Saturday, February 21, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, February 21, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page lhree
events and entertainment
g * for the week of Feb. 21-27
Low - budget sci-fi horror flick
about a futuristic killer. Well,
it has Whit Bissell in it, so it
can't be all bad.
tones, blues, 9:30, $1.
Sure Thing - Tantrum, rock,
Rubaiyat - Open Road, top
40's, 9, no cover.
Loma Linda - JB & Com-
pany, 9:30, no cover.
COMMERCIAL CINEMA CINEMA
Chinatown - (New World,
The Man Who Would Be King MLB 3, 7 & 9:45) - A private
- (Michigan) - John Hus- detective's entanglement in a CINEMA
ton's best film n years! A rol- web of moral - political cor- Sunset Boulevard - (Cinema
lickingly exciting Rudyard Kip- ruption in Depression-era Los II, 7 & 9) - Famous Billy
cng-me (Michael Catw i h a Angeles. Roman Polanski's film Wilder film of an aging ex-si-
con-men n(Michael Caine and is really more an unabashed lent movie star (Gloria Swan-I
theiray C toor shipover horror movie than the cynical son) who lures a young screen-
their way into lordship over a detective story it pretends to writer (William Holden) into
small fictional kingdom north be, and is deservedly one of the her decaying mausoleum of a
of India. Their ultimate fate blockbuster entries of the '70s. house. Gradually he is reducedr
follows the time-honored Huston Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway to a kind of voluntary captive
wages-of-greed theme, but The et al. are memorable. **** in her mansion - phychologic-'
Man Who Would Be King is The Hound of the Basker- ally wedded to her resurrected
fresh and multi - leveled. It's on villes - (Cinema II, Ang. Aud. past, his life on the outside of
the one hand a terrific adven- A, 7 & 9) - The first - and an ever-fading blur. A mem-
r silaryusadtesmnVictorian best - of the Basil Rathbone- orable study of the truth-:
hilarious satire On t Sherlock Holmes collaborations. vs.-illusion quality of the cel-
British Imperialism at its worst *** luoid world, but I think the
(Watch the parallels to our own lodwrd u hn h
Cwboy -h ade t Indn yn Little Big Man - (Media- film is irreparably marred by
Cowboy - and - Indian nper- trics, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 & 9:30) Holden's unfortunate voice-over
drome). Connery and Caie er- - Arthur Penn's grand-epic narration. He describes the]
form as if these were the roles Western sage of a 12-year old story's events in a pseudo-hip-;
they d been waiting to play all survivor of Custer's last stand ster style that is corny and]
siir lyI (Duston Hoffman), who spins cliche - ridden, and only de-'
siOneFlew Over the Cuckoo's his tale in flashback form. A tracts from a film which speaks
Nest - (The Movies, Briar- muddled, schizophrenic film well enough for itself. ***
woos) - Theong-iedfilm that fluctuates moment to mo- Deep End - (Cinema
wood) -~ This long-awaited ment between comedy and dra- Guild, 7 & 9:05) - Love affairl
emerges as an earnest, ostensi- ma, and can never seem to between a young man and anI
no t sehowat nage make up its mind just what it's older woman, directed by Jerryl
novel, but somehow manages trying to say - but it's glorious: Skolmowski.
to reverse the book's philosophi- ' entertainment nonetheless. It's Catch-22 - (People's Bicen-
cal point almost completely. helped in no small measure by tennial Committee, Nat. Sci.E
Jack Nicholson is certainly the Hoffman's bravura perform- Aud., 7 & 9) - Mike Nichols'
ideal R. P. McMurphy, and ance. *** 1970 film from Joseph Heller's
Louise Fletcher creates a Big The 39 Steps - (Cinema absurdist anti-war novel. A gen-;
Nurse much subtlerandin the Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05)- erally unsatisfying effort, due
process more terrifying'than One of Alfred Hitchcock's finest not so much to Nichols' valiant
director Milos Forman has al- British films, in which accused attempt at cinematizing an al-
directr Mning ora s sag- murderer Robert Donat under- most unfilmable book, but rath-
tyrsd thet endi eer's slit- takes a desperate one - man:(er to his casting judgement;
ly, so that now McMurphy's fin- trackdown of the Nazi spies approximately half his rep;
ating martyrdom than a delud- who are the real culprits. This; company gives such lousy per-!
