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The Tar Heel
Thursday, June 17, 1971
Tliis week the Chapel Hill theatres will present the usual list of rehashes.
The Carolina Theatre is currently playing "The Left-Handed Gun." This treatment
of the Billy the Kid legend was the first film of master film-maker Arthur Penn and is
generally quite fine.
This will be followed by "A New Leaf," Elaine May's disaster. An air of sloppiness
hangs over the film, in direction, editing, etc. and the film has been grotesquely
miscast. Pass this one by.
There will then be an engagement of "The General" with some VV.C. Fields shorts.
These two men, Fields and Buster Keaton belong so much to a different era that most
people will not consider the films very funny.
The intelligent film-goer, however, will be in heaven. These men created a comic
world all their own, with a peculiar and original way of looking at life. Keaton
especially films his comedies with a grace that most of the clods of comedy today
could not begin to attain.
The Varsity Theatre will present "The Reivers," a picture which did not get nearly
the attention it deserved. The photography and direction set a mood that approaches
folklore, and the acting and writing are so genial that one cannot help but fall in love
with the picture. One of the few pictures left that send you out feeling happy.
Double-billed with it is "A Man Called Horse," a sorry, ludicrous Indian story.
Next will be "Mrs. Pollifax-Spy," which proves -that Rosalind Russell can still show
charm and dignity even when she gets no help from the script and direction.
The Plaza theatres will show "Zeppelin," a picture which has been sneaked so
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quietly into release that it could not be worth much, and a double bill of "Cactus
Flower" and "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice."
"Cactus Flower" is charming, one of the most delightful light comedies of recent
years. Walter Matthau is in top form, Ingrid Bergman blooms beautifully, and Gene
Saks has given just the right touch to everything.
By contrast, BCTA is a fallen souffle. Though Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould are
wonderful and the script is brilliant, the picture just cannot be rescued from the
clumpy direction, and the thoroughly inadequate performances of Robert Culp and
Natalie Wood. This was a much overrated film.
Playing the Free Flicks Thursday will be Gentleman's Agreement," looking a bit
dated today but still packing a big dramatic punch; "Picnic," an overripe adaption of a
rather falsely folksy play Sunday; "All the King's Men," a betrayal of the novel, but
still a powerful motion picture plays on Monday; "Endless Summer" (Tuesday), a
beautifully photographed if amateurishly narrated saga of surfing; and Wednesday
"The Shop on Main Street," a magnificent picture with the finely etched
characterization typical of Czech films.
For those who have any taste at all, I want to mention that "Bed and Board" is
playing in Raleigh at the Colony is playing in Raleigh in its original subtitled version.
This is Truffaut's best film and could be the most utterly charming film ever made.
Truffaut not only loves his heroes, he loves all people and life itself. This is an
exhilarating movie, an absolute must-see.
International Folk dancing every
Wednesday night at theN Presbyterian
Student Center (Next to the Record Bar).
Teaching from 7-8 p.m. dancing
continues until 1 1 p.m. Free. Newcomers
Socialist study-discussion group
forming. If interested, call 929-7488 any
LOST: 10-speed Columbia bicycle.
Burgundy, chrome fenders, whitewall
tires. Stolen Friday, June 1 1, between 1-5
p.m. Reward offered for return, no
questions asked. Tim McAdams,
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