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A rts & Entertainm ent Friday, February 27, 1976 Page Five





B L d 'Baroque and a sumptious feast cinema poses special logistical Naked Came the
Barry Lyndlonl'Nueformeth
for the senses at the very least. problems to the film-maker.
The Movies, Briarwood -Debbie Gale Those who have mastered the Stranger
Kubrick's use of light on Mari- * * * technique have invariably pro-
sia Berenson's face is reason The Mysterious duced film classics, with movies New World, Sat.
enouh t sitthrugh hisex-like My Fair Lady" and West MLB 3 & 4, 7, 8:30, 10)
travagant recreation of Thack- Monsters Side Story managing to retain Naked Came the Stranger rep-
try's novel. The film is an Campus their vitality over time. South resents the latest in Grade A
elaborately painted portrait of Pacific was popular in 1958 (B?) porno films to hit the
Ryan O'Neal, a coarse, boorish Anotwer entryi ehprestIwhen released, but appears to- circuit. No big name stars ap-
country boy, and Berenson, the i gous Sun International Classic tally artificial when viewed to- pear in this vapid orgy of taste-
delicately sensual countess he solcis, TheMterious Mhn ay. lessness, amongst other things.
marries and subsequently ne- stejs is, without a doubt, thez Rumor has it that Dyan Cannon
ects. Like a ro o minature, bes derived source of laughs The work is one of the most as offered the lea r but
their characters are two-dimen- in town. popular musicals of all times turned it down.
sional, external beauty with little For all those who keep track, owing to the magnificent Rod-
depth we last left off with a quasi gers and Hammerstein score. The plot revolves around the
Chariot of the Gods rip-off, at- The film is based on James follies of a suburban housewife
This is not to say their lives tempting to cash in on the, Michener's Tales of the South who seeks revenge of her hus-
were without action or experi- "roob" phenomenon of Eric von Pacific and concerns the love band, who has been cheating on
ence. Lyndon wins and squan- Flying Saucerihoff. The result of -an army nurse (Mitzi Gay- her. The film follows her from
ders a fortune, builds and de- was a film which asks startling nor) and a French plantation bedroom to bedroom, and peaks
stroys a family, gradually losing questions of the universe on the owner (Rozzano Brazzi) during with a stellar scene in a double-
the luck that brought him to his TV ads and delivered only a World War II. When director decker bus.
pinnacle. He doesn't grow-he shallow hypothesis on the silver Joshua Logan adapted the stage The real hero of the film is
degeneiates, relying on his wit: screen. (In all fairness, there play to the screen, he attempted undoubtedly Oakland County
and charm to carry him through. never was much meat i the to capitalize on the novelty of prosecutor Brooks Patterson who
Life is an elegant card game premise to start with.) full color cinematography and made headlines last fall in his
with stiffly brocaded players Now comes the question of the on-location shooting. attempt to ban Naked Came the
acting out their trivial ego Loch Ness monster, Big Foot: Stranger from the Studio-North
games with a thin veneer of I and any other murky trash that The choreography is totally un- theater in Ferndale.E
quiet dignity. Why not cheat a may have ligered into some- appropriate for cinema, how- To him this film iL dedicated.,
little. one's backyard. Two-bit inter- ever, and the characters begin
views and "actual" footage are to look like stage actors trans- -Mitch Dunitz
Like 2001, the acting and plot the highlights, but the recrea- planted to a movie set. For a
are subserviant to the total ef- tion of the 8-foot bear smashing film built on musical numbers,
fect of the film. As in Chinese through a living room window it's disappointing the only one
landscape painting, the people;is worth at least one seventy- which looks natural is Mitzi.
and their concerns are dwarfed fifth of the admission. Gaynor's "Honey Bun."
by the magnificent scene around If only Albert Brooks had But South Pacific is a medi-
them. Barry and his petty tricks made this it would be a great ocre film. Perhaps the only way
are forgiven in the purity of a film. ;to successfully transform a mod-
misty Irish morning. If a tight -James Valk ern musical into film is to do
plot with plenty of action and s faresCto
as Bob Fosse did in Cabaret:
intense dramatic acting is ab- South Paeife radically alter the plot and mu-
solutely' necessary to a good Couzens' Film Co-op sical numbers in order to createuro aare
insical numherstinsorderetolcreate
movi, ten his s mrel ana unique cinematic experience.
overstated rambling epic. But, Couzens' Cafeteria, Fri., Sat., 9 x
it is a beautiful museum of the Adapting the musical play to -Joe McMullen less in 11
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What's happening this Cinema Weekend
Friday-Karl Struss Festival: Guilty As Hell (Cinema
II, Aud. A, 7); The Preview Murder Mystery (Cinema II,
Aud. A, 9); Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (Cinema Guild,
Arch. Aud., 7, 9:05); South Pacific (Couzens Film Co-op,
Couzens Cafeteria, 9); The Three Musketeers (UAC, Nat.
Sci., 7:30, 9:30); Chinese Connection and Return of the
Dragon (Ann Arbor Co-op, MLB 3 & 4, 7, 9).
Saturday-To Have and Have Not (Cinema II, Aud. A,
7, 9); Journey Into Fear (Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7, 9:05);
The Three Musketeers (UAC, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7:30, 9:30);
Naked Came the Stranger (New World, MLB 3 & 4, 7,
8:30, 10).
Sunday-Karl Struss Festival: film to be announced
(Cinema I1, Aud. A, 7); The Island of Lost Souls (Cinema
II, Aud. A, 9:30); Juliet of the Spirits (Cinema Guild, Arch.
Aud., 7, 9:05); Burn (People's Bicentennial Commission,
Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 9); South Pacific (Couzens Film Co-op,
Couzens Cafeteria, 9).
All week long-Tommy, Matrix (994-0627); Airport 1975
and Earthquake, Fox Village (769-1300); The Mysterious
Monsters, Campus (668-6098); The Man Who Would Be
King, Michigan (665-6290); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest, Barry Lyndon, The Hindenberg, The Sunshine Boys,
Briarwood (769-8780); American Graffiti, Fifth Forum (761-
9700); Old Dracula, State (662-6264).

