Brudnoy's Film Index

"culture," he does not mean variations in hair styles and musical tastes; he refers instead to fundamental attitudes that affect the degree to which one can accept and become a part of a...

...and more concretely, the differential achievement which follows from this cultural variation causes the less wealthy group to resent and envy the success of the richer one, which in turn fears and despises the poorer group's failure...
...Yes, there is probably a plot...
...In other words, one cannot expect to solve racial problems, rooted in culture, merely by thrusting the young of both races together in the nation's school systems...
...Unfortunately, these little delusions have rather pernicious results...
...for infants, teenie-beppers, and sub-thirty smartasses--eat your hearts out...
...But this, it seems to me, is precisely what the Coleman Report indicates busing will not do...
...It does not assert that schools are completely ineffective in attempting to socialize different groups into American society...
...He asserts that any such linkage must be due to discrimination, because for some reason he feels that discrimination is something he can change...
...OK, a '~appening," but don't expect to get your five bucks' worth...
...Mzz~.z~z Kael's favorite movie of the century, almost...
...Le Sex Shop: Hey meester, wanna see some feelthy pictures...
...Designed to provoke and entertain, the New Guard stands in the forefront of right-looking political comment, and shows its readers issue after issue where the important action is...
...He believes that in a good society no social and economic differences can be linked with race...
...And he believes that somehow, by making all the numbers come out "right" (be it done with "quotas" or with busing) he has solved whatever it is that makes those numbers come out "wrong" to him in the first place...
...Bang the Drum Slowly: Friendship between two ball players, one goofy and dying, the other a star...
...And finally, the above discussion is certainly not a brief for legally enforced segregation of any kind...
...Heavy Traffic: Cartoon full-length feature: vulgar, cruel, cheeky, not for your Bambi and Dumbo crowd...
...Legitimate parental aspirations to select the area in which one's children will live and attend school are casually dismissed as inconsistent with the dictates of "racial balance...
...Plot...
...American Graffiti: 1962 hot-rods, the hop, rock 'n roll, four boys, their girls, a time of testing for all: the best damn nostalgia flick in a very long time...
...I Could Never Have Sex With Any Man Who Has So Little Regard For My Husband: Oh come now...
...Scarecrow: A1 Pacino and Gene Hackman as another odd couple, acting very well in a flick programmed to jerk every tear and arouse every tender passion...
...Sssssss: A witless tale of men turning into serpents...
...Here are stimulating and iconoclastic approaches to world problems...
...Its racial differences are rooted in complicated factors which the busing of school children to achieve "racial balance" will not remove...
...what's a little fault among friends...
...At bottom, racial tension in the United States is rooted in precisely such cultural differences...
...In part, the cultures do not mix because the implicit philosophy of each rejects that which is most valued by the other...
...On the contrary, this author would be among the first to argue that those relative situations have become a great deal more equal...
...That is Time," whispered the little star...
...The store blooms, but his attempt at swinging fizzles...
...It is unfortunate, perhaps, that our problems in this area are more complex than the proponents of busing would have us believe...
...If those tensions spring less from "misunderstandings" than from fundamental cultural differences, it would follow that busing, to be effective, must deal with those differences...
...Last Tango in Paris: It won't go away...
...Or of the month...
...Similarly, the argument is not that because racial differences are bound up in cultural ones, the situations of blacks and whites in American society are immutable...
...In other words, it does not follow that by "creating" integration with school buses and federal court orders one will also be able to create greater social cohesion and eliminate those fundamental cultural differences that threaten cohesion in the first place...
...Brilliantly drawn, viciously objectionable...
...For us over thirty, a must...
...Now, this is a highly emotional topic, and accordingly, it is important to specify with precision what the above argument is and is not saying...
...The Mackintosh Man: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, respectively dreary, incomprehensible, and splendid...
...This one, for most of its duration, has all the chillies of Caspar the Ghost, but when the corpses do materialize, they are a sight...
...Enter the Dragon: Ai-yeee...
