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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Odar Gazettf: Mm., 24. U74 The marquee of the decidedly "G" rated "That's at Manhattan's Ziegfield theater, forecasts a future for Hollywood productions in which the cast keeps its clothes on. Producers are eyeing the supreme court and audience reaction to films lacking "X" rated bedroom scenes. Theater Time Schedule for Monday PARAMOUNT "Blue Sninmer" 1, 111. IOWA "Huckleberry Finn" MS, fr-10, WORLD "The Golden Voyage of Sinhad" shorts TIMES "Panorama Blue" 2, 8, PLAZA "Snowball Express" 2. "The World's Greatest Athlete" STAGK 1 "American Graffiti" STAGF. 2 "Zardox" STAGE II "Billy Jack" STAGE 4 "Where the Lilies Bloom" EASTOWN 1 "The Exor- OPEN DAILY NOW SERVING FOOD 1136 Ellis Blvd. NW 1116 Center Point Rood KE Monday Night Pitchers of Oiy The Emergency Room 4650 1 st Ave. NE EASTOWN 2 "Paul and Michelle" 7. MARION Features at 11, 1, 3. 5, 7. 9. COLLINS "Walking Tall" "Charly" "Where Does It Hurt'.'" TWIXT TOWN "Cold Sweat" "The Valachi Papers" "Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street" I. TWIN WEST "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" "The Culpepper Cattle Cn." TWIN EAST "The Naughty Stewardesses" "Women for Sale" SERVING NIGHTLY CHOICE PRIME RIB OF BEEF oo (JUST A UTTLE BIT BETTER) Appearing At The Keyboard MARY PIKt Nighffy except Fri 310 THIRD AVENUE SE, DOWNTOWN TELEPHONE 362-8679 lien., lues, and Wed. POUND LY. STRIP STEAK DINNER Potato Salad or Hash Browos Choice of Salad Home Made Roll 1.99 Your Choice of Bill's Famous GOURMET SANDWSGHES Submarine Italian Beef Canadian Bacon Meat Ball Hevo Haddock Sandwich Corned Beef Italian Sandwich Includes Potato Salad, Omo I Rings, Fountain Drink 1.39 Sorry No Carry Out Or Delivery At These SPECIAL PRICES HRMET UININO MOTOR HOTEL The Good FOOD BUFFETS now every night in the Grant Wood thru p.m. to 8 under 1 HO OSEVEIT Downtown Cedar Rapids MOTOR HOTEL Connecting FREE 1st Ave. SE 46401st Aw. NE 1334EdgewoodRd.SW EVERY TUESDAY YOU GET: 3 PIECES OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN ORIGINAL RECIPE or EXTRA CRISPY MASHED COLE SLAW HOT ROLL VISIT THE COLONEL Try our special catering price. Cast Keeps Clothes in Current Film Trend I thi> Olid-IIHillS III By Hob Tfctmas LOS ANGKLKS _ For Id years. American films have piled shook upon shook as movie makers responded to the Scxuu! Rcviiluiiiiii trend seems to be slowing "I've noticed in the senpts I says Jai'k l.einnion. winner of this year's hesl aetor Oscar, "The raw sex seems lo he on Ihe decline "After all. what is lefl to shock people with? Kverythmg has been done on Hie soreen. and famihanU makes things mi longer shocking. If everybody streaked, nohody would notice. "Kven NO. luitk how fast streaking lias faded as a I.emmon's views are shared liy other leaders of the film community. Says Hubert Wise, maker of "The Sound of Music" and The Andromeda and president of the Directors (luild of America: "I see a definite trend away from daring material on the screen. Not only because audiences have grown accus- tomed to it. There is also a concern on ilie part of most filmmak.'rs about what course the supreme court will lake." Wise referred to the June, 1073 decision by the U.S supreme court allowing states and communities to decide their own standards of obscenity. Mike Nichols' "Car- nal Knowledge" was ruled obscene in Albany. Ga., and an appeal is pending before the court. "Personally, I know of eight films that have not been made because of the said director John Frankenheimer of "The Manchuriiin Can- Sue Mengers, who represents Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman and other stars 'or the Creative Management Agency, observed that the studios have "been afraid of the X-rated picture for the last couple of years." Corporate Dignify The reasons for thai fear include the supreme court decision and the threat of hav- ng to fighi legal battles in communities where such films are banned, plus (he damage to corporate dignity. At least one filmmaker believes there is a trend toward implicit vs. explicit on the screen for esthetic reasons. Says Tom dries, director of "The llaualians and "I've always felt that graphic sex does a disservice to the film and is coun- terproductive. 