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May 21, 1983 - Image 9

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-A selection of campus film highli)
A Hard Day's Night
(Richard Lester, 1964)
Richard Lester, director of such
recent hits as The Three/Four
Musketeers and Superman II/1II,
gained an impressive reputation for
his work on this day-in-the-life-of film
on The Beatles. Shot at a quick pace
with the kind of snappy, silly jump
cuts that were overused for the rest of
the decade, A Hard Day's Night gave
a peek at early Beatlemania and in-
cluded a number of early hits from the

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the album's release. (Saturday, May
21; and Sunday, May 22; Michigan
Theatre, 9:10).
Reds
(Warren Beatty, 1981)
The film that should have captured
Best Picture. An epic that's an
almost perfect blend of romance,
personal idealism, and revolution.
Warren Beatty is Jack Reed, a jour-
nalist who finds that he must become
increasingly involved in left-wing
politics. Diane Keaton is Louise
Bryant, an insecure, immature writer
who discovers herself amid the tur-
moil of World War I and the Russian
Revolution. A truly wonderful suppor-
ting cast including Gene Hackman,
Edward Hermann, Maureen
Stapleton, Jerzy Kosinski, George
Plimpton, and Paul Sorvino. Listen to
Trevor Griffiths beautiful script and
watch Jack Nicholson become
Eugene O'Neill. Narrated to an extent
by contemporaries of Jack Reed.
"The Internationale unites the human
race!" (Saturday, May 21; Lorch
Hall, 5:30,9:00).
Beauty and the Beast
(Jean Cocteau. 1946)
For those of you who won't be going to

Michigan Daily - Saturday, May 21, 1983 - Page 9
the opening of Return of the Jedi, Coc-
teau's version of the classic fairy tale
should hold at least as much wonder,
joy, and imagination as the adven-
tures of Luke Skywalker. An
amazingly literate and beautiful film.
(Wednesday, May 25; Auditorium A,
9:30).
A Little Night Music
(Harold Prince, 1978)
A dull, bland rendition of the delight-
ful musical. Stephen Sondheim's now
classic score is butchered by a variety
of performers including a slightly
faded Elizabeth Taylor. (Thursday,
May 26; Lorch Hall, 7:30, 9:45).
My Dinner With Andre
(Louise Malle,1981)
Through the conversation of two
friends, Wallace Shawn and Andre
Gregory, Malle demonstrates that
even the simplest human activity can
be interesting.and that cinema doesn't
need blasts of laser guns to keep an
audience enthralled. The conver-
sation is rambling, Gregory recounts
his artistic adventures to Shawn after
an absence of a few years, yet insight-
ful and engrossing. (Friday, May 27;
MLB 3,7:30, 9:30).
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n Compiled by Richard Campbell

band that shook tne word. (aturuay,
May 21; and Sunday, May 22
Michigan Theatre, 7:30,10:40).
Let It Be
(Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 1970)
This final look at our heros shows the
strain and joy in the work required to
put together an album. Six years after
A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles look
quite a bit older and weary. The film
doesn't have the innocent joy of their
first effort, especially since we all
know that they hroke up just before

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Whizkid plays with our national defense
simulation game for them testifies to the order to launch is the result of a This sequence sets the tone for t
Bob Lerner the ever-thinning line between com- computer malfunction or an overheated film and illustrates its major them
--- - - puter games and reality. In John diode? In actuality, the order to launch WarGames is first and foremost
Games Badham's frightening and exciting is just a game, and the army finds that thriller, but it also shows in disturbi
WarGames, the line vanishes com- 22 percent of its men were unable to terms how technology is coming to su
ng Mathew Broderick and Dabney pletely, as games and reality merge to turn the launch key. The scene ends plant and control man-how tse car
nan the point where one can no longer dif- with the men in missile silos being beginning to steer the driver.
ted by John Badham ferentiate between them. replaced by computer modules that don't While the army has been playingi
As the movie opens, the men at question orders, and have complete computer game, David Lightm,
!HO KNOWS what bizarre little nuclear missile silos across the country trust in their own kind. See COMPUTER, Page 11
games are played by the men in are ordered to launch. Some men find,
Pentagon? That the army has however, that they can't bring them- $200 WED, SAT, SUN SHOWS BEFORE
missioned Atari to design a tank selves to launch their missiles. What if 6:00 p.M. (EXCEPT NAPOLEON)

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