The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on June 21, 1992 · 101
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The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts · 101

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Mov Section ' THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE JUNE 21, 1992 Action! JAYCAER Can Penguin cones be far behind? crunch: We thought Michael Keaton was just doing standup when he said during an interview that his pick for goofiest piece of Bat- merchandise was tie-in tortilla chips. But no: They're here. The makers missed a bet, though. They use yellow corn chips. Real artists IW 1 would have held out for I blue. ... Meanwhile, as j -mi"" .. I a reminder that nothing ' lasts, news comes that . Tim Burton and his "Edward Scissorhands" and "Batman Returns" producer, Denise Di Novi, will part professional company. But not before they do "Mary Reilly," Burton's long-cherished cham-bermaid's-eye-view of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Not surprisingly, the Wall Street Journal reports that studios are scrambling to attach trailers to Warner Bros.' "Batman Returns." Definitely pitched will be Warners' own "Stay Tuned," "One Hot Summer" and "Unfor-given," the new Clint Eastwood Western (he'll next do "Line of Fire," playing a Secret Service agent). Bat chips hear him roar: Speaking of comic book heroes, Wesley Snipes says hell pounce into "The Black Panther," about an African king who changes into a panther and does heroic deeds. . . . First, though, Snipes will shoot "The Rising Sun" with Sean Connery. Tia Carrere, the babe-osity champ in "Wayne's World," also joins the "Rising Sun" cast. . . , Michael Myers, the Waynester himself, says he's pondering a sequel. Meanwhile, he signed for "So I Married an Axe Murderer," . . . And Eddie Murphy says yes, the original "Boomerang" ending was a drag. That's why they shot a new one. It arrives July 1 Murphy and "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton are huddling over a new project Singleton is saying we shouldn't expect "Poetic Justice," his new film starring Janet Jackson, to be a "Girlz N the Hood." . . . You want comic strips? Variety says the long-dormant "Annie" sequel is alive again. New title: "Annie and the Castle of Terror." Does Daddy Warbucks visit the IRS? ft -It Gilliam 4 A ibr' crowned again: Terry Gilliam, still feeling kingly, will follow "The Fisher King" with a new version of Mark Twain's "A Connecticut mini inii.j.tiji.iijii iu Yankee m King Ar- I J thur's Court," previous- I Y C7 ly filmed in 1921, 1931, I I V. 1949 1979 nnrt 1989. It's the '49 version, with Bing Crosby as the time-traveling antihero, that's best remembered. . . . Randa Haines, acclaimed for her direction of "Chil dren of a Lesser God" and "The Doctor," will helm her first comedy, "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway," about two 75-year-old men who become friends. . . . Billy Crystal says he doesn't know if hell front any more Oscar-casts. But about directing, he's definite. He Slants to do more, he says, and is weighing a "City Slickers II." . . . Bertrand Tavernier will .: direct the film of Mona Simpson's debut novel, 'Anywhere But Here," about a teen-age girl and her single mom heading for Hollywood to chase the latter's dream. HAND THAT ROCKS THE JURY: Rebecca 1 De Mornay, the nanny from hell in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," will switch to the oth er side of the law in Sidney Lumet's "Beyond Inocence," playing a criminal lawyer. . . . Tom Selleck says he's prepping a big-screen version of his TV series, "Magnum, P.L" ... Columbia bought film rights to the late Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" - apd other books. . . . Documentary filmmaker r Marcel Ophuls, best known for "The Sorrow and the Pity" and "Hotel Terminus: The Life - and Times of Klaus Barbie," will join the Dart-Z mouth College faculty for three years starting in September. . . . Finally, the Norwood Cine-"mas claims it's the area's cheapo-ticket champ, ijith a $2 tab for an shows and $1 for all con- m gession items. -.IL.LI.lg. T.St . i . De Mornay llpp Q 1 Scorsese u jj l;v j- iiTi irr(R riii.R fewv 1 ' yS' The Proud JS V) 4r- iCh ;vl& -W latest fruit r.i - ). fi fMseffort x ; V . . hXffhs 1 1 ? ' A By Henry Sheehan V.-' N - . Ayri V-..XSh ' vr- 1 TirPSPrVP special to the globe vr classic films r i- :J. - r. GERARD PHILIPE (STANDING), MICHELE MORGAN AND ANDRE TOFFEL IN "THE PROUD ONES": RECAPTURING CRUCIAL MOMENTS IN FILM HISTORY. LOS ANGELES - Every film lover complains about the state of film preservation, but few have been as well positioned as Martin Scorsese to do anything about it. The director of such modern-day classics as "Mean Streets" and "GoodFellas" is nearly as well-known for his love of film a$ for his filmmaking, and he has spent much of his career trying to communicate his passion for film to others. Unfortunately, that hasn't been easy in a changing movie marketplace. Over the last decade, the video revolution and the alteration of people's movie!-going habits have imperiled the whole industry of repertory exh bition. Studios, which were indifferent to their back lists in th$ best of times, virtually stopped striking prints of older titles) while copies of older foreign films became increasingly rare. Along with some other directors, including Steven Spielbergs Scorsese founded the Film Foundation, which he describes as a bridge between the studios and the major film archives - particur larly the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House and the Library of Con; gress. The group has served to bring the concerns of archivists directly into Hollywood's executive suites. ' However, with other films, particularly the foreign features that sparked his imagination during his New York youth, Scor sese could take more direct action. He formed Martin Scorsese PROUD, Page 103' i r By Betsy Sherman SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE Sft f f-f sr. f -v :S I i.. "I 'I Vi f . I s) " Si ii n ii ii it ii ii There is no more American way to spend your Fourth of July this year than to take in the double feature of "The She-Creature" and "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent" at Harvard Film Archive. That indigenous American art form, the drive-in movie, will be celebrated June 26 through July 8 during HFA's salute to American International Pictures, which includes a chance to meet one of the showmen behind it all, septuagenarian producer Samuel Z. Ar-koff. The series covers the period from 1956-'59, with most of the films in 35mm prints. Arkoff will share anecdotes and answer questions at the 8 p.m. shows , this Friday and Saturday. Arkoff and partner James H. Nicholson pooled $3,000 in 1954 to create American Releasing Corpora tion, a distribution company that would soon become American International That year, a young producer-di rector named Roger Corman brought them his race-car movie, "The Fast and the Furious." The partners decided to re lease the film, and history was made. Their company, loaded with lean, mean ammunition by Corman and others, would become svnonvmous with teen-aee rebellion. as voiine- nennle thrilled ti the taboos heincr broken by monster movies, wild science-fic tion fantasies, rock 'n' roll blowouts and, as the '60s progressed, beach-party movies, biker movies and acid-trip movies. "Back in 1954, there were a number of differ ent circumstances that all came together" to allow AIP to flourish, says Arkoff on the phone from his office in Los Angeles. One of those was the new popularity of television, a medium in which Arkoff, an entertainment lawyer, had worked. "Ten years after television came in, one-third of all the theaters in the United States closed their doors. The middle-aged and older people were sitting at home and watching television. When Jim Nicholson and I started this company, our fundamental concept was that the people who had to get out of the house were the young people, the teen-agers and early 20s. But no pictures ARKOFF, Page 105 Posters from two of the hits produced by Sam Arkoff (far left)... rki mm l'ZJJr.- V were smashes wosmsh ;

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