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Austin American-Statesman C7 Monday, February 16, 1981 N.Y. TIWES: "Exhlltrallnyly blzarrtl Obitttlvt, xelilnQ, Kiry, wildly tncrgtlle. -iMt Polanski's 'Barry Lyndon' 'Tess'. atmospheric and seductive One of fio year' 0 bff. review RE8EI Drite-)rt 6902 Burleson Road 385-7217 New Cine-fi Sound System Privacy of Your Auto Original Urtcul XXX LO LA-I 1 wi kJ 6.00-8:00-10:00 HANK tMfH( FOX TRIPLEX XX TRIPLEX 1 ttttiitpeitiive MjnjfJWKai SB camps.

The senseless pain inflicted on her and by her could have been avoided, of course, had Tess's family but known that names alone cannot ensure social rank, just as social rank can never ensure happiness. Polanski's film is just under three hours long, but so seductive Is his vision, based on a screenplay by himself, Gerard Brach and John Brownjohn, that our attention rarely slackens. And then there's that awesome photography by Geoffrey Unsworth and Ghlslain Cloquet, who creat permanent artistry in almost every frame of the film. Natassla Kinskl, daughter of Klaus Kinskl (the ghastly, ghostly Dracula of last year's looks like a 20-year-old Ingrid Bergman, which means that she looks very, very good. She rarely does anything more than pout and sulk in this film, but she does it with the skill of one who has earned a Ph.D.

in pouting and sulking. The supporting performances, especially by Leigh Lawson as Alec and Peter Firth as Angel Clare, the young man whose Marxist views clash with his mule-headed moralizing, are uniformly excellent. rated PG for very scant nudity, at the Capital Plaza Cinema.) I A By PATRICK TAGGART American-Statesman Stall "Tess" is Roman Polanski's "Barry Lyndon." Much like Stanley Kubrick's film of five years ago, "Tess" is a spacious, atmospheric and brilliantly photographed period piece based on a novel (in this case, "Tess of the d'Urbervllles," by Thomas Hardy) about a hapless pawn of a highly regimented British caste system. In Polanski's film, the victim of this Victorian socio-economic swindle is the young and very beautiful Tess Durbey-iield (Natassla Kinskl). Her father is a dirt poor trader and drunk, and the film begins with his discovery that his name is hot Durbeyfield but d'Urberville, and that he is the last of a forgotten but once noble and moneyed family.

Tess Is sent to make the acquaintance of some wealthy d'Urbervilles who live nearby, and she succumbs to the aggressive charms of Alec. Alec is more determined to possess Tess than to love her, and she returns from the elegance of their home to a squalid dairy farm. Her next love, a would-be Marxist, abandons her when she confesses having and affair with d'Urberville, and that the union produced a child who later died. Up and down Tess goes, rejecting one If A CTTfl 1 II TQMLIN IN AN EPIC COME57 TM 1 MM MS. JOHNSON (GIVE OR TAKE AN INCH) EVERY MONDAY MIGHT tl PCX PMSOH OPtNS I 30 STMTS 7 01) THE fc A 4MS-671S JUM.

NCREDIBLI SHRINKING HIT: 1 Natassla Kinskl pouts and sulks like a pro as Tess. lover, rejected by another, moving from elegant country house to grain field Eg9 WOMAN A UNIVERSAL PICTURE Las Vegas hotel blaze shakes up Andy Williams 3 OQ FOX TRIPLEX 1 m'l wmimiiVxmm rMwBBBaasaaw' and nearly 250 injured didn't reach the showroom area of the hotel. But, he says, "smoke went through all the vents and ended up permeating the whole hotel. They expect the showroom to be closed at least a week." Williams will be surprised if his backup singer Lenelle Davis agrees to reopen the room with him. "She's horribly shaken up and I don't blame her.

She was at the MGM By MARILYN BECK Chicago Tribune Service HOLLYWOOD A very shaken Andy Williams has returned home from the fire-gutted Las Vegas Hilton, and is awaiting word as to when he should return to fulfill his engagement at that hotel. "I was getting ready to go onstage for opening night Tuesday when one of my musicians rushed over to tell me fire had broken out in the east wing," reports Andy. The blaze, which left eight dead Grand when that hotel caught fire three months ago, and ended up in the hospital with smoke inhalation. This time she also suffered from the same thing though not bad enough for hospitalization and she's begun to feel that either she, or the town, is a Jinx." Vegas management is concerned others will feel the same way about the city, reports Andy. "They're afraid a lot of people won't want to come here after what's happened." ii AA OHIHRUfRUUSHOWIHGSMWra 1 1 JACK ltSON R08BV BENSON TWO SISTERS REMICK TRIBUTE FEATURE TIMES 1 CENTUflv.

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