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The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Page 82

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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H-6 CbC Montreal, Thursday, November 26, 1 987 by JO OUELLET MEAL PLANNING Solution: 9 letters Re-made 'Baby' all wet Paintings legally acquired: museum SCPSEEFFOCCHISC EEERSSXSNO I NO'EO RRUE I SEPOCFOWLU A LV SCSKELKLUBN AE AANELBAT SLUTMDPTEBSLLTE BPYFAAIESCSI IER SU I EJOCFCLUNVGS SSDLNOEAFOADEEK 0 I 0 0 OECOESMEROCKMRO PSM I TTNAFENU I OP PYYEUNSU A I EGVVU i JSKNI RDKTG RSEDBSNO I TCUDER Tom Selleck (of TV's Magnum, P.I.), Ted Danson (Cheers) and Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Cocoon). They play a bunch of heretofore carefree bachelors (are there any other kind?) whose lives are turned topsy-turvy by an infant (played by a couple of Ontario twins) that gets dumped on their doorstep. Seems Baby Mary is the daughter of the Danson "character" and an actress who just doesn't have the time to waste on what Calif or-nians would call "parenting." So the guys get stuck with the kid and hate it at first. But then need we go on? The French got away with the obvious plotting because they knew at what point to leave a joke alone. Unfortunately, the Americans push everything too far and all they get for their pains is a very expensive sitcom. PG: rough language; drug By BRUCE BAILEY Gazette Film Critic Babies everywhere pretty much share my restrained, well-considered response to the American remake of Trois hommes et un COuffiir. WAAAAAAAAAAAH! Well, maybe it wasn't quite that bad. But there's more wrong with Three Men and a Baby than simply the fact that it was such an unnecessary undertaking some-thing like a Los Angeles boardwalk painter re-doing Les demoiselles Avignon so we could see what the heck that pesky Picasso was really up to. Trois hommes et un couffin was a perfectly satisfactory low-budget French comedy that enjoyed long and profitable runs in Quebec, France and (gasp!) even in major American markets. It was substantial enough, in fact, to garner an Oscar nomination. Coline Serreau, its director- REVIEW THREE MEN AND A BABY Loews, Kent, Dorval writer, was originally supposed to carry on the good fight at the helm of the re-make. But somewhere along the line, Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy was called in to handle the direction. The result is so bad that it just might teach Hollywood the lessons it failed to learn when it plundered French cinema to make such recent ho-hummers as The Man Who Loved Women, The Man With One Red Shoe and The Woman in Red. And that lesson is this: You just might ruin something if you dump too much money on a simple story and then load it down with big stars that everybody recognizes from someplace else. The headliners in this case are NEW YORK The Metropolitan Museum of Art has disproved a claim that the museum illicitly acquired paintings stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War. Museum officials presented documents showing how it acquired two paintings. A third, also legally acquired, was sold in 1978. Earlier this week Sol Chaneles, a Rutgers University professor, said in published reports that the Met's Boy Blowing Bubbles, by Jean Baptiste Chardin, had been confiscated by the Nazis from the home of a Rotterdam Jew, and that up to four other Met paintings had also been confiscated. Chaneles implied that the Met had acquired the paintings illicitly, but Met director Philippe de Montebello said: "None of the allegations has any basis in fact. I am sorry that Chaneles's amateur investigations have been taken seriously." "He's done extremely incomplete research," John Ross, the museum's director of public information, said of Chaneles's claims. "There is simply no possible reasonable imputation of Nazi collusion with the Met." New York Times 1126 1987 Universal Press Syndicate Mozarteum a fine replacement Bakes, Bread, Budgets, Bulk, Buys; Cereal, Clue, Coffee, Cooking, Copes, Cost, Counters; Difficult, Dinner, Drinks; Economy, Expensive; Fish, Fowl, Fuss; Home; Inflation; Jams, Juices; Leftovers, Live; Macaroni, Magic, Meals, Milk, Money; Onions, Ovens; Pork, Price, Produce; Recipes, Reductions; Sales, Shares, Shopper, Soups, Stews; Table; Vegetables. Yesterday's Answer: DOCUMENTARIES To order your copy of the new book THE COLLECTED WONDERWORD: Volume 3, send $4.95 U.S. and 75 cents postage and handling ($5.70 U.S. total) to THE COLLECTED WONDERWORD: Volume 3, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 