The Brandon Sun from Brandon,  on May 30, 1977 · Page 13
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Brandon, Canada
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Monday, May 30, 1977
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entertainment THE BRANDON SUN, Mondqy, Moy 30, W 7 13 Cross of Iron North American version cut the Kid turned out disastrously through shoddy editing, hut not because of the director, Coburn said. Coburn doesn't deny he is devoted to Peckinpah. grow," the actor said. "He fertilizes it, nurtures it, keeps separating the obvious from the unique, giving space for things to happen. "Other directors insist on putting things in a box," LOS ANGELES (AP) Says actor James Coburn of director Sam Peckinpah: "People talk about Sam's violence. I think pictures like Dirty Harry are more violent. Sam gets criticized because he i. akes violence more real, painful, vivid, shocking. I don't think he ever uses violence for violence's sake. He makes it hurt." The latest Peckinpah film is Cross of Iron, in which Coburn stars with Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner and Senta Berger. But the film being shown in the United States and Canada is not the version that set records in Germany. H fee ... . SI Holography display at Royal Academy "OONTOPEN WINDOW WHAT EWER'S OUT THE1E Will WAIT! NOW SHOWING Gates ope 9 p.m. Stwwt Desk ne aiipws a mm to Gsuue 'liu, but UoJiy Ahu StiU. Ayoung .Don Aaoio el e:M & MS ..A m Pter now and Firth David Wood Twin Action Hits girt knows the truth... Its a tough lift Mime Amy Colville lift a ball. Performers of mime rely on facial expression and body movement only, in their performances. iciiuiudLiuji as hue snows siuaents at a Seattle performing and graphic arts school her impression of a novice bowler trying to that truth is haunting her someone is hunting her! Culture put to LONDON (AP) Britain's august Royal Academy of Art recently held one of its most successful shows ever by inviting visitors to touch the exhibits. More than 96,000 people tried to touch them, only to find they weren't there. They were holograms three-dimentional pictures made with laser light and ultra-modern photo equipment, uncannily realistic but tenuous as a dream. An average of 3,300 people a day lined up for hours to cram into a single gallery room, wave their hands in wonderment through a hologram water-tap and try to pick up a hologram telephone. The images hung out in space in front of their sheets of special film, changing aspect as the viewer moved past. Periodically the crowd would be hypnotized by a show of waltzing red, yellow, green and blue laser beams so brilliant they seemed as solid as jewels. Hundreds of the hopeful had to be advised to give up and go home on each of the show's 39 days. The effects look miraculous now, but soon they'll be commonplace, say the team behind the show scientist Nick Phillips, technical expert - John Furst. "The future's going to be fantastic," says Furst. "The most difficult stage to achieve is this one. From now on we can see our way through. "With these large lasers projecting three-dimensional holographs on a two-dimensional surface, Eleven minutes were cut from the North, American release so it could receive an R rating instead of an X in the U.S. Part of the reason why the original cut got an X rating was a scene in which a German soldier is castrated by his victim, a Russian woman soldier. "Mainly the last 30 minutes were cut down, trimmed, refined," Coburn explained. "Not just to get an R, but to make the film more suitable for American audiences. Europeans have the ability to sit longer in theatres." Cross of Iron is the third time around for Coburn and Peckinpah. The other two films Major Dundee , and Pat Garrett and Billy you can have vast panoramas all in exact perspective. It will revolutionize the movies." Imagine, Furst goes on, great sculptures like Michelangelo's Pieta available in every town's museum or perhaps in every home. Costs are still a big problem for this infant scientific art, says Phillips. It costs $51 an hour to run each of the five lasers used at the academy, and holograph "film" costs thousands of dollars a plate. Laser beams constitute light that has been ironed out to put all its waves in phase. The precision and intensity of laser light make it suitable for holograms, which were invented in 1948, long before the technology was available for producing them with quality. OF THE YEAR,"; -Vernon Scott, UNITED PRESS; "ADUtT PARENTAL GUIDANCE " No one under 1 odmirted unless UtC1"'W Y P"" drivmn GAITS 0KM THFATRf :M I.. W '.iti JHOW Al DUSK to TUESDAY ADMISSION S2.S0 DANCE TO The Chosen Few Mtil Jam II tColConas ?' Rossor Ave. (m The Scotiu Towers) (O'HURim SNOWS Singer expresses Inuit view T-R-A-V-O Sponsors by United Commercial Travellers Binge Licence No. 35 2 GIANT JACKPOTS No. T No. 2 1,100 2,500 in 51 numbers in S3 numbers Admission $1.00 Extra Cords 50 OTTAWA (CP) You can hum along to Willy Thrasher's kind of history. The 28-year-old singer, from Inuvik is helping his people retain their culture by putting it to music. In simple songs he has tried to express the native view of history with a soft tenor voice and a guitar. "I'm doing this to keep alive the Inuit background in a way they (the Inuit) will understand," Thrasher said in an interview. "Their way is dying. I was there, I know." He has lived in Ottawa DRAW FOR $100 from all previous tickets. You must be present to win. The Dumbell Rag -the funniest Toronto, Orillia and Frobisher Bay and last summer joined a group of musicians who performed in 17 U.S. states. He has appeared several times on television in Ottawa and Toronto and on five TV stations in the United States. An incident in Inuvik about seven years ago led Thrasher to a career in music. He was one of five musicians in the Cordells, a local band which performed in a few northern communities. One night, while playing in Inuvik at a New Year's Eve party, an elderly man praised the group and encouraged it to continue. Phone 728-8775 116-lOth Street LUNCHEON SPECIAL DAILY FROM 1 1 a.m. - 3 p.m. TlW.