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... • I t:lt;HTEUII.' hida:t, April 18. 198ft! The Presll Molly sits pretty in pink Movie Quiz 8) JOH!'I •. EUW ARilS .4 \H.Hanr lm1der t:duor \1ull~ R111g\ald return' to her role a'> a teenager (aught hc:l \\CCII '>0\.\lal ~:onn1.:1 Ill h1hn llughc.., · \Prell~ In Pint.-.\ Ducdnr Ho\ard l>cull.:h .:reate'> a ~.·ontmuing atmm.phcrc ol t.•nmiiOn'>, ~..·n.,c,, and ~..·ompa,,IOil'> a~ c:adl ~.·hara~ter o,ymholi1c' variow. \.\Oill(loncnt'> 111 to· da\·'\ !.0\.\ICiy. (ilfod JU\'>tapo'>lliOil'> of 'hot' and editing arc key elt:mcnt' 111 mak1ng the movtc and tl'> .:haractcr' a '>lll'I.'C'!'.. Andie, played hy Ringwald, \ a mcmher nf a ... odal da,., where (ar' an: old. home'> arc \nail and qu1tc frequently, han i\ l\OI- orful. AndrL'W \kCarthy I'> Hlanc, a r11.:h btrt unhia.,cd '>CIIIM alll'llUing the 'CllllC high o,chool. l·ollm\JI1g the '>arne lor mat a' · 'V<~IIey G•rl.\ '>tll.:ial prc-. .. ure., ~on­ '>IJIUil' the ba .. b for conl\lict wtth their relation.,hip. Blanc·.., \rid\ friend'>\ are qui.:k to ~how di!ooapproval of h1' date while Andie'., friend-. arc generally ... upportive and clh.'ouraging. toward t lw rda- twn-.hip. l>uL'kic, an t:njoyable dtaral:tcr playt:d by Jt)hn Cryer, i~ unique. You will anxiously anticipatt: his en- t ratKe!'. a'> hi!- character boa'>b an array of original Inside lines ... fhe modern dance club will be in wnccrt on Friday. April 25, at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, at 4 p.m. The annual concert will be presented in the Fine Military plays Mozart at · Cortlarw .. .,.. Carollne laughs and it'1i rain- ing 1111 da,-. Sl1e loves to be o11e ctf tlu girls. Site lives in the plact' in tlu side of our lives, Where 11othin~ is ever put straight. She turns herself 'rctu11d and site smirks and .she say\ ··rllis i~ tllal's tl1e end of lhe joke' ... lsn'l sl1e t•reUy in pink ... \·' , . .,,.clt•lic F11rs co,.,tume-.. Though he a'>!ooumes the role of Andie'.., best friend, his character b never completed. 111 fact, quite ... imilar tt> Andie'-. fat her, there i!. an atlentpt to develop -.ubplot\ centering a r o u n d each (J I t h c s e character-.. llnfnrtunatcly, t hi~ attempt faiJ... 'ohort of ... uc~ecding a-. undcwlt)ped ... .:cnc' lea\e quL·~tion.., unanswered. In one -.ccne. Attdie at- tempts to explain to DtKkie why he deliberately fails hb dasses. Hughes i~ <tpparcntly trying to develop an indcpth view of a central character. This fai Is in that (or the duration of the movie; this theme i'> neither repeated, discussed nor i~ it ever developed or resolved. Tlteater on the Cortland col- lege campus. Student choreographers Jamie Lee, Claudia Waite, Mark Hirsch, Ma et By JOHN F. EDW ARBS Assistant Insider Editor The United States Navy Band will perform at State Univer- sity College at Cortland on April 19. The concert, which is sponsored by the Cortland Arts Council and the Campus Ar- tist and Lecture series, is free to the public. The band, which bails fr.om Washington, D.C., is the United States Navy's prem:iere musical representative. Directed by 'Commander Allen E. Beck, the band is recosniz- ed as \The World's Finest\ by the American Bandmasters Association. The Navy Band is staffed by some of the nation's finest musicians, who boast attendance at outstan- ding universities and schools of music. Among those will be featured performer Dale Underwood, a graduate of Homer High SChool. As Senior Chief M11sician, Underwood will solo in Claude T. Smith's \Fantasia for Alto Saxophone.\ . . . . Also ··featured on the progr:am are compostttons by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Phillip Sousa and Samuel A\tgustus W-atUi The b~nd has provided music: for milit,ry ceremoP,ies· and ba~ pal\~icipated in fifteen .IJresidential ln- ,aUtlUt~s.. !ta,~ :b,-.~4 _,a)$0 performs frequently at ·the White House ;and :Pentagpn. Ac:Cottling. to William Man~icott, director of student life, ticl:ets are availabl~in Corey Union or at the·~t.,:Co~neil on Mllin Str~.t:. i{\Ve',r.