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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Friday, March 19, 1971
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THE COURIER-NEWS, Friday, March 19, 1971 17 H - " , $ J? is I - w 4 X" : :",:::':SK ,.W .' , J : ,- A, ' 'w.,'. - - - ... . f "I i lawttffliniinTmmmwmnniinri imB r i - Trevor Howard and Liv Ullmann are seen in "The Night Visitor" now playing at The New Liberty and other area theaters. 'Most Important Man9 Cast is good, story terrible at New York City opera did a good job conducting, although often the orchestra overpowered the voices. Miss Bruno, of West Orange, N.J., was making her debut with the company. She was graduated from the Juilliard School in 1966 and was with the Juilliard Opera Theater from 1967 to '68. She sang in Spoleto, Italy, last summer in Menotti's Festival of The black man, feeling Two Worlds and he wrote the strangles the white part m his new opera for her. assistant and flees with his she is a find. the i By MARY CAMPBELL I THE BLACK MAN makes an 23, NEW YORK (AP) A three-, earth-shaking discovery, but a act opera, written and directed group of white scientists and bv Gian Carlo Menotti, "The politicians won't accept the fac-Most Important Man," was.ty that a black is "the most im-given its world premiere jPortant man." Everybody recently by the New York City assumes the black man will be Opera. It is an attempt, not;killed for presuming to im-successful, to be relevant about portance. To save him, the black-white problems. scientist has his white assistant It has a first act 50 minutes stal scntij!c P31"8 50 i ...u:u : .u4 :!can claim the discovery as his seems like three hours. The nthpr tu-n nrtc arp mnrh hptpr DCtrayea, both musically and dramatically, and are shorter. Director Mann's 3rd classic goes on TV pregnant mistress, who is scientist's daughter. He followed and shot. The opera is in English. The music is tvDical Menntti. I melody with a controlled! The story is a mess and amount of dissnnanrp rathpr comment on race a morass. IS the bland. The story is terrible. The cast in the New York I State Theater was good, Eugene OPERA GOERS will accept Holmes, baritone from St. Louis almost anything in an opera as the black man, Harry libretto, even, in "II Trovatore"Theyard as the scientist, Bever-that a vengeful gypsy has stolen y Wolff splendid as his wife a count's young brother to ad Joanna Bruno as their throw him in a fire and by daughter, Christopher Keene, mistake throws in her own son. CENTER Bloomfiald 748-7900-8 Bloomfield Av. and Broad St. "JOE" ) "Ttll Them Willi Boy Is Here" 2 Blocks Off Garden State Parkway, Exit 148 By TOM GREEN Gannett News Service BEVERLY HILLS "Sud denly you find yourself in a roll tag ball," smiled Academy Award-winning director Del bert Mann, who is about to see his third television production based on one of the classics of literature go on the air. It's "Jane Eyre," an adapta ion of Charlotte Bronte's 1846 novel, and stars George C. Scott, an Oscar nominee this year tor ratton, ana tjnusn actress Susannah York. Tne Mann version of the novel will appear Marcn 24 on inuu s 'Bell System Family Theater. The director's first venture into the classics came two years ago with the production of Heidi." Last year he aid 'David Copperfield" and he will bllow "Jane Eyre" with Robert Louis Stevenson s "juanapea 'When I was first asked if I'd be interested in doing 'Heidi' for ilm and television, my immedi ate reaction was yes, I'd love to do it. I felt there was a need for amily entertainment, both thea-rically and on TV. There is such a lack of something the whole family can enjoy. The classics are eternal, although I'm not interested in doing them just because they're classics." Mann made his reputation as a director of low-budget, naturalistic character studies. He did the celebrated television play, "Marty," in 1955 and then won his Oscar with the film version of the play. In the 1960s, he did a string of high-budget slick "The Most Important Man" is worse than that. The situations aren't credible, and the presentation of emotions and music $2 million tour NEW YORK (AP) Grank I Funk Railroad, a U.S. hard rock i frrriiiti will omharlr nn o cnrmo tha could make the situations tour Encompassing 33 appear-matter little - as in 'Il;ances in 52Pda ey hPve a Trovatore - isn t done , 'and guarantee-exclusive of per-in todays world the attitudes jjtenta f the gate-of $760,000 about race run against the and.ith percentages- a po-gram. we would think, of almost w;i tovf mnoinnn M everybody. iantirinatprf pros ' nf ' nparlv U ! RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ,! Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's ' FLOWER DRUM SONG Ridge High School Auditorium j Basking Ridge, N. J. March 19, 20, 26 and 27 Curtain Time 8:15 P.M. All Seats Reserved I I $2.50 . Call 766-3070 For Reservations i vA il ,ou?h 1 JjZ'l lot of I Pf4v I fun." I K i T 1 - Gene Shalit I ELLIOTT GOULD I "I ?t '"-lBa n- If I ISOUTtHtAT Of y h1 10 A FA A li I U I'l'Ll i-H i'I'l UHI H U The protagonist, a black assistant to a white scientist, in the white-ruled African country where the opera is set, is presented as a "noble savage." The opera black man, million. Every arena on the tour will have a minimum of 10,000 seats. There is a potential audience of .1 1 :ii: t m-l. starts with the!lV,cc7r. 1 VT1 1 : "? just back from!1 V1U uc "um lu Eurone. rtisrovpred attpmntinw' Une group Will travel With to rob his old teacher, the!Grand Funk throughout the scientist. He begs the scientist! tour, Bloodrock, from Dallas, to love him like a son, which The tour will cover 26,326 will give him back his soul. The 'miles and Grand Funk will car-scientist gives him a job and ry 8,000 pounds of equipment takes him into his home. 'and 75 luggage trunks. UNITEP ARTISTS THEATRES f T 1 ,4 PLAINFIELD EDISON IND00R.0UTO00R AOINSTATI IX. 131 OAK Till KB. ISILIN U 8O100 THE STtRS MA EROTICA EHUXSWICX DRIVMN iouti 1 HOtTH IRUNSWICK CH 7-5483 THE BOOK OF LOVE Ftriont Mderll Ml idmitttd Cm 42 S0MERVILLE CRIVE-IN ourt J JOMIRVILU RA 2.0222 COLOR It's the motion picture . . . THAT SHOWS ALL YOU WANTED TO SEE ABOUT SEX! Plus Exciting co-feature "BORA BORA" 968-2565 FRI. 7:15-9:15 SAT. -7:20-9:30 PETER BOYLE AS "A TRIUMPH!" Judith Crist, Nw York Matn Saturday - Sunday Kiddie Show "SHOW TREASURE" TURNPIKE INDOOR THEATRE ROUTE It EAST MUNSWICK CL 7-5055 A C0RT THEATRE EAST MAIN ST. SOMERVIIU 725-0588 . Ni4 SPELLBINDING!"! I (GPjCosor. fcv . V; . nrwni i it lit 1 "IF YOUR FLESH k - DOESN'T QAWL . e ITS ON TOO TIGHT!' - "iSc -;,.::j " '1 , j 1 77f TQ(-Ti' r TURNPIXE 54 WMUURA drive-in f;M1.:7tq ROUTE II V"T rt1it1 j IASTMUHSwick JSr Miy Horror Twrorl I "u ;j CL7.SQ50 5k "BLOOD AL j LACE" M- Peter Boyle and Dennis Patrick JOE 99 (rated R) Evenings: 7:00 P.M. & 9:00 P.M. Saturday: 7:00 P.M. & 9:00 P.M. Sunday: 4:20 P.M., 6:40 P.M., 9 P.M. Wednesday, March 24th Bud Cort and Sally Kellerman BREWSTER HcCLOUD (rated R) comedies beginning with Doris Day and Rock Hudson in "Lover Come Back." "Jane Eyre" is definitely a big-budget film, about double what a made-for-television movie normally would cost. That's because it was made for showing in theaters throughout the world, except in the U.S. In this country, it will only be shown on television. "I had hardly been able to wade through 'Jane Eyre' the first time I read it. But Charlotte Bronte was an inexplicable genius. She was a spinster who wrote about passionate love. Where did the knowledge and skill come from? To make her story a valid dramatic piece .BRILLIANTLY DONE! DEVASTATING!.! rilNNYf' ss-AlcriviSia ,.400 Hi W Aw., Lin4n S2S-17I7J f: -ill :., - ..."IjU-fiTri: rl JERRY LEWIS CINEMA Basking Ridge 766-056S QIJC AT ALL TIMES Children's Matinee "MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN" SATURDAY 12:30 and 2:40 SUNDAY 2:00 P.M. Children under 12 50c now is pretty rewarding all around." The story had not been filmed since 1944. Mann had been planning to do "Kidnapped" as his third classic, but changed his mind and did "Jane Eyre." One of the reasons was that all the major scenes of the book could be encompassed in a two-hour film. "No lines of dialogue are the same, but you still have the feeling when you watch the film that you re seeing it as it was written. Bronte's dialogue is not ACRES Of mt MCM NOW 1 RED CARPET THEATRE I II DICKVrVN DYKE-1 Kynpi-ai- color by olu. UmiediiisisyM IHIAIiTOl 1 EAST BROAD WESTFIELD,N.J. Free Lighted Parking' ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES III COLMITOnUU gS5GP. 20th Century Fo presents An Ingo Preminger Production