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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Wednesday, April 10, 1974
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10B Minneapolis Tribune Wed., April 10, 1974 frv Msf Vol PJffl reviews , ; v,! . - ,r s s ?vt iS ;:,.'VI Movies 'The Three Musketeers' 'Alice in Wonderland' Bob Lundegaard Take your pick this vacation week of which matinee to pack the kids off to for a buck apiece the Richard Lester adaptation of the Dumas adventure or the Walt Disney version of the Lewis Carroll satire. Alice, actually, was Disney's kind of girl. She wanted a book with no words, just pictures, and so did Uncle Walt. Mv own eight-year-old version of Alice said afterwards that she preferred "Snow White" but with the contrariness of children who know when they're being pumped for publication she wouldn't say why. I suspect that she preferred the saner story line of "Snow White." "Alice" is a cartoonist's heaven, with all sorts of phantasmagoric adventures to sketch, but it lacks a plot development. It's just one crazy thing after another. Disnev has great fun with all those marvelous characters: The precise enunciation of Richard Haydn's caterpillar emerges as alphabet letters blown in Alice's face, and the Cheshire cat asks Alice if she can stand on her head, then takes off his own head and stands on it to prove his point. My daughter swallowed all this illusion, and much more, without batting an eyelash, but when the Queen of Hearts drove her croquet ball through four wickets on one shot, that was too much. "Nobody can do that," she whispered to me with a trace of scorn. The same healthy skepticism prevails throughout "The Three Musketeers," which is settling into a lengthy run t at the Academy. Things happen that would be unthinkable in an Errol Flynn adventure (for instance, d'Artagnan tries to upend some enemy guards by pulling the rug they're standing on, but it rips off in his hands), yet the audience loves it. Along the way some pompous balloons get punctured. The Musketeers fight dirty, for instance, steal food and philander. Far from doing an injustice to the original, this is a more faithful rendering of the Dumas text than the usual worshipful stance (I'm thinking particularly of the Gene Kelly-June Allyson MGM version of 20-some years ago, which conveniently ignored the fact that the lady was already married.) Michael York is just the right blend of Gascon yokel and Parisian swashbuckler as d'Artagnan, and Raquel Welch displays a fine comic sense, among other things, as Constance. Faye Dunaway is largely wasted as Lady de Winter, but a sequel, in which she wreaks revenge on d'Artagnan and Constance, may repair that, for this film takes us only to the midpoint of the novel. Art Ellsworth Kelly Mike Steele Ellsworth Kelly is now 50 and he's been making art for some 25 years, meaning the 50 works now on display at the Walker Art Center, part of a somewhat larger show put together by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, don't constitute a very complete retrospective. His early work is fairly well represented through his years in Paris (1948-54), but his post-European years, when his works became larger in scale, are represented less well, especially his separate panel works and his spectrums. Nevertheless, the show gives us a hint of an insight into this most interesting and important artist, and what we have here is beautiful work. Kelly always has been a difficult artist to pin down, traversing styles as he does, linking important movements. We know he was influenced by the Europeans, especially Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, who themselves had a strong affinity or constructivism. It's the constructivist tradition that Kelly used to break away from the dominant figurative expressionism of the time. But he shied well away from the constructivist mainstream. First of all he was interested in chance composition and secondly he derived his abstract images from life, from flowers or shadows falling on a window sill or patterns of light falling on a leaf. When he returned to New York in 1954, he joined the search for an alternative to Abstract Expressionism. His scale became very large and his colors bolder. It was the same time as the emergence of the Minimalists, Stella, Noland and Judd, and Kelly was the link between Constructivism and the new hard-edge schools. Rut Kelly's work has been non-theoretical, very interested in beauty, less so in conceptual and formal elements. Surprisingly, then, it's Kelly who is the clearest, most direct, most simple of the objective abstractionists from Mondrian and Melevich through Rothko, Newman and Noland. This is very powerful, open, direct work, great blocks of pure primary colors, reds, greens, blues, yellows, blacks and whites, sometimes with one color field -being occupied by another colored shape. Sometimes there are simply two single-colored panels joined together. Sometimes the panels are separated. In later works he's reached toward a new decorativeness with a subtly curving line delineating the two color fields. It all has marvelous simplicity and strength. His sculpture is an extension of this, a simple construction of forms, free-standing and elegant. What we have, then, is a highly individual style within a strong tradition, a style that has veered from the tradition, away from formal dogma into something dealing with composition, with the ordering and disciplining of forms. The result is an often sensuous design and a Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Porter Ellsworth Kelly's "Red Yellow Blue, V" (1968) meaningful, personal probing beneath