Farrow relies on the exotic escapism of Hollywood to survive the grim realities of Depression~ridden America. One day an ardent suitor steps down from the screen and totally transforms her life with a touch of romance.
Poignant romance from the maestro. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
O Ran (15) (Akira Kurosawa. Japan-France. 1985) Tatsuya Nakadai, Meiko Harada. Peter. 162 mins. Kurosawa’s King Lear is a bleak and despairing vision of mankind rent asunder by division. disunity, personal vengeances and family feuds that produce no honour, no victors. just victims.
An accomplished fusion of Japanese history and blood-drenched Shakespearean drama, the film grows more impressive with repeated viewings. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) (Jim Sharman. UK. 1975) Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick. 100 mins. Kinky cult musical horror spoof. and yes that is George Washington in his younger days as the straitlaced Brad. Edinburgh; Cinema 0 A Room With A View (PG) (James
Ivory. UK. 1985) Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day Lewis. 117 mins. Elegantly mounted with an agreeable lightness of tone this is a near perfect screen version of the Forster novel with some dandy acting. Civilised entertainment at its best. Edinburgh; Dominion
0 Subway ( 15) (Luc Besson. France. 1985) Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Adjani, Michel Galabru. 102 mins. Impetuous peroxide safe-cracker Lambert has fallen head over heels for the scintillating Adjani and hopes to win her by means fair or foul. Absconding with a sheafof incriminating papers he takes refuge in the man-made catacombs of the Paris Metro where he discovers a friendly twilight zone that encourages him to dream the impossible dream.
A smooth, stylish thriller liked to Diva but with a drive, energy and exuberance of its own. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Target (15) at (Arthur Penn, US, 1985) Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt. 118 mins. The generation gap is a yawning chasm that divides the sensible, dull middle-class businessman Hackman and his mildly rebellious son Dillon who has quit college to pursue a career in stock-car racing. Then, wife and mother Hunnicutt jets off on a solo vacation to Paris and is promptly kidnapped.
Accepted by director Penn as a straightforward spy thriller and an opportunity to merely ‘get out there and use my skills‘ Target should be approachable on many layers— as a reﬂection on family ties, as an old-fashioned Hitchcockian romp and as an exercise in mechanics and style. The talent on both sides of the camera promises a film that entertains and challenges. Edinburgh; Odeon. Glasgow; Odeon O Taxi Driver ( 18) (Martin Scorsese,
US, 1976) Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled by the squalor and moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence.
A searing portrayal of an
inarticulate individual trying to come
to terms with and change for the better the running sewer of his experience, Scorsese’s brutally
realistic drama is undoubtedly one of
the greatest and most truthful films ever made in America. Glasgow; GFT
o Teenwolf (PG) (Rod Daniel. US.
1985) Michael J. Fox. James Hampton.
92 mins. Teen idol Fox inherits the
family trait of lycanthropy in this paper ‘ thin juvenile caper that scarcely exploits '
the comic potential of its central notion. 0 Trading Places (15) (John Landis, US. 1983) Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy. Don Ameche. 116 mins. A ‘Prince and the Pauper‘ lifestyle — swapping comedy sparked, once again, by the dynamic presence of Murphy. A weak reﬂection of 19303‘ screwball farce but still the best film in Landis’s increasingly indifferent career. Glasgow; GET
0 The Trip to Bountiful (U) (Peter Masterton, US, 1985) Geraldine Page. Rebecca De Mornay, John Heard. 106 mins. Sweet old soul Page has grown aged and unhappy as the frustrated tenant of her son and shrewish daughter-in-law in a Houston suburb. Refusing to slide into senility she strikes out on her own, bus ticket in hand. to revisit the country outpost of her youth.
With an Oscar-winning performance from Page, an authentic and unobtrusive period re-creation and a script that creates resonance where you might expect caricature The Trip to Bountiful is quite simply an exceptionally sensitive retreading of familiar ground. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Under the Cherry Moon (15) (Prince. US, 1986) Prince, Steven Berkoff. Kristin Scott Thomas. 100 mins. He of the pelvic thrusts and compact stature stars as an American; muso in Nice who has the hots for a spoiled heiress (Kristin Scott Thomas), the daughter of gruff zillionaire Steven Berkoff. The course of true love, as usual, does not run smoothly.
As yet, no one in Britain has seen it, but one American critic declared ‘Don’t be on the same continent as this movie! Still, the soundtrack from his Parade album is superlative stuff. For some this may be enough. Glasgow; ABC Sauchiehall Street. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde; ABC Greenock. ABC Kilmarnock 0 Up in Smoke (18) (Lou Adler, US, 1978) Cheech Marin. Tommy Chong, Stacy Keach. 86 mins. Debut ﬁlm of the popular American comedy team Cheech and Chong is an episodic ramble as the duo attempt to find some good grass. This is regarded as one of their better cinema offerings which is faint praise. Edinburgh; Cinema.
0 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 whom he falls hopelessly in love.
An audacious mystery and a classic study of male perversity. Vertigo proved i an impeccable swansong for the Stewart-Hitchcock team. Strathclyde; Odeon Hamilton.
