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Wednesday, September 8. 1971
The Daily Tar Heel
Films that rest too comfortably on
dramatic formulas run the risk of
emerging as facile. If a conflict is too
carefully delinated, if the issues in
question are too precisely dramatized, the
result is Lkely o have all the sparkle and
subtlety of a Tar Heel editorial. "The
Last Run" approaches the brink, hovers
at it, but largely through a fine
performance by George C. Scott and
some really sharp montage, escapes- if
not unscathed, at least unspoiled.
Scott plays the born loser, a retired
get-away driver. After nine years of
finds expression in art
by Bruce Mann
A ssistant Feature Editor
Motion, emotion, and colour blend in
the paintings of Helen Bedham House,
red-haired secretary to the Carolina
Playmakers business manager and
currently exhibitor of over 15 paintings
at the Morehead Planetarium, to reveal a
woman of proud spirit and contentment
who seems to have found her own means
of personal expression.
"It's more than a therapy," admits the
former Ldenton, North Carolina resident.
"It's a way of expression in colour for
A therapy, a hobby and an obsession,
Mrs. House's expression, flowering in
1964 when she found a need to freely
emote her feelings on canvas, first
developed, she says, under the inspiration
and tutelage of Vic Huggins who was
conducting an evening course at Ackland
Art Center, and it has now resulted in the
More than 800 tickets for the Super
Sunday movie series are still available at
the Student Union Information Desk.
Six films, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips,"
"Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice," "MASH,"
"Anne of a Thousand Days," "Diary of a
Mad Housewife," and "Midnight
Cowboy," will be featured in the
Sunday night, Super Sunday opens
with "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," starring
Petula Clark and Peter OToole. "Bob,
Carol, Ted & Alice" arrives September
26, starring Robert Culp, Natalie Wood,
Dyan Cannon, and Elliot Gould in a
modern marriage comment.
"MASH" debuts on Sunday,
October 10, with the talents of Donald
Sutherland and Elliot Gould combining in
a laugh riot.
Spectacle keys "Anne of a Thousand
Days," which stars Richard Burton and
Genevieve Bujold in a milieu of splendor
on October 24.
Carrie Snodgrass extraordinary
performance in the subjective "Diary of a
Mad Housewife" will be on view
The Academy Award winning
''Midnight Cowboy," with Dustin
Hoffman and Jon Voight, closes the series
on Sunday. December 4.
Super Sunday tickets sell for S3. 00.
The Union also announces that this
week's free flicks begin on Thursday due
to the Super Sunday presentation.
stagnation, of trying unsuccessfully to
blend into the landscape, he resolves to
test his nerve and skill m one "last run."
But times have changed since his prime,
and Scott is made the unwitting agent of
a double-cross. Betrayal follows betrayal,
and against a Mediterranean backdrop of
coastal villages and hairpin turns, the run
The film begins with a delicately edited
series of shots as Scott lovingly prepares
and tests his car for the run. Contrasted
to the devotion which emerges in the
initial interplay between man and
current solo show at the Planetariu.
"He was a very wonderful teacher
because he would not try to impress you
with his feeling, but he wanted you to do
your feeling - and being an older member
of the class, why naturally I couldn't go
in for some of the way-out things being
done at that time. "
Instead, Mrs. House stuck to her own
feelings, a natural affinity to nature, an
ability to capture the essence of a face in
portrait, the strength to communicate
emotion, and the blossoming power to
collage colours easily in support of her
theme, and the results, now on view at
the Planetarium, exhibit diversity and
There is the towering, shadowy
"That was one of my earlier paintings
and was done soon after my husband's
death in 1961 - my imagination was still
very much related to my husband and the
feeling of cathedrals."
Thursday's movie is a bizarre Japanese
drama entitled "Woman in the Dunes."
"Beat the Devil" is Friday night's flick,
a comic satire directed by John Huston
and starring Gina Lolabrigida and
Showings for Thursday and Friday
movies are 4, 6:30, and 9 p.m.
Saturday's film, "Giant," is an epic
film based on the Edna Ferber novel,
starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson,
and James Dean.
Due to the unusual length of the
movie, showings will be at 4 and 8 p.m.
Tryouts start Friday
Tryouts for the second Carolina
Playmakers production, "Amanita: The
Death Angel," will be held in the Graham
Memorial Lounge on September 10 and
1 1 from 7 to 1 1 p.m.
The presentation, a multi-media type
show which will include such things as
motion pictures, music and sound,
environmental design, lights, and
audience participation, will be under the
direction of author-coordinator Sam
"Amanita: The Death Angel" centers
around the theme of population crisis and
Serving as the symbolic basis for the
What happens when you always
keep at least $100 in your
Wachovia Checking Account?
You always write
all your checks free.
Member Federal Dtxit Insurance Corj)oration
machine, the relationship between Scott's
passenger and his gun moll is a travesty d:
Martin Buber. P'Do you think of me as
an 4it0"' she asks. He does.)
As a veteran driver, Scott 15 a
craltsman who despite years m the service
of gangsterdom still embodies the old
values: self-discipline, loyalty, love. His
charge, a killer weaned on t.v. re-runs of
"Little Caesar." is the pathological
product of a new, undisciplined world.
His pleasure is killing, his loving sex, and
his poetry ("A boy has never wept nor
There is the bright eye-catcher, Pir.e
"That's one of the funny ones I did in
ab out a night. And I had right much fun
with that because that was the one I put
under the spigot and just washed."
Then there is the gray "Freudian
Compose," which tries to caputre the ids
and outs of the famed psychoanalyst.
"Well, I had a very good friend who, I
guess, inspired me to become interested
in Freud and I read quite a bit about him.
This painting tries just to catch the
essence of Freud."
And the list goes on and on, as our talk
ranges from "Outer Space," executed
during the penultimate moon landing, to
the many nature pictures "Boating,"
"Seascape," the exquisite "Winter," and
the paper-towel brushed "John's Island."
A painter by inspiration, Mrs. House
flashes a free-spirit smile, and dressed at
the moment in orange, aquamarine, and
purple design blouse which might easily
be of her own composition, she radiates
the elegant good nature so inherent in her
paintings and continues talking in precise,
rolling tempi, which move in swirls much
like her paintings.
"I feel that my paintings - quite a few
of them, anyway - have movement, and
often it's very hard for some artists to get
that, yet I don't seem to have too much
Her face assumes an elegant, slightly
impish expression as our visit draws to a
"You know what I think that comes
I nod unknowingly.
"I was born on equinox, and as my
mother said - I came in with a storm and
I've been a storm ever since . . . ."
Or more likely, a refreshing April
shower of warmth, natural colour, and
splendid, pleasant movement.
This inspirational part of Mrs. House's
personality is on view in the North
show is the term "amanita," a poisonous
mushroom, which metaphorically
represents the irony of the life and death
cycle, the growth of population, and,
unless current practices cease,
The cast, which according to Allen will
need to perform in certain "abstract"
ways, requires both versatile male and
female actors and actresses.
Imagination, according to Allen, is the
most important thing to bring to
"Amanita" will be presented in the
Graham Memorial Lounge Theatre
dashed 2 thousand k:rr. the dying words
of Dutch Schultz.
Yet despite the melodrama iruherer.t in
such parallelisms. 'The Last Run" corr.es
off. Sensitive portrayals by Scot: and
Tony Musante as the gunman, make the
conflicts, on the whole, believable. On
occasion the heavy hand emerges to link
heart- beats and engine revs, but genera'.:;,
thus sort of thing is kept in check.
The result is a fast-paced, smartly
photographed adventure which, -J not
flawless, commands its share of respect
Another, less effective - and less
modest - genre flick is "The Anderson
Tapes," which makes too many promises
it simply fails to keep.
We're promised a caper-a highly
detailed suspenseful tale of yet another
"perfect" crime. A "Rififi." ""Topkapi."
or "league of Gentlemen." And for the
first half of the film we're skillfully
exposed to even- cliche of the genre .
The familiar details of organizing a
gang and preparing for the crime excite
our expectations: we're here to see how
the robbery' is to be done; and how and
why the perfect plans go awn- (we know
they must; the suspense is in the how).
The familiarity of the preparations for
the crime allow us to settle back and wait
for the excitement to follow. The
intricacies, the complex mechanics, the
fine details of the robbery are what
fascinate us and make these caper movies
Unfortunately, the robbery in "The
Anderson Tapes" is a crashing bore. We
anticipate the subtlety of seduction and
get instead a dull rape. Titillating perhaps,
but ultimately disappointing.
Director Sidney Lumet has promised
us something more. It seems, for instance,
that everyone involved in the robbery is
under surveillance, for reasons having
National Merit and Home Savings and Loan
Checks have arrived and are available at the
Student Aid Office, 300 Vance Hall.
A meeting for all students interested in
working at Murdoch Center will be held on
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Carolina Union.
A new section of Astronomy 31 has been
opened for interested students, and will be held
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 in 215
Phillips. Students who want to sign up for this
course should go through regular drop-add
State Affairs Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
tonight. Check Union information room.
How would you like to work for a radio
station? WCAR is now taking interviews for
advertising salesmen. Come by the basement of
Ehringhaus dorm, 1-4, Wednesday and
ARE YOU A GO-GETTER? If so. then you
are needed on the news staff of WCAR Radio.
Come by the WCAR studios between the hours
of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to discuss openings and
other audition times. Contact Glenn Gravitt,
News Director, Deadline for all applications is
There will be an important meeting of the
UNC Young Democrats at 7:30 in Room 217
of the Union.
N. C. DeMolay State R. D. and State
Jurisprudence and Laws Committees will meet
today at 6:30 in 949 James for a meeting and
dinner. For more information, call Dave
Physics Colloquium - Today - at 4 p.m.
Professor Eugene Merzbacher, UNC-CH
"Gedankenexperimente - Past and Present."
215 Phillips Hall. Tea and coffee will be served
in the lounge (Room 277, Phillips) at 3:30 p.m.
Be a part of the Carolina Tradition. Join one
of Carolina's fine choral organizations
Carolina Choir, Men's Glee Club, Women's
Ensemble, University Chorus. Call or come by
for an audition appointment through
September 8. 212 Hill Hall, 933-1031 or
Tryouts for the second Carolina Playmakers
production, "Amanita: The Death Angel." will
be held in the Graham Memorial Lounge on the
UNC campus, September 10 and 11 from 7 to
11 p.m. The presentation will be a multi-media
Rabano School of Dance
Register now for fall classes. Ballet,
tap, jazz. Beginner, Intermediate,
and Advanced. $8 per month. For
information call 967-3816.
Rope trick. Natural color with
navy, rust or brown suede. 13.00.
nothing to do with the proposed crime. A
hooker's apartment is bugged by her
lover, a black happens to Ire m the same
buiid-ng as a B'.ack Panther headquarters;
a chief cf the Mafia is being watched by
the Treasury Department. The
Government is everywhere, recording.
But since none of the bugs or tapes or
te'ephoto lenses is set up to look for a
robbery, it is ignored. And everything
wr'-Jd have gone according to plan if
only. ..but here the little plot twist comes
m - pedestrian m the extreme, but not for
me to reveal. I would guess that some sort
of ironic point is being m.3de here. But
what is it1
Lumet has made a movie which is
1950s in character, but which has been
most uncomfortably burdened with a
19"0s pseudo-relevancy. Just how
uncomfortably can be seen in the
indecisive humor in the movie. There is
no comic point of view. We gjt weak
satire, farce 3nd third-rate wit in such
confusion that it becomes impossible to
determine just how we are expected to
react. Do we sympathize with the gang's
leader, Anderson, or laugh at him? he and
all the other types that people 'The
Anderson Tapes" (to call them
"characters" would be to suggest a great
deal more depth than they ahve) are
pleasant enough company.
But even with their ldOs vulgarity
and the lTOs flashforwards which mark
the film as "in" cinematically. one comes
away feeling as though it's all been done
before and better, and wondering why so
many competent people bothered to go
to the trouble of doing it again.
