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Cy DAVID TEAGUE
About 45 minutes into the X-rated movie The
Canterbury Teles, produced by Alberto Grimaldi, a
UNC student turned to his friends and said, "OK,
whose idea was this anyway?"
His three fellow movie-goers all moaned and denied
But Carolina Theatre manager John Hartley said,
attendance at the Italian film had been good enough
for its run to be extended through Sept. 25.
"The film was only intended to run this week, but if
attendance is good this weekend, we may extend it even
longer," he said. . .-
The Canterbury Tales, which began at the Carolina
Theatre last Friday, is a film version of Chaucer's
classic collection of stories by the same name. The film
was written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasoiini and
was the winner of the Golden Bear Award at the 1972
Berlin Film Festival.
Though Canterbury Teles is sacred to any scholar of
English, Hartley said many people in the crowds came
to see it because they were simply curious.
The film follows the basic pattern Chaucer set out in
his tales. A small group of travelers assemble at an inn
on their way to Canterbury. The host suggests that to
pass the time on their journey, each traveler should tell
a tale. The one who tells the best tale will earn a free
dinner on their return from Canterbury.
For the remainder of the film, the pilgrims compete
for the prize with a series of wild stories about the devil
capturing souls, a woman who is burying one husband
and marrying another at the same time, two Cambridge
students who attempt to outwit a dishonest miller while
plotting to have sex with his wife and daughter and the
antics of two crafty flatulent lovers.
Many English professors said they had heard of the
film and expressed a desire to see it, but a spot check by
The Daily Tar Heel could find none that had.
One history professor referred to the film as a good
example of "barnyard humor." Some said they
Soma of ths chsrecters in Pier Psclo Pascllni's The Canterbury Tales
...attendance at x-rated film reported good
halfway suggested that classes go see the film.
"The film did no justice to the book at all," Bobby
Oast, a graduate student said. "As it said at the end, it
was told for the pleasure of telling them, but they
ignored Chaucer's morality for the sake of the
A Chapel Hill resident, who asked not to be
identified, called the film "grossly graphic" and said
that the 'last tale was "simply too much." "The
Sum'moner's Tale," tells of a greedy Friar who goes to
hell and discovers where Satan keeps the friars. There
are bizarre scenes of satanic excrement that
mysteriously changes into friars being blasted through
Though there are. shots depicting sodomy, fellatio,
intercourse and nudity in the film, most of the acts are
hinted at rather than displayed with close-up shots.
The sound track is dubbed English not middle
English and the wife of Bath rattles off 20th-century
obscenities to her husband.
One of the theater's candy clerks said the film was
only doing well because it was X-rated.
"Guys will come to anything X-rated," she said. "A
lot of them have been getting up and leaving too, when
they saw that it didn't have much sex in it."
Tales depicted in the film are: "Merchant's Tale,"
"The Friar's Tale," "The Cook's Tale," "The Miller's
Tale," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," "The Steward's
Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Summoner's
Ey LAUI1A ELLIOTT
The Gallery Theatre of the Canboro
Art School will open its 19G0 season this
weekend with a production of Stephen
Linda Wright, assistant director of
the Carolina Union and director for the
production called the Tony Award
winning musical, "bittersweet."
Written in 1969, a year described by
Wright as "a strange time in our
nation," Company is a "view of
marriage working, not working and
the interrelations between couples."
Five married couples explore their lives
with the main character, Robert.
Lyrics are as revealing of characters
and theme as is the dialogue, Wright
said. "For instance, 'Being There'
includes these lines: 'somebody hold me
too close, somebody hurt me too deep,
somebody sit in my chair and ruin my
sleep...' That song expresses the quality
of having a relationship as opposed to
being alone," Wright said.
Company was featured on a PBS
special as being one of the most
innovative musicals in our nation, said
Wright. "It's pithier and not as frothy
' as most musicials."
But there is sweet in the bitter sweet,
Wright said. "We wanted to have both
qualities and avoided being heavy
handed with the material."
Wright has also directed The Country
Girl and A Life in the Theatre for the
Gallery Theatre; Lady House Blues for
the UNC Line A as fc::ival; and U.S.A.
and Look t:ck it Ar.er for Duke.
. Stephen Barefoot, a member of the
Chez Conderet Cabaret show, stars as
Other cast members include Sharon
Pigott, Tom Marriott, Elizabeth
Wheeler, Gary Rzasa, Jenny Terrene-ire,
David Terrenoire, Susan Smith, Harry
Wyatt, Deborah Christie, Don Madison,
Wendy Scharfman, Sybil Thornton and
Marna Alderdice and as "The Vocal
Minority," Pamela Perkins, Lynn
McClure and Sybil Thornton.
Auditions were held after UNC
students had returned to Chapel! Hill.
"To give them a chance, we cut into our
rehearsal time," Wright said. Two UNC
students, Wheeler and Rzasa, are in the
cast. Stage manager Marsha Decker is
also a student.
"I was really pleased from th
auditions and through the rehearsals
with the number of talented people in
this area," Wright said.
Company will be presented at 8 p.m.
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