0 When We Were Young (PG) or (Michail Belikov. USSR, 1985) 92 mins. Welcomed for presenting a i refreshingly human face of Russia this teenage romance is set in the 1950s and seems the nearest Soviet equivalent to Mills and Boon. Two inseparable young lovers endure the Krusehev era of sputniks and the space race until they face a tragedy straight from the tear-sodden pages of Love Story. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
O The Wild One ( l8) (Laslo Benedick, US. 1954) Marlon Brando. Mary Murphy. Lee Marvin. 79 mins.
‘What are you rebelling against'?‘ demands one onlooker. ‘What have you got‘?‘ replies Brando‘s mean. moody. leather-clad rebel without a cause in this 19505’ classic. Based on a true incident it is a taut and economic story ofterror in the heartland as a raucous group of bikers ride roughshod over cosy smalltown America. Once banned in Britain. now dated. but Brando is an incendiary combination of anti-authoritarian poise and sexual swagger. Glasgow; GET
This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland overthe next fortnight. Readers are advised that many cinemas in the Strathclyde and Lothian 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 change at any time.
Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U’ and ‘PG' certificate programmes to gain admission forthe same price as the child up to 6pm.
All programme times are pm unless otherwise stated.
0 ABC Lothian Road, 229 3030. Bar: Ham—2.30pm, 5—10pm (Mon—Thurs), 11am—11pm
(Fri/Sat). 5—10pm (Sun). [D]
cinemas 2 & 3 prior notification advisable. £2.70. £2.30 Child£l .40. £1 .30OAP£1 (before 6pm). Family ' discount scheme operates. , 1. Pretty in Pink ( 15) 2.20pm. 5.20pm, 8.20pm. Sun 5.20pm. 8.20pm.
2. Cobra (18) 2.30pm. 5.30pm, 8.30pm. Sun 5.30pm, 8.30pm.
3. The Color Purple ( 15) 2.20pm. 7.20pm. Sun 7.20pm.
From 29 Aug: Highlander ( 15).
O CAMEO Tollcross. 228 4141. [D] Bar open Mon—Sat 6—1 1pm. Matinées Mon—Fri £1.20.
All other times £2.70.
After Hours (15) 3pm, 5pm. 7pm. 9pm. 23 Aug: Film Festival Gala - The Trip to Bountiful 6pm. 24 Aug: Film Festival Galas -— A Love Bewitched 3pm. Sid and Nancy 8pm. 0 THE CINEMA Nicolson Street 667 1839. [D] Cinema closed Sunday. £2, OAP £1 . Now operating under club rules. Membership details available on application. ‘Strictly Adult Movies‘ being shown daily between 12.30 and 10pm. Current programme includes Portraits of Seduction and One Way at a Time. Sun 24 Aug: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) 7pm. See also Lates section. 0 DOMINION Newbattle Terrace, 447 2660. Rest 10am—2pm & 6—11pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-11pm (Sat). Bar 12-2.30pm, 6—10pm (Mon—Sat). Cinema closed Sun. £2.50. £2.20.
Child£1.200AP£l UB40/Students '
£1.20. (all perfs except evng perfsin cinema 3).
1. Down and Out in Beverly Hills ( 15) 2.45pm. 5.45pm, 8.45pm.
2. Police Ademy 3: Back in Training (PG) 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.
3. A Room With a View (PG) 2pm, 5pm. 8pm.
0 EDINBURGH FILM GUILD Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. Membership details available from Filmhouse. Guest tickets available for individual shows.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
FILM SOCIETY Membership of Britain’s largest film society is open to the public; £15 waged £10 student/U B40. Passport size photo required. Six films shown weekly. current season ends 30 May. Guest tickets for individual performances (£1.25) may be purchased in EUSA shops at Teviot Row, Mandela Centre. David Hume Tower, PGSU 22 Buccleuch Place, The Pleasance
and King's Buildings shop. They are i
not available on the night. Filmsoc
office 557 0436 (12.3w .30pm). For E
24 hour information. Nightline 557 4444.
O FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Bar (Mon—Sat, noon—1 1pm. Sun 6.30—11pm) Rest (Mon—Sat. noon—9pm). [E]
Matinees £1 .20. (cones 50p). Early evgs£1.80(concs£1.20). Main evenings & Double Bills £2.20. No concessions on Sats.
The 40th Edinburgh International Film Festival continues at Filmhouse until 23 Aug. Normal programming resumes on 25 Aug. Film Festival details are listed separately. CINEMA ONE
Mon 25: Prizzl's Honour ( 15) 5.45pm. 8.15pm.
Tue 26: Prini’s Honour ( 15) 2.30pm. 5.45pm. 8.15pm.
Wed 27: The Emerald Forest ( 15) 2.30pm, 5pm. Ran(15) 7.30pm. Thurs 28: The Emerald Forest (15) 2.30pm, 5pm. Ran (15) 7.30pm.
7.30pm. ,’ Sat30:Ran(15)1.30pm,4.30pm, f 7.30pm. ,‘ Sun 31:The Lightship(15) 6.45pm, 1 8.45 m. ‘
P Mon 1:The Lightship (15) 2.30pm, [
‘ Heirs". 22_Aug — 4 Sept 43