The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 26, 1987, Image 17

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Best Bets
"Radio Days"
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Mia Farrow and
Dianne Wiest
It’s no secret to
anybody who has ever
seen “The Purple Rose of
Cairo,” “Annie Hall,”
“Zelig” or “Play It Again,
Sam” that Woody Allen
loves film. “Radio Days”
shows Allen’s love for
Film after film, Allen
has proven himself to be
the best American director
alive today. His films are
entertaining without being
shallow, intelligent
without being pretentious.
His films address the
philosophical questions of
life, death, love,
happiness, psychology,
art, culture, politics and
sex with a sense of humor
and compassion.
Best of all, in his films
Allen looks at himself in
such a way that you can
understand him, and
yourself, a little bit better.
“Radio Days” marks
Allen’s 15th film as writer
and director. Like his best
films, “Radio Days” is
autobiographical. Aside
from a couple of
Hitchcockian cameos
(look for him in a radio
studio and on the cover of
a Life magazine), Allen
doesn’t appear in the film.
He just provides the
Allen begins the film by
telling about a strange
event that happened in
his neighborhood when
he was growing up during
the late ’30s. One night a
couple of burglars broke
into a neighbor’s house
and began ransacking the
place, looking for
valuables. The phone
rang and one of the
burglars answered it. The
voice on the other end
was the host of “Guess
That Tune,” a popular
radio program. The
burglars answered the
questions and finished
robbing the house. When
the neighbors came back
they found that their
house had been trashed,
some money and
silverware was stolen, and
that they had won the
grand prize on “Guess
That Tune.”
That incident sets the
tone for the rest of the
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film. Radio was an
important aspect of life
during the ’30s and ’40s.
Sometimes the unreal life
on the radio invaded the
lives of those in the real
Mia Farrow (Sally) is an
extremely versatile actress
and her talents shine in
“Radio Days. ” Sally is
much different than
characters Farrow played
in some of Allen’s
previous movies.
Dianne Wiest (Aunt
Bee), who had a small
role in “The Purple Rose
of Cairo” and a larger role
in “Hannah and Her
Sisters,” is on her way to
establishing herself
alongside Farrow and
Diane Keaton as a great
Allen actress.
Those under 50 might
have trouble
understanding the way
radio ruled the lives of so
many people. But the
humor and warmth of
“Radio Days” shine
through so brightly that
everyone will enjoy the
film if they just give it a
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Eostgote Live
Located on Texas Avenue across from the east entrance of
campus. Under 21 admitted. Legal drinkers can purchase
wine or beer or bring their own liquor - Eastgate Live
provides setups. Call 764-2095 for more information.
Thursday - The Killer Bees. Reggae. Cover $5, $4 with
student ID.
Friday - Alamo Choir. Western psychedelic. Cover $3.50,
$2.50 with student ID.
Saturday - 4 Hams on Rye. Rock. Cover $4, $3 with student
This dub is about one-half mile north of campus on College
Main. Those 18 and older are admitted. Beer, wine and
setups are served to legal drinkers. For more information,
Thursday - The Dishes. Rock. Cover $5.
Friday - Dr. Rockit Classic rock. Cover $5.
Satuiday -1-TEX. Texas Reggae. Cover $5.
Brazos Landing
Brazos Landing is at Northgate next to Gizmos. Everyone is
admitted. Beer and wine are served. For more information,
call 846-3497.
Thursday—Sneaky Pete and the Neon Madmen. Rode
Cover $2.
Friday - Don Pope and Friends. Jazz and blues. Cover $3,
$2 with student ID.
Saturday - Julius Miller and the Untouchables Blues Band.
Blues. Cover $3.
Wednesday — Blues Jam. No cover.
Ftytng Tomato
At Northgate. Everyone is admitted. Legal drinkers can
consume beer and wine. Call 846-1616 for more
Wednesday—Sneaky Pete and the Neon Madmen. Rock.
9 p.m. to midnight No cover.
—Review by Karl
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18 yrs. old & older Welcome
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Rocco’s is located at Northgate, 18 and older are admitted.
Beer and wine are served to legal drinkers. For more
information, call 846-1023.
Thursday—The Handouts. Rock. $2.
Wednesday — The Chainsaw Partydogs. Dance rock. $2.
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