ed action of self - destruction. was one of Hitchcock's first formances that they tend to
True, Chief Broom still escapes, uses of the innocent man theme, shatter fond memories of Hel-I
but no one else is saved, the which he has worked over and ler's very surreal yet very per-
'remains the over through the years with al- sonalized galaxy of characters. |
same, and the Big Nurse's do most magical success (Frenzy Alan Arkin does make a won-'
inance seems as strong at the excepted). derful Yosarian, though. ***
end as at the beginning. The Twelve Chairs - (Couz- Young Frankenstein - Ma-
The Sunshine Boys - ((The ens Film Co-op, Couzens Cafe- trix, 7 & 9:30) - See Saturdayr
Movies, Briarwood) - Two fa teria, 8 & 10) - A trio of con Cinema.
men (Ron Moody, Frank Lang- EVENTS
mou ex-adGevrgeBans) War ella and Dom DeLuise) scram- TV Center - The Cinema: A
Matthau and George Burns) are ble across 1920s Russia in pur-Glnea Tchiu:W J
reunited to do a TV skit after - Glance at Technique: WWJ,
years of not speaking to each suit of 12 dining room chairs channel 4, noon.
other. Neil Simon's fling at -one of which contains a for- University Dancers =- Dance
Chekovian pathos just doesn't tune in hidden gems. Mel Snacks; Union Gallery, 2.
work at all-it's offensive when Brooks most overlooked com- Music School - faculty re-X
it's trying to be funny (the end- edy is also his best - it con- cital; Benning Dexter, pianist;
less gags about the comedians' tains his most cohesive plot, Rackham Aud., 4.t
senility), and dull when it's his most controlled direction UAC Ars Comedia - The
trying to be serious (After Mat- tan an almost total absence of Time of Your Life 7/6 of a:
thau has suffered a heart at- h gross overreaching for Play, a collection of four one-
tack, Burns muses: "When he laughs in most of Brook's other a coleion;ofefdurssne-
yelda' eostgh o work. This isn't to say that act comedies; Mendelssohn
yelled at me onstage, he got a The Twelve Chairs is a pale Theatre, 3:30, 8:15.
million laughs - when he yell- .entryrs s'a* pa* eBARS c
ed at me offstage, he got a entry - its hilarious. Sure Thing - Tantrum, rock,
L- -l- .. ..1.!_ __ n r Fe Thkin - TantrumMrock,
Del Rio - Jazz, 5, no cover.' otal films of our time, Bonnie
Mr. Flood's Party - Griev- and Clyde torpedoed forever the
ous Angels, country, 9:30, 75c. Hollywood concept of the "well-
Chances Are - Brainstorm, made film", complete with its
rock, 9, $1 to $1.50. stock standard plots and end-
ings and gargantuan list of do's
and don'ts. Here it is, folks -
the movie that destroyed the
Sound of Music Ethic, and be-
p sides that it's a great film.
CINEMA Many thanks. ****
Young Frankenstein - (Ma- The Hired Hand - (Ann Ar-
trix, 7 & 9:30) - See Saturday bor Film Co-op, Ang. Aud. A, 9
Cinema, only) - Peter Fonda directed
EVENTS and starred in this lyrical West-
Center Russian, East Euro- ern which received little atten-
pean Studies - Igor Birman, tion from the critics or dis-
"What Happened to the Soviet tributors when first released.
Economic Reform?": West I I've never seen it, but the film
Conference Room, Rackham, 4. has picked up quite a few
Music School - Faculty Re- champions the past couple of:
cital of Chamber Music for years and could be something!
Strings; Rackham Aud., 8. quite special.
PTP - special one night per-; Young Frankenstein - (Ma-
formance, Man of La Mancha; trix, 7 & 9:30) - See Saturday;
Power, 8:30. Cinema.