1 base that on my belief that the American audience in particular is not :v.ui> to s'.t '.hrv scene. It lakes them out of the story and makes each person aware of himself. "This is not any moral ah luratioi: 1 simply iH'lievo. and most directors and producers agree, thai II just doesn't work lo pill scenes in movies." Another Filmmaker, -lack Sinighl. now directing "Air- port. said he sees a decline in depiction of sex in movies. "From now on. think it will be used only uhen il fits into the story, not ex- Iraneously." Smighl observed (hat the current trend is away from the intimate story which lent itself to sexual scenes. Producers are no longer concerned with the rela- tionship of two people; the big thing now is 'he catastrophe film. All-star casts are fight- ing to survive earthquake in fire in "The Towering air disaster in "Airport, etc. Pornography Industry Hif Actress Susan Clark cites another trend against sex in films: "Love stories in films nowadays are not aboul man and woman they concern man and man. Instead of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, it's Paul Newman and Robert Red ford." The decline of inlerest in sex movies has hit the por- nography industry, too. "Our biggest problem is explains David Friedman, president of the Adult Film Association and maker of such pornoflicks as SERVED EVERY TUESDAY THURSDAY Party Rooms Capacity 10-125 Rehearsal Dinners SUPPER CLUB On Highway 218 Midway Between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City 857-2641 "Veronica Taylor" A Dancer's Dancer FREE MATINEE Due lo A Ave. const. Use Btti SI. KE to A, tarn ft UNIQUE BJOTEL Only 2 Minutes Downtown 852 A Ave, NE 365-9061 NOW! The Greatest Of All HOW) Inds Thursday "THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF Color Bl30, 10'00 "BLUE SUMMER" No One '8 NOWI FINAl WEEK! AMERICAN GRAFFITI Science Fiction's Best ZARDOZ SEAN CONNERY NOW! All Tho Warmth And Feeling Of Grealnoss WHERE THE LILIES BLOOM" Hurry! Thurs BILLY JACK "The Krutic Adventures of and "Trader "Husiness for adult films is way off. and I don't sw another "Deep Throat" happviiini; KrK'dman estimates (here ;ire 730 theaters playing sex movies the year around, with a steady audience nf one million to two million. When Ihe major film eom- ivmics "dipped their toes inli> our pool" with X-raled films like "A ('loekwei'k Orange" and "Last TaiiKo in more theaters and wider audiiMiu's were opened up for aduh movies, Friedman said. "Then came 'Deep Throat' and 'Behind Ihe Cri-en Door', which were creations of Ihe media. Without all the national publicity, they would have done ordinary business. Indulged Fantasies "But everyone read about Linda Lovelace, and for the firs! time, srx movies v.vre iietlinj' the carriage trade. 1 would guess some 30 million people saw 'Deep Throat'. "Some were amused, some were shocked But most of them said, 'All right. I've seen ii pornu film, I don't need to see another one Thai's the element of human psychology thai seems to hamper both the skin-flick makers and the establishment producers who have introduced sex into major films. Says a university psychiatrist: "SVe :ire learnini; what (lie Scandinavians have known for a long time: once you remove the mystery of sex, it no longer holds the same fascination. For decades the burlesque strip- tease intrigued adolescent hoys and middle-aged men. v, ho in- dulged their Fantasies in watching a shapely woman undress. "Hut now they see famous actresses totally nude on the screen and in and the striptease is dead." Sex in movies is a relatively new device for American film- makers, although it has long Flourished in foreign and un- derground films. It was not until the thai Ihe self-censoring Production Code which prohibited "excessive and lustful ho'triil .....braces, suggestive postures and gestures, amung other began 'rumble The code, administered the Hays office, said: "Passion should be so treated that these scenes do not stimulate the lower and baser element." Passion as well as nudity and (rank language into American films as film- makers sought lo reflect changing moral patterns. In 19Hf. the Production Code was finally abolished. A rating sys- tem was introduced restricting films with sexual content from being seen by children. The Academy awards are usually a good indication of film industry thinking. Although lavishly praised by important critics, X-rated Last Tango in Paris" was not nominated as best picture in Ihe Oscar race. "The Kxor- eist" was expected lo win a best picture Oscar, but didn't. DRAPORT INN _ Still Open For Business right, then fight agoin to Draport. TUESDAY SPECIAL CLUB STEAK DINNER J Dance music and entertainment Friday, June 28 DICK ZELDA Saturday, June 29 Bob Preston Bar-B-Q Ribs Fri. Sat. 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