History Film / