The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 114, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 30, 1977 Page: 3 of 6
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Thursday, June 30, 1977
THE NORTH TEXAS DAILY—PAGE 3
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The Rock Bottom Lounge will swing
to a disco beat when it reopens this fall.
Union Activities Adviser Wayne
Burnette said the Union Programs Com-
mittee (UPC) will purchase by the end of
September, between $1,000 and J 1,200
worth of new disco equipment for danc-
The idea for a disco came from stu-
dents on the Rock Bottom Lounge
Committee, a subcommittee of the UPC.
As a result, Burnette and Mary C. Yates,
assistant director of student activities,
began shopping for the equipment.
"The lounge already has a sound
system; all we need is the turntable and
microphone console, known as a disco
board. We're looking for the portable
type so we can take the equipment to
other areas, like Kerr Hall, for dances,"
Ms. Yates is responsible for gathering
technical information and specifications
for an appropriate model. "We're look-
ing for a board with two turntables,
microphone and album storage space. I
hope to have ail the information by
Thursday on a type of board that will
work for our budget and requirements,"
A disco every Saturday night is part of
an attempt by the UPC to plan
programs for six nights a week in the
Other ideas range from coffeehouse-
type singers to videotape programs
shown on closed-circuit monitors.
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Sci-Fi Film Fuels Fan Fervor
Photo by ELISE KNOX
David lies, Denton graduate student, holds one of his works
featured in a graduate exhibit in the Art Gallery. The exhibit
highlights weapon-like wood and metal sculptures by lies and
ceramic sculptures by Don Radley, Sourlake graduate student.
By BOB DARDEN
The best thing about the 20th Century
Fox production of "Star Wars" is that
director George Lucas is already plan-
ning a sequel. The worst thing about the
movie is that is is only two hours long.
"Star Wars" was blessed (cursed?)
with a media blitz unlike anything since
the "selling" of Bruce Springsteen.
TIME magazine, in its May 30 issue,
called it the "best movie of the year,"
and the two Dallas papers were equally
laudatory. In fact, virtually every
reviewer has come out with stars in his
eyes. Far be it for me to disagree with
the assembled talent of the nation. But,
as a matter of fact, they are right.
"Star Wars" is basically a fantasy that
just happens to take place in the future
in outer space. Director Lucas con-
sciously pays tribute to such primal
sources as Frank Herbert's "Dune"
trilogy, various works by Harlan Ellison
and Robert Heinlein (esp. "Stranger in a
Strange Land"), the collected works of
Stan Lee's Marvel Comics and — in the
final scene at least — the best of "Star
If you haven't heard the plot already,
it loses something in the translation: a
valiant band of rebels (led by lovely
Princess Leia played by Carrie Fisher) is
captured by the sinister forces of the
galaxy-conquering Galactic Empire.
Princess Leia manages to slip the all-
important plans of the Empire's
mightiest war machine into the hands of
two robots (the fragile Threepio and the
hardy Artoo Detoo).
The robots' escape to the planet
Tatoonie (providing much of the
Puppet Theatre To Tour City Parks
The city parks and recreation depart-
ment, in conjunction with Firehouse
Theatre, will sponsor a Puppet Theatre
to tour the city parks July 5 through
The Puppet Theatre is a production of
a summer parks and recreation class
taught by Debbie Taylor, Round Rock
senior, and Karen Dodds, Richardson
senior. The students, ages 6-14, will
present two shows, "The Reluctant
Dragon" and "Sentimental Scarecrow."
"The Reluctant Dragon" will run
Tuesday through July 21 at six of the
city's parks on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 4:30 p.m.
"Sentimental Scarecrow" will run
July 26 - Aug. 11 at the same time.
A student flute recital will be
presented Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the
It will feature the works of Michel
Blavet, an 18th century French com-
poser, and Sigfrig Karg-Elert, a 20th
century German composer.
The 16 students that will take part in
the program are enrolled in a special
repertoire program for flute offered only
in the summer.
The students will present "Sonata I,
IV and V" by Blavet and "30 Caprices
for Flute" by Karg-Elert.
Friday is the deadline for registration
for a harpsichord workshop to be held
The workshop for harpsichordists,
organists and pianists will include lec-
tures, recitals, master classes and films
to show the various aspects of the harp-
NT music faculty members par-
ticipating are Dr. Charles Brown, Dr.
Michael Collins, Dale Peters and Joseph
The summer Concert Choir, under the
direction of Frank McKinley, will per-
form today in the Recital Hall at 8:15
p.m. Featured with the choir will be
organist Sammie Whitten, Fort Worth
The program features works by con-
temporary American composers and will
include "Dances of Celebration (Varia-
tions upon a Chorale)" by Dr. Donald
Willing, "The Lord is King" by Gordon
Binkerd, "Two Psalm Motets" by
Samuel Adlcr, "Variations on a Noel"
by Marcel Dupre and "Mass" by
Norman Dello Joio, featuring Whitten,
organist, and Susan Carnagey, Carroll-
ton senior, pianist.
Admission is free.
movie's comic relief) and are bought by
appropriately handsome Luke
Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill).
The plans are meant for an obscure her-
mit, Obi-wan "Ben" Kenobi (stolidly
played by Alec Guiness), who finds them
when he rescues Luke and the robots
from certain death.
The foursome hire the fastest ship in
the solar system (manned by Pirate Cap-
tain Han Solo and a 7-foot Wookie
called Chewbacca. . .Harrison Ford and
Peter Mayhew, respectively) and are
captured by the forces of the Empire in
their ultimate death-machine under the
Dark Lord of Sith Darth Vader. All they
have to do is free the Princess, escape
from a small planet and save the rebel
forces in less than 45 minutes. And
believe it or not, I was on the edge of my
seat every light-year of the way.
What "Star Wars" turns out to be is
an elaborate piece of beautifully done
"escapism." There are no deep meanings
in the frames, nor are there any scenes of
gripping, raw realism. It is the most
"fun" movie in a long, long time—sort
of a mixture between Stanley Kubrick's
"2001" and George Pal's much-
neglected "Doc Savage.''
The comparisons with "2001" are
natural. "Star Wars" cost S9.5 million
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compared to more than $10 million ex-
pense of "2001." But Lucas is a decade
ahead of Kubrick in technological ad-
vances. And between special effects man
John Dykstra and Lucas, "Star Wars"
features the most cosmic special effects
In some of the movie's particularly
memorable sequences, the wizardry of
special effects has a three-dimensional
chess game with holographic creatures,
universe-spanning dogfights with ships
in 3-D and a marvelous scene in a dive
As for the future of "Star Wars," after
only a couple of weeks of distribution,
the film has made back all of its produc-
tion costs. Industry insiders look for it to
catch Lucas' own "American Graffitti"
as the 11th highest-grossing film of all
time and perhaps go higher. The
soundtrack entered the "Billboard"
charts at no. 119 and is already no. 70
with a bullet. And the lines in Dallas
wind around and around North Park
Shopping Mall. But if the lines defeat
you the first couple of times you go,
don't worry about it: "Star Wars"
should have a very long run.
And may The Force be with you
when you go.
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Henry, Mary. The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 114, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 30, 1977, newspaper, June 30, 1977; Denton, TX. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth332436/m1/3/?q=%22Star%20Wars%22: accessed September 28, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.