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C-2 ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL ThunJa, Jun 2, 197? Sissy Spacek Talks Non-Stop had produced "Welcome to claims that the script came to him in a dream, fully, cast with Shelley Duvall and Spacek. Three Women" does have a dream-like qual mtm "I picked out furniture, fabrics, colors everything that went into the appearance of sets; it was just like decorating a house," she said. "I loved doing it, and learned a lot I didn't know about the movie business." The lull ended with "Kath-erine," a television movie about an upper-class girl who becomes a revolutionary. The parallel to Patty Hearst was evident, but Sissy's performance made something more of the film. Next came "Welcome to LA." and "Carrie." "I don't wait to be cast in roles; I read scripts and books to find pans that I can do," she explained.

"I learned about 'Carrie' when Jack was hired as art director. Brian DePalma, the director had somebody else in mind for the role, but I went after it Several of us read (auditioned) for Brian in groups of threes, then switched roles." She tested, won the role and later an Academy Award nomination. "Three Women" could provide another. Robert Altman, who mJ Jk 4MnMai lift iih i By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES (AP) -Sisey Spacek is fascinating to watch, both on the screen and off She has proved her stardom in two successive films: "Carrie," a Gothic tale that became one of the surprise hits of 1976; and the current "Three Women," Robert Altman's murkily symbolic, disturbing report on female relationships. Sissy Spacek displays in person some of the same qualities that have made her such a startling screen presence.

She is prettier off screen, with a fresh, freckled glow about her. Every few minutes she whips the strands of her straw-colored hair away from her face. She is a nonstoptalker in the manner of Kate Hepburn, more earthy perhaps, with a Texas drawl instead of a Connecticut twang. Like Hepburn, Sissy is certain of her talent and her direction: Songwriter Frank Larrabee Is Ready to Try Big Time Man Says He's Palladin Singer Lets Music Speak DeCosta now has legal support for his claim to be the true Palladin. In a strongly worded ruling last month, a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in Washington, D.C., awarded DeCosta rights to the character over the opposition of CBS television.

CBS broadcast the "Have Gun, Will Travel" series that starred Richard Boone as Palladin in the late 1950s. DeCosta, a retired heavy equipment mechanic, said he rode brahmin bulls and By LARRY LAL'GHLIN' SCITUATE.R.I.(AP)-Victor DeCosta has spent 13 years and an estimated $38,000 to prove he's the original Palladin of "Have Gun, Will Travel" fame. He promises a fight if any black-garbed pretender gallops across his television screen. "If CBS or anybody else uses that name, we're gonna stop it," vowed the feisty, 68-year-old former rodeo rider. Reynolds Runs Afoul 'IN Sissy Specek Fascinating awakening; I had moments of seeing abstractly things that used to be specific.

I came back fresh and awakened." An interviewer gets the impression that Sissy Spacek will get what she's after. That's pretty much the story of her 27 years thus far, though some lulls have interrupted her ascent to stardom. Like the one after Badlands." She had left Quittman, for a performing career in New York, where she lost some of her accent and gained experience in coffee houses and off-Broadway plays. Her film debut came with "Prime Out." Then "Badlands" seemed to be the star-making role. "It was a beautiful picture and the ad campaign was great; I knew it would be a hit," Sissy recalled.

Indeed "Badlands" was a hit with thoughtful critics, but few others came to see it. For two years afterward she didn't work as an actress. Instead, she performed the duties of set decorator for such films as "Weekend of Terror" and "Phantom of the Paradise," on which her husband, Jack Fisk, was art director. By HUGH GALLAGHER Frank Ltmbee would rather not talk about himself ornii music. He'd rather that people just listen to his songs and take it from there.

Larrabeeand his group will be among the local entertainers performing at the Charley Pnde Golf Fiesta this weekend at the Rio Ran-cho Golf Course. There the golf patrons and celebrity gawkers will be able to hear Larrabee'i acoustic folk-country music. "I was in Los Angeles once and a fella at one of the record companies and I were shooting the breeze. He asked me, 'Why do you write and I didn't have an answer," Larrabee said. He still hain't formed a satisfactory reply to that question and squirms under questioning.

He began, as so many of his generation, by listening to the folk music streaming out of New York City in the early 1960s. "I started playing when I was IS in Illinois where I grew up and then I went to New York," Larrabee, 28, said. anddone some television work. He did a series of concerts with John Stewart, who he credits with being one of histwo influences. Albuquerque's Louis Wickham is his other major influence.

Larrabee and his group will be working on cutting analbumof newmaterial soonThe group includes brother Rick Larrabee on bass, Fred Ryde on drums, and Laura Rhine hardt, Robin Arquerre and Ivy Gnvard on backup vocals. "It's a hot group ard we're going to go for it once again," Larrabee said. The group will play the Golden Inn next weekend and the Big Valley Cattle Company at the end of the month. Larrabee is determined to have a different sound which will attract a wide audience. "I don't listen to that much music any more," he said and explained, "I'm not out looking for music.

The quickest way to sound like everybody else is to listen to every body else. "I don't want my career to be separated from my life I like to kef a close rem on things and not let the tail wag the dog I like to think of myself as a creative person I dont want to be in the position of being forced to do a film Some day I would like to make a film of my own." She spoke excitedly of a recent hiking trip in Canada with a woman friend: "It was fantastic. I slept out in the wilds and went on a 12-day fast to purify my system. We hiked as hard as we could, pushing ourselves higher until our lungs would almost burst. We watched the birds and pressed flowers and kept a log, like our own "I would like to continue to explore, to seek new horizons.

