cinematic
adaptation of the Bard's great-
est. The film was the deserved
recipient of many awards and
prizes upon its release. A bit
-ore condensed than one might
like, but generally excellent.
Olivier's actor's internretation
of Hamlet is one of the more
memorable events on film. ****
T'm No Angel - (Matrix, 7 &
9:30) - Wild West show star
Mae West pursues the charms
of bachelor Cary Grant in unus-
ual cowboy flick. Mae West is
one of those American institu-
tions one either loves or hates;
For those who can stand her,
this is one of her better films.
***

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t9 help the city. White House
press spokesman Ron Nessen
yesterday told reporters:
"I can flatly say the Presi-
dent will not take action to pre-
vent a New York City default.
- . . This is not a natural dis-
aster or an act of God. It is a
self-inflicted act by the people
who have been running affairs
for New York."
But both Beame and Gov.
Carey said that Washington
must now make the next move
to save the city.
THE >GOVERNOR called on
the federal government to guar-
antee New York City obligations
as a way to avoid having the
city default on its debts, and
the mayor said, "If there is no
help from the federal govern-
ment, we'll have to go through
this all over again. The federal
government must recognize its
responsibilities."
The President has remained
adamant in the face of warn-
ings from the financial com-
munity that New York's d afault
would have a "ripple effect"

far beyond the city limits, and
could shake the fiscal stability
of other municipal and state
governments, which depend for
existence on short and long
term borrowing. The market for
their bonds was said to be in
danger of vanishing if New York
went under.

WH ERE HOUSE RECORDS
PRESENTS
D eodato

Semester in Israel
A program of study in Jeru-
salem, during Sprinq semes-
ter, 1976, sponsored by
Weslevan University. Spe-
cially arrancied courses, con-
ducted in Hebrew, on sub-
iects including Ta n a c h,
Modern Israeli literature,
Medieval Jewish Philosophy,
Wesavnn c.redits Au-,trnnsfer-

Featuring JOHN TROPEA & NICK REMO
LEAD GUITAR DRUMS
Monday, Oct. 20th-8:00 p.m.

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