~ t~~ctiill a good crowd,\' ·he said. '';Even thoillb'\lie,:eoncert ;is free, w.e~re ,a$ki\g;Jntere$ted in- dividuals::to~ td 'tickets in advance ib order 't() U$11re them .of ~n~•·•• ~..,_diqott c:xptai'ned that ten ·td ... scbo-..~.'U.d col- . 'l.;IA\,tt••·will\b!e:,rt:vlted·toiperfor.m :one,-num.bet.·w•tbJhJ:: · ,pr~tijioU$';bafid., . Another parallel example locu\c., on Andie'~ father and hi!> ob~es!.ion with hh wife who ha~ left their lives. In thh movie of choice'> bet ween friends and lovers, human characteristics and relationship~ are well defined and well developed. Andie, ... urrounded by pink, is a di•.tinct chara-cter and represent., the innocent vic- tim. Blane is the rebel. He characterizes the leader of social change and in- dependence. Duckie, well. .. he i!> Duckie. He will make you laugh but he will make you cry. He too i'> a victim of cnlOt ion though he represent:. a neutral but sup- portive element. Ringwald and Cryer are at their best. The movie follows the traditional Broadway path: hoy meet~ girl, boy loses girl and, of ~.:otuse, boy gets girl bad. But thb is better than a typical formula movie. It in- corporates good personality development, good cinematography to highlight :-.uch developments, and an excellent soundtrack with everything from Otis Day to Psychedelil.: Fur-.. Rated PG-13, \Pretty In Pink\ is entertaining, heart- warming but occasionally vague. Nonetheless, worth a mat incc. Showing at the Main Street Theater, this one earns a B. visor Bess Koval will present compositions titled \Where the Wild Things Are,\ \A Story, a Tale, a Legend,\ \Impotence \Mit- tykidlldo,\ \In the Spring,\ Awaiting, .. Awaiting,\ Anamosity,\ Kriech-en,\ Shatterfng Glass,\ \Sisters One, Two, and Three,\ and \Hey Babe,\ and \Con- gregate.'' Admission to the concert is free to SUCC students with ID's and $3 for all others. For further information, call club president Claudia Waite at 753-3333 or Advisor Bess Koval at 753-4946. 1.) What was the name of the town Gary Cooper defended in the movie \High Noon\? · 2.) What future husband and wife starred in the war movie \Hellcats of the Navy''? 3.) What was Jefferson Davis Smith's (Jimmy Stewart's) livelihood prior to his appointment as senator in \Mr. Smith Goes to Washington\? (BONUS: In what manner was he chosen for the appointment?) 4.) What was the name of Jim~ Stewart's ~.:haracter in \Its a Wonderful Life\? 5.) What does Norman Bates have a collection of in his motel office in \Psycho\? 6.) What was the name of Charles Foster Kane's college buddy who went imo the newspaper business with him? 7.) What actor portrayed Tommy Joad, head of a family of migrant farmers, in John Ford's classic \The Grapes of Wrath\? 8.) What was Clark Gable's profession in the 1934 screwball comedy \It Happened One Night''? 9.) What famous event was portrayed in the movie \My Darling Clementine''? 10.) What was the first Marx Brothers sound film? (for real trivia buffs: What was the name 0f the first film the brothers ever made? - Hint: It was not a comedy and there are no known copies of the silent film currently in print.) Answers from last week's trivia questions: 1.) Miles Archer was Sam Spade's partner in \The Maltese Falcon.\ 2.) Dooley Wilson was the Sam who played piano at Rick's Cafe Americian in \Casablanca.\ 3.) Frank Capra's movies have been called by fans and critics alike Capra-corn because of their somewhat corny nature. 4.) James Dean's brief film career included starring roles in \Rebel Without a Cause,\ \Giant and \East of Eden.\ 5.) Groucho Marx, as Rufus T. Firefly, was president of the mythical country of Fredonia in \Duck Soup.\ 6.) James Cagney hobbled over to the steps of a cathedral to die from gunshot wounds in the movie \The Roaring Twenties.'' 7 .)Jack Lemmon played the \bull fiddle\ (as he called it) with the bullet holes in the body and Tony Curtis played the saxaphone that Marilyn Monroe was a sucker for in Billy Wilder's comedy \Some Like it Hot.\ . 8.) Jack Lemmon threw the captain's (Jimmy Cagney's) rubber tree overboard, showing that he was taking over for Mister Roberts in \Mister Roberts.\ 9.) The character of Charles Foster Kane was roughly bas- ed on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. I 0.) Marilyn Monroe, in the movie ''Bus Stop,'' frequently consulted a map that showed Hollywood, Cal. to be her final destination . . . as opposed to Montana, which pro- ves to be her final destination in the movie. Orchestra presents Spring concert The College Community Orchestra, directed by Ralph Dudgeon, associate pro- fessor of music, will be presenting its Spring concert on Tuesday, April 29, at 8:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts building of the SUNY Cortland campus. The orchestra, which features members of the community, students and col- lege faculty, will be performing works by Mozart, Dvorak and Dukas in the Ruth E. Dowd Theatre-Recital Hall. The program will begin with a piece for brass, the overture to the ballet, La Peri, by Paul Dukas, the early twentieth-centluy French composer. Although the ballet, first performed in 1911, is less well known than Dukas' most famous work, \The Sorcerer's Apprentice,\ it demonstrates some of the sonorities and rhythmical supplene~s that mark the composer's finest compositions. The program will continue with the Mozart Symphony in D, known as the \Haffner.\ WFitten in 1782 as a commission by the Salzburg mercha~t, Sigmund Haffner, the 26-yeat.old Mozart was,. as he,explained to ·his father, \up to my ey4:s in work'' on bis first great opera·, c'The Abduction Jro.m the Seraglio''- 'and seeme(l frustrated with :the task of wrJting a symphony at the same time. For lesser. mortal$. such a situation .might have produc~:a clisilS~er Jbut :~oZfr-tj· true t~ :form .• wrote 'tile :serenade which was later transform- ed ·into :a sYJ'App()ny in the ~p•ce of twow~ks! The \Haf.flil!ru Symphony, :Mo~tt's most . :I?O\l;llar :af~e~:tb.e thr.ee la!t:~eat sY:f.nP.honie~ •. · •·shows:.~e·1•nflumce of: 1 H,ydll~ 'P&r.tacular,ty m the $low opening to the first movement. The rest of the first movement is a sprightly, delicate allegro with filigree passages for the strings. The andante that follows is a charm- ing melody that contrasts the sonority of str- ings and brass. The menuetto with its con- trasting trio has a broad, almost folk-like quality to it and the quick patter of the finale, the lilting Italian semi-quavers that anticipate Rossini's overtures. After a brief intermission, the concert will conclude with one of Dvorak's most glorious works, the Symphony in G. op. 88. The next to last of Dvorak's symphonies, the final one being the best known, the '\New World\ Symphony. the G major was written and premiered in 1:890 in London when Dvorak was at the height of his creative powers. Dvorak, who was born in 1841, began his musical career lleavily under the influence of Wagner and later, Brahms. It was in the 1870's that he turned toward his native Czech origins to discover in its folk music a rich legacy that bec:ame characteristic of his finest work. The 0 major opens with a three-note figure which is used to its greatest effect in the finale. This opening allegro is a vigorous piece of music filled wi.th 'DvorJ(k's v.ivid orch~stral coloring. The tranquil~tdagio ,wbich suggests the bird-calls of the composer's native Bohemia .is followed by a soaring mel()(ly which dominates the aflegretto. The sym- phot:rY canoludes ·with a·:rn:ajestic restatement and transformation ·of ·the thr~·oote phrase which opened the wor:k. · . T~e .cQn~rt Wltich is free and open to the .puDiic~ :w.ill:be·'follo:wed 1by :a recepiion in the Fine A:ru ,pllery. .

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