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Friday, July 34, 1976


Page Five

Friday, July 30, 1976 THE MICHIGANOAILY Page Five


HAPPENINGS film reviews
are written by Kim Potter.
The Godfather - (Ann Arbor
Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7:30 only)
- Coppola's definitive - if op-
eratice - Mafia inquest is
splendid entertainment, but
falls short of real greatness due
primarily to Al Pacino's wood-
en performance as Michael
Corleone (the same applies to
Part II). Both films rise or
fall utterly on the shoulders of
the Godson, and Pacino, a su-
perb actor in practically every-
thing else he does, simply
doesn't measure up to the
complex character of Michael.
Interestingly, Pacino himself
agrees with this conclusion,
contending that he didn't under-
stand Michael's motivations
and could never really get into
the role. ***
To Be Or Not To Be - (Ann
Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 4, 7
only) - A most unusual com-
edy - drama synthesis depicting
the efforts of a Polish Shake-
spearian company to aid their
underground in the struggle
against Hitler's occupying
Nazis. Director Ernst Lubitsch
prances nimbly from the grim
to the comic with remarkably
little strain, providing us with
a film that can be enjoyed on
either level without jarring its
credibility. Jack Benny is very
funny in the unlikely role of a
great Shakespearian actor, and
Carole Lombard also shines in
what was to be, sadly, her last
screen effort. ****
The Palm Beach Story -
(Ann Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 4,
9 only) - A 1942 Preston Stur-
ges comedy about a young
housewife (Claudette Colbert)
who determines to shed her
humdrum existence, thus takes
off to Florida to find true
meaning and contentment.
Sturgis' theme sounds decades
ahead of its time, and, though
never seen by this writer, the
film is now considered one of
the real comedy classics.
Junior Bnner - (Cinema
Guild, Arch. Aud., 7:30 & 9:30)
- Ever wonder what a Sam
Peckinpah 'film would be like
minus his usual lexicon of guns
and gore? This study of an ag-
ing rodeo cowboy (Steve Mc-
Queen) is virtually the only
such hybrid product in the
Peckinpah filmography, and the
sometimes - great director ob-
viously didn't know quite what
to make of it.
The usual Peckinpah theme of
the rugged loner battling vain-
ly against encroaching civiliza-
tion is as present in Junior Bon-
ner as in his other work, but
this time the setting is the mod-
ern - day West, the corporate
antagonists are members of
Junior's own family, and it is
culturally too late to assert
one's individuality through the
standard weapons of war. Jun-
ior is chronologically a fish out
of water, but so, artistically, is

Peckinpah; and his attempts to
dramatize his protagonist's di-
lemma are victimized by the
very 70's trappings he is at-
tempting to debunk - result-
ing in a film not so much lyric-
ally tragic as languidly boring.
Peckinpah has often express-
ed the desire to break out of
the violence mode and try his
hand at more mature, low-key
efforts; if Junior Bonner is any
example of such a change of
pace, one can only conclude
that Peckinpah without a gun
is like Jimmy Carter without
The Story of Adele H -
(Cinema It, Ang. Aud. A, 7:30
& 9:30) - Francois Truffaut's
recent study of infatuation car-
ried to its extreme, chronical-
ing Adale Hugo's neurotic
round - the - world pursuit of
a fickle young army officer and
her eventual descent into mad-
ness. Falling in love with love
is the theme here, and while
Hruffaut's direction is rather
stolid, Isabelle Arjani's virtu-
oso interpretation of the obses-
sed heroine manages to bring
the whole enterprise off.*
The rest of the week's hap-
penings will appear tomorrow.

