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It’s no action film — just food for the mind
“Flesh and Bone”
An intricate plot of fate, coinci
dence, bloodlines and evil make
“Flesh and Bone” a big but tasty mor
sel to swallow.
Writer and director Steve Kloves
(“The Fabulous Baker Boys”) uses a
desolate West Texas setting to slow
ly unfold the story, which centers on
vending machine supplier Arlis
Dennis Quaid’s portrayal of
Sweeny, a man who isolates himself
and hides from his past, is impres
sive. Together with real-life wife Meg
Ryan, who plays the flamboyant but
searching Kay Davies, Quaid shines
as a troubled man full of regrets and
The story begins with Arlis as a
child whose father Roy, played to
perfection by James Caan, forces him
to help burglarize rural houses by
pretending he is lost, getting inside
and signaling to his father when the
family is asleep.
But one night the plan goes wrong,
and Roy enters too early. By the end
of the scene, Roy shoots everyone in
the family but the crying baby.
Years later, coincidence of coin
cidences, Arlis crosses the path of
that baby — Kay Davies. She hap
pens to be the female entertainment
at a good ol’ boys bash in a local
Gradually Arlis and Kay become
friends and then lovers who travel
from town to town on Arlis’ vending
Life gets a bit crazy and peaks
when Kay brings Arlis to her house,
putting him in the middle of a de
lightful bout between Kay and her
husband. In this scene, Ryan shows
off her proven prowess playing a de
termined woman of unconventional
From there, “Flesh and Bone” only
gets more twisted, as Kay and Arlis
are found by father Roy, accompa
nied by a young, up-and-coming con
artist, Ginnie. Gwyneth Paltrow, who
plays the hard-boiled young woman,
more than carries her weight among
the three seasoned stars of the film.
With such a circling plot, Kloves
runs the risk of cither confusing the
audience or losing its confidence with
such a heavy theme of chance and
But Kloves has avoided both pit
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Arlis (Dennis Quaid) right, and Kay (Meg Ryan) are a man
and woman whose attempt at love is haunted by a
mysterious figure, Roy (James Caan), in “Flesh and
falls by developing his story slowly
and believably with seldom a brush
The result is a well-crafted movie
that relics as much on its surprise
filled plot as on its fresh, finely tuned
And they’ve even got those Texan
accents down pat.
This is a thinker’s movie that reg
isters far below the current standard
set for “action.” It is made for
filmgoers who prefer an intellectual
challenge over a display of technolo
gy and gore.
For those who put themselves in
that first category, admission to
“Flesh and Bone” is a price well worth
— Glenn Antonucci
Continued from Page 9
the Royal Shakespeare Company
thought “The Jitterbug” was a ter
rific piece and decided to include it.
“It’s a showstopper,” she said.
“Everybody goes wild over it... this
cast does it beautifully.”
. Grayson said the stage and set
design were equally amazing. Set
designers created a technicolor
Munchkinland and a sparkling and
glimmering Emerald City.
The Wizard’s terrifying head is
brought to life in fifteen-foot splen
dor, courtesy of Big Nazo Puppets
of Providence, R.I. The same is true
of the trees Dorothy and friends
encounter in the forest on their way
to the Emerald City.
“They’re really fiin,” Grayson
The special effects are elaborate
also, she said, complete with blasts
of smoke for the Wicked Witch,
fireballs and a great deal of flying.
“The witch and her bicycle fly,
Dororthy flies, and the witch’s mon
keys fly,” she said.
Both shows begin at 8 p.m. and
are sold out.
Two pre-performance talks will
be given by Jim McShane, UNL
professor of English literature. The
first talk will be 55 minutes before
the performance and another, 30
minutes prior to curtain.
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4th Annual UNL PowWow
Sat, Nov. 20, 1pm - 10pm
Sun., Nov. 21, 1pm - 5pm
Don't miss this free cultural experience of a lifetimel Event
staff needed for set up and dean up. For more information
call Ernest at 472-8146
Co-sponsored by UPC and UNITE.
AA Cruise A travel jobs. Earn $2500/mo. ♦ travel the
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All A Night In the Orient
for helping out with the event There also will be a thank
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DOIN’ IT WATER STYLE!
Sunday Nov. 14,1993
ESL EXPERTS: TOEFL Preparation. ESL classes. Cul
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more information, call 472 3467.
Just a reminder tor an you great Honors Program People
Don't forget to sign up tor the Rompin' Stompln Retreat
to Kansas City and K.U. on December 4 5. Bring your
$16.00 to the Honors Program office by noon Friday,
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