exuberance of its own. Glasgow; GET
0 THX1138 (18) (George Lucas, US, 1970) Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance. 95 mins. In a computer-controlled society of the future a daily drug intake reduces the desire for sex, so a rebel who has impregnated his girlfriend must be exterminated. Grab this chance to see George Lucas’s rarely-screened debut Glasgow; GFI’
I o The Trouble With Harry (PG)
5 (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1954) John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn. 99 mins. The trouble with Harry, of course, is that he‘s dead. The bothersome corpse
I litters the otherwise verdant
- landscape of a cosy New England
} community and provides a severe
; waste disposal problem for the local citizens.
Droll, protracted black comedy, a very minor work in the Hitchcock canon. Forsythe is as limited as ever but MacLaine shines promisingly in 5 her ﬁlm debut. Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Turtle Diary (PG) (John Irvin, UK, 1985) Glenda Jackson, Michael Gambon, Ben Kingsley. 96 mins. Jackson is the written-out author of children‘s stories, Kingsley a bookshop employee. Together they share an obsession with observing the sea turtles at London Zoo and embark on a scheme to set the turtles free and return them to the ocean. Their mutual act of animal liberation has repercussions on their own well-being and allows two lonely people a more fulfilling life.
A gentle, disarming and beautifully photographed drama. Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Vertigo (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock, US. 1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak. 126 mins. Agrophobic detective Stewart retires from the force and is engaged privately to follow a woman with whom he falls hopelessly in love.
An audacious mystery and a classic study of male perversity Vertigo proved an impeccable swansong for the Stewart-Hitchcock team. Edinburgh; EU Filmsoc
'0 The Wanderers ( 18) (Phil Kaufman, US. 1979) Ken Wahl, Karen Allen. ’ 112 mins. Highly regarded (in some 5 quarters) saga of Bronx-Italian high -, school life in the early 605 is just another obnoxious teen movie. Glasgow; Grosvenor 0 Witness ( 15) (Peter Weir, US. 1985) Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis. 112 mins. A young Amish boy is a witness to murder. The investigation leads a cop into a brush with another culture, a little romance and the expected police corruption. Atmospheric, impeccably acted and beautifully constructed. Edinburgh; Dominion o The Year of Living Dangeroust (PG) (Peter Weir, Australia, 1982) Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt. 115 mins. Indonesia, 1965. Journalist Gibson is on his ﬁrst posting as a foreign correspondent. Tension is growing in the country as the forces of the Communist Party gain strength and ultimately he is
2871111511414 ~17 April I
THE CAVALIER OF THE GUTTERS
it would be remiss at any entertainments publication not to remark on the death last Sunday of James Cagney. Actor, painter, poet,
farmer, song ‘11’ dance man; his unique
talents found expression in a variety of outlets.
James Cagney Jr. was born in 1899 on New York‘s lower East Side and had already embarked on a showbusiness career as a teenager. He made his film
debut in 1930 and within a year had left
his own indelible mark on celluloid as the young punk in Public Enemy. When he pushed a grapefruit into Mae Clarke’s face stardom was his. 0n
screen Cagney was an effervescent
whirlwind, a dancer’s grace illuminating his iaunty stance and deiiant invincibility.
Although he carved a niche in cinema ‘
lore as the archetypal tough guy and butt of a thousand inaccurate mimics his range as an actor was impressive.
i As a gangster he set the screen ablaze
in Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring .
Twenties and White Heat but his career
; also encompassed Bottom in A
f Midsummer Night's Dream, the gentle
: romance of Strawberry Blonde, the broad slapstick of The Bride Came CDD
and the frenetic screwball satire of
; One, Two, Three.
Cagney's own iavourite was his
. Oscar-winning role as George M.
Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy, a glorious wartime smorgasborg of sentiment, patriotism, song and dance. At heart he remained a hunter and expressed a truculent dilfidence about the honours and praise lavished
upon him. ‘There’s not much to tell you 3 about acting but this; ’ he once said; 3 ‘Never settle back on your heels. Never
i iconic. G1asgow;GFT
o AZed and Two Houghts(15) (Peter - Greenaway.UK—Netherlands.
faced with choosing between objectivity or involvement, work or personal happiness. A fine film. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Young Sherlock Holmes (PG) (Barry Levinson, US. 1985) Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox. Anthony Higgins. 109 mins. Schoolboys Holmes and Watson combat the worst that a bizarre Egyptian religious cult and the animatronics
g department of Industrial Light and
Magic can throw at them. The latest Spielberg presentation is a sort of
Jones, tailored to a tried and tested formula.
Edinburgh; ABC. Glasgow; ABC (Sauchiehall Street), Grosvenor. Rio. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde: ABC Greenock, ABC Kilmarnock. Kelburne, Odeon Hamilton, Rialto, La Scala.