Blind Pig - Boogie Woogie Commission for Women-mini
Red, blues, 9:30, $1. w o r k s h o p, "Assertiveness
Loma Linda - JB & Com..T r a i n i n g: What is it All
pany, 9:30, nb cover. About?"; 3205 Union, noon.
Mr. Flood's Party - Catfish Future Worlds - Nicholas'
Miller, jug blues band, 9:30, Johnson, former FCC Commis-
no cover. sioner-National Citizens Com-
Sure Thing - Tantrum, rock, ; munications Lobby director,
9:30, no cover. "Citizens and Communication";
Golden Falcon - Silvertones, Hill Aud., 3.
blues, 9:30, $1. English - poetry reading:
Chances Are - Mojo Boogie Andrew Carrigan, Warren
Band, rock, 9, $1 to $1.50. Hecht, Richard McMullen of
Street Fiction Press: Pendle-
3---- ?ton Room, Union, 4:10.
Take your chances, folks -: non - realized characterizations Hell at 7, Preview Murder Mys-
anywhere from BOMB to **** all presented with cutesy stares tery at 9) - Early whodunit
depending on your hangups. I and winks to the audience, im- films featuring the camera gen-
Tommy - (Matrix, 7 & 9:30)I plicating it as a knowing part- ius of famed cinematographer
- The wretched excesses of di- ner to a joke which was ob- Karl Strauss. Probably worth
rector Ken Russell crash head- viously unknown to the cast and seeing for the visuals alone.
on with The Who's hard-rock director themselves. It's all South Pacific - (Couzens
opera - and the result is a topped off with a circus finale Film Co-op, Couzens Cafeteria,
surprisingly effective film. that's such a blatant rip-off; 9 only) - Big, bloated film ver-
Russell's dime-store garishness from Fellini's 82 that some sion of the big, bloated Broad-
seems for once to have stumb- critics should be ashamed of way musical. Considered super-
led onto a malleable product: themselves for not taking Alt-; ior entertainment in its day -
the resulting collaboration: man to tasks As usual, I guess, how times and taste can change
drives, drives unrelentingly the Golden Boy can do no in a couple of decades.**
and often unpleasantly at the wrong. BOMB. Chinese Connection and Re-
audience, but the onslaught of The Story of Temple Drake-, turn of the Dragon - (Ann Ar-
sight and sound is never dull (Ann Arbor Film Co-op, Ang. bor Film Co-op, Connection at
and is often undeniably com- Aud. A, 7 & 9) - Very early MLB 3 at 7, MLB 4 at 9, Drag-
pelling. I think even Russell's '30's film version of Faulkner's on at MLB 4 at 7, MLB 3 at 9)
severest critics must give novel, Sanctuary. ;--Two of Bruce Lee's vintage
Tommy its reluctant due, even Tommy - (Matrix, 7 & 9:30) zappers. If one doesn't mind
if its success is by and large a - See Wednesday Cinema. the lack of any kind of coherent
lucky accident. *** EVENTS script, the films project a kind
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Pendleton Arts Information of poetry all their own. As
(Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 Center - "Open Hearth," Lois such, rather irresistable. ***
only) - See Tuesday Cinema. Kane, "Weaver's Craft," Pen- The Three Musketeers - Me-
Dreams - (Cinema, Arch. dleton Room, Union, noon. diatrics, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7:30 &
Aud., 9:05 only) - Bergman Commission for Women - 9:30) - The first of Richard
film about the disillusioning ad- Take This Women; Returning Lester's two-part Dumas epic-
ventures of two women. Students' Lounge, 3205 Union, and by far the weaker of the
EVENTS noon. two segments. Lester's decision
University Players - Studio University Players -- Studio to divide his film in half rather
Theatre Series, 27 Wagons Full Theatre Series, 27 Wagons Full than over-condense it was prob-
of Cotton, Moon; Arena Thea- of Cotton, Moon: Arena Thea- ably a good decision artistically
tre, Frieze, 4:10. tre, Frieze, 4:10. j(and certainly commercially),
Romance Languages / Medie- Musical Society - P. D. Q. but Part One inevitably suffers
val, Renaissance Collegium -- Bach; Power Center, 8. since most of the important ac-
Paolo Cherchi, University of W o u n d e d Knee Support 'tion occurs in the last half of
Chicago, "Some Considerations Group / Women's Studies 340 - the novel. The result is too
on Traditions and Topoi"; Lec- video tapes, "Why Wounded many fight scenes obviously
ture Room 2, MLB, S. Knee?," discussion presenta- employed as a substitute for
BARS tion, "Role of non-Indians in meaningful plot progression,
Ark - Hoot night, folk, 8:30, solidarity with the Indian Move- but a wonderfully offbeat cast
75c. ment"; 1020 Angell, 8. keeps things alive reasonably
Chances Are - Masquerade, BARS well. **
ITommy -- (Matrix, 7 & 9:30)
rock, 9, students SOc. Pretzel Bell - RFD Boys,s
Mr. Flood's Party - All Di- bluegrass, 9:30, $1. - See Wednesday Cinema.