Color by DE LUXE IRl panavision I riTiVlfi Amboys AlDRIVE'lN tie PA 1-3400 ffi and Efird Crystal Pi WitkTlM m umage il m mi, 2 mi SOUTH tCT UK 3bl36 HLn IN 264-2200 i DTE.35 DRIVE'IN mi ELLIOTT GOULD "I LOVE MY WIFE!" and PAUL NEWMAN JOANNE WOODWARD playable today. It's too stylized." George C. Scott had just finished "Patton" when Mann was starting to case "Jane Eyre." At first the director was convinced that the role of Rochester should be played by a British actor. Then he realized that Scott is an international actor, i I guess. He wanted to. play this script. He didn't want to change one word. He wanted something totally different from 'Patton' and he had never played a lover, a romantic character before. He was intrigued to play a period piece with a British cast." The, film has already opened to good reviews - in theaters in "We hit him at the right time, London and Canada. KIDDIE SHOW TOMORROW & SUN Opens 1:30, Show 2:00 Plus: CARTOONS MATINEES ONLY SHOW OVER 4:00 P.M. ATRIP TOTHE UNKNOWN! TODAY 2:00 7:00 9:10 DiDOBEttn? I IN COLOR -rtfnlf RATING: CP VjLlUv3? AA KM HIGHEST RATING! SPELLBINDING!" SEE NOW: EXTRA ADDED HIGHLIGHTS OF BIG FIGHT JOE FRAZER vs MUHAMMAD ALI fernandsville IflH&fllSl 766-0357 NOW NOW mlmrm m PUINF1EL0 jwiwuu WALTER READE THEATRES PERFORMANCES TODAY 2-7-9 756-3500 Academy Award Nominees James' Earl Jones Best Actor Jane Alexander Best Actress I'm the Champ and I've got a gold belt and a white woman to prove it. That sticks in your craw, don't it? "ATRIU1PH!" Judith Crist, Ntw York Magazine -''nL " -"i-mvuvvvv.- - hi 1 1 n i ii iii ii SIDNEY GLAZIER presents ii HIGHEST RATING! SPELLBINDING!" -Wanda Hale, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS "A CAPTIVATING THRILLER!" A. H. Weiler, NEW YORK TIMES "It's been so long since Tve really been scared by a movie, I forgot how much fun it is.' -Gail Rock, WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY "Years have fled since we've had a chilling mystery. ..IF YOUR FLESH DOESN'T CRAWLjrSOH Tnfl TIMITI" " Gene Shalit. IUU 1 1 tin I I LOOK MAGAZINE Trevor Howard Liv Ullmann Per Oscarsson and Max Von Sydow as Salem in The Night Visitor Screenplay by Guy Elmes Music by Henry Mancini A Hemisphere Production Produced by Mel Ferrer Directed by Luslo Benedek Cg(GPl CoOf UMC PICTURES d""" of unwtrcl minon corporation flfcJ it If plainfield NEW LIBERTY SAYREVILLE AMBOYS D.I. NEWARK ERANFORD SOMERVILLE CORT HAZLET PLAZA FLEMINGTON HUNTERDON MADISON MADISON SAYREWOOD MADISON CINEMA ELIZABETH REGENT NEW BRUNSWICK STATE SUMMIT STRAND EAST BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE INDOOR BUNION UNION UNION D.I. m I FIOM 1 U.S. X SO. Nr. GILL LANE THf INTERNATIONALLY RENOWN IOOKS PANAVISION COLOR BY DELUXE ...the motion picture M. THAT SHOWS ALL YOU WANTED TO SEE ABOUT SEX! that even a whizbang like the Kama Sutra" is only a summary of a given society's customs, taboos, wisdom, myth and foolishness at a particular time. The books that might actually change a society's sexual habits are not usually how-to manuals at all but sober, unreadable scientific reports-notably Alfred Kinsey's pioneer work showing what American sexual behavior really is, and Masters and lohnson's unparalleled demonstra tions of the physiological nature and the clinical cure of many major sexual cus clinical ' QUOTE FR0MLX Newsweek MAGAZINE In f ' ,1 VSVr 4.:il 20th Century-Fox Presents A Lawrence Turman Martin Ritt Production The Great White Elope KIDDIE SHOW SAT. & SUN. MAT. 2 P.M. (Doors Cpen 1:30) "Tarzan & The Valley of Gold" RATED X NO ONE UNDER II ADMITTED Plus BORA-BORA Daily: 2-4-6-8-10 Daily Exc. Sat. 2-4-6-8-1 0 Sat. Only 1:45-3:40-5:15-7-9-11 NOMINATED FOR 7 ACADEMY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE BEST ACTRESS BEST ACTOR Ali MacGraw Ryan O'Neal The Year's 1 Bestseller KIDOIE SHOW SATURDAY 12 NOON AT MENLO CINEMA "McHALE'S NAVY" FREE TICKETS SUPER FINASTi WOODBRIDGE MENLO CARTERET L w JTIT1 mm I SHOW STARTS AT 7 P.M. Trevor Howard Liv Ullmann ALSO ' Tony Musante Suzy Kendall The Bird With The Crystal Plumage EXTRA ! Ali vs. Frazier Films! If FLORIDA PASCAL I OPEN 8:00 A.M. 1IL luww I PLMUFIELD VJESTHELD South Avft-MerrlllRd. 2l9ElmStreit I I " we reserve therl9M to nm- I Pries Ettectlve, Friday, 3-2Q-7 OnY j B t

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