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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ;4r Cedar hapids Gazette: hat.. June 15, Hard To Say Which Fad 'Italian Graffiti' Exploits "Italian Graffiti" with Dino Colizzi and All Thunder. An Oceania production released by K-Jel International. At the Mage 2 theater- Hollywood rating: PG parental guidance suggcjfccJ. By Dec llalllday If is (iifiicult to say just which American fad "Italian Graffiti" is trying to exploit. There is the title, of course But on top of that is a wealth of 1920s era paraphernalia reminiscent an underworld god- father who resembles Marlon Brando and the sort of slap- stick fistfights which have made the "Trinity" pictures so popular. Unfortunately it has very lit- tle else to offer. Joins Mob The movie begins as Salva- tore Mandolea arrives in poor boy from Sicily who is determined to make good. Naturally, he joins the local underworld mob lead by Bugs Morano. (Obviouslj this is the sort of gangster fill that Italian-American civi liberties groups find so terribl delightful.) The Morano gang is locked i: a mortal struggle with "th Holy a rival gangste who uses a Salvation Arm; soup kitchen as a front. There follow the standan bootleg whiskey heists anc speakeasy busts. Morano henchmen come out on the short end of these encounters largely because they refuse to listen to Salvatore. Frustrated, he goes over to "the Holy Terror's" side anil kidnaps Morano s beloved daughter. He thra betrays "the Holy Terror" by offering to sell the daughter back to Morano. This enrages both gangs and presently every gangster in hicago is kinking Saiva- tore. Meandering Plot All this would be reasonably entertaining were it not for the bewildering meanderings ot plot which mark these Italian comic-shoot-em-ups. In addition, the only con- sideration given to the dialog is that it matches the lip movements of the cast. Attempts at farce amount to little more than sophomoric puns, dopey sight gags and trick camera shots. A director the likes of Richard Lester can get away with this sort of thing. The makers of "Italian Graffiti" apparently eannot. Luise Rainer Reports Robbery MILAN, Italy (AP) American Actress Luise Rainer, star of Sidne; Franklin's classic movie "The Good was robbed ol jewels valued at about police reported Friday. Police said the thieves broke into her sports car Thursday and stole the jewels pearls diamonds and emeralds together with fur coats and other valuables. The actress, now living in retirement in London, arrived here Thursday morning enroute to a family wedding in Florence, police said. They added that most of the stolen jewels were to have been a present for the bride. The office of the attorney general was organized by an act of congress, Sept. 24. 1789. Washington appointed Ed- mund Randolph to the post. lofs of Action in 'Golden Voyage of Sinbad1 "The Golden Voyage of Sin- bad" with John Phillip tow, Caroline Munro ontj Tom Baler. A Columbia iwfeuic. Ai World fheofer. raf.'ng. G General By t'ruehlins Taking a cue (ruin judicial practices when a particularly sensitive case is to be decided, u thrw-jufe? ixint-1 of my seven-year-old niece, tive-year-old nephew and myself) took part in evaluating this family movie. My niece thought it "preli particularly the lovel IcadiiiK lady. My nephew preferred the Ituuny car tnon which preceded the fea tare. And 1 cottoned more t the Pom-l'oms and popcorn. Monsters Star The movie deserves its rating- Tiiere's a lot of uctio mostly sword fights bu nobody gets killed or seriousl The only victims are a of animated creatures devise by special effects expert Ra. llarryhausen. These monsters are, in fact, (he stars of the film. The real life actors seem The kids, mind. plot is pretty flimsy but of any ace. shouldn't l.uvv plays the famous ijcod Captain Sinbad, who comes in- to possession of a gulden medallion which will lead him lo a fabulous treasure. St-arili ler Kcrluur In his search (or this fortune he takes up with a king, or soim-tiiing, whilst1 lace itas btTii burned, forcing him to don a gold helmet with a covering visor. Sinbad also lakes into his retinue a beautiful slave girl and a underachieving wastrel. The pot at the end of the ruiiibuu is not easily gained, of course, as a villain who uses a stable of freaky monsters is also alter llie biicu- In the end, virtue triumphs. as we knew it would. But there's fun along the way. Theater Times for Saturday COMMUNITY THEATER "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Mari- golds" S. PARAMOUNT "The Models" 4. IOWA "Zardoz" WORLD "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" shorts TIMES "Panorama Blue" 2, 8, PLAZA "Snowball Express" 2, "The World's Greatest Athlete" EASTOWN 'J Poseidon Adventure" MARION Features 1. 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. "Tht 1 "American STAGE Graffiti" STAGE 2 "Italian Graffi- ti" STAGE 3 "Billy Jack" STAGE 4 "Where Lilies Bloom" COLLINS "The Battle for the Planet of the Apes" 9; "The Conquest of the Planet o the Apes" "The Planet of the Apes" 12 "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" "The Escapt from the Planet of the Apes" TVVIXT TOWN "The Super Cops" "Elec- traGlide in Blue" "The Honkers" 1. TWIN WEST "The Candy Stripe Nurses" "The Young Nurses" "Night Call Nurses" TWIN EAST "Theater of Blood" "The Daughters of Sa- tan" 1. Trophy Lounge presents this Sat. Night "PHOENIX" 519 H Street S.W. EASTOWN 1 "The Exor- cist" coming next week: AND A Yes, Full 24 oz. 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"Parents would save a lot of energy, money and misery" by not taking children to acupuncturists who claim the I'hinese needle technique does improve nerve deafness, he said. Some such clinics charge for each in a long series of treatments. "Beginning" Rosen said temporary varia- tions that occurred in hearing ability in some children "makes it look like something is beginning. The prescription is more hard work. We need rigid, scientific, objective studies in laboratories and in- stitutions." Rosen, who has visited China three times since 1971, said the Chinese now report only eight percent of children show improvement from acupunc- ture that goes on from one to four years. The Chinese "still regard it as he iaid. "But that is a miracle in it- self. Nothing else ever improved nue child in a million. We are scratching the surface uf something that has baffled the world all these years. But we definitely are not really to use it as an individual treatment." Cause Nerve deafness occurs when the nerve of hearing, which carries messages to the brain, is weakened or destroyed. Causes include congenital defects, German measles in- fection of a pregnant woman, or drugs like streptomycin in some cases. Rosen is well-known for in- novating an operation that made rigid bones in the hear- ing apparatus mobile so they could transmit sounds. He was taught the-acupunc- ture technique by Chinese specialists in 1972 and set up a pilot study in conjunction with the Ml. Sinai School of and the New York League for the Hard of Hear- ing. The 40 children were treated five days a week for three weeks, then given a week's rest each month during the six months. Needles were inserted around the ear and in the arms. Parents were not allowed to pay any of the costs.- "Encouraged" The children were deaf enough that "they couldn't hear unless you yelled in their Rosen said in an inter- view. They were tested repea- tedly during the experiment with an audiometer and with spoken words to determine how well they could discriminate between words. No child ended the experiment with worse hear- ing, Rosen said. In the two who tended at times towards improvement, the poorer ear improved towards the level of the better one. One of these was one of 10 children on whom he used very shallow insertions of the needle, rather than the deeper penetration used by the Chinese. Concerning his mostly nega- tive results, Rosen said Chinese specialists suggested that six months of treatment might be too short a time to produce improvements. Overall, he said, "I am en- couraged. 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