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A legendary English rock band, the Kinks, will perform for a capacity crowd Saturday night in Eisenhower Auditorium
The ceramic stars need a home for Supermud
‘fly LYNNE MARGOLIS
daily Collegian Staff Write'
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, about 800
students will arrive to attend the 12th
annual Super Mud Conference, a
ceramics convention hosted by the
However, there's one slight problem.
These students have no place to stay.
In the past, Super Mud's coordinators
have tried to keep costs low enough for
students to attend the convention by
promising them a free place to stay if
they bring their own sleeping bags.
This photograph is one of 50 on display in the Kern Commons Gallery. The artist
gave his subject an ethereal glow by using a solarization process in printing.
'Movies have Bond adventure and 'The Graduate'
By .101 IN WARD
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
The killer finals period is almost here,
and a weekend flick might be the far
thest thing from your mind. But there
are a few interesting movies this week,
the best of which is the oldest.
"Thunderball," made over a decade
ago, still sparkles on screen. This is
•hiefly due to the outstanding special
effects, which won an Oscar in 1966. Sean
Connery is on hand in his fourth outing
as the indestructible James Bond, trying
to smash a SPECTRE-launched ex
There are some excellently filmed
action scenes, especially the climax,
pitting hordes of scuba divers against
one another in a tense underwater
battle. "Thunderball" is also the longest
Bond film ever made, almost 21. 2 hours
long. It's in the Fl.lll Rec Room.
, For pure fun and not much of a
message, there's the campy chills of
"Tales from the Crypt," taken from
several horror comics stories of the 'sos.
The cast includes Joan Collins, as a
murderous housewife who faces a
psychotic Santa Claus on Christmas
That's only one of four separate stories
in this film , which also features British
film veterans Peter Cushing and Ralph
Ri c hardson in supporting roles. The
hocks are in 105 Forum.
Many of them ended up as guests of
dormitory or fraternity residents.
But this year, Super Mud will be held
during term break, when all residence
halls and many fraternities are closed.
Even if the students could afford to stay
in motels, there are no rooms available
anywhere in town, according to David
DonTigny, head of the University's
Already 1,300 artists and educators
are pre-registered for the four-day
conference, "and we assume they
already have rooms," DonTigny said.
Martin Scorsese's "The Last Waltz" is
in Pollock Rec Room this weekend. It's a
documentary film about the Band's final
concert in San Francisco and features
some excellent footage of rock stars Van
Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan,
Eric Clapton and others. Interviews with
Robbie Robertson and other Band
members are interspersed among the
The rest of the on-campus flicks are
much farther down the quality scale. A
few cheap laughs might be all you'll get
out of Neil Simon's disappointing "The
Cheap Detective," in 119 Osmond. Peter
Falk does his Columbo character to no
avail while surrounded by some ex
cellent actresses, including Marsha
Mason, Louise Fletcher and Ann-
Ralph Bakshi's animated "Wizards,"
on view in 121 Sparks, is little more than
a prelude to his "Lord of the Rings."
"Wizards" is a small fantasy which
includes several Tolkienesque elements:
wizards, elves, dwarves, magic, etc. I'll
settle for Tolkien.
A French porno film called "Sen
sations," starring Brigitte Maier,
flaunts the screen in 10 Sparks. Absolute
rock-bottom on the list is "The Choir
boys," a slick version of Joe Warn
baugh's gritty best-seller about Los
Angeles cops. Catch it (if you dare) in
He said up to 2,500 people are expected
to attend Super Mud, which, for the first
time, is being held in combination with
the National Council on Education for
the Ceramic Arts. '
According to James Stephenson,
associate professor of ceramics, the
joint event is "probably the biggest
Assistant professor Ron Gallas added,
"It's the Woodstock of ceramic arts."
Unfortunately for those flocking to this
would-be Woodstock, it's a little cold to
Abstract and subtle
photos for the mind
By PAM MEDVE
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Suddenly, a rock floats in space, or the
ground is the sky, sky the ground.
Nature seemed more mundane than this.
Average scenes take on a fresh per
spective in "Contemporary
Photographers VI" at Commons
Gallery. The effect is subtle, and the
viewer has to make an effort to think
about the black and white photographs
to appreciate them.
The fifty photographs, a collection of
works by five photographers, are im
pressive, for their use of sophisticated
photography techniques. They are
carefully contrived artworks.
Some photographs are almost like
abstract paintings. The true identity of
the pictured object can only be guessed
and what the viewer sees becomes
Other photographs are symbolic. In
Judy Dater's "Joyce in the Kitchen," a
woman, 'with wedding ring on ap
propriate finger, sits in front of various
kitchen implements that hang behind
her. One object on the wall resembles an
anchor. Perhaps Joyce feels as if she is
anchored to her housewife role.
"Untitled" (19), by Michael Bishop
visually records a feeling. One looks into
the background of the photograph and
Along with the usual fare, two new
films debut downtown: "Moment by
Moment" at the Movies and "Force' Ten
from Navarone" at the State.
Shaw in 'Force Ten'
War films are an old and increasingly
tiring genre. Probably one of the only
reasons audiences might be interested in
"The Deer Hunter" and the long
awaited "Apocalypse Now" is because
they deal with, the Vietnam War, still
somewhat fresh (however repugnant) in
our minds. Of what use, then, is a dusty
World War II film like "Force Ten from
Taken from the Alistair Mac Lean
novel, "Force Ten" continues the ad
ventures of the daredevils who
destroyed "The Guns of Navarone."
Edward Fox and the late Robert Shaw
fill in for an absent David Niven and
Gregory Peck. Their new assignment is
to parachute into occupied Yugoslavia
and kill a suspected double agent.
Harrison Ford plays the American of
ficer assigned to fly them behind Ger
What most angers me about "Force
Ten from Navarone" , is how it could very
easily be mistaken for a 1960 s film, or
even a 1950 s film. The plot, action scenes
and characterizations have been done so
many times before (and better) that
I tried hard to think who stone-faced
held anyplace fot
Kinks just won't
By KEN FREEMAN
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
The Kinks, now, are not "popular" and after over fourteen
years of continuing nonconformity, Ray Davies and Co. have
no reason to change strategy. '
"To their financial disadvantage they've never picked up on
a trend or cashed in on a fad," observed music critic Ken
Emerson. Not surprisingly, they immunized themselves quite
handily against the infections of the love-in/psychedelic period
and all its mind-bending sounds. And they have yet (let's hope
they never do) to cut a disco single.
Fads come and go, but The Kinks kinkiness, or rather
satirical sensibility, stays. In fact, what Ray Davies has done
through his satire is to present a slightly rueful comic history
of modern society.
Classic singles such as "Well Respected Man," "Dedicated
Follower of Fashion" and "Lola" illustrate this spirit at its
apex, as well as tracks like "A Rock 'n Roll Fantasy" and
"Permanent Waves" from the most recent "Misfits."
But there's much more than satire to be found in The Kinks'
music. Satire has not always been the dominant element in
The Kinks' discography. And perhaps even harder to believe is
that The Kinks were at one time "popular" very "popular."
Back in 1964, a new four-man group had formed in the wake
of the post-Beatle rise of English bands. The called themselves
The Kinks (Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory are the
surviving original members). As the story goes, Ray Davies
wore an orange tie and was said to look like a kink by some
sleep outside. That's why the ceramics
department is making an appeal to the
community to offer the visiting students
a roof and some floorspace.
"They just need a place to put their
things and sleep at night," DonTigny
Stephenson mentioned that the visitors
could take showers in Rec Hall, if
necessary. He said they only need
lodging for Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday nights, since most people leave
when the conference ends on Saturday.
sees the vastness of the mountains,
seemingly infinite. Then, in the
foreground, is a large, round con
struction that threatens to swallow
anyone into its black depths before he
reaches the mountains.
On the humorous side and in a dif
ferent style is "Untitled, No. 12" by
Philip Perkis. In an average looking
country setting, a rooster flies through
the side of a barn. It is this twist on
seemingly commonplace things that is
the source of fascination of this
Cavalliere Ketchum's series of
photographs shows her insight of
America. She photographs rooms with
all their knicks-knacks and furniture to
say something about people.
We are lucky to be able to see these
recent additions to the International
Museum of Photography, New York.
However, the lighting in Commons
Gallery is an annoyance. For
photographs like these in which light and
shadow are exactly measured, the extra
shadows cast by the strange ceiling of
Commons hinders their effect.
Still, the quality of the show is high.
The photographs have that magic touch
of being technically well executed and
Ford reminded me of, then was shocked
upon remembering another Mac Lean
novel-turned-film, "Where Eagles
Dare," featuring an incredibly
unemotional performance by Clint
Eastwood. Ford resembled Eastwood so
closely in speech and mannerisms I
thought I'd been misplaced in the
One last gripe -- 7 something better
should have been found for Robert
Shaw's last film. (Actually, he still has
"Avalanche Express" awaiting release,
but the sentiment is there.) Let's just
remember him as Henry VIII in "A Man
for All Seasons" or the fisherman Quint
in "Jaws" and let it go at that.
Sounds of Hoffman
By DIANA YOUNKEN
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
"Hello darkness, my old friend . . ."
Can we have some light on you again?
Paul Simon's song "The Sounds of
Silence" is back this weekend in Mike
Nichols' "The Graduate (1968)," con
sidered one of the best films of that year.
The New York Times called it
"devastating and uproarious . . . one of
the best serio-comic social satires" ever
made, and with justification.
Dustin Hoffman was a relative
newcomer in his starring role as a
virginal 21-year-old just out of college,
HUB "Buckskins" by Frank E.
