Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 3, 1973 · Page 53
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 53

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, February 3, 1973
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At The Movies Oscar: Advertisements for myself ByMicheline Keating Citizen Movie Critic This is the open season for big game hunting in Hollywood. The name of the game is the Oscar nominations. Because these annual awards are voted for by members of the movie making profession, the public hears only the end result, a result which often leaves the movie-goer baffled. "What made this the best picture?" "How did she ever get nominated?" ''Why, if he is the best director, isn't his picture the best film?" Such are : the questions sometimes asked after'the results have been announced,. An extraordinary amount of in-fighting goes on before the nominations are announced (Feb.'12 this year). A great deal of money is spent on full page ads in the movie trade magazines extolling the virtues of this or that .film, his or her performance, his direction, (why is it there are so few female directors? -- the women libbers: could make a real stand here). As I glance at these displays, I of ten-wonder if the 3,-. 000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pay any attention to them. It seems to me, if I were voting in any of the film categories, I would have made notes as ,1 saw the films: I doubt very much that I would be swayed by an advertisement. There is no accounting for the way Academy members vote for their peers. For instance,: Elizabeth Taylor lost out on her best performance (Cat On a Hot Tin Roof). Two years later she received the coveted Oscar for one of her worst performances (But terfield 8), but that was the year she almost died. Sentiment often enters into the voting. Dislike is another motiva- tion. Human fraitily enters into almost any awards-giving in any field. Selling oneself through ads seems to me to be a poor way to achieve an award. Why not let one's performance speak for itself and give the equivalent of the ad costs to charity? Enough of that: Here are the current and some upcoming films at the" local movie theaters: APACHE. The Spanish language features for tomorrow and Monday pair "Un Nuevo Modo de Amor," with Garces and Cano, and "Alma Grande' En El Desierto," with Ochoa and Seydel. A trio of Grade B films replaces on Tuesday: "Pink Angels" (R). "Wild Riders" (R) and "Chain Gang Women" (R). BUENA VISTA. (1) 'The Poseidon Adventure" (PG). For all those people who liked "Airport" and "Skyjacked," Hew is the nattoul fthn ratlig «de pravMed by the Motto Picture Association of America and used li all theater advertisements: G--General audience, all ages admitted. PG--Parental guidance suggested, some material nay aot be suitable for pre- · teeii-a;gers..v". : -'".. · " '-. R--Restricted, under 17 requires accompanying parent or guardian. X--No on* under 17 admitted. In addition the Tucson Daily Citizen has its own rating code to provide further information In the questionable areas, particularly In films with a national PG rating: t N-NwIlty Er-Excenlvc. I l»--PnrultyT S-s«we. 1 sx-^S?x. . Robert Redford in "Jeremiah Johnson" now at the Buena Vista this one provides high ex- \citement. A snip is capsized in the Mediterranean and a handful of passengers have a harrowing time finding a way to escape. (2) "Jeremiah Johnson" (G-- SV) Robert Redford portrays one of the special breed called mountain men in the Rockies of the early 1800s. Charles Champlih o f . the L.A. Times included this .one among his 10 best. . CACTUS. "Dirty Little Billy," (R -- EV), a glibi arty account of the early days of Billy the Kid, with Michael J. Pollard, and "-The Burglars" (PG), with Omar Sharif and Jean-Paul Belmondo, .better than you might suspect, continue through Tuesday. CATALINA. "Travels With My Aunt" (PG), with-Maggie Smith, is on almost everyone's 10 best list. It is about a priggish British banker who is pulled into high adventure by his outrageously eccentric aunt and is directed by George Cukbr with- tremendous; style/They don't come much better than this. CINEWORLD. "(1) "Deliverance" (R --EVPSX) a hair- raising contest between man and nature, tastelessly told but apparently · pleasing to those who have read the test- selling 'book. Also, "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (R -- SSX), an arty look at the Gold Rush era, with Julie Christie and Warren Beatty. (2) "Grimm's. Fairy Tales For Adults" (X) and ' 'The Seductor of Inga'' (X). (3) "Slaughterhouse Five" (R -- EV) and "Minnie COMMUNITY CENTER MUSIC HALL KHOS presents in person Monday, Feb. 5-8 ·P.M. PRICES: '5.75 7 $ 4.75 / $ 3.75 DIAL-A-Ticket 882-8626 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LEVY'S, EL CON t COMMUNITY CENTER JUNE CARTER * CARTER FAMILY GAIL I PERKINS * ITATin TIE TENNESSEE THREE Wednesday, Feb. 7 -8:00 P.M. Tucson COMMUNITY CENTER ARENA Tickets on sale at all Center Box Offices $6.50-$5.50-$4.50 Artist Consultants Production and Moskowitz (PG). The former is a stunning adaption by George Roy Hill of the Kurt Vonnegut novel, the latter is a .waste" of anyone's time. (4) "Innocent Bystanders" (PG). I shave no information on this film. Also, "Bad Company" (PG -- SV) a surprisingly different western. EL DORADO. "Young Winston" (G), the story of Winston Churchill as a young man portrayed handsomely by Simon Ward, continues through Feb. 13. It will be followed by Jack Lemmon in "Save the Tiger." ..' FOX. "Love Under 17" (X) and "The Sensuous Teenager" (X), the , ratings tell the stories. , JERRY LEWIS. Continuing for at least another week is "Pete'N' Tfflie" (PG -- SSX), with Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett giving super performances as a couple who" have to face losing their young .son. MIDWAY. Through Tuesday, the Tucson first showing of "Avanti" (R -- ESX) with Jack Lemmon and Julie Mills . wasted in an unfunny comedy ' about a vulgar American in Europe. Also, "Pulp" (PG), with Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney. Wednesday brings in "The ·Getaway" (PG -- EV) with Steve McQueen and Ali . McGraw making crime pay. This is the film that inaugurated their real life romance. Also, "Prime Cut" (R -- EV), with Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman, gory and vicious. MIRACLE. "Innocent Bystanders" (PG) and "Bad Company" (PG -- SV) -- see Cineworld4. NEW LOFT. Alain Tanner's "La Salamandre" is being touted to receive the Oscar for the best foreign film. It is a look at the free woman in today's worW. PRINCE. "Deliverance" (R - EVPSX) and "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (R -- SSX). RODEO. George C. Scott and Stacy Reach show how it is to be a Los Angeles cop in "The New Centurions" (R -- ·EV). Also, an unfunny comedy with Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn not at their best, "There's a Girl In My Soup" (R --SSX). SHOWCASE. "Sounder" (G), an immensely moving story about a family olf black sharecroppers in Louisiana during the depression, will finish here Tuesday. Wednesday brings in the film adaption of-the .popular musical, "Man of La Mancha' 1 (PG), with Peter O'Tople and Sophia Loren. (2) Federicp Fellini's look at/the, city of the ; Tiber, "Roma'! (R - : ESX) will please you if you are'hung up on art films. If it is entertainment yoa want, look elsewhere. . 22ND. STREET. Continuing is the new. animated feature from the Disney Studio, "The Sword and The Stone" (G), about the .youthful King .Arthur and the great magician, Merlin. Also, "Nikki" (G) a story about the wild dogs of the North. Show times, page 21 PAGE TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1973

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