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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 8, 1975, Darmstadt, Hesset THE STARS AND STRIPES Pooc 19 By WALT TROTT 5&S entertainment editor THE OMINOUS possibility of ;r:sects threatening to dominate .md perhaps destroy man will be the theme of yet another motion picture — "The Micronauts." n might seem by now that sub- ; i matter is wearing a bit thin .1-, movie material. As long ago as 1954, James Whumore was battling 15-foot- lont; ants in the shocker Them!" while the same year Charlton Heston was fighting off hordes of locusts in- "The Naked Jungle," THE FAM1UAJI hNHrfghty co-ordinated jand jneaaiitaUe ant ~also>cayed dfeMtily In the recent"Hellstrom CnronM*" and "Phase IV." in WUttun Castle'snew release "Bugt" however, the creepy adversaries are roaches. There have been numerous other efforts posing crawly in- vertebrates as a terror to civ- ilization, but in London veteran Saltzman: Fact or fiction? film publicist Tom Carlile has promised that "Micronauts" will focus on some new twists. He noted that the movie marks Harry Saltzman's. first indepen- dent production since "The Battle of Britain" in 1969. How- ever, the Albert Broccoli-Saltz- man team has produced 10 James Bond epics with the latest "The Spy Who Loved Me" now being wrappeU-up as a Christmas present for 007 fans. "Mtcronauts" also represents a reunion for the Canadian-born Saltzman and Yank Carliie, who stuck together through several Bonds after first working togeth- er on a Bob Hope opus "Call Me Bwana"in'63. Carlile has been workingStateside the first half of the year touting his 25th movie as-signment, Norman Jewison's sci- ence fiction feature "Rollerball."Saltzman, he says, will take over the entire stage complex ofEngland's Shepperton Studios for his forthcoming sci-fi adventure.It is expected to take three months to build all the spectacu-lar sets (under supervision of art director Peter Murton)."1 may be buggy, however, by the time we get around to slwot-ing with the. actors," confided Carlile. who said a form of mi-crophotography had already started at London's Oxford Scien-. tific Film Centre. ALTHOUGH the multi-milliondollar project is In pre-produc- tion stages now, the cast — to in-clude Gregory Peck and Lee Remick — won't report to theEnglish location until February. "AH background elements will be scaled 96 times larger than the human figure," said the tail, r-R&R- Conducted by• J. KfngCrugerTravel writer A money-saving tip Visitors to Austria may saveI nearly 14 per cent on most pur- | chases by shopping at stores ad-vertising "tax-free shopping" and by then applying for a refund| of the value added tax. According to the Austrian Na-tional Travel Office, here is the way to get a 13.79 per cent refundJon that dirndl or little wooden [carved fugure you just had toJbuy: Ask the person who sold youI the goods to fill out a Form U34, I including your passport numberland place of issue, Have this Iform stamped at the border[customs control point as ypu Iteave Austria and submit it to theIOAMTC - the customs office Ithere. You'll, get your refund on[the spot, OAMTCoffices are located at[several major border crossing [spots. If there is ino OAMTC[branch at the border crossing •oint through which you are ex-png, have the customs official p the form. Mail it back M>e store where you purchased he goods, The store will thenyou the rebate, according to Austrian authorities. duty military members and theirdependents: FRANKFURT r NEW YORK, I1U, Sept. 12; im Sept 16, 17. )», }t, n, M, », V; Oct. 1> S, 7, 10, 12, 15, M, », 14, M, FRANKFURT-WASHINGTON D.C , $W, Sfpt. 12; 1147, S*pt, II, Mi Oct. t, It, 17. 14 ond}l. , FRANKFURT-CHICAGO, *l«, Stpl. W; 17, IX If, Oct. 7, 13, It, and M, FRANKFURT-UOS ANGEi-ES, H», Sept. M, 17, W, M, 17 j Oct. J, R 11 and 27. MADRID-NEW YORK. JIM, S«>t. U, M, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 2) «W| Jt. ] . MCW YORK-FRANKFURT, tm *«*t. !«,II V, \t, «, Jt - ttMrt 3»; Oct. * 4, «, 1,1, H, U, U.M, Utt.P«* XV WASHINGTON OX.-FRANKFURT, t14t. Sift. I* It, If; Oct; f, II, 14, H.wm M. CHICAGO-FRANKFURT, <1H, Stpl, 1J. W, *t, M M; Oct. \. «, 14, H tMttj t*. The Davis Agency announcene following flights for active- !U)t AMGeLEs-FtUMkFuar, tw, s*pt.w, »;«, H »; - 1*'.