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Saturday Night Fever
Nineteen-year-old Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don't look so rosy. At home, he fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family's starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Then, he meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things; she is moving across the river to Manhattan. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the life he is leading and he and Stephanie decide to help one another to start afresh
Capturing both an iconic cultural moment and youth's swagger and repugnance, John Badham's "Saturday Night Fever" is a sweat-beaded, polyester-clad drama about the search for identity. While today the film may be most recognizable for its in-the-moment depiction of New York's disco scene, the film can go toe-to-toe with most memorable film dealing with youth culture. The film has its flaws, but it is an infectious and energetically crafted confection.
Taking place in a moment when disco beats ruled the airwaves, the drama follows John Travolta's Tony Manero, a 19-year-old Brooklynite with few designs on a future other than one that includes dancing the night away. The film is less plot-driven than it is a pop-accessible character study of a…
John Travolta lives in Clearwater like me so if I ever see him around I'm gonna ask him what the fuck this shit was
There are movies that manage to capture the times they are portraying perfectly. Saturday Night Fever is so seventies you can almost smell the Hai Karate and Brut oozing from the pores of John Travolta's Tony Manero, the undisputed king of disco dancing in his native Brooklyn. That however is where the fairy-tales of the local kid from the neighborhood branching out as a star end. This isn't Glee, there are no happy endings here among the flick-knives and the tortured Catholic upbringing of our Italian/American brothers. Travolta and his brooding good looks and snake-like hips do catch the eye on the dance-floor, but this is about so much more than just that. Yes there are some incredible dance sequences…
Never realized before how essentially plotless this is—ostensibly, it's building to the big dance contest, but nobody really seems to care all that much who wins (as reflected in the outcome), and the Tony-Stephanie duet was always destined to be anticlimactic after "You Should Be Dancing." I wrote a Scenic Routes column on the latter scene a while back, and those thoughts ably reflect my feelings about the movie as a whole, in terms of both its electrifying formal aspects (Badham's navigation of the 2001 Odyssey is virtuosic; what happened to that guy?) and the way it integrates darker material with the escapism. Also surprisingly deft with subtext—you'd have to be fairly dense not to grasp the metaphorical significance when Tony rattles off multiple statistics about the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, but it still works beautifully as a character moment, doesn't clonk you on the head with Meaning. Nicely done.
it's a little troublesome that there doesn't seem to be any honor here in a working-class life, presented as an almost entirely hopeless dead end, something to be escaped at all costs. but if the men in this community feel like they've got limited options, the movie goes out of its way to alert you to the trap women (and minorities) are facing. the guys shirk responsibility with alarming regularity: leaving the priesthood, quitting a job or being unemployed, you can get out of that stuff as long as you don't get "tied down" by an unplanned pregnancy. but for the women "either you're a nice girl, or you're a cunt". pretty quietly crushing, especially a late, momentary contrast between disco nightclub lights and those on a squad car.
Review In A Nutshell:
Saturday Night Fever follows the story of a young man from Brooklyn, Tony Manero, who has a passion for dancing and frequently hangs out with his friends. He then signs himself up in a dancing competition hosted in his favorite club, 2001 Odyssey, with a talented woman who loves dancing as much as he does.
A few years ago, when I was around 15-16 years old, I was into the trends that were found during the time, and one of those included dancing. Most of my life during that time was preoccupied by these trends as I truly wanted to be perfect at it, and show my "skills" off with any chance I get. Though I…
"You make it with some of these chicks, they think you gotta dance with them."
Though its subject matter is dated, "Saturday Night Fever" is worth watching solely for John Travolta's compelling performance and fantastic soundtrack.
this movie is my spirit animal
Ich war 13, zusammen mit den 2 hübschesten Mädchen aus der Klasse im Kino und verknallt : In die Beiden, aber noch mehr in den Film. Die Beiden habe ich später nie mehr wiedergesehen, den Film schon. Ich bin immer noch "deeply in love".
.... mit dem Film.
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Scavenger Hunt #8: A film you'd watch primarily for the music
Saturday Night Fever was the film that single handedly made disco super popular with songs such as Stayin Alive and Night Fever. The film wasn't only critical for the music industry, but it received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
I really enjoyed Saturday Night Fever. Sure it's cheesy, but it has a lot more depth than most dance films. The characters have baggage and their problems are relatable. Dancing is a way of escape for Tony. It's the one thing that he is passionate about. He is easy to root for.
The music is absolutely phenomenal. It has one of the most influential soundtracks of all time. The dancing scenes are…
This movie is rather underrated in my opinion. A documentary of the 1970s disco scene in an essence.
Saturday Night Fever is one of John Travolta's two musical star-making turns, although this is very much the yin to Grease's yang. It's a simple story about a teenager with a dead-end job who lives for the weekends, which duly explode in a riot of colour and music in a Brooklyn disco club; and yes, the dance sequences and the songs featured here have rightly become iconic, and their cultural significance shouldn't be underestimated, even if there's a constant sense that a more interesting disco scene lies just a couple of miles away in Manhattan.
Anyway, for just a few hours a week, Travolta's Tony Manero is the king of the dancefloor, fawned over by local girls and admired by…
Even the disco generation may be granted a classic coming-of-age story, a sort of "Rebel Without a Cause" of the mirror-ball seventies.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!