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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 8 Location filming a new look Thursday, Jan. 16 gives TV By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) "They went thataway" is more than a cliche to Hollywood TV producers these days. Television shows are going thataway, and it's a sudden thing which nobody completely understands. The situation is that 20 per cent of all this season's TV shows are being made on location, and that's un- heard of. Only two of the 11 loca- tion based shows are holdovers The Streets of San Francisco and Hawaii Five 0. The others are brand new this year, which means that, without any warning, the networks bought nine shows which are not Hollywood based. This flies in the face of -all previously exhibited television tradition and logic. Making shows on location adds two factors which, heretofore, the networks didn't seem to want to add realism and money. When Daktari was made, the networks wouldn't hear of them going to Africa or even to any of the close in jungles. That jungle set series was shot at Africa, U.S.A., a kind of poor man's African look amusement park only a camera's throw away from Hollywood and Vine. But this season Born Free is being shot in Kenya, in the heart of Africa's high' rent dis- trict. Time and outlooks change. Why? "There's an absolute necessity for a new look on says Charles Larson, executive producer of ABC's new Nakia. "I think the Dairii Queen North Store Only 516-13th St. North Phone 327-4855 Try our... BAR-B-QUE BEEF-ON-A-BUN Complete with French Fries .1.25 audiences recognized Southern California on so many shows and got tired of it. Certainly, producers did. There was a crying need for a new look." So Nakia is being filmed in and around Albuquer- que, N.M., and looks it. Larson says the saying around the Nakia company is that the show has three stars its two leading ac- tors, Robert Forster and Arthur Kennedy, and the state of New Mexico. They shoot to take advantage of where they are, giving the show a look that is different in TV's recent history. Larson formerly produc- ed the Glen Ford show, Cade's County, which was also set in the Southwest. But that one was filmed on the 20th Century Fox lot, smack in the middle of Los Angeles. Hollywood magic made it look like the great outdoors somewhat but it didn't have quite the feel of New Mexico and Arizona. That may be one reason why the show only lasted a quick one season. "Nakia looks a lot better than Cade." Larson says. But, Larson says, some shows go on location and then don't use where they are. He remembers The Monroes, which was shot around Jackson Hole, Wyo., which is glorious country. Yet they did a lot of interiors, and it could have been a Hollywood soundstage. This year, all kinds of shows are doing their thing miles from the plush glamor of Hollywood. There are adventure stories Kodiak in Alaska, Sierra in Yosemite National Park which is only right. But the strange thing is that some shows which could have been shot here are being shot there. Nakia could have been filmed in a studio, because there are a lot of interiors. So could Petrocelli, a story of a lawyer, but that one is be- ing filmed in Tucson, Ariz., for NBC. "The primary advantage of doing it saysLen Katzman, of the show's production team, "is the flavor of Arizona. There's a different feeling when you shoot on location a continuity to the work. "When you make a show in Hollywood, it's just like going to work every mor- ning. You finish your work and you go back home, back to your other life. But, on location, everyone is together 24 hours of the day. That means there aren't as many things to distract you from your job." But, Katzman says, there are distinct disad- vantages to shooting on location, too. The biggest disadvan- tage is the cost factor. It costs much more to shoot on location. "We have to fly our crews and our guest stars to he says. "We have to house and feed our people there. It costs us about a day per man more to shoot on location. And the crew size is just about the same as if we were doing it in Hollywood." "It adds tremendously to the says Larson. "And there are other problems, problems of logistics. Because