rections, 9:30, 75c. Heidelberg Rathskeller - B EVENTS
Sure Thing - Ivory White, Mustard's Retreat, folk, 9, no Mistretta, R. Bradley"Meas-
rock, 9:30, no cover. cover. uring Taste and Swallowingin
Loma Linda - JB & Com- Mr. Flood's Party - Mike the Fetal Lamb" 12204 Wom-
pany, 9:30, no cover. Smith and his Country Volun- en's Hospital, noon.
Cteers, 9:30, $75. Vengeful Templars of Olgath
Chances Are - Masquerade, - James Matthews, University
thursday rock,9 $1 to $1.50. of Owosso "Understanding
Sure Thing - Ivory White, Jack Narz," 511 Linden, 6:30.
CINEMA rock, 9:30, no cover. BARS
W o m e n ' s Experimental Golden Falcon - Melodioso, Ark - Joe Hickerson, folk,
Films - (Cinema Guild, 7 & 8 9:30, $1.2.50.
9:05) -- Collection of short Ark - Amanda Bailey, folk, Bimbo's - Gaslighters, rag-
films by women directors, some 8:30, $1.50. time sing-along, 6-1:30, SOc after
previously seen at Ann Arbor Loma Linda - JB & Com- 8.
film festivals. A fine collec- pany, 9:30, no cover. Chances Are - Masquerade,
tion. rock, 8, $2 to $2.50.
k7 ;Chances Are - Shotgun, rock,
CINEMA 9, $1 to $1.50.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Sure Thing - Tantrum, rock,
(Cinema Guild, Arch Aud., 7 9:30, no cover.
y -Mr. Flood's Party - Gemini,
only) - A genuine treat: The! blues, 9:30, no cover.
Frederic March version of Stev- Los, Linda - JB & Com-
enson's horror classic - a film pa 9,no cover.
almost never seen anymore on:pony, 9:30, no cover.
TV or in theaters. Unviewed
by this writer, but the pictureI
won March an Oscar and is'
supposed to be better than the
subsequent Soencer Tracy ad- CINEMA
aptation - which was a very Blue Water, White Death -
good film indeed. (Ann Arbor Film Co-op, Ang.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Aud. A, 7 only) - Documen-
Valence - (Cinema Guild, tary of scientists and hunters
Arch. Aud., 9:05 only) - West- stalking the Great White Shark
ern greenhorn (James Stewart) - some of the footage of which
is joined by old pro (John was subsequently spliced into
Wayne) is combating feared the finished copy of Jaws..
