The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 11, 1996, Page 13, Image 13

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    By Fhed Poyner
As a testimony to the tragic life of
Jean Seberg, “From the Journals of
Jean Seberg” uses the accusatory form
of Mary Beth Hurt to account for the
peaks, the pitfalls, and the final end
ing of Jean-Luc Goddard’s “Breath
less” star. ^
Clips from “Saint Joan,” (Seberg’s
first film), “Lilith,” “Breathless” and
“Birds In Peru” are a few of the im
ages Director Mike Rappaport com
bines with the constant dialogue of
Mary Beth Hurt, appearing and speak
ing as Seberg as if she were still alive
Whether the narrator is instructing
the viewer on cinema theory and ap
plication, describing the relationship of
a particular scene of Seberg’s to the
actress’s real life, or runs off into a ti
rade against the oppressions of the
’60s, the mood throughout is one of
depression and self-parody.
It’s as if Seberg is asking herself,
“How could I have been so stupid as
to do that?” in reference to scenes both
from her films, and her real life.
Rappaport’s genius is in making that
line indistinguishable, as in the discus
sion of Seberg’s on-screen affair with
Clint Eastwood in “Paint Your
Wagon,” or her meteoric rise to fame
after “Breathless,” a film of which
Seberg says “even if you didn’t hear
of me, I became the first modem movie
Courtesy photo
MARY BETH HURT stars in "From the Journals of Jean Seberg,”
playing this weekend at the Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater.
Her association with the Black Pan
thers, shared commonalities with Jane
Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave, and the
influence of her husband/director
Romain Gary in making the “Birds In
Peru,” all describe a woman and an
actress either unwilling or unable to
cope with her surroundings, to the point
of self-destruction in 1979.
“From the Journals of Jean Seberg”
began its run at the Mary Riepma Ross
Film Theater Thursday and will con
tinue through Sunday. Sixties shades
are optional.
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Film: From the Journals of Jean Seberg
Stars: Mary Beth Hurt as Jean Seberg
Director: Mike Rappaport
Rating: NR
Grade: B
Five words: Seberg from beyond the
Vintage clothing focus of new store
RETRO from page 12
-tage guitars and amplifiers. Below that
are classic ’80s heavy metal T-shirts.
The store also sells vintage furni
ture and jewelry fa- those who want to
add a ’70s flair to more than just their
_There ate racks of flannel shirts.and
a rack devoted to the Grateful Dead,
which, Holloway said, is his best seller.
$ ^Holloway said he thought the alter
native group Phish will be the next big
thing, replacing the Grate&l Dead in
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terms of popularity. In fact, the Retro’s
giving away a pair of Phish tickets for
the Nov. 17 show in Omaha at both
“With every purchase over $ 10, you
get your name put in the drawing,” he
said. j •' - . . •:
Hie Retro is comparable in price
tdfttibst thrift ^reS,attth®ugh ffifenfier
chandise isn’t as haphazardly put to
“We have a more hand-picked in
ventory of casual streetwear, rather
than having to sort through everything
in the world to find what you’re loot
ing for,” he said. “We’re higher-priced
than most thrift stores, but there’s no
Comparison to retail stores.”
Holloway hopes eventually to reno
vate the other floors of Retro Recycle,
making the third flow for furniture and
the, second fpr, vintage clothing that
dealers and collectors may purchase.
The Retro’s hours are from 10 am.
to 7 pm. Monday trough Thursday,
from 10 am. to 8 pm Friday and Sat
urday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm
Distributor selling
tirird-wbrid Beaties
stamps faces lawsuit
and the surviving Beatles say a stamp
distributor shouldn’t be selling Fab
Four stamps issued by Third World na
“This is bootleg merchandise,
which is hiding behind the fact that
small, Third World countries put a seal
of approval on them,” said their law
yer, Paul Licalsi.
They charge in a federal lawsuit that
the International Collectors Society of
Owings Mills, Md., violated licensing
laws by selling stamps bearing Beatles
likenesses from such nations as Chad,
Madagascar, St Vincent and Tanzania.
The lawsuit said the company even
worked with some nations to get the
stamps made, even though a minimal
number were actually sold in post of
fices in those countries.
“I don’t believe the Beatles are any
kind of cultural icons in Tanzania,”
Licalsi said. “This is pore profit, and a
ripoff of Beatles fans and a ripoff of
the Beatles.” ^
Bid the company just wants to let it
“What’s wrong with buying the
stamps, as many people do, and redis
tributing them to stamp collectors at a
profit?” said the company's lawyer,
Donald Robinson, who added that the
stamps are recognized as legitimate
Country Star-Twain
ignites investigation
ofr:.:-t±[ studio
RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — For
country star Shania Twain, nothing
could be more natural than making
music in the mountains.
But officials are investigating
whether wetlands were destroyed to
build her studio in the Adirondack
Mountains and whether it is in tune
with local zoning restrictions.
Twain and her husband-producer,
Robot “Mutt” Lange, claim their stu
dio is being used for artisan’s activity,
which would exempt it from the need
for a permit.
“What do you do there? That’s what
we’re trying to find out,” said William
Curran of the Adirondack Park
Agency, the local zoning authority.
Twain’s multiplaiinum “The
Woman in Me” has produced four No.
1 singles, including “Any Man of
Mine.” ' : «
‘Speed’ star Reeves
researches role
in courthouse
Keanu Reeves’ latest excellent adven
ture took him to the Duval County
Courthouse to watch an armed robbery
The star of “Speed” and “Bill and
Ted’s Excellent Adventure” wore a
dark suit Wednesday as he sat in court
and studied the lawyers in preparation
for his upcoming role in the movie
“Devil’s Advocate.”
“There was a noted and substantial
increase in the female audience, ’ said
Circuit Judge Brad Stetson, “specifi
cally, employees of the courthouse who
don’t normally grace my court with
their presence.”
Reeves autographed a yellow sticky
note for a delighted bailiff and ac
cepted ahug from a courthouse worker.
Most of “Devil’s Advocate” is be
ing filmed in New York, but location
scouts are visiting Florida, checking
out churches. A Warner Bros.'spokes
man wouldn’t disbuss the movie’s plot.
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