we are so far from a film lab, the director does not see the dailies, and has no idea how the show is shaping up. He has to depend on us, back here in Hollywood, to tell him. It's very awkward." But Larson, like the others, feels that the look of the product, filmed away from Hollywood, is worth the cost and the trouble. It remains to be seen whether the public notices and cares one way or the other. "I hope they Larson says. "It seems to me to be obvious. Remember Naked City? It got an extra veneer because it was shot on the streets of New York. The Streets of San Francisco looks right. I think locations help." "Parts For All Appliances" Your parts headquarters for all of Southern Alberta, call Jimmy at FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244-3rd AM. S. Phone 327 6684 0 The Doctors (B Woody Wood Pecker O Piirtridge Family 0) News CD Movie: Tim Korgoltcn Man Q The Price Is Right Movie: Devi! Daughter m General Hospital Q Match Game Q) One Life to Live 0) The Money Maze 0 TalLlctales (E Another World (D TEA O Wheel of Fortune O Edge of Night O Our Town O Gambit O Take 30 JB The Big Showdown (B What's The Good Word Q Now You See H 4.00 O Kamily Court (B He Knows. She Knows (D Split Second O Jokcri Wild O Hi Diddle Doy (B Definition O News (D Brady Hunch TrOD O Hollywood Squares O) Password O News ID Truth or Consequences (D News (B Let's Make A Deal B News O News O Movie: Chariot Of 'Hie Gods O Bonanza News (D News CD Truth or Consequences CD Tony Orlando Dawn (D Yankee Doodle Cricket Q Medical Centre Odd Couple (8 Dr. in the House (D Ironside O Carol Burnett (D Streets of San Francisco Q Wallons O Movie: Sex Symbol QD Streets of San Francisco O Kojak CD Harry 0 O News CD News (B Harry-0 CD Movie: Waco Q Tonight Show O Chico and the Man O National CB News Q Tommy Hanks Show CB News (B Merv Griffin Q Tomorrow O Movie: Woman Eater Friday, Jan. 17 ffl Kojak tB Woo'dv Wood Brady News Q O Hollywood News O Partridge Family O Password Q ID Movie: Twist Around The Truth or (B O Tonight Show Say Let's Make A O National Maggie Cole O The Price Is Might (D General News Q News (B News O George Hamilton E News O Match O Movies: (D One Life to Movin' A Flea in Her Ear 0} The Money Dee From Istanbul Orders O CD Truth or Kill (B Another Swiss O Midnight Special 0 Wheel of (D The Night Movie: 0) Ramsey O of Sanford (B Rock Concert O Our Toller O CB Kung O Take Chico The CD What's The Good Word CD The Big Bob Newharl Q All in the TV DECREASES O Now You See Six Million Dollar of color TV (S He Knows She Knows Q .Joker's Wild O Familv Rockford Files (B Movie: Q in Japan in the January-November period (D Split CD 1974 was 6.7 million un- (B Mann a decrease of 14.6 per O Dr. Zonk and the Tommy Hunter Q compared with 1973. ANNUAL Winter Boots Hand Bags All Reduced SAVE (EXCEPT ON CLINIC SHOES AND WALLABEES) Phone 327-3344 320A 6th St. S: HONDA HONDA HONDA t HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA Winter's a great time to buy a Honda Perhaps you won't do much riding between now and spring, but this is a great time for buying. The MT250 looks a lot like Honda's CR250M Motocrosser. But it's street legal. Like the CR250M, it has a quick two-stroke engine. But with Honda's positive injection oiling from a separate oil tank. The MT250 has CR-type frame geometry for Cr-type handling. A quick turn throttle. A steel skid plate. But the MT250 also has everything you need for the street. A quiet, Enduro Type mulfler that's tucked well away. Lone travel, fully adjustable front and rear suspension for road or off-road. Full instrumentation and lighting. The MT250 is the bike you take to the rough stuff. Then it you home a winner. Honda MT 250 Elsinore Endure Two Stroke (Street Legal) Lethbridge Honda- Layaway Plan No payments till March 15, 1975 Big savings on '74 Factory Fresh Models Warranty won't Start until March 15, 1975 From Mighty to Mini. Honda has it all! See your Honda Deal- er and make a deal on any of 3 models. Winter isn't such a dumb time to buy a Honda after all. 1974 PRICES '1195 LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE 1117 2nd Ave. S. (Closed Mondays. Open Thurs. Fri. til 9 p.m.) Phone 327-8889 1 HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA ;