THE SUMMER DAILY
Friday, July 27, 1973
' Cinema weekend
The Great McGinty - Fri.,
Mr. Lucky - Fri., Cinema II
Billy Jack - Fri., New World
Christmas in July - Sat., Cine-
Shoot the Piano Player - Sat.,
Friends of Newsreel ? ? ? ? ?
Preston Sturges Weekend
Primary movie attraction of
the weekend (at least to my
mind) is the Preston Sturges
Weekend. Sturges is inevitably
linked to Capra, probably due to
the fact that he covered Capra's
territory -,the social, political
American comedy - while Capra
was off making WWII documen-
taries. Also like Capra, Sturges
was considered the American
Wonder when he was working,
and has lately been disregarded.
Yet Sturges' world view and his
brand of humor is essentially
quite different from Capra's.
Sturges is the harder, the more
cynical of the two. His satire oft-
en leaves a sting that Capra at
his most vicious never ap-
proaches. But Sturges leaned, in
his later films, towards shrill, un-
pleasant caricature. He often
seemed much less emotionally en-
gaged in his films than his pre-
Sturges began his film career
as a screenwriter (Easy Living,
Remember the Night). In 1940,
he offered Paramount a free
Every finger tells a story
The cryptic hand gestures pictured above were made by John Erlichman yesterday during his testimony
before the Senate Watergate committee. Students of body language are invited to guess just what he
was trying to say.
script if they would let him direct
it. The result. The Great McG-
ty. I haven't seen the film, but it
sounds as timely today as ever.
It's about a bum (Brian Don-
levy) who agrees to stuff a ballot
box in return for a little pocket
money. Before he realizes what
is happening, he finds himself an
up and coming political candi-
date. Ultimately, this wife (whom
he married simply for conven-
ience) awakens his moral sense,
and the two set out to take on
the entire corrupt party single-
Christmas in July was Sturges'
second directorial effort. It's a
very modest, low-budget movie,
but it's truly enjoyable. Dick
Powell, it seems, is an average
yokel who enters an inane slogan
("If you can't sleep at night, it
isn't the coffee; it's the bunk")
in a coffee company's contest.
His fellow office workers play a
practical joke: they fake a tele-
gram telling Powell he's won the
contest. Powell soon becomes an
oveznight celebrity due to his
supposed success, and everyone
jumps on the bandwagon. Stur-
ges must have learned about
fame the hard way: his film
shows a very real knowledge of
what it's like to be a loser in a
country that values success so
highly. This is Sturges at his
warmest and most humane.
Also recommended - Shoot the
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Friday, July 27
Audio - Visual Films: "The Blue An-
gel," Aud. 3, MLB, 7 pm.
Music School: Elizabeth Angel, so-
prano, SM Recital Hall, 8 pm.
University Players: Shakespeare's
"Comedy of Errors," Power Ctr., pm.
International Folk Dance: WAB, 6
Astronomy Visitor's Night: M. R. Har-
tong, "The Origin of the Elements,"
skylab movie, 5006 Angell Hall, Obser-
vatory open, 9 pm.
CAREER PLANNING & PLACEMENT
3200 SAB, 764-7460
Action Peace Corps Vista: An Action
Representative will be on campus, Ho-
mer Heath Lounge on 3rd floor of
Mich. Union, on July 30, 31 & Aug. 1
to discuss opportunities with interested
students. Appts. not necessary but stop
in between 9 & 5 for a visit.
The campus rep., Alison Montgomery,
of Action will be in the Career Plan-
ning & Placement Ofice from 12:30
to 3:30 on Wed. & Thurs., July 25, 26
to answer questions for interested can-
CLOSING DAYS OF
JULY 31, 1973
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