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Cinematic crisis rejected by Zeifirelli Los Angeles Hm«8 Service ROME — Th« muelwHs- cussed film crisis that has hit Hollywood seems also to have .engulfed the Italian cinema. Italy, which last year pro- V d0ced W films and had nil its sound stages filled with various projects, seems to be !at its lowest ebb. '- From the big four of the Italian cinema, only Franco Zeffirelll and Luccini Visconti ire preparing for immediate projects; Feliini is shooting for television and Michelangelo Antonioni seems to be lick* ing his wounds after the critical reception of "Zabriskie Point." How bad is the crisis? "First of all, it is not a crisis, but an adjustment. Secondly, I think it is very good, purifying," Zeffirelli says. '"THE MOVIES in Hollywood are going through a structural change long overdue, 1 feel, because the cinema is a delicate thing; it was an idea in someone's head; around this idea grew a colos- sus. When it becomes overburdened, too heavy with executives, with too many restrictions, then it cannot survive. I have had a taste of this while doing "The Taming of the Shrew 1 and was amazed how Hollywood could have survived in that state for such a long time. Things are changing for the better: A new cinema is emerging already. "You see, the s o -c a 11 e d 'digestive cinema' days are gone, when people went to the movies after dinner and before retiring. Today, they still go to the movies but are more selective—they go to see a certain film. It has to be good; it better be good. So that eliminates a lot. Thank heaven. Zeffirelli, director of the unforgettable "Romeo and Juliet," and one of filmdon's most controversial figures, has some strong words to say about the state of affairs of the Italian cinema: "Here we hae a different situation than in America. Here we have a moral crisis. Sex is being ma- MUSIC ON RADIO The f e a t u r e d full-length choral work on KRFM's "Sunday Morning in Music," from 6 to 9 a.m., will be Hiiydn's "Miss* Solemnis." There also will be a performance of J. C. Bach's Concerto in 0. minor for harpsichord and orchestra; J. S. Bach's Cantata No. 32, "Uebster Jesu"; Haydn's Nocturne in C Major; and J. S. Bach's Pas- sacaglia and fugue in C minor, Bwv 682. * • * Hallamrks of the Concert Hall, Sunday, KHEP-FM5:30 p.m. to 7p.m.; Tchakovsky: Symphony No. 7 in E Flat Major-Eugene Or* mandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sibelius: "The Swan of Tuonela." Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Op. 50- Leonard Bernstein conducting ih€ New York Philharmonic. »Two excerpts from Pierrot Lunaire, by Shoenberg. ^Russian composer Semyon Bogatyryev "salvaged" the symphony from Tchaikovsky's completed manuscript of, which thirty-three pages are orchestrated. This is the mysterious symphony that Modeste Tchaikovsky wrote abouMhat was scrapped by the composer. The first movement became part of the Kano Concerto No. 3, which had three movements based directly on the Symphony. (Two movements from the concerto were dropped). The material from the second Movement of the Symphony became these two dropped movements plus the "Andante fir Piano and Orchestra." The Scherzo became Opus 72 "Piano Scherzo." The finale Tchaikovsky also "took apart" to use in other works. It took Bogatyryev 10 years to put everything together again. * * * The featured work of KRFM's "Sunday Night Concert," from 7 to 10 p.m., will be Mozart's Concerto No. 24 inTC minor, for piano and orchestra, K. 491 (Robert Casadesus, piano, and members of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, the late George Szell, conductor). Other works include: Britten's Simply Symphony for string orchestra; Respighi's The Birds; Beethoven's Piano Quartet No. 2 Saturday Night It's in concert BIG SURF* "PORTRAIT OF SOUND" ''CHRISTOPHER BLUE" also "PHOENIX" and "NQART" Dance, Swim, Surf 7 P.M.-Midnight « Gt)ntr«l Admi»»ipn $2 Sorter Mmiulon, $1.M AMilienal Col- lap* Studmli WIN* Currant I.O.'i, II. BIG SURF" 1500 N. Hoy^tn Rood, TEMPE • * urvkt »nd trademark of Bi» Sar/ J> Inc. 1970. in D Major, Op. 152; Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite No. 2; Manfredini's Concerto in 0 minor^Op. 3 No. 10; and Lia- dov's The Enchanted Lake. UNDER BANNER SAMURAI Japanese Language •nalish Sub-Titltt Rattd (G) August U CMrtnmiM from 1:00 P.M. at Photnfx Little Theatre 21 I. Cvrorado Rd. 254-2151 ADULTS 1.50 STUDENTS |,00 GRADES 1 to 8 65c (Wax Figures) American Htritafjt WAX MUSEUM 98 W. Srttson Drive SCOTTSDALE Dally 9:30.9:00 CINEMA 3b M CENIHAL COM I FROM 1 Kellys Heroes Richard Clint Burton Eastwood Where Eagles Dare' niptilated, inflated, devalued by merchants of pornography. It's a dangerous game and one should not fool around with sex. Especially not in Italy. I know my countrymen, and if there was one thing that was natural, simple and beautiful, it was sex. Now, suddenly, because of cheap pornography, It becomes something squalid and sinister." Zeffirelli is preparing "something" for the theater, recording a "Fidelio" narration with friend Leonard Bernstein for the Italian television and working on the script and casting of his forthcoming movie, "Saint Francis," which seems to have been in a state of preparation the last two years. 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