Page 8A T H E D E N T O N R E C O R D - C H R O N I C L E Monday, March 27, 1372 'Godfather' Scores Mobster Film Fascinates Hollywood By VERNON SCOTT UPI Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD UPI - Movie people are obsessed with "The Godfather." It overshadows next month's Academy Awards. Once every few years an overwhelming motion picture is produced that excites even the old pros: "Sound of Music," "Love Story," "Ben Hur," "Gone With the Wind." They are infrequent. The reviews for "The Godfather" are almost universally raves despite its "R" rating. But even if the reviews had been negative, the boiling enthusiasm for the film version of Mario Puzo's N o v e l would have inexorably moved it among the top half-dozen boxoffice champions of all time. . Produced for $6 Albert S. Ruddy, million bv the studio already has advanced bookings of $13 millon. "We expect this picture to be right up there with 'Sound of Music,' fidently. said Ruddy con"It wouldn't surnrise us to see the picture earn $75-80 million or more." premiere for "The Godfather" in Hollywood. Just an invitational preview this week. But more stars appeared for the screening than for any other I have seen in more than 20 years previews in and around Hollywood. Former Oscar winners were commonplace: Burt Lancaster, E r n e s t Borgnine, Anthony Quinn, Jack Albertson, Peter U s t i n o v , Walter Matthau, George Kennedy, and Red Buttons. For once the stars had turned on', en masse to see something rather than one another. T h e audience responded exactly as Director Francis Ford Coppola might have wished. The silence of concentration was eerie. Thee is violence aplenty, perhaps the most brutal ever filmed. The language is surprisingly mild for a story of the roughest, toughest hoodlums in organized crime -- the mafia. 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ARTS DIRECTORS -- Officers of the Denton Arts Council meet to organize the Fine Arts Festival which runs here April 17 through April 17-23. From left to right are Robert G. Mizell, sec- retary, Frank Barrow, vice-president, Bennett Rice, treasurer and the Rev. James William Morgan, council president. OSCAR AWARD Chaplin Planning Acceptance Visit special movie Oscar he been selected to receive HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Silent screen star Charlie Chaplin plans to accept personally a has .but won't be on hand when a plaque with his name is embedded in Hollywood's "Walk of Fame." A spokesman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday it has been assured,of the 82-year-old actor's appearance during the Oscar presentations April 10. But a Hollywood Chamber of Commerce representative said t had been notified Chaplin would not be able to attend the ceremony when his star is set in concrete on Hollywood Boulevard among others honoring the greats of show business. A letter from Chaplin's personal representative cited the large number of invitations the actor has received for his forthcoming U.S. visit and said it would be "impossible for him to accept one and not the others." . . Car Radio Sales and Service Rmey's TV and Appliance 387 2018 Fine Arts Directors Plan 1972 Festival Activities Embellishments to the fourth annual Denton County Fine Arts Festival and financial and production arrangements were discussed at a recent meeting of the Greater Denton Arts Council board of directors. The Rev. James William Morgan, . president of the council, called the meeting to determine progress to date for the Fine Arts Festival progress to date for the Fine Arts Festival slated April 17-23. Leonard Ehrler of tht Parks and Recreation Department, which is co-sponsor with the Arts Council of the spring festival, announced that a reception for patrons, sponsors and friends of the arts festival will be held April 22. The reception, for this year's a new event festival will follow the April 22 performance of the Denton Community Theater's "Inherit the Wind." All who attend that evening's Performance of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play, will be invited to the Civic Center Community Building for the reception. Reception guests will also have the opportunity to view the festival's art show exhibits throughout the building. The art exhibition and sale is slated for April 22 and 23. Serving with Morgan as arts council officers are Frank Barrow; vice president; Robert G . M i z e 11, secretary, and Bennett Rice, treasurer. The Greater Denton Arts Council board of directors includes the Rev. Prentice H. Barnett, Dr. Stephen Â· Farish. Mrs. Ben C. Ivey, Dr. William F. King. Dr. Harral E. Landry, Chick-A-Go-Go Winner Jerry Hancock, Manager Winner RoslyrTPortnoy Roslyn Portnoy, contest winner, was the first person to submit the name, "The Side Door" in the name the hamburger store contest. 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