The Montreal Star from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on September 9, 1961 · 85
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The Montreal Star from Montreal, Quebec, Canada · 85

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Saturday, September 9, 1961
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Jacob Siskind Film Mouse -im- t r?: r h i : Vi i- y r i I i 'V 1 n i i'4 i M 1 7 bt j fpffO heads are better than - one and two- theatres in the same movie house are probably going to save people a lot' of trouble Have you ever won-' dered what to do on a dreary evening when the only double-bills In town are westerns you have already seen? The Ely see Theatre has come ' vp with a quick solution 1 The little movie house which ' is only a skip and a jump from the Ecole des Beaux Arts and a kangaroo hop from McGill Uni-" versify has had such whopping 1 success in its first season that it has decided to open a second ' smaller hall in the same build-‘ tag ' The Ely see in case you are -not already aware is the theatre V that since the first In tarnation-if al Film Festival last year has specialised in presenting qua-lity films of European origin In - the past year it has screened what were previously ' consi- dered off-beat motion pictures by Federico Fellini Satyajit Ray and Ingmar Bergman And it v has done so with such success that the managers have decided ' that a change In policy may help serve still more film en-r tfausiasts 1 ’ ’ V- : -- THE GROUND FLOOR of the : J present theatre will be ripped out completely and replaced with an intimate screening room seating about 180 in which 16 mm films --will be shown The bills will consist largely of film classics - some famous pictures of the silent days and - the occasional new f picture probably from the - French “nouvelle ague” The opening of thi auxiliary - theatre is planned for late Sept -ember or early October The reran is to be named Salle Eisen- y stein and appropriately the' ri first film to be shown will be' ' “Battleship Potemkin' This - f screen classic- famous for its introduction of the taoimiqw of ? montage will be exhibited here j' publicly for the first time r “ Hard on the heels of “Potem-- - kin" the Salle Eisenstein will i semen "Alexander Nevsky’" and -"Ivan fie Terrible” Also planned for - the 1 small 7 theatre are such silents as “Son - of the Sheik" starring Rudolph f Valentino and “Thief of Bagh-dad" starring Douglas r Fair- banks Senior ' From the looks of it this room may put the late late television screenings out of business ' V IN THE MAIN THEATRE at: 1 ®ysi which incidentally will be called the "Salle Res- I1?1" gular showings of con- - 'tniporary films win continue J first of these will be the : Truffaut picture which had its premiere in this city last year Sur Le Pianiste” This Win be screened with English : ’ sub-titles for the first tm lo-' Uy- “Shoot the Pianist’ will - - be followed by another French i Picture with English subtitles ' Love Game” This de Broca the first comedy among - "new wave" pictures from ‘ ice and stars Genevieve v JerntrLouis Maury Jean-Pierre r ’ ’’ T”' : Cluny Jean-Pierre Cassel and - Jean-Louls Maury- V: ‘ THE FLURRY Of French film will be succeeded ’ by another ' great Ingmar Bergman film "The Magician"' As is custom-: ary at this theatre the picture will be shown in its original version with English subtitles The Elysee has made it its po-: licy whenever possible to' screen the pictures on its Mils in their original versions with ‘i dialogue in the language of the country in which the picture - was made This has meant of tome that despite the visual - ' problem of skipping hack and ' forth from the faces to the lines at the bottom of the screen audiences have been -able to bear the actual voices of the' players to capture the original flavor of the film and to gauge the quality of the acting per- formance as a whole - Yqu have only to have been engrossed by a Bergman picture 'with the Swedish voices and " then to have watched the dub : bed English version limp by to realize bow important the voice of the actor and the character of the language are for the full impact of 'a film Swedish Is gutteral-sounding to' North American ears and to hear soft English Accents mouthing timi- lar syllables Is akin to satisfying : yourself with s dime store re- - - production of a Gaugln The Elysee promises to round -' out its bills with a selection of short subjects that will match ‘the mood and the inspiration of the principal features Canal and Genevieve Cluny in a scene from " Love Game " which will M " eJ : 1 " - j - ' “Sidney Poitier lithe and electric emits the lightning of an angry Violent man They areall fine sensitive acton V A wonderful warm comprehension of a people's humor streneth and dignity !" ' New York Timee Columbia WEEK! f ( t- mmr Pictures Sidney Pome -?a raisin in Claudia McNeil-Ruby D 3- SNOWDON Air Conditioned 4U71M be shown shortly at the Elysee I Footers at J:SO -:SS - fits - l:fS Lent oompUU okow at :S0 jmh 17

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