The experience in Canada was like a spiritual 7 The picture suffers from an idiotic screenplay credited chiefly to James Lee Barrett something about winning a bet by driving 900 miles for a truckoad of a certain Colorado beer. But it is more than idiotic. It is vulgar in a way that proves uncomfortably at odds with Reynolds' style. The biggest problem, however, is the overacting of Jackie Gleason. Probably there is no way the part of a southern sheriff named Bu-ford T.

Justice could be played with so much as a traceofsubtlety.butone fervently wishes Gleason had tried. 'Godspell' Energetic ity (hat fascinates many viewers, turns off others. "Bob had only the outline of the script, so Shelley and I had to improvise the dialogue," Sissy said. "My character depended on Shelley's, so I had to react to what she had to say. That made it a real challenge, a good expe-rience after such a structured film as broncos and performed quickdraw exhibitions at rodeos in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York between 1934 and 1951.

As early as 1947, he said he wasdressingin black, sporting pearl-handle pistols and handing out cards bear-r ing a chess knight symbol and the slogan "Have Gun, Will Travel, Wire Palladin" all used as symbols of the television Palladin at rodeos and personal appearances. Director Hal Needman' might also have tried elimi-' natingafewof thefilm's more overworked cliches. Even one car leaping across a river or a patrol car landing in the water is one too many. Like Paramount's rival "Citizens Band," this Universal picture makes much use of CB radio, mostly between Reynolds' souped-up car and the truck driven by his good buddy Jerry Reed. As a conversational format, it leaves a lot to be desired.

The only suspense in "Smokey and the Bandit" is whose jeans Reynolds' or Field's will split first. Si COUPON He was 17 and just out of high school when he landed in Greenwich Village, the home and haven of the folk movement. Larrabee made the coffee house circuits. "I got eaten alive," he remembers. "It was too much for me to handle." Larrabee abandoned his guitar and headed to the University of Albuquerque where he had a basketball scholarship.

He joined together with other musicians in numerous groups. He played all the local clubs and went on the road as a single. Larrabee did writing for Paramount and Playboy but doesn't have fond memories of those stints. He has composed incidental music for some local theater productions including an Adobe Theater production of "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground." But Larrabee wants to cut that one big album which will take his name from strong local recognition to the national spotlight. Larrabee has cut a couple of albums for small labels "Godspell" is a clown show.

Jesus wears a Superman shirt, a heart on his forehead and baggy pants. He walks about like a silent moviecomic. He tells his parables in gentle phrases, hushed songs and clever mimes and magic bits. A group of young people gather around Jesus dressed as clowns. They help illustrate the parables with skits, jokes and songs.

The Tebelak show suffers from over simplification and anti-intellectualism. The show opens with a mocking of famous philosophers. The show makes Jesus too simple, too easy. But the show works as theater. A cast as bubbly, involved and excited as this one can turn its simple minded notions into an evening of light hearted fun.

Director Marley Sims has added some clever and not noisy, rowdy bunch of about 400 that had been waiting, some since 1 p.m., for the 7 p.m. concert. Havens started at 9. The wait was eased for a while by the excellent country group that had provided music for the afternoon, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters. After a tender version of BobDylan's "Just Like A Woman" was greeted by claps and hoots of rude recognition (well-meaning, but annoying), Havens moved into more rousing numbers, keeping the dance floor packed for much of the evening's remainder.

tlnlPjfD By DAVID DUGAS LPI Film Reviewer SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, directed by Hal Needman, playing at the Fox Winrock(96 minutes, PC rated). The Burt Reynolds formula the good ol' boy armed only with a quick quip and Doyisn grin goes afoul in "Smokey and the Bandit" despite the Movie Review engaging presence of Sally Field. Chester, Pa. 19016 vlEy "Godspell" is a theatrical celebration which lives and breathes on the energy of its performers. The energy was very high Tuesday night when a national touring company presented the musical gospel at the Convention Center's Kiva Auditorium.

A small audience was appreciative enough to give the Theater Review cast a standing ovation and enthusiastic accompaniment on "Day by Day." "Godspell" began as a master's thesis by John-Michael Tebelak. It moved to off-Broadway with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartt It was one of two early 70s musical treatir-mts of the gospel. While "Jesus Christ, Superstar" showed a darker side of the gospel, "Godspell" emphasized the light. Here's how: lo Save on 2 packages of Family Scott Bathroom Tissue by redeeming the coupon. Save the "Seals of Quality" from these 2 packaaes and 6 more packages of Family Scott Bathroom Tissue.

Mail overdone topical humor. She keeps the energy moving at ahighpitch.Themusic.a pastiche of styles from ragtime to rock, was excellently performed. David Morgan played the wispy Jesus. He had a little trouble with projection Tuesday night but came on strong in the "Alas for You" number. He was a gentle and quick witted Jesus, adept at slight of hand and witty repartee.

Morgan also suggests, with his small size and half smile, a sense of comic pathos which foresees the tragic ending. Chris Foster took the parts of John the Baptist and Judas. It is a conceit of this play that the part of Jesus' baptiser and betrayer are played by the same actor to suggest the inevitable parts those two men had to play. Foster sparked the production into life with "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" and did a fun soft shoe with Morgan on "All for the Best." Other cast members were equally good. Peggy Mullane was appropriately tawdry but nice as the loose woman.

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