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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August LETHBRIDGE HERALD-7 Former Veteran maker of films pop singer sums Up art of industry in hospital HONOLULU (AP) One time pop singing star Tommy Sands, 36, is convalescing in hospital from an acute kidney and liver infection, his wife says. "He's on the dialysis machine and the doctor said he's off the critical list and much Sands' bride of four months, the former Sheila Wallace, a 24- year-old Honolulu secretary, said Tuesday. NEW YORK (AP) Alfred Hitchcock, just turned 75, has directed 55 movies since 1922 and, without thought of retire- ment, has a contract to make three more. "Tell your story. Tell it with great potency. Tell it visually. Be as simple as you can. That is my summation of film-mak- ing." Thus spoke the master in his usual mock-sepulchral voice. "The essential thing is to make the audience par- ticipate. My films are design- ed to create emotion in the Aug. 26th Sept. 7th "CANADIAN CLUB" AT THE MINERS' 733 13th St. N. Members and Invited Guests Only SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "ANY GUN CAN PLAY" in color. Starring Edd Byrnes. Tuesday, Wednesday, August 27, 28. Tuesday show at p.m. ADULT. FORT Theatre "CHARLEY VARRICK" in color. Starring Walter Matthau Tuesday, August 27 show at p.m. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PINCHER Theatre "THE SACRED KNIVES OF VENGEANCE" in color. Tuesday, August 27, show at p.m. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Theatre "WOMEN IN CHAINS" and "SISTERS" DOUBLE FEATURE Tuesday, Wednesday, August 27 28. 1 show at P M. RESTRICTED ADULT. audience; it's what makes suspense." It may take three or four years to make the three new films but Hitchcock says it's no good rushing into a picture. "Madam and I live modest- ly enough so we don't have to be terribly desperate to make a picture for the sake of mak- ing money." Madam and Hitch, as they call each other in gentle and polite tones, live in Bel Air, Calif., in a one-storey house without home swimming pool or home screening room. Hitchcock says he doesn't at- tend movies at all any more, having come to his own workable conclusions about them through the years. Hitchcock is considered the master of suspense and wry humor in film. His subject is usually murder. Hitchcock plotted carefully his entry to the movie business. He was working in the advertising department of an engineering firm in Britain when he started job-seeking. "I think when a young man wants a job it is very vital that he show a sample of his work. I found out through the trade papers that Paramount was going to open a studio in Lon- don, and the name of their first film. "I sketched out the title and got a commercial artist to execute it in the best professional manner. I took it to the studio and told them I'd like to do the title for the film and showed it to them. The man in charge said they hadn't organized the studio yet." Hitchcock wanted to do not only the main title but the sub- titles of the silent film. "I went along again when I heard they had changed the first film, with the new title designed and executed, and I got the job. I was 20." The movie studio closed down, but Hitchcock found work building movie sets for a rental movie company, and in his spare time wrote his own script from a novella. "Then they said they'd bought the play, Woman to Woman, and did I know anyone who could write the script. I said I'd show them a sample of my work. I got the job, only by showing what I could do. Not promises. Facts." In this way, Hitchcock be- came a movie art director, general production manager, assistant director and direc- tor. And he married an editor, Alma Reville. Hitchcock, whose birthday was Aug. 13, goes to his doctor every Tuesday and every month has blood tests. "I'm not scared of anything. I just want to know what is go- ing on. I've been doing it for the last seven or 10 years. In 1943, I weighed just under 300 pounds. My ankles hung over my socks. My back ached. So I took off 97 pounds." Hitchcock first came to the United States in 1940. His con- tract has always given him complete artistic control over his films He remembers ex- ercising the clause only once. Hitchcock considers film- making not an art but an in- dustry. Nostalgia nuts collecting tapes of old radio shows Gone With The West POTTS A lively entertaining comedy for the young and the young at heart Begins FRIDAY FORT MACLEOD SAT. AND SUN. Yates Memorial Centre "Watch For Details" Find bodies LUTTRE, Belgium (AP) The mutilated bodies of two more victims were found trapped Monday in the wreck- age of two coaches that were part of the Charleroi-Antwerp express that derailed and crashed on a canal bridge 11 days ago. The discovery raised the death toll to 18 in Belgium's worst railway disaster since the Second World War. Railway officials fear that more bodies will be found as workers proceed with the difficult task of extracting two wrecked cars from the super- structure of the bridge. The express was speeding at nearly 70 miles an hour when it crashed. The cause of the disaster still has not been established. ALFRED