' O Zardoz (18) (John Boorman, UK,
1973) Sean Connery, Charlotte
Rampling. 104 mins. In the year 2293
the Earth is a polluted wasteland populated by primitive tribes who worship Zardoz, a ﬂying godhead. Poorly-received at the time. Boorman’s film is a complex allegory indicting both organised religion and wholly rational utopias with the director at his most visually flamboyant. Connery is suitably
relax. If you relax, the audience
3 relaxes. And always mean everything you say.’
He retired in 1961 making a further
' couple of acting appearances in his
eighties and only then on doctor’s orders. However, it is as the lean and loquacious street-smart star of the 19303 that he will be best remembered. Critic Kenneth Tynan once dubbed him ‘the Cavalier ol the
; Gutters’ and wrote, ‘he possessed, possibly in greater abundance than any other name star of his time, irresistible f
charm.’ Through the power of celluloid f the mere fact of his death will not rob us 7 . of the charm, vitality and magnetism of g a true screen immortal. . (Allan Hunter)
1985) Andrea Ferreol, Brian
Deacon. Eric Deacon. 115 mins.
Wracked with grief following the
deaths of their wives in a freak
. accident twin brothers become
f obsessed with the life cycle of birth, ? death, decay and putrefaction.
A perverse. witty. puzzling.
infuriating, often pretentious and 5 frequently dazzling new feature from ‘ the director ofThe Draughtsman‘s
teenage Conan Doyle meets Indiana Comrad- Glasgowi OFT
This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in
. central Scotland over the next
é fortnight. Readers are advised that
many cinemas in the Strathclyde and Lothlan regions are unable to provide : The List with details of their
' programming for both weeks covered by each issue, as these may not be available at the time of going to press. These listings therefore provide an
accurate guide to programmes for one
week only, unless further dates are
specified. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late
0 ABC Lothlan Road. 229 3030. Bar:
; cinemas 2 6'; 3 prior notification advisable. £2.70. £2.30(‘hild £1.40. 1 ; £1.30()AP £1 (before 6pm). Family 5 discount scheme operates.
’1.DutolAlrica(P(ii2.2l).7.2(1.Sun , I 7.20. 3 , 2.Clockwise(P(i)126.96.36.199.8.25. ; Sun5.25,8.25. l
change at anytime. Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U' and ‘PG’ certilicate programmes to gain admission lorthe same price as the child up to 6pm.
All programme times are pm unless otherwise stated.
1 lam—2.30pm. 5—l0pm (Mon—Thurs). l lam—1 lpm (Fri/Sat). 5—10pm (Sun). [D]
3. Young Sherlock Holmes and The
Pyramid olFear(I’(i)2.2o.188.8.131.52.l Sun 5.211.s.20. i 0 CLASSIC Nicolson Street 667 1839. [1)] ('inema closed Sunday. £2. ()AP ’
Until 10 Apr Covergirl Models ( 18) 12.25. 3.111.550.1145. StreetGiris (l8)184.108.40.206.7.15.
From 11 Apr Titiliation ( 18) 12.40, 4.20.805. Naughty Girls(18) 1.50. I 5.35. Confessions of a Sex Kitten ( 18) i 2.55.640. 0 DOMINION Newbattle Terrace. 447 5 2660. Rest 10am-2pm & 6—1 1pm (Mon-Fri). 10am—l 1pm (Sat). Bar 12—2.30pm. 6—10pm (Mon—Sat). ' (‘inema closed Sun. £2.50. £2.20. 1 Child£l.20()AP £1 UB40/Students £1.20. (all perfsexcept evng perfs in i cinema 3). ' 1. Until 5 Apr The Black Cauldron (U) 2.15. 220.127.116.11. April 7-111ALetterto BrezhneV( 15). From 11 Apr ‘ Commando ( 18).
2. Until 10 Apr Back to the Future 1 (PU)18.104.22.168.8.10. From 11 AprA . Letterto Brezhnev ( 15). ' 3. WitneSS(l5)2.5.8.
0 EDINBURGH FILM GUILD
Filmhouse. Lothlan Road. 228 2688. Membership details available from Filmhouse. (iuest tickets available for individual shows.
Sun 6: Sex Mission ( 18) 5.30pm.
Sun 13: Broadway Danny Bose (PU) followed by Annual (ieneral Meeting 5.30pm.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
FILM SOCIETY Membership of Britain‘s largest film society is open to the public; £15 waged i; 10 student/U840. Passport size photo required. Six films shown weekly. current season ends 30 May. (iuest tickets for individual performances (£1.25) maybe purchased in EUSA shops at Teviot Row. Mandela Centre. David Hume Tower. PGSU i 22 Buccleuch Place. The Pleasance and King‘s Buildings shop. They are f not available on the night. Filmsoc office 557 0436 ( 1230—] .30pm). For 24 hour information. Nightline 557 4444.
Wed 16: Finally, Sunday (PG) 0.45. Vertigo (PG) 8.45, George Square Theatre. 1 O FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228
2688. Bar (Mon—Sat. noon—l 1pm. ' Sun 630-] lpm) Rest (Mon—Sat. ’ noon—9pm). [E]
Matinees £1.20, (concs 50p). Early