the austere surface. The total impact of this artist's work can come only from a more complete retrospective. And I think some of the paintings might have been shown to better advantage against a less-white background. But the works here are 'obviously part of a remarkable body of work. They will be on display through May 19. Hawkanson to leave Guthrie Theater David Hawkanson, associate manager of the Guthrie Theater and the architect for its successful touring programs, will leave the theater June 1 to become assistant director of the Special Projects Program for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington. Hawkanson, 27, will become the assistant to Stephen Sell, formerly manager of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, who set up the special-projects unit a year ago. The national program will be interested chiefly in interdisciplinary touring programs on a nationwide basis. Hawkanson is a native of Duluth. He came to the Guthrie in 1970 as house manager. Since then he's been business manager, assistant manager and associate manager of the theater. He has coordinated all the Guthrie touring programs, beginning in 1971 with "Fables Here and Then" and including 1972's, "Of Mice and Men" and this year's "Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show." He also helped develop other outreach programs for the theater, including the successful workshops run by Gary Parker and various Guthrie artists-in-residence programs. Guthrie Managing Director Donald Schoenbaum said he has not yet decided on a replacement but he did say he was considering the possibility of creating a more official office of regional development within the theater that would concentrate solely on services for the region. M.S. Etcetera Chilean film director Miguel Lettin, now living in exile in Mexico City, has been refused a visa to the United States and will be unable to appear as scheduled today. The University Film Society is showing his "Chile: The Promised Land" at 7:30 p.m. in Bell Museum . . . Walker Art Center is presenting three days of new French films, beginning Thursday. The opening day will consist of "Defense de Savoir" and "Amore," followed by "Le Cousin Jules" and "Kashima Paradise" on Friday and "Les Camisards," "Les Zozos" and "Tristan et Iseult" on Saturday. Dominique Benicheti, director of "Le Cousin Jules," will be here to discuss his film . . . The new American Restoration Company is trying to set up headquarters in Faneuil Hall in the heart of Boston's most historic district to put on the earliest American plays. The first producer in the hall was British Gen. "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne, who ordered three months of plays for the diversion of his troops . . . Henry Aaron's bat is setting some sort of advertising records, too. Fram Corp. sponsored NBC-TV's bulletin on the 714th last week. Coca-Cola put on Monday night's pre-game special and bought 400 billboards saluting him. Ward Candy Co., featuring him in its spots for Oh Henry!, is introducing a one-pound "home-run bar." Magnavox Co., which is paying him $1 million as its new spokesman, is running special spots throughout the country. Faberge will use his Brut commercials for its Father's Day campaign. Labor critic says Wilson handled land hassle badly Associated Press London, England Prime Minister Harold Wilson was accused Tuesday by a lawmaker of his own Labor Party of "badly" handling a land speculation controversy embarrassing to the government. William Hamilton, known for his frequent criticism of royal spending, also claimed in a radio interview that many of his fellow Laborites in Parliament want Wilson to fire his political secretary, Marcia Williams. The 42-year-old divorcee's brother, Anthony Field, is at the heart of the land row. Hamilton said it is particularly unfortuante that the controversy had arisen just when the newly elected Labor government had made impressive achievements in a relatively short time. His attack came the day after Wilson defended Field's transaction in the House of Commons. "This is a diversionary exercise in which Mr. Wilson has got himself involved, and I think he handled it fairly badiy," Hamilton said. "Mr. Wilson must well know that this is a particularly sensitive area for the Labor Party. We don't like land speculators o r property developers . . . and I think Marcia Williams must go." WYOO to make nostalgia craze only a memory By Irv Letof sky Staff Writer Nostalgia is a thing of the past, so to speak. WYOO, which came on heavy with golden, moldy oldies and flashes from the past, has decided to come of age. For one thing, the problem with things nostalgic is that they keep reminding us how old we are. So, with declining ratings that weren't very big to start with anyway, WYOO is getting some new things together. Manager Marlin Schlottman left for Nae-gele Outdoor Advertising, and owner Fairchild Industries has brought on Mike Sigelman, who quit On the road Frank Sinatra, who ended a two-year retirement in December, sang at New York's Carnegie Hall Monday night to open a 12-concert tour. Sinatra's nine-city circuit will be his first concert tour in six years. House unit backs OEO-type program Associated Press Washington, D.C. A House education and labor subcommittee approved a bill Tuesday to retain for three more years the Community Action Program, now part of the Office of Economic Opportunity (GEO). The Nixon administration has proposed to dismantle the OEO, transferring its functions to other agencies, and included no funds for the OEO as such in its budget for the year beginning July 1. 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