Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana on March 22, 1972 · 28
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Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana · 28

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- v C-6 Journal end Courier, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Wednesday, March 22. 1972 w r v 'Godfather' Rated ousing Crime Show Indianapolis Symphony Ends 60-Day Strike R By BERNARD DREW Gannett News Service As probably the one person in America who did not read Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," I have no way of knowing how faithful Francis Ford Coppola's smashing movie version (Rated R) is. I can only report that this study of a Mafia family and the small family which runs the big Famiglia is a rousing entertainment violent, emotional, exuberant, tempestuous, scalding and endlessly fascinating. Good, old-fashioned moviemaking in the best Hollywood sense. It is a picture of a dynasty, a way of life, a compendium of tarantellas, tortonis and terror. If the picture lacks a point of view about the murder and mayhem these nice, warm-hearted people practice almost instinctively, there is a r i c h 1 y-textured tapestry of births, deaths, the passing of power and faith from father to son, brother to brother, loyalties, treacheries, the fierce love within the family and the fierce hate outside of it and the entire Italian-American ambience. "The Godfather" teems with such vitality and verismilitude that you are there on that screen at all times, as a baby is born, a daughter is married or a brother killed. You are either going to Mass or a massacre, and the three hours' running time passes swiftly. It is the story of Don Cor-leone, who is the Godfather and presides over the "family." Violence is merely business and has nothing to do with his warm heart. He has three sons, one of whom Sonny is a hothead and too emotional to replace him when the time comes. The second is a weakling, and the baby, Michael, is college-educated and destined for some-thing better politics, maybe, a senator, that would be nice and he is just home from the wars when the picture opens. It is 1945. There are five families in the New York area, and there is enough gambling and prostitution around to keep everybody rich and happy. And so there is momentary peace, but when an emissary from Sicily arrives with dope and the suggestion that Don Corleone fi- FOR THE LATEST IN MOVIE INFORMATION DIAL 742-6433 DOORS OPEN 12:45 P.M. r FEATURES 1:20-1:20. 5:20-7:30-9:35 Made For luEach Other Doors Open 1 P.M. Features l:25-S:25-5:25-7:30-: P.M. llll 1 I.R.l'PlnlM1 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE GEORGE C. SCOTT DOORS OPEN 1:15 P.M. FEATURES l:25-3:25-5:25-7:25-:25 last 2 days KenRusseII's THECOYHIIIIK'D Twiqqy DOORS OPEN 1:15 FEATURES 1 : 40-3:40-5:40-7:40-9:40 11 IS J! 1 fRl fcUfcaiaaiwi 'iMii'liliwVii true love is as rare, as CUCtUSnWh bnuw LAST 2 DAYS DOORS OPEN 1 P.M. FEATURES AT 1:20 3:20-5:20-7:20.9:20 DOORS OPEN 1 P.M. FEATURES 1:30-3:30-5:30-7:30-9:30 Pj LAST 2 DAYS i.mii,u.i.iiliuii.allt-"l 1l ISW1fl1Jllf fllll " "mJmAAM la f so 2 BIG FEATURES IsiflHiw' UluluUll NOW . . . OPEN EVERY NIGHT! OPENTONfTE 6:30J.M. Children Under 12 Free Once you see JLY ' " 4 fc n J J 7 you'll not forget them. Tom Laughlln Delores Taylor Qp 1 -MB- i PLUS ... 2ND EXCITING FEATURE! The Last Man Alive Is Not Alone! OMRDON shown HCSTON J- QMGr INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra members and directors have voted approval for a 5.5 per cent pay increase for mu-; sicians, who already had voted to accept the proposal and end a two-month strike. Mayor Richard Lugar had asked both sides to accept the new pay scale and to resume nance him and use his influence with the politicans and police to expedite the traffic, in return for a share of the gains, and Don Corleone refuses because dope outrages his sense of morality, then the excitement begins, a couple of isolated murders turns into all out war among the families, there is sudden death in the streets. Don Corleone is nearly fatally wounded, and Sonny must take over. His hotheaded nature makes his Donship a disaster, and when he is gunned down, there is only Michael, never meant for it at all, who must take over. Because of all of the bitter events which have transpired, he has learned to manage himself, which is the only way a Don can survive and be effective, to be eminently qualified for the job. Somehow the screenplay has managed to telescope all of the events and characters of a marathon novel into a swiftly paced movie that never lags. Nino Rota's haunting music bridges gaps and serves as reminders of how things were, but the film ultimately depends on its Don Corleone. And here Marlon Brando is giving his greatest penor- mance since un tne water front." Whether he is ordering an assassination, g i v i n g his daughter away or dying as he plays with his grandson, he is never less than magnificent. He is superbly abetted by Al Pacino as Michael, as the warm-hearted Ivy Leaguer who becomes a cold-blooded Godfather, a difficult transition which Pacio manages because he plays with restraint and intelligence, James Caan as the hot-headed Sonny, Abe Vigoda as a henchman, Rich ard Conte, Sterling Hay, Al Martino and Morgana King. Indeed the entire cast seems to be people out of the Late Night television news and not actors at all, and what better tribute is there than that? Now run, do not walk, to see it! Show Times LAFAYETTE Now showing "The Godfather" (R) at 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:55. MARS Now showing "Made for Each Other" (PG) at 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:30, 9:35. CINEMA WEST Now showing "The Hospital" (PG) at 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:30, 9:30. JERRY LEWIS CINEMA I Now showing "Two A Penny" (G) at 2:20, 4:10, 6:00, 7:50, 9:40. JERRY LEWIS CINEMA II Now showing "Two A Penny" (G) at 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00, 8:50. UA CINEMA 1 Now showing "The Boy Friend" (G) at 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25. UA CINEMA 2 N o w showing "Carry On Camping" (R) at 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 9:40. UA CAMEO I Now showing "Cactus in the Snow" (PG) at 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20. UA CAMEO II Now showing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (R) at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30. EAST DRIVE IN Now showing "Billy Jack" (PG), "The Omega Man" (PG). (G General audience: All ages admitted; PG Parental guidance suggested; All ages admitted; R Restricted: No one under 17 admitted unless accompanied by parents or adult guardian; X Restricted: No one under 17 admitted.) W IV- v 1 yoBUbeDAZaD! 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