badman Valence, memorably The Texas Chainsaw Massa-
incarnated by Lee Marvin. En- cre - (Ann Arbor Film Co-op,
jovable but basically routine Ang. Aud. A, 9 only) - Here
John Ford film, lately cham-, it is, kiddies: The Ann Arbor
pioned by cultists as one of his: premiere of the movie that'
all-time greatest. It's far from made Sam Peckinpah look like
that, but certainly worth see- Wally Cox. Director Tobe
ing - especinllv for Marvin's Hooper in describing the film-
exquisite portrait in villiany. ing says "Everyone was in-
*** jured at one time or another,
Bonnie and Clyde - (Ann Ar- everyone got sliced, or cut, or
bor Film Co-op, Ang. Aud. A., 7 was bleeding." On the other
only) - Arthur Penn's famed hand, the film has been select-
dissection of the '30's bankrob- ed for a permanent place in
bers. One of the genuinely piv- the Museum of Modern Art.I
Brewster McCloud - (New
World, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 & 9)---
Robert Altman's absurdist film
about a strange youth (Bud
Cort) who wears mechanical
wings, has a fairy bird-god-
mother (Sally Kellerman) and
hides out in the Houston Astro-
dome. A movie one either
loves or hates; cherished by
many as a nihilistic nose-thum-
ber to society, but in this cor-
ner a coddled, crashing bore.
Scene after scene tailing off
into nothingness, amateurishly
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
- (Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7
& 9:05) - The Second - and
best - of three FG serials.
Shown here in two separate
segments, so true believers bet-
ter plan to dig in for the whole
four-hour duration. ***
Guilty as Hell and The Pre-
view Murder Mystery - (Cine-'
ma II, Ang. Aud. A, Guilty as
Golden Falcon - Melodioso,
jazz, 9:30, $1.
Heidelberg Rathskeller -
Mustard's Retreat, folk, 9, no
Loma Linda - JB & Com-
pany, 9:30, no cover.
Pretzel Bell - RFD Boys,
bluegrass, 10, $1.50.
Mr. Flood's Party - Griev-
ous Angels, country, 9:30, $1.
Rubaiyat - Open Road, top
40's, 9, no cover.
Sure Thing - I'ory White,
rock, 9:30, $1.
heart attack." Obviously this is ' xLungr ran enswi - (ma-
supposed to be laden with deep trix, 7 & 9:30) - Terrific Mel
philosophic content, but I am Brooks film, due primaily to its
unable - and not especially in- solid, cohesive story line. It
terested - in deciphering what seems that the more chaotic
that content is.) As the more Woody Allen's films are, the
acerbic member of the duo, nore successful (Bananas),
Matthau grossly overplays his while the opposite is true of
part, but the ageless Burns Brooks - Young Frankenstein
brings just the right touch of and The Twelve Chairs stand-
dignity to his gentler role - ing superior to the more anar-
the only real class in this un- chistic Blazing Saddles and The"
pleasantly overblown situation Producers. I think Brooks' true
comedy. ** genius lies in comic narrative
A Boy and His .Dog - (Fifth - filmly based in logical plots
Forum) - A dreadful piece of and enriched with his undis-;
film that's billed as "kinky" puted gift for gags. Leave the
because the distributors knew nihilism to Woody. * * *
they couldn't attract an audi- EVENTS!
ence based on the flick's merit. PTP - Davis's Purlie, Pow-
Not so much kinky or even er, 8. -
sexy as just plain ridiculous. Mu s i c S c h o o l-
The movie presents a post-2000 Contemporary Directions, Les-,
world view in which dogs ap- lie Guinn, baritone; Rackham
parently are smarter than their Aud., 8.
masters. UAC Ars Comedia - Thez
Barry Lyndon - (The Mo- Time of Your Life 7/6 of a
vies, Briarwood) - Stanley Play, a collection of four one-
Kubrick's film from the' act comedies; Mendelssohn The-,
Thackeray novel emerges as atre, 8:15.
pretty much what folks have Residential College - Road-
been saying about it :Huge, in- side Attractions, T'was Brillig,
credibly beautiful and absolute- an evening of masks; Residen-;
ly bloodless. Oh, the first hour tial College Aud., 8:30.
or so lopes along interestingly BARS
enough, with duels, battles and Ark - Ola Belle Reed, folk,
the promise of greater things 8:30, $2.50.
to come. But as the film sinks Chances Are - Brainstorm,I
ever deeper into stilted, costum- rock, 8, $2 to $2.50.
