Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 7, 1974 · Page 22
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 22

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, July 7, 1974
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2D Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, July 7, 1974 FAYETTEVJLLE, A R K A N S A S leaving The Front Lines Underground Movie Maker Paul Morrissey Goes Legit LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul' Morrissey, Andy Warhol's pro- tege in undei'groutid mov- iedom's weirdest subcult, is going Hollywood-propelled to establishment r a n k by an X-rated movie guarantetcd to wipe out queasy viewers. Reviews of "Andy Warhol's Frankeslein" -- though done by Morrissey, the movie .is tied to Warhol in spirit and for box-office reasons -- have ranged from catcalls to hurrahs. In addition to a crew of harpies, fag hags and neuters -familiar characters in Morris- say's other . films. "Trash," "Head" and "Flesh" -- limbs, entrails and corpses pop out of the screen via enstein." 3D in "Frank- After a while, waiting tor the next bloody scene is like riding a roller coaster, knowing a plunge is coming and, when it comes, going: "Wheeeec -look at the fake human blood." Baron Frankenstein, played by Udo Kier, spends his time kidnapping and cutting up young people, then sewing together their disparate parts intu a matching pair of super- creaturcs -- male and female -- who will breed him a master race. The film is deeper than the gore. It represents Morrissey's vision of a new generation of passionless, almost catatonic young. It also shows his disgust with mainstream culture -- its death machines, sexual sham, envy and obsession with youth. Lanky, blue-jcancd Morris-1 pendent producer," he said, sey, 35, is pleased that film executives, publicist and agents have found the film perversely fascinating. The underground talent wants to get into the sun- Ifght, and studios have been wooing him. He is no longer cultivating his "cnfante terrible" image. "I've done my service in the vanguard," Morrissey said in an interview. "I want to be promoted to the rear guard. I want to take a rest; You can't be in the front lines all the time." With potential scripts arriving by messenger and the phone jingling regularly in his -hotel room, Morrissey was or- 'dering hot fudge sundaes and contemplating his future above ground. "I've always been an inde- story, he probably would skip the first half and quickly he. glosses , his New time at Morrissey's all-time of the · Warliol-Morrissey is "Women in Ue the 1960s. He d 'one of the craziest films The roles by female impersonators." Morrissey and '. favorite sey · films ' m a d e in ties it as films we bout girls friends to and wind and alco- re played ors." arhol ac- ars." The d them few, 'such Jessandor, are gone 211, Morri- ssev remembers then fondly. "I' thought of myself as MGM in a crazv way," lie said. "Their slogan used to be more stars than there are in heavnn. I worked with such incredible people. I had the luxury of making any choice I wanted to. Only the gullible, insists Morrissey, will be- shocked by "Frankenstein's" special effects. "When the violence occurs, it's unreal, 1 he says. "Most ot the time I leave the camera on the obvious sptcial effects, like the rubber bodies, so that it become obvious they're not real." The hearts, kidneys and en- irails, he says, were bought at a butcher shop; although they're presented as human parts. "If it's not funny, it's nothing," Morrissey says. But he adds rrhpishly: "It's good to aggravate people ' a little. It makes them pay attention." TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service New U led Ante rinal Color · Black ' White Boosters-* Toweri Free Estimates 751-7927 7S1-81M 751-0257 Arab-Israeli Confrontation Looms At SEA Conference CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Delegates to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea have taken a long holiday weekend Id enjoy Venezuela's tropical sun, but an Arab - Israeli confrontation looms when they return to work. · Thousands of delegates and observers from 148 nations are in Caracas for a summer of negotiations to draft a treaty for use of the oceans in what is the ever. It is essentially a non-'ppliti- cat and highly technical meeting, but there been exchanges have already of insults be tween the Soviet Union and China, aided by its tiny European ally, Albania. Now, the Arab countries at the sea conference, with the support of other nations in Af rica, Asia and Latin America want the Palestine Liberation Organization and other similar f roups admitted as observers n Arab source said the quest probably will be formally presented next week, after th( Venezuelan Independence Daj weeknd. Mandouh Azzam, the repre senlative of the Arab League, vhich represents 20 Arab coun- ries and is an accredited observer here, claimed Thursday )efore the plenary session that t would be "only just and equi- able" for the PLO and other organizations to be present. Later, Noureddine Djoudi, assistant secretary general oMhe Organization of African Unity, .old newsmen that liberation movements have a right to be observers here since they will one day be leading their own governments and should be familiar with new sea law conventions. Azzam said the PLO-is "the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, who have been deprived of their legiti mate rights for so long by Zion But Amiel the Israeli Najar, leader ol delegation, told newsmen Thursday that any at tempt to obtain admittance o the PLO or other liberation movements would be "absolute ly illegal." He said the list of partici panis was decided upon November in New York, wit! all countries at the United Na lions having ample opportunity to express their views. "We can't reduce or enlarge U.S. Defector Granted Exit Visa LOS ANGELES (AP) -'Well, naturally I'd like io see lim," says Ella W. Hoxsey of ler stepson. Dean Hoxsey, 47, vho was granted an exit visa 'rom Soviet authorities. However, Hoxsey, who de- 'ected to Russia in 1957, was :old by U.S. officials that he could not return to the United States because-he lost his U.S. citizenship when he took Soviet citizenship. It was not immediately known where Hoxsey plans to go. Hoxsey, a one-time California resident, told U.S. Embassy of- iicials in Moscow last May that joined the Communist party 1946 and went to Moscow in 1957 to attend a youth congress. A World War II marine veteran, Horsey said he was granted permission to live in Russia and later became a Soviet citizen, turning in his American passport to Soviet officials. the conference now,' claiming that such "would inject a series of politi cal discussions which are utterly useless." He said the Israeli delegation will not speak to the conference on the matter unless it officially comes up. "But if we have to enter these waters," he cautioned, "we will." OPEN" UA1LY 9-10j SUNDAY CLOSED iclp for a change. I don't mind cut to meeting Warhol. Morrissey says he will retain lis own style on any film proj- Fordham University as. an En-. for that -- and for a lot more. never wanted io be The world of 1974, says Paul just wanted to make films." Andy Warhol freak's dream. 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