"Summer of "42" has generally been
panned by the critics and raved about by
the viewers. The viewers' case first.
"Summer of '42" is, above all. a
type show, and will include such things as
motion pictures, music and sound,
environmental design, lights and audience
participation. The cast requires actors, both
male and female, who will be required to
perform in many different ways.
Approximately ten men and ten women of ail
types are needed. The most important thing to
bring to auditions is imagination.
The UNC Football Club opens its season at
8:00 Friday night when it hosts the N.C. State
Football Club on Ehringhaus Field. Bring a
blanket and your favourite cold beverage.
Admission is free.
The UNC Sport Parachute Club will hold its
first training session from September 9 - 12.
Applications will be taken on a first come - first
served basis. For more information cad
933-4964 or 933-4916.
The first meeting of the UNC Sailing Club
for the fall semester will be held at 7:30 p.m. in
the Carolina Union. Check Union schedule for
room number. This meeting is open to anyone
interested in sailing.
Anyone interested in volunteer work with
patients at Umstead Psychiatric Hospital please
attend an orientation meeting Thursday at 7:30
in the Union, or call 933-2777.
FRESHMENt Your chance to become a
Freshman Football and basketball cheerleader
is coming up soon. Don't miss the place, dates
and time: September 13-17, 7-8:30 p.m. in
Classifieds are good
for children and other
pleasant, sometimes charmmg comedy of
puberty and adolescent incompetence
It's hard to deny that the script pretty
much lacks real rt and leans on TV
comedy's staples of musing md ranking.
But pastjhat: it's funny.
Whit "Summer of '4 2" unquestionably
isn't, is a "beautifully and discreetly
done" tale of sexual awiker.mg. or 1
particularly Lnsightful, honest r.tw of
youth. Idealizing youth as a time of
innocence and beautiful awakening us a la
mode today, and 4 2" doubtless evokes
a kind of communal response from its
audience. Poems about Mother probably
evoked similar responses from Victorians,
even when. Uke Bunthorne. they had
r.eer had one. As for the scene of the r.te
passage, this critic must le pardoned if he
finds it hardly credible.
It is. again, fashionable to assume that
people under great emotional stress w-j:
do unpredictable (but deeply meaningful)
things, and this apparently is supposed to
justify the film's climax. Yet I find it
hard to believe that a mature woman, in
response to news that her husband has
just died, will fall into bed with an
engaging, unprepossessing, smooth-faced
lad of fifteen, who. since hell soon be
learning life's secrets with a girl his own
age. is in no need of special sympathy.
"Summer's" photography and music
are calculated to hammer home (they're
that subtle) the nostalgia I mentioned
above. So is the title. Why '42? Because
you'd laugh if someone said it could
The issue here, basically, is whether
one goes to the movies to watch or to be
lulled, as by television. If it's the latter,
then '"42" will be a touching experience.
If the former, then, with certain
reservations, the critics have it.
LOST: 7-month old black and red setter
Answers to the name "Kyle." If found. w
anyone at 200 Greene Street.
LOST: Dark brown imitation alligator wanet.
Keep money, but please return with ID, driver's
license, etc. Call 933-4696 or Room 548 James
Theodore P. Mayberry.
LOST: Envelope containing class chd-i'
with validation sticker and athletic pass
attached. Please return to Gwen Chappeii, 212
Kenan. 933-1441. Reward.
LOST: One pair brown hor n-rimmj
prescription sunglasses near Winston Student
Union. On extremely blurred lens. Call
Sheldon at 933-6120.
LOST: Wire-rimmed prescription sunglasses
In brown snap case. Can 96 7-6 8 74 at ngnt
LOST: Silver lady's watch with a catch. Near
Tar Heel office. If found, contact Lynne
Beaziie at 3 10 Joyner.
LOST: Off-white lady's wallet In undergrad
library. Keep money but please return ID'S and
pictures. Reward' Call 933-1826.
LOST: One Siamese female cat on Bethel
Church Road. If you have any information call
FOUND: Part German Shepherd puppy,
approximately 4 mo. Yellow, with red collar
and no tags. Hit by car In front of Beard Han.
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