419150 Kansas City, Mo. 64141. Make check payable to Universal Press Syndicate. I MEM! phony in minor, one of the three masterpieces he composed in this form three years before his death. The playing was exemplary from the beginning, sharply co-ordinated, finely balanced, and always convincing in the choice of tempi and in the handling of the dynamics. It did not always catch fire, mind you. There were a few passages, particularly in the Haffner, which were correct but hardly inspired. But it is difficult to remember when we last had a performance of the two outer movements of the Piano Concerto in minor with such sustained intensity. Young Kuyumjian deserves a good deal of the credit he clearly has a fine career ahead of him but the basic merits of the performance were the result of a close and intelligent By ERIC McLEAN Gazette Music Critic The Montreal Symphony Orchestra could hardly have asked for a more elegant replacement while on their tour of Europe. The 45 crack musicians who make up the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra occupied the stage of the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier last night, and received a warm welcome from the subscribers to the series, Les Grands Concerts. They, too, are on a tour of North America, and their conductor, Hans Graf, led them, not unexpectedly, through an entire program of Mozart, which is to be repeated this evening. The Mozarteum, whose name they bear, is the school of music founded a little more than a century ago in Mozart's birthplace, and the orches- REVIEW Mozarteum Orchettra ol Salzburg under the direction of Hani Oral, in a performance within the series of Les Grands Concerts of the Montreal Symphony, in the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Wednesday evening. Soloist, Avo Kuyumjian. pianist. The program was made up of the following works of Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in The Haffner (1783)K. 385 Piano Concerto No. 24 in minor (1786) K. 491 Symphony No. 40inG minor (1 78S) K. 550 tra associated with it has always played a major role in the Salzburg Festival. The program was made up of three of the master's greatest works: the Haffner Symphony, the Piano Concerto in minor for which the soloist was the generously gifted young Austro-Armenian pianist, Avo Kuyumjian; and, finally the Sym SPECIAL WEEKEND PACKAGE $55 per room double occupancy. Continental breakfast included. Stay 2 nights, Get the 3rd night FREE QUALITY INN AROPORT in a 2 year professional program in the RECORDING arts and sciences 80 COURSES IN MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION RECORD PRODUCING SOUND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT Placement assistance available Limited internship available Let your career begin in the New Year. Apply Now to reserve your place in our winter semester by calling bur career counsellor Michel Vinet (514) 845-4141 Morning, day or evening classes also full-time, part-time studies available. Five campuses across North America. All courses tauqht by top industry professionals. Ministry of Education permit 749738 Professional Education 1435 Bleury St. Ste 301. 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Tfje perfect setting for your Christmas party. iNow's the time to book a tabic for your Christmas office party and those festive family dinners. Our daily Table d'hote is undoubtedly the best buy in town offering a broad variety of succulent seafood and steaks including our delicious soup or appetizer, our famous Pavilion salad, choice of potato and our wonderful homemade desserts and coffee. Luncheons from S8.95, dinners from $1" accommodate up to 60 pec luncheons and dinners an for cocktail parties in the magnificent Maison Mean Atrium. Christmas party to remember. THE UNITED KENNEL CLUB INC. presents The Montreal International Dog Show LES CHIENS SONT LA Nov. 27, Sat. Nov. 28 and Sun. Nov. 29 PLACE BONAVENTURE Caaturinn Participation o( 2,500 dogt. More than 100 different breads. eaiUnng. eukaahora Dog Obadienca Trial a International Cottum Parade a Fly Ball Demonstration Hours: Adults: $5.00 Children 14 Years and Friday, Nov. 27, 1 .00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. under and Senior Citizens: $3.00 Saturday Novo28 8.30 a.m. p.m. For furtner jnforrnation ca. Sunday, Nov. 29, 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 397-4807 THIS EVENT IS HELD IN AID OF THE QQ mm r-m i by 3 'If A Slffijgliii.ffi iff rXln uT? -1 mm -i -1 -if r-. r- a a.

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