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Arts

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, May 20, 1982

Page 7

- A selection of campus film highlights
midnight. Bud Cort as Harold and
Silver Streak Ruth Gordon as Maude are the per-
(Arthur Hiller, 1976) feet couple - he's a teenager ob-
The first pairing of Richard Pryor sessed with death and she's a 79-
and Gene Wilder proved quite suc- year-old lady-of-the-world
cessful at the boxoffice, as Wilder, a celebrating life. It's been playing in
book publisher, becomes involved Ann Arbor ever since I've been here,
with mysterious murders, a stolen but it still packs 'em in. (Saturday,
Rembrandt, and Jill Clayburgh. May 22; Michigan Theatre, 3:30,
This swiftly paced film reminds one 7:00,10:00).
of the best of Hitchcock and the fun- Manhattan
niest of Mel Brooks all wrapped up (Woody Allen, 1979)
in the worst of television. (Thur- Woody loves New York, Mariel
sday, May 20 and Friday, May 21; Hemingway, Meryl Strep, and Diane
Michigan Theatre, 3:00,6:45,10:30). Keaton. In that order. The problem
is they don't all love him. Well, some
of them do and some of them don't,
Sh.but at different times. Everybody's
got problems, but could you make a
F . 1 , hilarious movie about them?
Ill fl S (Saturday, May 22; Lorch Hall, 7:00,
8:45,.10:30).
The Plumber
Casablanca (Peter Wier, 1979)
(Michael Curtiz, 1943) What do you do when a man comes
Write your own description. With to check your pipes but won't leave?
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Find out as the director of Picnic at
Claude Rains, Paul Henried, Sidney Hanging Rock, The Last Wave, and
Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre. Gallipoli shows us exactly what
(Friday, May 21; Auditorium A, happens when an immoveable ob-
7:30, 9:30). ject meets an irresistable force.
Gone With The Wind (Wednesday, May 26; Michigan
(Victor Fleming, 1939) Theatre, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30).
Poor Scarlett O'Hara! The civil war Who's Afraid of
has almost totally destroyed her Virginia Woolf
beloved home, Tara. But, maybe
now she can finally get the dashing (Mike Nichols, 1966)
Rhett Butler into her clutches. Wait! Find out what Elizabet Taylor's
What. about Ashley Wilkes? "I'll marriage to Richard Burton was
think about it tomorrow. After all, really like. (Just kidding, Mrs.
tomorrow is another day." Vivien Taylor.) Edward Albee's bitchy
Leigh and Clark Gable star in the drama of frantic lives and personal
classic, epic love story. (Saturday, control is vividly brought to the
May 22; Auditorium A, 2:00, 7:30). screen with compassion and insight
Harold and Maude by all involved. With George Segal
(Hal Ashby, 1971) - and Sandy Dennis. (Wednesday,
Fnr everyone that can't stav u until May 26; Lorch Hall, 9:30).

Not much wrong
in modern
comedy-thriller
actual event. Only the names have been
By Richard Campbell changed to protect the innocent.
HAT CAN BE said about a movie Like the recent film The Stuntmen,
hA t CAn Bo aat o is Wrong Is Right blurs the boundary
Wig that's fun to watch? Wrong hs between what is real and what is not.
Right is a low-hudget, action-packed, The motives of anyone or for any action
schlocky production that held my in- are never known until the end, and even
terest until the very end. then you're still not sure that you know
The film stars Sean Connery as the whole truth.
Patrick Hale, a TV newsman who hosts Where The Stutman was working on
a prime time show that delves into the a more philosophical level, this movie
pressing issues of the day. He covers says that everything you see or hear is
wars, political conventions, terrorism, some manipulative action designed by
and any other hot spots with the wit and those in power to cause some response.
wisdom of Edward R. Murrow. The C.I.A. is constantly working behind
During the course of the movie you the scenes to make the world a better
will see governments collapse, C.I.A. place - which means looking out for
dirty tricks, double crossings, lies, U.S. interests.
treachery, much gunfire, suicidal Among the people that star in this
terrorists who blow themselves up real production are Katherine Ross, an in-
good, and all of this madness struggling ternational journalist Robert Conrad,
to get on film - beacuse it's not news a trigger-happy army general; Hardy
until it's on television. Kruger, an arms smuggler; Leslie
Most of the film is not very Nielsen, a presidential hopeful; George
believable, the sets and costumes are Grizzard, the embittered incumbant;
obviously fake, but once the film gets G. D. Spradlin, the devious C.I.A. direc-
going it takes on a realistic perspective tor; and Robert Webber, a producer at
simply because all the insanity mimics the World Television Network.
the real world. Almost everything that
you see has a direct parallel with an See CONFUSING, Page 0
REG9GAE IGHT11
with DJ Michael Kremen
TONIGHT MAY 20 7-11 pm
U-Club Michigan Union
Outside-on the Patio
SPECIAL PRICES
Happy Hour 4-7 Free Snacks

-compiled by Richard Campbell-

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Tickets: $5.00 (general admission) in advance, $6.00 day of the show. Advance
Tickets are available at The Michigan Union Box Office, PJ's Records, School-
kids Records, & all CTC outlets. For more information call 763-6922.

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