The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on January 2, 1977 · Page 33
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The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi · Page 33

Greenville, Mississippi
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Sunday, January 2, 1977
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roll 9 em LARRY FISHER/DD-T FllmCrilic RATING: ««**Exc*llenl; **«Good; **B«rable; *Y**hhl The Town That Dreaded Sundown *** Directed bv Charles B. Pierce anema'l52. Raled-K Reviewed By i LARRY FISHKR My reaction upon viewing "The Tbwn That Dreaded Sundown" is to once again rehash the question of violence, or the "new violence" .is it is called by critics today. Certainly llie mo\ie contains many brutal scenes, often to the point of near revulsion. But as I moved deeper inio the film. 1 reali/ed there was something redeeming, even rewarding wiiliin the control of tt:e picture. 1 am not implying lliat violence should be an integral pan of every picture stressing realism. Nor am I promoting ttio constant existence of every picture stressing realism. Nor am 1 promoting the constant existence of violence as a prerequisite to capturing human ex;eriences What I a m s a y i n g i s t h a t V I O L . K N C ' K actuali/es itself when engrained within a picture t t i a t represents man's culture atid society. Spccificly. I iim referring to murder or vicious assault U|jon another person. These are not e x a c t l y endearing elements of life, but they are components that make-up our social framework. When they iire slKnvn in a picture, they must be Ix'lit'vable. so convincing that one registers a strong reaction. As a reviewer, 1 see identical i n a d e q u a c i e s made b y c e r t a i n directors in tbe name of good taste. Their adaptations of a particular incident are never justified, aixsuming it w;is factual not fictional. To translate something real into something even more real requires a innovative approach few directors ttue to eminence, tney simply tire stagnated with their own harmless pliiiosophy. ineffective as it may be. Tlie "Town That Dread Sundown" leaves you with tluil kind of reaction. You lea've the theater as tliougli you've just witnessed an evctil that actually happened in front of you. The movie slurs Academy Award winner Ben Joiinson, wjto gives a su|erb |M?rformence as Captain J.I). Morallis of the famed Texas Rangers, ile is sent to tlie border town of Te.xarkana, Ark., to solve a series of brutal murders ami attacks on the lical townspeople. Tin. 1 year is IEH6, and the entire community is in [error over the presence of a phantom killer. Tlie killer has murdered five, critically wjimdcil three more and still remains unkown. Because of its importance. I will not reveal the film's climax. Andrew Prine also gives a fine showing as the quiet, |ersuiiig deputy slieriff. Dawn Wells plavs one of the , n v i u i m w me K i l t e r s loctmi gun. There a r e other o u t s t a n d i n g supporting actors ami actresses. Including Hie director himself. Charles 1). Pierce. AltlMxigh the picture lacks a strong ending, Pierce docs one of the most credible jobs of engineering the tense, (unifying murder scenes. If there is a particular value in depicting Ihis, I-IL-ILL'UIA-D U Ul HJCM"" 1 * ·".'"·· , ,, "Tlie Town Tliat Dreaded Sundown' is a lure story based on factual accounts of lio« : it really linpiwncd. Today, it remains one of the most slacking crimes ever recorded. "Itic Town lliat 15ri-ad«l Sundown" is a p o w e r f u l u n d e r t a k physical and real worltl of blunt mutilation, and man's capability o( destroying his fellow man. ·DOWNTOHH |WE ACCEPT FOOD .STAMPS . ^iB^^^l«M«B"B^"^^^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "" LIBERTY 130 North Theobald, Open Mon.-Sat. 8-10 Sunday 89 CB'ers don't need licenses WASHINGTON (UPD--The Federal Communications Commission is warning those desiring a CB radio license not lo send the fee. The FCC last week suspended collection of all its fees, from CB radio licenses to applications by international communications firms, effective Saturday. The legality of its fee structure is being studied, and in the meantime tlie agency is Irying to make sure it is not flooded with unwanted money. There is a particular problem involving the approximately 400,000 persons who apply monthly for new Citizen Band licenses. While the VCO no longer wants Hie $-1 fee, it still requires that applications be submitted and approved before operation. SUPER MARKET tX-fvSf C.;*.?·- \£::- ^·/;. : .\ 1 S- FRESH PORK Hog Maws FRESH Pig Feet FRESH Pig Ears Per Pound Pei- Pound Per Pound 49 39 ( 49' FRESH ' HOG HEAD Per Pound SMOKE JOWL Per Pound CQ WVl FRESH PORK SHOULDER STEAKS Per Pound SOUTHERN BELLE RED SMOKE SAUSAGE Per Pound 70 1 \f DIXIANA DELIGHT WIENERS FRESH Chicken Backs FRESH PORK 12-Oz. Pk. Per Pound RQO \J\J Kidneys Per Pound QQO Uv | BONUS PAK 3 IBS. OR MORE GROUND BEEF Per Pound | FRESH MARKET MADE PURE [PORK SAUSAGE iP Per Pound i BONUS PAK BABY BEEF RIB STEAK Per Pound iP SOUTHERN BELLE MEAT CHUNK BOLOGNA LIGHT CRUST COUNTY FAIR BREAD 5lb. Umitl BUSH BLACKEYE PEAS JIFFY CORN MUFFIN MIX 4/'1°° HEINZ DILL PICKLES US NO. 1 RED SACRAMENTO TOMATO SAUCE ROHCO SPAGHEHI liiiiiiijii POTATOES 10 Lb. FRESH GREEN 12 Oz. Saug. or Hamc. JENOS PIZZA CABBAGE LJ). COCA COLA 320z.RetBoL BLEACH 34 Sunday, Jan. 2,1977 Delta Democrat-Times Greenville, Mississippi

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