Smith, works of acrylics and fiber, in
celebration of Black History Month;
Super Mud Masterworks Invitational
ceramic exhibit: young artists who have
made important contributions to the
assured of promise and success by just
about everybody save himself.
It's a story of innocence threatened by
hardness and despair as Benjamin is
wooed, seduced and taught the ways of
the world by one of his parents' rich
friends, Mrs. Robinson, played
knowingly by Anne Bancroft.
Eventually Benjamin falls for her
daughter Elaine (Katherine Ross), and
the consequences that follow. It's a
completely enjoyable film, aided by
William Daniels and even Buck Henry,
who co-wrote the screenplay with Calder
In a culture that continues to breathe
pretentious sexual freedom and values,
"The Graduate" is a sharp, witty
commentary on those "people talking
without speaking, people hearing
without listening" subjects that
dominate the Simon and Garfunkel
—by John Ward
At 7 and 9 tonight in 112 Kern. Running
time: 105 minutes.
In the France-Cinema series, Michel
Drach's "Les Violons Du Bal (1974),"
which won Marie-Josee Nat a best ac
tress award at Cannes, was met with
generally favorable reviews.
"Not since Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows'
or Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour,' "
wrote Judith Crist, "has there been so
deeply personal and creatively exciting
a film" like this.
True to Crist's comparison, the film i
deals with the same theme as that of the
Photo by Robin Miller
Kendall Quinlan (11th-industrial arts) ponders an unusual sculpture in the
Super Mud Masterworks Exhibit, on display in the HUB Gallery.
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They cut two highly unsuccessful singles (one being a cover
of a cover of The Beatles' "Long Tall Sally") before releasing
"You Really Got Me," which skyrocketed to number one on
the British charts and number seven over here. It's got
chugging guitar breaks that suspiciously resemble the
Kingsmen's "Louie Louie."
Nevertheless, it made The Kinks known and with smash
followups like "All Day and All of the Night," "Tired of
Waiting for You," and "Set Me Free," they were on their way
to becoming as "popular" as The Who, The Rolling Stones and
even The Beatles.
To understand The Kinks is to understand Ray Davies,
backbone of The Kinks, and principal songwriter as well as
lead vocalist. He is the great observationist, the innocent
bystander of everyday events. The delight of his songs relishes
in showing these events through an acute combination of wry
wit and comical honesty.
It is this fanaticism with honesty that has kept The Kinks
from inevitably becoming as "popular" as The Beatles, The
Who and The Stones are today. However, as evidenced on
recent songs like "Misfits," "Out of the Wardrobe," "Get Up"
and "Permanent Waves," Ray Davies now seems to be writing
more for a universal sensibility than his own private one.
More people can now relate to The Kinks' songs. "Misfits"
reached new heights in sales, and if Davies keeps writing
universally appealing songs their "popularity" can only grow.
The Eisenhower show sold out in less than a day and if that's
not "popular," I don't know what is.
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Black Cultural Center "Blacks in
History," a series of portraits. Also,
carvings and fabrics from Africa.
Museum of Art Watercolors and
drawings from the permanent collec
tion; William Dole: A Retrospective
Exhibition of Collages 1958-1978;
Twenty-six Contemporary Japanese
Potters: in conjunction with Super Mud.
Puttee "Black Experience;" photos
by Scott Bluebond.
Zoller SuperAlud Student In
vitational ceramic exhibit: aspiring
artists from several of the nation's best
colleges and art schools.
Photographers VI" and an exhibition of
Czechoslovakian folk art.
remarkable "Hiroshima" memories
of Nazi Germany. Director Drach has
written about his own childhood and his
Jewish family's escape to Switzerland
during the German occupation of
France. Nat, his wife in real life, plays
his mother, and then• own son plays
Drach as a boy.
But the nostalgia here is excessive,
according to the New York Times.
Exquisitely photographed and realized,
it's full of style but not much content . .
"one of those movies that's so tasteful it
makes you feel boorish," the critic
wrote, —" and that's not a useful context
for reflecting any kind of war."
At 7 and 9 tomorrow and Sunday nights
in 112 Kern. Running time: 110 minutes.
For drama fans only
"It Happened at Carnegie" a little
known cult newspaper classic is directed
by D.W. Skidrow, the man they wouldn't
let in the front door at Cannes. This star
studded melodrama stars M.T. Benson
as Zeppo, the pusher with a heart of gold.
Smiley Mulligan plays Betty Jo, the girl
who wouldn't, and Ricardo Weber° is
Juan, the dashing Latin sportswriter.
One of the film's highlights is Karen
Gottenberg in a rare American ap
pearance as Queen Elizabeth, and
Patricia E. Rhule in a cameo spot as
Captain Nemo. Tonight only at 7 in the
second-floor broom closet of Animal
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