HITCHCOCK TV children programming boss named TORONTO (CP) The CBC announced Tuesday that John Kennedy, a former CBC producer and now at Yale University, has been ap- pointed head of the network's television programming for children, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Dan McCarthy, who will become director of a special Sesame Street project designed to strengthen and ex- pand the "Canadianization" of this series. The CBC said that in the coming season it will double the amount of Canadian material within the Sesame Street series to about 15 minutes a program. Mr. Kennedy, formerly a re- porter with the now-defunct Toronto Telegram, joined the CBC in 1955, producing children's programs for five years. Later, he produced public affairs and cultural programming for the CBC. He joined Yale University in 1967 to aid in planning and de- veloping an educational tele- vision station at the univer- sity. EDMONTON (CP) Carman Madu and Al Girard are a couple of nostalgia nuts trying to recapture the golden days of days when the fast-talking Kingfish was always trying to con slow- thinking Andy in the famous Amos Andy series; when the question "Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of was always answered with "The Shadow." "Our main concern is to save as many of these old programs as we can from be- ing destroyed, as well as adding to our said Mr. Girard. Mr. Girard and Mr. Madu collect tapes of old radio shows. They add to their collection by taping shows broadcast by local radio stations that cater to nos- talgia fans and by buying tapes from other collectors. Some of the old favorites are lost forever. Back in the days when radio was the chief entertainment medium, programs were sent from station to station on discs which resembled modern day records. After the discs acquired a scratchy sound from constant use, the stations threw them out, thinking the distributor had made a master copy. ramount cinema STARTS TOMORROW at and fc20 p.m. MOVES DOWNTOWN FOR 4 MORE BIG DAYS CLINT HE HAS EXACTLY SEVEN MINUTES TO GET RICH QUICK! RESTRICTED ADULT 18 YEARS AND OVER "THUNDERBOLT and LIGHTFOOT" Show Times UCTION flLOCK MASTERCHARGE CHARGEX 2508-2nd Ave. North See tonight's Classified Section for a more complete listing. "MORE ACTION BY AUCTION" License No. 077855 Phone 327-1 222 THE LETHBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Season Rehearsals: Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Monday evenings, 7-10 p.m., com- mencing September Current Vacancies: clarinet, French horn, trom- bone, violin, viola, cello, con- trabass. (Other vacancies may occur.) Reasonably experienced instrumentalists are invited to contact: Lucien Needham, Conductor (329-2338: business hours) Scholarship Programme: Details on request. PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects- 7 00 9-00 HERBIE RIDES AGAIN. 7.30 LAST COMPLETE SHOW- FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects- 7-10 9-20 THREE MUSKETEERS' 7 35 9.50 LAST COMPLETE SHOW. 9.20 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT- 7'10 915 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER FROM HELL 900 CAPTAIN KRONO'S VAMPIRE MONSTER 10.55 ONE COMPLETE SHOW- 9-00 GATES OPEN 8'15 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT STARTS TOMORROW "BRILLIANT! A SMASH HIT! HITS THE SCREEN LIKE A POWERFUL EXPLOSION! AL PACING IS BRILLIANT! ONE OF THE MOST GRIPPING FILMS OF THE -Rex Reed, N. Y. Daily News "THRILLING! Al Pacino provides one of the outstand- ing performances of the year. It is Pacino with a sense of high comedy and a deep passion that penetrates his every movement, who brings 'Serpico' to Crist, New York Magazine 'SERPICO IS AN ARRESTING FILM! You can mark Al Pacino as one of America's most gifted -Gene Shalit, N8C-TV SECOND FEATURE Paramount Pictures Presents Bangthe drum slowly green acres drive-in Gates open p.m. One complete show at p.m. "'SERPICO'IS A TRIUMPH OF INTELLIGENCE, COMPASSION AND STYLE. A movie that will retain its force long after ttie events that inspired it have been forgotten." -Jerry Oster, N. Y. Daily News "A THRILLER. SIDNEY LUMET'S TOUGHEST, MOST PROVOCATIVE FILM IN Canby, N. V. Times "A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINMENT-IT'S A HIT, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT- A BIG, BIG RESTRICTED ADUL1 Warning Course Language Throughout A PARAMOUNT RELEASE DINO DE LAURENTIIS presents BIG AL RACING HITS aVaiaaai aaaaaai aaaaaai Mak al al B 2 A r-iammer rroaucrion M and CAPTAIN KROHOS: STARTING TOMORROW paramount 2 Deluxe Shows 2 at and p.m. ADULT with s P Y s lite ADULT who needs enemies? ENDS TONIGHT: WALTD.SNEYS "HERBIE RIDES AGAIN" IN COLOR ALSO SHOWING AT THE FOLLOWING THEATRES STARTS TOMORROW college cinema Evenings Only I at and p.m. Opera Theatre Vulcan Ai; 29-30-31 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND "BORN LOSERS" THE ORIGINAL SCREEN APPEARANCE OF TOM LAUGHLIN AS BILLY JACK Adult Not Suitable For Children ADULT Not Suitable for Children ENDS TONIGHT "THUNDERBOLT and LIGHTFOOT" with Clint Eastwood Tower Theatre Taber AM. 29-30-31 Check Locally for show times for this feature. TOM "BORN LAUGHLIN asBillvJaekin LOSERS" ;