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Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985 - File 011. 1985-12-20. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 11, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3303/show/3288.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 20, 1985
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript 10 MONTROSE VOICE/DECEMBER 20, 1985 A Classy 'Color Purple' and a Campy 'Clue' By Scott Cutsinger Montrose Voice Film Critic Just when moviegoers were about to throw up their hands in disgust and give up on 1985, along comes two new films that sparkle in the holiday season. Those looking for classy drama will love Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, and those looking /for campy laughs and fun stars will definitely revel in Clue. Clue sort of resembles Murder By Death, although it's a lot funnier and the jokes fly by at a relentless pace. Based on the popular board game, this film has the added novelty of three different endings (A.B.C) showing at different theaters. This is either to get you to see the film several times, or give you and your friends something to argue about when you discuss whether Miss Scarlett or Mrs. Peacock really did it. The real surprise is Spielberg's dramatic adaption of Alice Walker's best seller The Color Purple. Featuring an almost totally black cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Adolph Ceaser, Spielberg has made a fairly faithful adaption of the book that should please readers and filmgoers alike. While it falls short of being a "great" film, Purple is a moving portrait of a struggling woman that could just run off with a whole handful of Oscars next year. □ Clue If you're in the mood for something light and cheerful, check out the mysteries of Clue along with the rest of the all-star cast. Nothing very deep or arty here, just a frantically hilarious concoction of suspects and potential victims running amuck. The butler (Tim Curry) greets each of the guests as they arrive at the long-deserted mansion. Each person is given a fictitious (From left) Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren and Madeline Kahn star, respectively, as Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlett and Mrs. White, in the comic whodunit "Clue' name, and they they are introduced to Mr. Boddy (get it?). Right off, Boddy is bumped off when the lights suddenly go out. Whodunnit? Well, it could have been Mrs. Peacock in the hall with the candlestick. Or Colonel Mustard in the study with the knife. Or even Miss Scarlett in the kitchen with the revolver. And since there are three different endings to see, it's no telling who "really" did it. Actually, there are several people who get strangled, knifed, or konked on the head during the course of Clue. The ending I saw was so cluttered with murderers, it almost seemed irrelevant who killed ol' Mr. Boddy. Everyone in the movie is having such a great time camping it up and the dialogue is so brisk and snappy, we almost forget to wonder who really did do it. Director/ writer Jonathon Lynn is an 'TIS THE SEASON PAPER, ETC Memofiol 8731 Kcffy Fwy J_5 5-137 River Oaks Cli 1966 W Giav 520 5700 Galleria 2035 Post Ook Blvd. 961 1163 FM W60 3341 FM 1960 West 586 9911 Weslchase 11161 Weslhe.me( 952 5556 English television writer making a very successful debut in American film. Lynn obviously has a great love for this genre, and a very funny sense of timing and writing. His film editors, David Bretherton (Cabaret) and Richard Haines (Bullit), are excellent, fast-paced splicers who keep everything zooming along at a precariously funny but even pace. Only Victer Kemper's fuzzy and dull photography seems to blemish the otherwise well made film. Of course, the spotlight must be turned to the cast, who play their roles to the hilt. The men's roles are written to take a back seat to the wretchedly funny women. Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd of Back to the Future), Mr. Green (Michael McKeon from This is Spinal Tap) and Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull) pretty well stay in the background and let the jokes bounce off them. Only Tim Curry has a really meaty man's role as the snide and tidy butler, who may or may not be the butler. The trio of women is certainly a wild sight to behold, and really make the movie. Eileen Brennan makes her screen return (after her tragic accident) as the outlandish Mrs. Peacock, sporting studded cateye glasses and a quivering hat of ostrich and peacock feathers. Her character is a hilarious mess, complete with gold lame dress and bothersome fur that slides down her arm (not to mention some very classic lines). Moving in right behind her is Madeline Kahn as the heavily-veiled Mrs. White who is "mourning" her husband's demise. "It was a case of life after death," she says calmly. "Now that he's dead, I have a life." 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