Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 19, 1974 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

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Wednesday, June 19, 1974
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14 · Northwest ArVanso. TIMES, Wtd., June 1 19, 1974 Unhappy Hurler In th* hoilom of Ihe first Inning of a solthalt game in Mentor, OMo, pitcher P a u l Berlin, 8, had walked I h e first three men he faced. W i t h a rnunl o! 3 and 0 he losses hall tour (left) forcing in Ihe runner from third. Then he dissolves in (ears. It took a hit of mothering from h I ft manager (right) before he 'cnuld got on with the game. (AP Wireholo) Moviemakers Cash In On Yearning For Simpler Times NEW YORK (AP) -- Nostalgia is doing n big number in the movies appearing on the nation's screens thtse days -there's even a movie entitled "The Way We Were" -- but it's a little hard to f i n d anybody who thinks he is creating it. David Merrick. who produced "The Great Gatsby" with sin- pendous attention to 1930s details, from costuming and cars to unpaved roads and mansions, says he wasn't doing it for nostalgia. Peter Bogdanovich, who some think started it all wilh "The Last Picture Show." and \vho is working on "At Long Last. Love." to include 23 Cole Porler songs, snys lie isn't in the nostalgia business either. Nostalgia exists -- Merrick and Bogrianovicli agree with this -- and in separate conversations they were willing to talk aboul ii. Bogdanovich defined it. "People will say. 'Remember the days we used to go to camp? I sure feel nostalgic for the good old days. 1 I ihink some of the movies being made and shows'on Broadway are designed to take you back and remind you of something that you enjoyed in some other period of your life. You go see Ihe Andrews Sisters and say, 'Weren't things simpler back in the old d a y s ? ' -. REASON APPARENT "The reason for the interest in nostalgia is so apparent it seems like a cliche to say it. We're living in a rather bleak period and we don't know where to turn, so of course.we turn back to the past, when things seemed clearer and simpler. "There's a bitterness that has set in. People feel the American f l a g is something to be ashamed of anil here we are in the 1970s with nothing to believe in, so we look back to perinds when we could believe in something. "When I was making 'The Last Picture Show,' in 197!, ] told people I was doing a period picture. They'd ash when it was set and I'd say 1951 and they'd say that wasn't a period, li made money, so then every picture was set in (he '50s. Few of them were successful, except 'American Graffili.' It is like any trend. Movies imitate whatever was a hit the year be fore." Merrick. who is a relative newcomer to film making after years of producing on "Broadway, says, "1 feel we're being upstaged by Mie newspapers. Films can't compete. There's more drama on front pages than we can dream up. The best thing for movie makers to do is go back into Ihe fantasy of the past. "'Galsby' wasn't nostalgia with me. I thought that with camera, which gives more scope than the stage, there was :he possibility of doing some !irst-class material that might have a poinl of view. Fitzgerald's favorite theme was :hat people who were born rich ihink they are better than anybody else, because they were lorn rich. We start with those people. We do them in. The middle-class people in 'Gatsby' come out as the ones with rea character." Bogdanovich says of the f i l m craze, "The Last Picture Show' is about a previous era but I don't think it was a nos lalgia film. I don't mean an comparison with myself bn Tolstoi wrote 'War and Peace 21) to 30 years aflcr the event* lie was describing. I don't think that was a nostalgic novel. '"The Last Picture Show* wa an evocation of a time that had passed. My intention was t clarify to people in the presen something about their ciirrcn situalion. I Ihink you only un derstand Ihe present by Ihe past You learn that in high school -- current events through history. SIMPLE '"Paper Moon' was set in the '30s and on one level it was rather simple hut I didn't mea: it as fluff. The point of the movie was. here are two people fleecing other people and trying to get by in a time when no body had any money and ev erybody was trying to get bj some way or other. Latest from Bogdanovich i "Daisy Miller," based on a Henry James story, set in previous century, as is the cur rcntly popular "Three Muike teers." Next, Bogdanovich wil shoot "At Long Last, Love,' set in'the '30s in New York bu shot in California because Ne York has changed so much. "People are going to say 'A Long Last, Love' is nostalgia loo. but 1 don't think so. "if about two couples who fall ii and out of love in about a month, switch partners anrj fal unhappy ending, which amuse: and live unhappily ever a f t e r , think it's probably the firs movie musical made to have ai in and out of ove wilh Ihem me. I was goini; lo do it black and white but I though lhat was t a k i n g perversity one step too far s I'm going ti step loo f a r so as I'm going ti shoot it In color and paint I h i white. If I can get it right, thi idea is t h a t nobody ever gels what they want because they don't know what they want." 95% CONVENTIONAL FINANCING FOR NEW and EXISTING HOMES 30 YEAR TERM ALSO VA and FHA LOANS Call 751-1152-Or Come By Our Office in the San Jose Manor, 222'/2 East Emma, Springdale JACK COLLIER EAST CO., INC MORTGAGE BANKER FewMM 1M4 Vernon T«rv«r Vice President Br*nch The TIMES Ii On Top of The News Seven Days a WeeVt Recommendations For Legislative Council Planning Report Said 'Point Of Departure' Attend Convention Dr. Barbara Jackson, Dale illen and Jerome Rappaport Faycttcville attended the th tnnual convention of the The Director of the Division of Community Affairs of the JniversUy of Arkansas said today that a report the Division prepared on the State's regions! planning programs was Intended only as a point of departure" for the Arkansas Depar- ment of Planning to develop recommendations for th* Legis- alive Council and the governor. William S. Bonner laid publicity on the report Indicated .hat it comprised unilateral and final recommendations to the Department ot Planning and .herefore was arousing "unnecessary controversy". "The report presents recommendations for consideration l)y (he Department of P l a n n i n g , areavvule agency directors and others in formulating and recommendations they may consider appropriate and necessary," Bonner said. He said the Division's study was undertaken through a contract at the De partmcnt of Planning's request, but that the Department in no way was committed to t h e study's - f i n d i n g s and actuall} "may take exception to some of them." "The study is the Division's own product and simply will be taken into consideraton by ttie Department of Planning alon? w i t h the recommedations o other groups in the preparation of a final independent Depart ment report," he added. ALTERNATIVES Bonner pointed nut that the division's report contains two alternative approches to provement of areawide plan ning. only one of which has been publicized and which aroused concern and controversy, One alternative- suggests ways lor better utilization 'it existing statutes to achieve more effective planning at state, areawide and local levels, witti major emphasis on he areawide level. The second alternative suggest* new legis- aiion for areawide planmng that would establish a system of suhstate planning organizations replacing the existing organizations established under three different state statutes. Arrested For Streaking L A K E L A N D , Fla. (AP) -Police here say they arrested :he son of American Bar Association President Chesterfield Smith and the daughter of for mer Florida Board of Regents C h a i r m a n D. Burke Kibler for streaking. The young couple were reported to have dashed nude at 3 a.m. Tuesday through a pan cake house where a Lakeland police officer was takin-g his lunch break. Jacqueline Kibler of Lake land and Chesterfield Harvey Smith of Barlow, both 21, were released on $300 bond and told to appear in court June 27 to a n s w e r indecent exposure charges. The elder Smith said, "J don't excuse any conduct thai is a violation of the law at aU. but I'm sympathetic to my son and I'll be working with him to assist him in any way that I can involving his problems," Bonner said the Diviiton'i tudy was based partly on in erviews with all directors 01 the regional planning organize ioni and with 78 Board mem ers and 24 non-Board members representing all the organizations. The Division staff also studied information on sub-state districting prepared by the Of fice of Management and Bud get, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations ind the American Law Institute. Subslate district planning in other states also was scrutinized, Bonner said. An analysis of the Stale's planning legislat ion was still another element n the study. NO LINKAGES The report points out that no formal linkages exist between Ihe Department ot Planning an'' the areawide organizations an local governments except thos of an administrative nature i terms of managing or accounl ing for grant funds, Bonner salt he believes that the Departmen of P l a n n i n g has the respons bility for providing this linkag through utilization ot a uniform functional classification fo planning purposes, a recom mendaton the Division of Com munity Affairs made to th Department of Planning thre years ago. This uniform fun ctional classification system according to Bonner, is key fo a State development plan. The Department of Plannin has called a meeting of area wide organizations directors to discuss the report and recom mendations next Tuesday in Little Rock. 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