«& if; Oci/Mt MM** { Dops and parents pay $15 more. : Davis Agency offers a fly-now-pay-later plan for all actively fnUJtary, their dependents andparents. Phone Frankfurt (0611) 23028i, or contact Davis agentslocated adjacent to> mast larger installation!! slender publicist, who pointed out, "a Coca Cola bottle cap, for instance, will be large enough for six men to stand on without crowding. Blades of gruss, to be created from supple plastic, will be approximately 30 feel high." John Gay's "Micronauts" screenplay has all nations work- ing together for a solution to a grim threat of starvation follow- ing an ecological disaster. It be- comes obvious that man must begin competing with insects and other sub-human species for the remaining food supply. "Our story is more science-fact than science-fiction," insists pro- ducer Saltzman,' who added, "Most scientists are now agreed that mankind's greatest threat is the alarming damage we are wreaking upon our environ- ment." Saltzman's director Don Sharp is currently seeing to the filming of two key sequences involving stag beetles and army ants on miniaturized sets — two-feet by two-feel — slated to be reproduc- ed in gigantic form on Shep- perton's sound stages. The 52-year-old Sharp first began his career as an actor in Australia, but after leaving Down Under he switched to screen writ- ing for Group Three Productions in England in 1951. He got his di- rectional start four years later doing children's documentaries, , before becoming a second-unit di- rector on TV and for feature films. His earlier directing chores, consisted mostly of horror movies such as "Curse of the " Fly" and "Face of Fu Manchu." Sharp is now receiving good no- tices for his newest release "Hennessy" with Remick and RodSteiger. CARLILE'S creddiUals as afilm tub-thumper are equally im- pressive, dating back to his firstventure la 1ISS (or George Ste- vens* "Giant." Among other pro-jects he ha* publicized are John Huston's "Moby Dick,** JoshuaLogan's "Sayonara," lack Webb's "The D.I.," JohnWayne's "The Alamo" and Sa- muel Bronston's "El CM." Two years ago he decided to Weddings Buckli'Elder Jodi Buckli became the brideof Arthur L~ Elder at a ceremony in Warren, Pa.The bride, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Warren Buckli of Munich,where he teaches at the Ameri- can high school, and the bride-groom will both attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh this fall. An ant enlarged 50 times looms as a formidable foe. leave the movie p.r. grind to settle in Florida as promotion chief for the National Enquirer newspaper, but that work proved too tame for Carlile. Thus he was ripe when Jewison's offer came along for "Rollerball."A graduate of UCLA. Caritle hid once been a writer for Holly-wood fan magazines and a staf- fer for the now defunct Lifemagazine before "Giant." Home now is a cottage near Londonwhere Cariile retreats after a 10 or 12-hour day promoting .the lat-est project. "Micronauts," he says, is a multi-million dollar production tentatively scheduled for release in the U.S. by American Interna- tional Pictures during Christmas1976. Carlile said the cameramen suffered a minor setback last week when an imported flock of ants were left overnight in a glass-enclosed set to become ac- climated before filming. "By morning, all of the grass and other greenery had been completely devoured by the hun- gry ants." Remick s g new kind of project. Peck has signed on for the battle of the bugs. Walters-Martin Sharon K^y Walters, daughterof William J: Pamell of Hick- man, Ky., exchanged weddillgvows with Richard Dale Martin, soff of MSgt. and Mrs. RichardC. Martin of Bitburg, Germany, The double-ring ceremony atthe! Bitburg housing chapel, was followed by a reception at the,home of the groom's parents. The newlyweds a|re makingthejr home in Bjtte^i employed by AAFIji% THE FQLtpWiHG films have been scheduled for showing vnArm^ and Air, Force Exchange Service's overseas military theater circuit. W.W. AND THE DIXIE DANCE KINGS (PGJ - A gum popping,alking child of the jeSGs, W.W,'* ambition is to rob every seventh station in the USA Ttungi ver* going just tine until he met thece King? and teB f or we only virgin inthe territory, Comedy and country music are the main ingredient* of thit new Burt Reynolds ad-venture- Also starring Art "Hanryanltl Tonto/'-Carney. SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY