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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta New James Bond movies for release in December BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) James Bond, after eight films and 11 years of violence and fantasy, is at it again. Indestructible agent 007 now is karate-chopping a path through the more exotic cor- ners of the Far East, charm- ing his way through a smorgasbord of ever-willing "Bond Girls." Makers of the latest Bond film say their celluloid package will be delivered to the public for Christmas, 1974. And they are certain The Man with the Golden Gun will again soothe their ears with the ring of the box-office cash register. Meanwhile, cameras churn on in the casinos at Macao, on the canals of Bangkok and on remote James Bond Island off the coast of Thailand, all in pursuit of unbeatable for- mulas: first, "create an at- mosphere of belief in surroun- dings of utter and second, top the last Bond extravaganza with more of everything. "We've got to give the viewer a vicarious says film publicity chief Charles Juroe. With the exception of the rather Westernized Japanese background of You Only Live Twice, the East is virgin terri- tory for Bond followers. DOESN'T EVEN SWEAT While most Bangkok visitors sweat a lot in the city's steady 90-degree heat, Bond, as played by super- suave Britisher Roger Moore, doesn't betray a beadful on his tanned forehead after a lengthy chase. Intestinal aches are another common complaint of the tourist, but Bond doesn't have such problems. "James Bond never goes to the says one member of the company. Even death comes in an im- peccable package: one Bond girl, played by Maude Adams, meets a sanitized end with a neat bullet in the middle of her lovely cleavage. "It's a typical Bond death. All the audience sees is a little red speck, right Miss Aug. 26th Sept. 7th "CANADIAN CLUB" AT THE INERS 733-13th St. N. Members and Invited Guests Only Adams says, pointing. Bullets play a large part in the film. In fact, the plot tries to answer the rhetorical ques- tion: Will the golden bullet with Bond's code number etched on it finish off the world's top agent and end Bond movies VILLAIN FROM ORIENT To play up the exotic Orient angle, Bond's mally a Germanic-Slavic is now a smooth, sophisticated and properly inscrutable Chinese money lord from Hong Kong. He in turn hires the world's highest paid assassin per contract, 40 successful jobs to his Scaramanga. Christopher Lee of Dracula movie fame is The Man with the Golden Gun. Along the way, "matters of British the energy crisis and intelligence agent Mary Goodnight, portrayed by Britt Eklund, attempt to slow down the main business; fast- paced action. Hung on this rather thin plot -are car and boat chases, an exploding seaplane, sea- tossed Chinese junks, and, in the words of the producers, "the entire spectrum of the Eastern martial arts" as practised by the East's finest swingers of arms and fuers, karate masters, sumo wrestlers, Thai kickboxers, you name it. In the gadgets and gim- micks department, the producers promise, among other things, "something with cars that has never been done on film." Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE Rock music group to tour Canada Share star roles Jack Lemmon, left, and Walter Matthau Hollywood shooting third movie called NIGHTS ONLY! Sept. 5, 6, 7 M "YATESCENTRE" "JOYOUS, Journal JUBILATION" S. F Examiner "A YOUTHFUL LIVELY -S. F Chromclt GOOD SEATS NOW ON SALE! LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. LETHBRIDGE APPOINTS UN ENVOY CAPE TOWN (AFP) South Africa has appointed a new ambassador to the United Nations, an announcement said Monday. R.F. Botha, a leading Nationalist party parliamentarian, will replace Carl von Hirsehberg who has been recalled to South Africa. Direct from sensational record runs in California! Reserved Seats 4 If bought in groups of 10 each By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NEA) For the third time, Hollywood is making a movie based on the great Ben Hecht Charles MacArthur newspaper com- edy, "The Front Page." This one will be different. To begin with, for the first time the play's curtain line "The sonofabitch stole my watch" will be used. I.A.L. Diamond, who wrote the screenplay with director Billy Wilder, explains why it was never used before. FIRST VERSION "In the '31 version, with Pat O'Brien and Adolphe Men- he says, "it couldn't be used couldn't say the words then They obscured it with the sound of'a typewriter. "The '40 version, with Gary Grant and Ros Russell, didn't use it because with the change to a bo> girl thing it didn't apply." (That '40 version was called "His Girl But the 74 version, with Lemmon and Walter ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday, August TRIO" Saturday, August "RAYMOND CANADIANS" Matthau, uses it. It is per- missible, in today's culture. Izzy Diamond says the cinema today is freer than the stage was in 1928, when the play came out. And they are, therefore, using language that even Hecht and MacArthur couldn't use. "They had to use eu- Diamond says. "They said 'horse's for example instead of 'horse's ass.' Wilder is 67 now and still dashes about the set like a nervous fox terrier. He has his sweater tied around his neck, his hat perched on the back of his head and he chews gum like mad. Between his gum chewing and his Austrian accent, it's hard for an out- sider to understand him. "It's all says Vin- cent Gardenia, "We unders- tand everything he says." Wilder has assembled a top notch cast to back up Lemmon and Matthau. Carol Burnett has a small but exciting part and there's Gardenia, Susan Sarandon. Harold Gould, David Wayne, Allen Garfield and Charles burning. Harold Gould is coming into his own as one of the new breed of great character ac- tors. That's always been one of Hollywood's greatest attributes, the pool of character actors, and Gould is one of the leading fish in the new pool. GOOD CAREER "I've had a good he says, "and it's getting better. This is the era of character men playing leading roles, which is great for me." He's another actor who started his career relatively late in life. He's from Albany, N.Y., the son of a postal worker. He liked acting, but the family philosophy was that acting was fine as a hobby but surely not a fulltime occupation. He went to college, major- ing in education, and for 10 years after graduation he taught dramatics first in New York state, then Virginia, then at the Universi- ty of California at Riverside. He had some time off and decided, since he was so near Hollywood, he would give professional acting a try. That was in 1960 and he's been an actor ever since. Now some other Goulds are getting into the act. His wife, one of his students at Cornell, is now acting under the name of Lee Champanier. And his 9 year old son is in a play. Liz Taylor gets role in musical production LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. North WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT In The Clubrooms Thursday, August 29 "GERRY" Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31 The 12th Street'B'Band Members and Invited Guests CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) The first joint Soviet- American film will be a multi- million dollar musical produc- tion of Maurice Maeterlinck's classic fairy tale, The Bluebird, starring Elizabeth Taylor, an official of Tower International said Tuesday. "The deal has been com- said Clara Reece, a senior vice-president. Producer Edward Lewis says the film would be the most expensive ever made, but beyond noting that each country would pay half, Mrs. Reece declined to name a total figure. George Cukor was to direct, she said. The film is scheduled for re- lease late in 1975. Mrs. Reece said. Mrs. Reece said the agree- ment with the Soviets is the result of more than a year of negotiations. The chief actors are to be American. The Soviets are providing location and studios, including a special canteen with American foods. Soviet actors and actresses also will be involved, the cno- SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "BORN color. Starring Tom Laughlin. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 29, 30, 31. Thursday show at p.m. ADULT. FORT Theatre "BORN color. Starring Tom Laughlin. Starts Thursday, August 29 show at p.m. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "AMERICAN color. Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ronny Howard. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 29, 30, 31. Thursday show at p.m. ADULT. Theatre "BORN color. Starring Tom Laughlin. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 29, 30, 31. Thursday p.m. ADULT. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming, Skating, and Museum Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept Sept 2 FRITZ SICK ANNUA L FALL 1 p m and p SWIM p.m. 1 and SWIM (ADULT ONLY) p.m PUBLIC SWIM p.m and p.m. LIONS Swim 4-00-9 00 Swim 4 Swim p.m. 6-00-9-00 Swim p.m Swim p.m and p.m. HENDERSON SWIM 1.00-9.00 SWIM 1 00-9.00 Swim Swim Swim p.m. SIR ALEXANDER SALT 00-9 00 p 00-5.00 00 p.m. HENDERSON ICE reographer is to be Soviet and the music will be written jointly by Americans and Soviets, she said. The film also is to feature the Moscow Symphony orchestra and the Leningrad and Bolshoi ballet companies. Big deficit WASHINGTON (Reuter) Last month's United States trade deficit was the third- largest ever recorded, the commerce department an- nounced Monday. The deficit widened in July to million compared with the June deficit of million. The July deficit compared with the record October, 1971, deficit of million and the deficit of million in May of this year. The deterioration in the U.S. trade position in July was principally due to a large increase in the imports of oil which jumped 25.6 million barrels to barrels. The value of those imports jumped million to billion. Show Times I'VIMMOI M' TIIKVTHK Short Subjects. 7 00 S.P Y.S. 735 940 LAST COMPLETE SHOW. ADULT ENTERTAINMENT NT Short Subjects 7-15915 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT: 9.20 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9'15 RESTRICTED ADULT Short Subjects: 7-00 BORN LOSER: LAST COMPLETE SHOW. ADULT NOR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN IN THKVTKK BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY 8'45 SERPICO: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: GATES OPEN: RESTRICTED ADULT TORONTO (CP) The Bee Gees, uncrowned kings of lush 'n' easy rock music, are em- barking on their most exten- sive Canadian 14- concert tour. Making their third Cana- dian visit this month. Barry Gibb and his younger twin brothers Robin and Maurice previously have played only to the major eastern cities- Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and Montreal. Their last ap- pearance here was in February. Since 1967, the British group has .been intermittently prominent, sometimes dis- appearing from AM radio charts for almost year-long stretches before returning with a product more exciting than the last. Their Canadian tour follows the release of their 15th al- bum. Mr. Natural. Despite general enthusiasm, the Bee Gees have been coldly received by a handful of reviewers because by today's standards they fall short as rock musicians. The criticism is that their music has more depth than amplification, that their lush orchestral accompaniment plays as important a role as the electrical instruments and, in short, that their music is too middle-of-the-road But no critic can dispute that their music, al! original, includes some of today's most moving ballads. Their songs have been recorded by more than 100 performers, including Frank Sinatra. Engelbert Hum- 'berdinck. Tom Jones, Jose Feliciano and the late Janis Jophn. ArWU JVWWWVJArVVW. t s Coming POTTS The mighty python of he Old West and the Old West will never be quite the same again! controversial1 It's fneart warming1 It's {Starts Tomorrow, Elk's] Fort Macleod, Saturday and Sunday Yates Memorial Centre PLEASE NOTE EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEM- BER 1st, THE PARAMOUNT, PARA- MOUNT CINEMA AND COLLEGE CIN- EMA WILL OPERATE ON SUNDAYS THE SAME HOURS AS WEEK DAYS. TWO SHOWS PER NIGHT SEE DAILY SCHEDULE FOR TIMES Gates open p.m. One complete show at p.m. SHOWING TONITE thru SUN. green acres drive-in BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR! I'D GIVE AN OSCAR TO AL PACING FOR 'SERF I COT -JUDITH CRIST INGUAGE MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME A PARAMOUNT RELEASE OINO OE LAURENTIIS RESTRICTED ADULT AL, PACING "SGRPICO 99 HIT io 2 "BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY' paramount NOW SHOWING AT and P.M. Including Sunday SUTHERLAND COULD do it to the ADULT withZOUZOU 13 TECHNICOLOR1 PRIMS BY DELUXE' MATINEE SATURDAY AT P.M. paramount TONIGHT thru SUN. AT and P.M. Including Sunday RESTRICTED ADULT HE HAS EXACTLY SEVEN MINUTES TO GET RICH x QUICK! CLINT EASTWOOD 'THUNDERBOLT and LIGHTFOOT" college cinema NOW SHOWING AT and P.M. Including Sunday A RE-RELEASE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Adult Not Suitable For Children 'BORN USERS" THE ORIGINAL SCREEN APPEARANCE OF TOM LAUGHU AS Bl LL.Y JACK An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RE-RELEASE 21 MATINEES SATURDAY AND MONDAY AT P.M. Alto showing at the following theatres: Empress 29. 30, 31 Mayfair 29. 30. 31 Opera 29, 30. 31 Tower 29, 30. 31 Green Hills Drive-In, 30. 31 ;