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Fort Lauderdale News from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · Page 24

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Tuesday, January 20, 1976
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4B Fort Lauderdale News, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1976 GENTLEMEN'S RETREAT ! POOL, SAUNA, ENCOUNTER ! NEW STAFF -ADULTS ONLY; 3425 N. FEDERAL HWY., ; FT. LAUD. 565-2479 King Kong Is Coming Back With International Flavor ' By VERNON SCOTT United Press International HOLLYWOOD, Calif "King ; Kong" will be remade in Hollywood i ty an Italian producer, an English I director, an American cast and, of ; course, a lovelorn gorilla of dubious . national origins. ; To announce this cataclysmic event Paramount Pictures called a ', news conference to introduce the international team which will revive '. the 1933 classic. ; Dino De Laurentiis, the Italian producer who abandoned Rome in ' favor of Hollywood, made the welcoming speech which was unintelligible to newsmen both domestic' and foreign. A forceful man of small stature, '. De Laurentiis made at least one thing clear when he said, "The more I work in the United States the worse ! my English becomes." Eventually it was made clear that De Laurentiis has been working on the new Kong picture for a year and that it is the biggest project of his life, costing some $17 million. The star of the production will be a 45-foot-high electronic and mechanical gorilla, naturally. But the real point of the conference was to in- ' troduce blonde Jessica Lange who will play the old Fay Wray role, the ' girl with whom Kong falls in love. Jessica is a New York fashion model, a native of Minneapolis who .' has never made a movie before. By way of introduction, a screen was pulled aside on Paramount's : Stage 30 to reveal Miss Lange ; cradled in an enormous detached -palm representing Kong's un-. manicured paw. She looked good. De Laurentiis then presented cos-tars Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin who took a bow along with London-born John Guillermin, the director reponsible for "Towering Inferno." Then De Laurentiis erred by throwing the session open to questions from the news media, the majority of whom represented the foreign press. ' One thing the flower of Hollywood's foreign press corps likes better than buffet lunches and free-flowing champagne is pitting their Actress-model Jessica Lange poses next to the hand of King Kong wits against that of luminaries, be they actors, directors or producers. There was a rush for microphones. The questions were asked in such strange accents as to be as indecipherable as De Laurentiis' replies leaving American newsmen bewildered. "What about Universal's Kong?" one asked. "I don't worry about Universal," said De Laurentiis. Universal Pictures also has a "King Kong" project on the planning boards and legal suits have been filed all around. "Will there be nudity and sex?" another asked. "Yes. No," said De Laurentiis. "Lots of blood spilling like 'Jaws'?" "Some blood." "Will you use stop-action?" "We use everything. Everything!" An American newsman asked if rumors were true that Fay Wray would play a small role in the film. "Not true," De Laurentiis said. "We never talked to her." A man with a weird accent asked a question nobody understood at all. But De Laurentiis answered with aplomb in what might have been Esperanto. The questioner sat down apparently satisfied. "Are you going ape with 'King Kong'?" he was asked. "I don't understand that question!" Guillermin took over. He told the assembly Kong would climb both of New York's towering Trade Center buildings instead of the Empire State building. "This is a modern story," said Guillermin. "Kong was contemporary in 1933 and we are bringing him up to date now. There is an entirely new development of the story. There is no similarity to the original. We will have a PG rating. "It's a straight romantic adven ture drama for the entire family. In addition to the 45-foot electronic Kong, there will be additional parts of the beast made for closeups. Total cost of the great ape will be $2 million. Location filming will be done on Hawaii's Kauai and, to be sure, Manhattan. Guillermin and . De Laurentiis called it a day when one questioner wanted to know if Kong would be knocking B747s out of the air instead of old World War I fighter planes. Dylan Album Puzzling But Good By JOHN ROCKWELL New York Times News Service NEW YORK Bob Dylan has always attracted the sort of analyst who ddoes crossword puzzles in his spare time. In other words, the sort who revels in the metaphorical oopacity of Dylan's lyrics and the iconographical mysteries of his album jackets. Dylan does nothing to discourage such attention. The back and inner jacket of his latest album, "Desire," offer puzzles in pictures and prose for the buffs,' messianic notes from Allen Ginsberg and lyrics that deliberately resist easy understandability. The album also contains some of the most wonderful music Dylan has ever made, and it's the music that will assure its place in our affections. Dylan's words have shifted over the years. He deals often now in at least outwardly narrative structures, with each verse of a song advancing the "story" in supposedly linear fashion. Jacques Levy, who "conceived" and directed "Oh, Calcutta!" and co-wrote a numbeer of Roger MMcGuinn songs, collaborated with Dylan on the lyrics of six of the eight songs on "Desire," but one imagines his role had mostly to do with helping Dylan get his rhymes and facts straight. 1 No doubt Dylan himself cares intensely about his words, but for this listener they have served mostly as vessels for his music. The Western tales often sound dated and flatly unevocative, and the poerty as a whole seems to have fallen off in sheer evocative resonance. There seems to be some feeling of disappointment about that music among those who have heard the new album. It's too similar in mood, they feel, lacking in energy and excitement after the best of Dylan's sets during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. This listener disagrees. The Dylan sets on tour were wonderful, but so is "Desire" in its own, more focused way. And if there are similar musical devices in many of the songs, they bind the record together as a whole far more effectively than the sometimes labored literary devices of many ''concept albums." But the two most striking features of the record are two women, Emmylou Harris, of all people, sings as a nearly co-equal partner with Dylan on five of the songs. And Scarlet Rivera's violin pervades everything on the record. ' Miss Harris's presence might seem a surprise, given her own burgeoning solo career as urban country singer and her close association with a kind of Los Angeles pop-rock far removed from Dylan'$ gritty bohemianism. But her work here is most effective. . . ....... 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