ed soap opera and one realizes Golden Falcon - Melodioso,
that nothing of further inter- jazz, 9:30, $1.
est is forthcoming, the viewer Pretzel Bell -- RFD Boys,
has no alternative other than bluegrass, 10, $1.50.
to settle back and concentrate Heidelberg - Continentals,
on the scenery-rather akin German, 9:30, no cover.
to strolling through a gallery Heidelberg Rathskeller -
of Constable paintings, all gor-, Mustard's Retreat, folk, 9:30, no
geous but rather numbing af- I cover.
ter about the 400th entry. What Bimbo's - Gaslighters, rag-j
an immaculate, itemized waste. time sing - along, 6-1:30, 54c af-:
** ter 8.
Psychic Killer - (State) - Mr. Flood's Party - Silver-
9:30, no cover.
Whether it's morning, noon, or night,
for some hearty helpings of haute cui-
sine, for drinking and relaxing in a pleas-
ant atmosphere, or for dessert and coffee
after the theater, The Victor's Restaurant
Located in the Campus Inn, just a cou-
ple minutes walk from the Diag, The Vic-
tor's offers a tempting array of meals
suited to any time of day. The reasonably
priced breakfast buffet is a banquet of
only the best where even football players
do not walk away hungry. If you stop in
for lunch, choose from The Victor' assort-
ment of crisp and filling salads, sand-
wiches, or the "Luncheon Favorites" like
butter-broiled Cape Cod scallops or a
three egg omelette with your choice of
ham, mushrooms, or cheese. All the Lun-
cheon Favorites include a tossed salad,
choice of potato or vegetable, rolls and
But the real Victor's celebration begins
with dinner. From the magnificent appe-
tizers to the dazzling desserts, the Victor's
mode of dining is hardly standard campus
fare. And the eager and courteous service
staff adds to the elegance and ease of this
Greeted at your table with a delightful
relish tray-which is included in the price
of the entree-you can help yourself to
any of the unique light and appetizing
salads. Your next stop on the eating ex-
travaganza could be Escargots Bourguig-
nons-tender snails served in their shells
and prepared in a delicate garlic butter
sauce to butter broiled Cape Cod scallops.
The Victor's also offers a soup du jour
like the mouth-watering cream of mush-
room soup, or authentic French onion
soup with croutons and a broiled butter-
cheese crust by the cup, bowl, or crock.
The gourmet selection of entrees include
such tasty favorites as broiled prime filet
mignon served with burgundy mushroom
caps; butter-broiled red snapper "Matre
d'Hotel"; veal Tosca with sauteed mush--
rooms and lemon, and the acclaimed
"Victor's Specialty"; tenderloin and king
crabment enbotchette, carefully prepared
and flamed right at your table.
The desserts are virtually a meal in
themselves with a selection from the Vic-
tor's "bountiful" pastry tray, ice cream
sundaes or parfaits with liquor, assorted
fruits of the season served with a vari-
ety of cheese, or the very special and'
spectacular Cherries Jubilee.
with a blend of no less than four different
types of liquor, and flamed at your table.
Along with fine food and excellent serv-
ice, The Victor's also boasts the best wine
cellar in Washtenaw County. The special
selection of tried-and-true favorites suited
for all different tastes and geared for all
pocketbooks. And if your a bility for
choosing a wine leaves you lacking, the
specially trained staff can help you choose
one to compliment your meal.
The comfortable, high-class atmosphere
is enhanced by the live entertainment pro-
vided by the Victor's pianist Rich Farner
every night from 6 to 9 p.m. and Satur-
day night from 9 to 1 a.m., the Alexius
Trio picks up the tempo.
One thing is for sure, after you've spent
some time dining at this fine restaurant,
you'll know why the campus fight song is,
"flail to The Victor's".
Your wine selection is stored in the perfect
environment of Victor's wine-cellar.
Enjoy weekend entertainment while you dine
with the Alexius Trio.
Victor's is located inside the beautiful Campus
Inn, corner of State and Huron.
Enjoy an intim
dining with the
of Rich Farner.
Then dance to
ate evening of fine
esoft piano music "
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