Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 16, July 12, 1976.
VUWSA Films Coming - Memorial Theatre
Mad Dogs And Englishmen Tu 13 July 2.15
A filmed record of Joe Cocker's 1970 tour of America with his group, Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
This film is a fine example of the cinema-verite style, in which we see the characters on stage and on the road as they make their tour.
Joe Cockers genius is exploited to the full and the same goes for Leon Russell who sometimes, not unexpectedly, outshines the number one star. Russell is the composer arranger, guitarist pianist of the group.
A beautiful slice of 1970s rock-blues.
Young Frankenstein W14 July 2.15
Dr Frankenstein is a young clean Ail-American good-guy brain surgeon who makes a monster and takes it to a medical convention dressed in white tie and tails.
This is Mel Brooks' most hilarious film - even funnier than his Blazing Saddles.
The young doctor who likes his name pronounced Fron-ken-shleen, so that he is not confused with his grandfather is assisted by a hunchback called Igor played by Marty Feldman.
Gene Hackman also makes an appearance as an blindman who befriends the monster in one of the films most priceless sequences.
Dr Frankenstein is played by Gene Wilder and the monster by Peter Boyle.
Catch 22Th 15 July 2.15
"Can't you ground someone who's crazy?"
"Oh, sure, I have to. There's a rule saying I have to ground anyone whose crazy."
"Then why don't you ground me? I'm crazy. Ask Clevinger."
"Clevinger? Where is Clevinger? You find Clevinger and I'll ask him."
"Then ask any of the others. They'll tell you how crazy I am."
"Then why don't you ground them?"
"Why don't they ask me to ground them?"
"Because they're crazy that's why."
"Of course they're crazy. I just told you they're crazy didn't I? And you can't let crazy people decide whether you're crazy or not can you?"
"Is Orr crazy?"
"He sure is".
"Can you ground him?"
"I sure can. But first he has to ask me to. That's part of the rule."
"Then why doesn't he ask you to?"
"Because he's crazy. He has to be crazy to keep flying combat missions... Sure I can ground Orr. But first he has to ask me to"
"And then you can ground him?"
"No then I can't ground him."
"You mean there's a catch?"
"Sure there's a catch. Catch 22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn't' really crazy."
Tuesday, July 13 at 5.15 only
The Harder they come
This film by Perry Henzell was described by Time: "Fast, tough and sinuous with a score of Jamaican reggae that jauntily accentuates its vigour; this saga of a small-time pot pusher and pop star is a kind of Caribbean "Threepenny Opera.'" And U.S. Nation said: "Deeply appealing.. also a disturbing study of a post-colonial society in ruins."
Wednesday, July 14 at 2, 5.15 and 8.15
A gently ironic tale of Jewish immigrants in New York in the 1890s. directed by Joan Micklin Silver. "An unconditionally happy achievement.....The cast is superlative and Carol Kane is extraordinary." New York Times. "Hester Street's abundant humour, sex appeal and simple humanity are universal." - Playboy. "A beautifully detailed film of charm and subjstance. A page from the album of our past." - Judith Crist.
Thursday, July 15 at 2, 5.15 and 8.15
Middle of the World
Director Alain (La Salamander) Tanner's films have always been on the cutting edge between social problems and sexual ones. This new film - his first in colour - is no exception. An extra-marital affair between an engineer and an emigrant waitress (a stunning performance by Olimpia Carlisi) founders because physical obsessions are powerless against social differences. "Coolly intelligent and subtle." - Time Magazine. "One of the best films about the nature of passionate love." New Yorker.
1977 Rhodes Scholarships
Application forms and information concerning Rhodes Scholarships for this year are available from the Enquiries Counter, Robert Stout Building.
For the first time, it is expected that femals candidates will be eligible for selection although this decision has yet to be finalised. Women students are therefore invited to make application
Applications close on 2 August.
The Tigers Bones by Ted Hughes
Director - Syd Bird. Cast required: 15
At The Activities Room Third Floor, 1pm and 7.30pm Tuesday 13th.
Contact No. 757 170. Scripts available Studass Office Season: Last week of Term.