A modern western with McQueen as a fading rodeo star trying to impress
the hometown one last time. Rodeo pageantry, a classic barroom brawl and
great performances by Robert Presson and Ida Lupino as Junior's parents
make this one of Sam Peckinpah's more interesting works.
&730 & 9:30 Admission $1.25
FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT first time on compus 1975
The story of Adele H.
Based on the tragic story of Victor Hugo's daughter, Adele, Truffaut's
most recent work is "his finest film since Jules and Jim" (Pauline Kael).
Isabelle Adjani won on Academy Award nomination for her haunting por-
trayal of a young woman who destroys herself in her hopeless search for
romantic love. French, with subtitles.
II mI 7:30 & 9:30 Admission $1.50

The 5-minut e
course in 7;
decks. ti tiey
Lesson 1: The tape medium possesses
nMony ndvanteii-s over phonograph
records. Tape cs ettes ore at least
as convenient to use and store as -
records And, unlike records. they
don't eno locollect dust, et
scratcfed, or otherwise lose sound
Lesson 2: With a cassette deck and
relotively inexcensive blank Lesson
cassettes it's eosv to make your on the m
own recordinos. From FM broadcasts mode co
from your friend's records, even belief th
from live performances. In a very increase
short time, savings in xecord - Advent
ourchases alond mo permit you to is devoi
ecoip 'your initial investment in it not o'
cassette equipment, s extron
is a prim
Lesson 3: With cassettes it is now
possible to obitain sound that hqs a Lesson7
wide freouencv rance, and is ad ° suoerior
low in tape his- or other extraneous easier to
noise as whot vou'd expect from -- - sstems
an open reel tope deck. channel-
hioher o
Lesson 4: The first cassette deck as to im
caopable of deliverino such before it
nerformance is the Advent 201. recordin
Todav the Advent 201 delivers
sound thoris virtualt - Leson 8
indistinouishoble from live sources, decks ot
FM broadcasts ofhonooraph records, m ieh a
. or from the sound delivered by for Nonethe
more expensive cassette decks. to detec
Lesson : The Advent 901 is te, . and tha
first cassette deck to emploe or three
intearoted ODchv B noise reduction
circuitrv Rut this is not the only - essen9
reason for its sa erlative are for:
performance. The 201 also uses the than oth
new ultra-wide fyeouencv chromium - entirelv
dioxide tapes deeloped in. of the m
coniunctien with Advent b DuPont . devices
And the 201 hos been so thoughtfully . since in
desianed that it is virtatilly - consiste
impossible to make bad recordings improve
with itit still m
- end mo
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618 S. MAIN ST.

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b: "ome cassette docks now
arkpt were intontionally20
opicotpd lookinn in the
hot sutch aoroenarr would


thair sles ooeal. The
901 on the other hand,
d of nodless nadeetre.
t looks -simole to 'seit
men simole to ise. Lesson 7
te exomole of this.
7: The Advent 201 has a
meterina system Much
use than conventional
t monitors both stereo
I of once---measures the
ofthe two stereo :mnsuts ao
m7cliatele detect nn overload
it can ruin what vou're
$: There aore now cassette
n the nrket costina as
s 1.000 and more
elese it is virtuollv impossible
t differoncec beween the
anit, of the $339 Advent 201
t of machines rostino twice
times as much.
9: Some cassette recorders
more r:oerf and d-nendoble
hers. The Advent 201. made
in the United States. is one
most deoendable a:tdio
we know of. In ddition,
treducino it: Advent has
ntly made Volkswagen-tvoe
ments in the 201 to make
ore reliable, even easier
e fun to use
~ W*

Lesson 10: One of the prchlsms with
cassette reeordinn has been the
inmmino of cassettes. The Advent
201 features comoete mochanic.al
risenooement in the event of a
ommino of cosetles .The Advent
spilloe that eon tfirn on othermise
salvaceable cassette into a hopeless
Le'son 11: One of our HIli BUYS
audio exaorts con teach vioto
make orfect recordinnr on the
Advent 901 in a mattor of minttes
Lesson 12: Yo, ctn. of o ru. ue
veir Acluont 901 to nlov the large
xeirtine libhrorvexeistieg of oreot
recorded music now on the market.
Your fnol osom 0 is a sinolo e0 v
ao:estion. What is the simpl:st, most
unnoeot: most runad odd most
relieble li-t sounding cossette
tope recorder on the morket today?
Graduate of the
5-minute course
t cassette decks
^1r: '+H y'.t 1

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