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Tuesday. June 17 197 7

THE AMCHIGAN DAILY

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'BlueColl ar
By DAVID KEEPS
"THIS ISN'T A COMEDY," actor Yaphet Kotto
barked, referring to his latest film, Blue Collar,
curfently being shot on locations in Detroit, Flint
and Kalamazoo.
The film, directed by Paul Schrader, famed for
his blistering screenwriting in Taxi Driver, may
not be a comedy, but last week's press confer-
ence to launch the picture provided an ample
lose of bleak humor-provided equally by the
press corps' inarticulate and esoteric ramblings
and the film's principals' often-arrogant wise-
cracks.
Obviously worn ragged by a fourteen-hour shoot-
ing schedule, the cast, which include.s Kotto,
Harvey Keitel, Richard Pryor and Ed Begley,
Jr., appeared tired and punchy, answered dull
questions blandly,.but still managed to smile for
the cameras that recorded their receipt of the
obligatory honoraria.
DIRECTOR SCHRADER answered questions in
a thoughtful and soft-spoken manner. Schrader,
making his directorial debut with Blue Collar, ex-
plained that the story, which concerns auto work- loud
ers and union skullduggery, will mirror the in- and
herent draam of the city of Detroit-the economic lenc
and cultural imperatives of the automotive in- to b
dustry, which helps to form the dramatic core "Do
of the film, would be lost, he said, if Blue Collar of r
was shot elsewhere. lowi
Less gracefully, Richard Pryor spoke often and

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By GERARD PAPE
Among the numerous classical
LPs recently released, these
three'come highly recommend-
ed.
Brahms, A German Requi-
em, conducted by Herbert Von
Karajan (Angel SB 3838)
Von Karajan's rendition of
Brahm's Requiem is superb, far
sirpassing any other recording
of this work in print, including
his own previous recording.
Von Rarajan sensitively and
quite movingly brings out the
passion and magnificence of this
monumental work of Brahms'
early career. Especially nice is
the fact that this recording is
available in SQ quadrophonic
and sounds marvelous when
heard in that fashion.
Delius, Violin Concerto, Dou-
ble Voncerto, conducted by
Meredith Davies, Yehudi Men-
uhin, violin (Angel S372 262)
This recording of Delius' con-
certo by Davies and violinist Ye-
hudi Menuhin should do much
to restore the undeservedly neg-
lected Delius to popularity.
Containing some of the most
gorgeous music of the twentieth
century, superbly played by
Menuhin, et al., this recording

of Delius' best compositions is
an excellent way to be introduc-
ed to the appreciation of the
beauty and tranquility of nature
inherent in his music, even when
the pieces are not programatic-
ally about nature, as in this
recording.
Bach, English Suites, Glenn
Gould, piano (Columbia M2-
34478)
Gould's performance of Bach's
English Suites is nothing short
of brilliant-Gould exhibits such
amazing technique that at times
one almost thinks he is playing
the harpsichord instead of the
piano.
Gduld's playing is so crystal
clear and his touch so evenly
balanced t h a t every detail,
theme andkcounter-theme of
these remarkable suites comes
through perfectly. With equal
ease, Gould strokes the slow sen-
sitive movements of the piece
and flies with the energetic, al-
most demonic fast movements.
The range of virtuosity that
Gould displays on this LP can
only encourage Bach admirers
to listen to this record and dis-
cover that the music, when play-
ed this expertly, is even greater
than one first thought.

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Keitel
ly, issuing an alternating stream of one-liners
insults that caused some embarrassing si-
nes in the generally hectic proceedings. Not
e outdone,"Mr. Kotto addressed the question,
you think that Blue Collar is an indication
ising quality in black films?" be curtly bel-
ng, "This isn't a black film!"
EITEL, reserved despite the numbing inanity
he moment, gamefully explained that he be-
ie interested in the project because of the
hly talented people involved with it, not, as
lamely suggested, "fur the money."
o one doubts Keitel's sincerity, as his short
ter in films has been studded with brilliant
formances in Robert Altman and Martin
rcese films. Kotto, too, has been hailed for his
k in the Black Theatre and recently received
Emmy nomination for portraying Idi Amin
NBC's "Raid on Entebbe." Beyond his success
a comedian, Richard Pryor scored dramatical-
n Lady Sings The Blues.
he burning question, at this point, is whetther
rader will be adequately able to depict De-
t cinematically. Recent films soht in Detroit
ude two box-office bombs, 'Scarecrow and
roit 2000, but with Schrader's impressive track
It quirky cast and Schrader's impressive track
ord as a starkly imaginative storyteller, the
cess of Blue Collar seems assured.

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