...20 The Alternative December 1973 Straight talk on the important issues of the day, salted with satire, humor, book and movie reviews, is what you get from the New Guard, the magazine of Young Americans for Freedom...
...Legitimate parental fears about the safety of children who are thrust into these situations of cultural confrontation are passed off as racism...
...What one must realize, however, is that the process does not work in reverse...
...But pronouncing the title is good exercise, and rearranging the letters makes for a scatological oath in Hindi...
...Is her late husband come to haunt her?--offers possibilities for an interesting movie...
...HaAHHHHHH?I Ooooo-weeee...
...Michael Moriarty and Robert De Niro are splendid as Henry and his hopeless pal Bruce...
...it merely states that the racial make-up of a particular school does not affect how well the school does this job...
...Less than two hours of mostly splendid photography, athletic grace, commercial smoothness, a documentary that works...
...Hisssssssssss...
...Jeremy: Light but sweet young love in Spraypaint Village...
...Claude Beri's farce about the unsuccessful bookshop owner who bends with the times and turns to porn...
...Most of the critics hate it...
...But it is clear that merely pretending that the whole issue is a simple matter of juggling black/ white pupil ratios is leading us nowhere...
...Even an upbeat mood, and a minimum of treacle...
...Chopppeeee...
...This is not the comedy of the year...
...Something about espionage, diamonds--something like that, sort of...
...The nation, I think, should spare itself these traumas...
...Somehow, it doesn't quite make it...
...You'll rejuvenate your outlook on the world with a look through our editor's glasses...
...Or the week...
...Given all the problems that juggling creates, I think it's about time we quit...
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...That is Fame," whispered the little star...
...As cultural differences become less linked with "Everyone likes me," said the man...
...All busing does is change the racial make-up of the student body, and this turns out to have very little effect on how well the school deals with the results of culturally-based differences...
...This integration is a clear sign of greater cohesion in the society, and it is foolish indeed for society to attempt to slow or prohibit such a development...
...And all of us are told that the violent reaction against busing is yet another sign of something deeply wrong with American society...
...Brando's rump...
...The American liberal in the seventies will, of course, have none of this...
...Return the coupon today...
...Bruce Lee...
...The taxes of their parents are used to pay for it...
...Visions of Eight: Last year's Olympics, through eight directors' eyes: Arthur Penn, Milos Forman, Claude Lelouch, John Schlesinger, Kon Ichikawa, Juri Ozerov, Michael Pfleghar, Mai Zetterling...
...The New Guard mix of commentary, news and features has appeal for anyone interested in Politics, old or young...
...Whether it's a sharp-eyed young student blasting the New Left campus establishment out of the water, or a conservative intellectual carefully analyzing the newest liberal scheme for taking care of us, New Guard articles hit home, hit hard, and hit straight...
...n a t is Popularity," whispered the little star...
...The point is that whatever complicated processes are at work in promoting that equality, it is clear that "racial balance" in public school systems has very little to do with them...
...The People demur...
...Everyone likes me and envies me," said the man, a year later...
...Is she going mad...
...Everyone despises me," said the man, a year later still...
...Jesus Christ Superstar: Still hanging in there...
...Schneider's everything...
...Night Watch: Elizabeth Taylor hasn't looked so good in years, and her plight--Is husband Lawrence Harvey and her best gal friend, trying to drive her mad...
...George Jean Nathan race, racial integration in every area of social activity will perforce become more pronounced--as indeed it has in the past several years...
...Vincent Gardenia as the manager, and all the other supporting cast members contribute to a splendid cinema experience...
...Someone really should make it sometime...
...The children of all those people who vote for Louise Day Hicks are forced to become the guinea pigs of this failed social experiment...
...Be confronted with facts often not mentioned or discussed in most publications today, and discover for yourself an enrichment of your viewpoint...
...The implications of this for the potential efficacy of busing as a means of easing racial tensions are fairly straightforward...
...he refers instead to fundamental attitudes that affect the degree to which one can accept and become a part of a goal-oriented, individualistic society...
...Why don't you get New Guard...

Vol. 7 • December 1973 • No. 3


 
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