From the Library of Congress, Joe's
unique guitar style, his unusual and
massive repertoire, and his delivery
and sense of humor have long made
him a favorite wherever he sings-
Thurs. nite-AMANDA BAILEY-country music
Sun. nite--BOB FRANKE-singer-songwriter

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Trio exhibits poetry
By RUSTY GREEN ? RICHARD McMULLEN fol- ing as multi-colored butterflies,
lowed Hecht. Reading in a re- the mother of all reason shack-,
ARREN HECHT of the Resi- laxed voice, he began with sev- ing up in a split level next to'
dential College opened an eral poems about people he knew your tequila bottle, and the very
enlightening and entertaining 1 from his childhood in Milan, personal breathing of the crea-
afternoon of poetry in the Pen- Michigan. ture from the bowels of the
dleton Rm. of the Union Tues- In Uncle Charley McMullen I earth.
day with his perceptive "Roy observed that his uncle "mashes The poet wakes up a 4 every
Gets a Rush." and shapes his boiled potatoes morning and devotes two hours'
Hecht enjoys playing with into a square, smoothes the top to writing. "I start with a phrase
words. In a satire about the with his butterknife, cuts it into and just let language flow,
frustrations of insulating your smaller squares, paints it all writing whatever 1 a n g u a g e
own attic be quoted this warning with oleo eats it neatly, square touches off in my mind," Car-
that he received from the Mich- by square." rigan explains.
igan Consolidated Gas Company: McMullen said, "Most of the "I TRY to deal with the con-,
"your first voyage into your poems that I write have to do sciousness of my own brain. I
attic will be a trip into another with just everyday living. In 'try to incorporate within one
world." This moved Hecht to fact, its very hard sometimes to poem as many of the elements
iMagine the attic with a "stra- distinguish between whether my going on within my head as I
tegic air command of ten pound responses to events in everyday can possibly capture."
wasps, tornadoes of noxious dust life are what I do at the time Carrigan attempts to explain
and gargantuan a r a c h n i d s or the poem I write about his initial attraction to poetry
gnashing their fangs in expecta- , them." in this way: "Literature is a
tion of their first human flesh 'kind of dialogue, a way to com-
in 50 years." ANDREW CARRIGAN of the municate with people. I tried
Hecht usually shades his writ- Residential College completed writing and became interestedI
ing with humorous cynicism. He the reading. Carrigan is a big in language, just the medium.
offered this bicentennial thought man with a strong voice and a I got caught up in those two
to commemorate George Wash- hearty laugh. things and now its the most im-
ington's birthday: "What George Carrigan's poems are full of portant thing I do.
could not chew, we must swal- fantastic imagery with which he "There's something about the
low, and with that cud nourish, captures elusive but real feelings language showing off-being as'
not the winding sheet of mani- that aren't expressible in ordi- beautiful as it could be in the
fest destiny, but the gritty pill, :nary language. In different sounds and images. In all good
oh Columbia, of decadent de- poems he depicted airplane writing there is a feeling and
cline, that the Romans failed to wings disappearing into night, sensitivity toward language it-
identify as lead poisoning." the gods of the universe appear- self," he said.

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