History Film / SaturdayNightFever

11th Mar '18 3:06:53 PM westsidejeff
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* WalkingInRhythm: Tony, to "Stayin' Alive" at the beginning of the film. One of John Travolta's most famous movie scenes, subject to much StockParody. This is revisited in the final scene of the sequel, creating BookEnds.

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* WalkingInRhythm: Tony, to "Stayin' Alive" at the beginning of the film. One of John Travolta's most famous movie scenes, subject to much StockParody. This is revisited in the final scene of the sequel, creating BookEnds. Of all the stores that Tony visits, only Freddy's Pizza still exists today.
11th Mar '18 3:04:48 PM westsidejeff
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film originated from the article "[[http://nymag.com/nightlife/features/45933/ Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night]]" that was run by ''New Yorker''. While the movie itself used the magazine report as just a springboard, since it's now known that the article itself was completely fabricated, made up by famous journalist Nik Cohn. The writer wisely covered himself with the disclaimer: "Everything described in this article is factual and was either witnessed by me or told to me directly by the people involved. Only the names of the main characters have been changed", which basically said "If the people who told it to me are lying, then I'm blameless."[[note]]Said people, however, ''didn't exist''. The most that Cohn did was walk around the Big Apple for a bit and look around.[[/note]])

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film originated from the article "[[http://nymag.com/nightlife/features/45933/ Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night]]" that was run by ''New Yorker''.appeared in the June 7 1976 issue of "New York Magazine'. While the movie itself used the magazine report as just a springboard, since it's now known that the article itself was completely fabricated, made up by famous journalist Nik Cohn. The writer wisely covered himself with the disclaimer: "Everything described in this article is factual and was either witnessed by me or told to me directly by the people involved. Only the names of the main characters have been changed", which basically said "If the people who told it to me are lying, then I'm blameless."[[note]]Said people, however, ''didn't exist''. The most that Cohn did was walk around the Big Apple for a bit and look around.[[/note]])
16th Jan '18 9:20:02 PM fatescanner
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[[caption-width-right:321:''Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother, you're stayin' alive, stayin' alive...'']]
25th Oct '17 3:11:22 PM TastySauce
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But the film is mostly remembered for being a reflection of the Disco era at its height in New York in TheSeventies, and the UnconstructedTrope of the modern dance flick. Subsequently, the film sparked a national Disco craze that didn't die out until the onset of TheEighties. Thus, ''Saturday Night Fever'' remains a late-Seventies [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece period piece]], such as it is. Critic [[Creator/GeneSiskel Gene Siskel's]] favorite movie of all time, it's influence has been felt directly and indirectly across many later films, especially in terms of the poster's [[StayingAliveDancePose iconic finger-in-the-air pose]].

[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome And it's got Travolta dancing]].

Not surprisingly, the soundtrack album to the film is one of the best-selling releases of all time, featuring tracks from Music/TheBeeGees, Walter Murphy, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and others. It ended up as ''the'' most popular album in history for a while, only unseated after Music/MichaelJackson released ''{{Music/Thriller}}'' (that's right, it took ''Thriller'' to top this).

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But the film is mostly remembered for being a reflection of the Disco era at its height in New York in TheSeventies, and the UnconstructedTrope of the modern dance flick. Subsequently, the film sparked a national Disco craze that didn't die out until the onset of TheEighties. Thus, ''Saturday Night Fever'' remains a late-Seventies [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece period piece]], such as it is. Critic [[Creator/GeneSiskel Gene Siskel's]] favorite movie of all time, it's its influence has been felt directly and indirectly across many later films, especially in terms of the poster's [[StayingAliveDancePose iconic finger-in-the-air pose]].

[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome And it's it got Travolta dancing]].

Not surprisingly, the soundtrack album to the film is one of the best-selling releases of all time, featuring tracks from Music/TheBeeGees, Walter Murphy, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and others. It ended up as ''the'' most popular album in history for a while, only unseated after Music/MichaelJackson released ''{{Music/Thriller}}'' (that's right, it took ''Thriller'' to top this).
''{{Music/Thriller}}''.
17th Oct '17 4:54:42 AM ClintEastwood
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The movie was originally rated "R" in the United States, but after marketing research revealed that most people who were buying the soundtrack album were young children, the studio re-released it to theaters in a "PG" version with little to no profanity, drug use, and nudity. Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saturday_night_fever_pg_version_movie_poster.jpg a picture]] of the poster that advertised it.
3rd Oct '17 5:28:22 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ChoreographyPorn: In ''Staying Alive'', a large percentage of the screen time was of montages of dance rehearsals, as well as the finale Broadway show. All involved heavily choreographed dancing.
1st Oct '17 3:30:46 PM Macsen
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* CrowdSong: In the first visit to the club, Tony ends up spontaneously instigating a line dance to "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees.
2nd Sep '17 2:23:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CelebrityResemblance: This happens in-universe and is PlayedForLaughs. A drunken girl at the disco mistakes Tony for AlPacino and urges him to kiss her. {{Lampshaded}} when an incredulous Tony wakes up in the morning and asks himself point-blank: "Do I really look like Al Pacino?"

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* CelebrityResemblance: This happens in-universe and is PlayedForLaughs. A drunken girl at the disco mistakes Tony for AlPacino Creator/AlPacino and urges him to kiss her. {{Lampshaded}} when an incredulous Tony wakes up in the morning and asks himself point-blank: "Do I really look like Al Pacino?"
7th Jul '17 3:28:34 PM Brainbin
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* BookEnds: The film famously opens with Tony strutting down the streets of New York City to the tune of "Stayin' Alive". The sequel film ends on the exact same image, to the exact same tune.
19th May '17 7:10:11 PM OtterFish
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Not surprisingly, the soundtrack album to the film is one of the best-selling releases of all time, featuring tracks from Music/TheBeeGees, Walter Murphy, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and others. It ended up as ''the'' most popular album in history for a while, only unseated after Music/MichaelJackson released ''Music/Thriller''.[[Note]]That's right, it took ''Thriller'' to top ''Saturday Night Fever''.[[/Note]]

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Not surprisingly, the soundtrack album to the film is one of the best-selling releases of all time, featuring tracks from Music/TheBeeGees, Walter Murphy, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and others. It ended up as ''the'' most popular album in history for a while, only unseated after Music/MichaelJackson released ''Music/Thriller''.[[Note]]That's ''{{Music/Thriller}}'' (that's right, it took ''Thriller'' to top ''Saturday Night Fever''.[[/Note]]
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* NotSoDifferent: Stephanie and Tony realize that ''both'' of them are putting up fronts, as her pursuit of the celebrity-filled high-life has as much phoniness as Tony's dance-fueled hedonism.
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