-Dte. Fried lekster 727-6010 World War I to the Western Arctic. The experience is portrayed in his first single record,, "Eskimo Named Johnny." The reverse side is a modern-day production of a traditional Inuit drum dance ceremony. "The Inuit Chant" was produced with a back-up of musicians. Thrasher paid record production costs through a grant awarded him by the department of Indian affairs and northern development's cultural grants program. He has performed in Ottawa, Montreal, North Bay, song regularly. For this . year's Charlottetown Summer Festival, the perennial Anne of Green Gables is being put on again, along with By George'. And for the first time, a fourth show will be staged in a small stueio theatre across the street from the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. The Road to Charlottetown, a review-type show about the Fathers of Confederation, will be staged by a Toronto company in the Mackenzie- It will be an alternative to the main productions for people who can't get tickets on sold-out nights. NEW COMEDY DONTMtt Draw for $ 1 OO from present- evening's Attendance Tickets m THE KEYSTONE CONVENTION HALL Open at 6:30 p.m. Game Time 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 revived for musical PAUL NEWMAN. screws her face with de- music for the last five years, working at odd jobs to earn enough money to do what he likes. His latest job is as a security guard at the National Gallery of Canada. He dislikes the city but refuses to return to his homeland until he has established a reputation and made all the records he wants. "The city is a cement jungle. Everything is controlled by time. I can see the day when the North will be the same too." When Thrasher first arrived in Ottawa he felt alone and longed to return war they continued Dei forming, including engagements at the Coliseum in London, the Grand Theatre in Toronto, and the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway. They continued touring until their show died under pressure from motion pictures, the death of vaudeville, and growing lack of interest in wartime entertainment as the world moved into the 1930s. But in their heyday they introduced such still-remembered songs as Pack Up Your Troubles, Tipperary, Roses of Pae-cardy, and Oh What a Lovely War. Lund, who was here last week to revive By George! at the National Arts Centre for this season's run in Charlottetown, said his show will be not just a revival of the Dumbells, but a story about how they were created and what happened to them. "The old soldiers I've talked to tell me it was realty a singing war. Life expectancy for troops at the front in 1917 was seven days, and the average of an officer was 19." Plunkett found his players bore and there. One was a sergeant who had a talent for mimicing his colonel. Another could dance, and one, Ross Hamilton, had a high tenor or counter-tenor voice. He of course became - Marjorie. Since there were no women at the front, the Dumbells had to create Marjorie, And Hamilton in drag became a star. Their theme song was The Dumbell Rag, and the troops whistled it DEADLY Starring Murray DiahrfWltams HEY KIDS! CORNY HAS ARRIVED AT FRANCO'S. Be sure to drop in and say hi soon . . and McDonald Free Tickets lor next attendance drew $100 Two $5 door prize. 34th and McDonald NOW OPEN! . . . Featuring the finest in Mexican, Italian and Western foods. vTOlWTN EaV HSTH.H.T. W. 727-1171 3 MIIIH Ql BHiNDON OH No 10 TONIGHT RESTRICTED ADULT OTTAWA (CP) The First World War has been called by some the singing war, and for a lot of young Canadians the last music they heard was The Dumbell Rag. Memories of the war and the troupe of players drawn from the Canadian Army Third Division are being revived for a new musical at this year's Charlottetown Summer Festival, The Legend of the Dumbclls. For the antics and songs of the Dumbell5 have become a legend with the sudden death this month of the last of the original seven, pianist Jack Ayer, aged 83. "I spent a day with Jack Ayer and he was in. the prime of life," said Alan Lund, artistic director of the Charlottetown Festival and producer of the show. "He played all their old tunes for me and relived the entire 1917 period of their formation, he sang me some of their songs and showed me their old posters. Three days later he died." The Dumbells were formed in 1917 and named after the crossed dumbells of the Third Division's insignia. Capt. Mcrton Plunkett, a YMCA worker with the troops, brought them together for their first variety show near Vimy Ridge in France. Other countries were able to send concert parlies to Europe to entertain their troops, but for the Canadians it was a case of making do with what talent they had. . . And the Dumbclls had such talent that after the KINGO EVERY MONDAY TWO JACKPOTS Jackpot No. 1 $3,000 i52 os Jackpot No. 2 $ 1,500 in53nos 13 games at $50 each This wfth'i AttmkMce Draw HIMD QUARTER Of MB PIUS $100 DO0ftlOFfNAT:J0p.m. GAWKS STMT T I .. KEYSTONE CONVENTION HALL f 34th

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