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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 101

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Friday, August 14, 1970
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CITY W The Arizona Republic O Phoenix, Fri., Aug. 14,1970 Youth revolution coming to movies in the near future By STIRLING SILUPHANT Channel Chuckles By Bil Keane Today's highlights on the channels ; (G n e s t columnist Stirling 'Silliphant is the writer-pro* ;dneer who holds an Oscar for •his screenplay "In the Heat lof the Night." He is writing ;an original film, "America, 'the Beautiful," his first come- ',dy, for Avco-Embassy. Anoth- ;er project, for ABC, marks .his first TV venture since his highly-acclaimed "Naked City" and "Route 66." A "Movie of die Week," it will serve as a pilot for a series about a blind detective.) Los Angeles Tines Service If there's a dream today — and there'd better be — it niay be found somewhere behind or in front of the motion picture camera. Film today is as synonymous with life as life is synonymous with youth. Too much has already been written about a film-making "revolution," most of these observations inspired by the financial and critical success of films such as "Easy Rider," "M-A-S-H," "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Graduate." Studios rushed to duplicate these trailblazers, a process our scientists call "cloning." One is tempted to insert the missing "W." In any event, the majority of the second-ge- n e r a t i o n "with it," "rele- V a n t," "youth-oriented" copy-cat films have been studiously avoided by the youth audience. Overlooked in the scramble is the fact that all of the important youth films, with the exception of "Woodstock," were made by filmmakers in their 30s, 40s and 50s. So where is our revolution? Where are our young filmmakers? GETTING READY. The su- perhyphenate, writer - director - writer - director -cinematographer - editor - artist - cirtic, is arming himself and the revolution is coming. The same 22-year-old who pays three bucks to see "Zabriskie Point" goes home to edit his own 16-mm film. The 12-year-old who is dragged by his parents to see "The Love Bug" may very well be making, in his seventh-grade classroom, an 8 mm film on the extinction of the American Indian and producing strange optical effects on his qwn home-made optical printer. Films are being made everywhere by everybody. Children turn fluent in the language of moving pictures from age 5, fed hour after repetitive hour with the idiom of television. Our youngsters are masters of the visual metaphor before they've read their first chapter of classic literature. And by comparison, that literature will seem boring and impractically tedious. Today it is as if the young have finally grown up and must move away from home, from their parent the television, in search of a new maturity, and maturity capable of expression only in the new cinema. This unexposed, undiscovered and still unrealized pool of film-trained, film-sensitive young people is to me the most exciting aspect of the medium today. Young people are studying film-making at the best American universities, where they are learning the technology of film as well as becoming critics of the greatest works of previous film artists. They are studying film in even greater depth at the American Film Institute. Still others are completely self-taught. YOUNG PEOPLE who have never come within a thousand miles of Hollywood are creating personal film statements which are playing to tremendous audiences through such unorthodox distribution organizations as Genesis Films, Vmversal's Kinetic Art, underground film festivals and film societies. The audience for traditionally non-commer- 8AVE-A-LIFE MUUMt Oiy*M Urit s 39 ti 24 HOURS A DAY COMPLETE MEDICAL OXYGEN SERVICE DYE MED BYE MEDICAL t OXVGEM SUPPLY CO. 9932 W. McDowell 278-8541 cial student and underground film is ever expanding and it is not unlikely that the underground will someday have a viable competitive effect on the old-line distribution establishment. My own film producing company, Pingree P r o d u c- tions, is developing an active subsidiary wherein young people will make good films for young audiences within sane budgets. We are exploring the possibility of distributing these films ourselves, so that profits can be channeled directly into further projects, rather than disappearing into the all-consuming whirlpool of sales middlemen. The first film in this program is based on Carlos Castenada's underground bestseller, "TTie Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge." It is about a young student's true experiences with an old Yaqui Indian who teaches him his sorcery through the use of desert plants such as peyote. The film will be shot this fall in Arizona. All the people involved, with the exception of the Indian actor, will be in their twenties. It will be their picture, untampered with by me or any other of the traditionalists. The director is 25; the producer 23. We must expect the sort of revolution - evolution - renaissance in the film business that occurred in the recording industry. Youth literally took over that industry by first cornering the 45 RPM market and finally the LP phase. WE ARE NOT FAR, and by that I mean within this decade, from being universally home-equipped for playing cassette films. Once the cassette hardware is developed and installed, filmmakers will be able to make and distribute films very inexpensively in a style almost identical to record distribution. It seems obvious that cartridge-cassette films will be assimilated into our sensory- overloaded, media - hungry culture as quickly and painlessly as stereophonic sound and color television were. When that happens, filmmakers will become "overnight" pop-artists and millionaires, the variety of video programming will be expanded a thousandfold and our library shelves will be more crammed with film cassettes than with books. There will still be room for theatrical super-screen films and broad- casted television but the overall utility of visual media will have been multiplied for the benefit of both artist and audience. It's a revolution indeed but it's still too early to count up. our heroes and villains. The only thing that's certain is that yesterday's formulas may be so gone in the teeth that even Medicare comes too late. jnzona Lighting Center Conif Brown •! TA« Brightut Spot in Town Over 1000 lighting Styles on Display J»40 N. lath Strait 17MMI "... However, while the plaintiff is justified In her plea to retain custody of the mouthwash, the court finds for the defendant In the matter of the under arm deodorant." 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