Daily News from New York, New York on November 2, 1984 · 450
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liBiiiii TO O November ?, 1984 Kathleen Carroll reviews 'The Killing Fields' P. 5 What he wants more than anything else from his movies, says director Brian De Palma, late of "Body Double," is to get a reaction from the audience. "I like to wake people up. I like to throw cold water on them. You want to sleep through a movie, go down the street to a film like 'Places in the Heart. " We loved them as they headed for California's Wally World. Chances are we'll love them again, when Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo head to the Continent with Dana Hill and Jason Lively in tow for "National Lampoon's Vacation in Europe." They're shooting now and hope to release this one next summer. Robert Blake, who has not had a regular weekly series since "Baretta" went off the air in 1978, is taping a pilot for NBC called "Hell Town," in which he portrays an ex-con who becomes a scrappy, controversial East Los Angeles ghetto priest. This guy's a tough dude," said Biake, who played a hard-driving undercover cop in "Baretta." "If he has to, he'll use his fists, and he's frequently at odds with local police. God's law is his only law." NBC said if the show clicks, it will become a series. Emmy winner Judd Hirsch, formerly of the "Taxi" TV series, will play a double role in a CBS-TV suspense thriller movie. "Brotherly Love," to be filmed on locations in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hirsch will be seen as a successful family man who is haunted by his vengeance-seeking twin brother. What are Wombles? They're nature-loving, garbage-hating characters who have spent years cleaning up after Londonders and are now turning their attentions to New York. "The Wombles," meanwhile, is a new syndicated TV series with original music by Paul Williams and slated to air sometime in 1985. Actor Frank Gorshin will stop here to tape the show before he checks into Atlantic City's Claridge Hotel for his January run in "I Do, I Do." The former "Batman" star (he was the Riddler) wil play key villain Dr. Edmund Gomaniac a.k.a. "E. Gomaniac" and he ll have an evil sidekick too, the newly signed Abe Vigoda (late of "Barney Miller"). New American Library, the publishers of Jeff Rovin's "TV Babylon," are calling that tome a "gossip gourmet's delight." Rovin takes small screen stars to task and reveals their inner-most secrets like why Johnny Carson wouldn't make a very good guest at a formal dinner party. The book which includes that and other equally shocking stories should be in stores now. Compiled by HANK GALLO rin 3 1313 v 3" V F J 1 t 1 UUUVJUU Li O J Back with a new Public Image, an old Rotten name.. By JIM FARBER QT MAY BE eight years since Johnny Rotten first told the world to drop dead with his band The Sex Pistols, but in all that time he hasn't mellowed one, iota. Talking to 27-year- leaaer ot ruoiic ,r Ima?p. hp still & . c-, seems like a perfect cum laude graduate of the Charles Man-son School of Charm. Mr. Humility himself. In fact, with his new LP (thoughtfully titled "This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get") and current tour, which brings him to The Beacon tonight, he's back using his Rotten nickname. The singer had been operating under his given name John Lydon since 1978 when he formed Public Image, and some people have seen his sudden title switch as a move to gain extra attention. But Rotten j t j - m back, IS MY "THAT PROP- shouts NAME ERTY! "There was a legal dispute with my old management and for a short time it was illegal for me to have anything to do with the" name. But it's still me. I haven't changed from day one. It's all rotten stuff any way you look at it." As rotten as he may re-( Continued on jxiye 1H) Iff 1:1: N,7 0 - j I ...and the same cold sneer By ERNEST LEOGRANDE The late Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious riOHNNY ROTTEN made it clear that the death of bass player Sid Vicious from a heroin overdose is not going to be his fate. "Sorry, no junk for this boy," he said while in town this summer scouting locations for his tour. "Not at all, ever. Never did. Never will.' Drinking a beer in a sedate mid-town hotel bar, Rotten dismissed those who think of him as decadent because of his days with the Sex Pistols, who did such songs as "Anarchy in the U.K." and the parodistic "God Save the Queen." As for the music of the Sex Pistols, he said he felt the band itself lost sight of what it was doing which was a sendup of a genre "It was absolutely all about the end of rock 'n' roll. Well, that was fine, that was brilliant Let's go for it. Ha ha ha. "Only they took themselves too serious. That" was their dilemma, not mine. But the rest of the band didn't see it that way. I don't do anything twice. Ever." From his days as vocalist with the Sex Pistols to today with Public 1m age, Rotten is determined to be his own person, despite any criticism of his music. He mimicked his critics: "Oh, it doesn't move me in the same way Daryl Hall and John Oates and those people do," and then added in his own voice, "Weil, too bad! We can't all be the same. urn j j :i

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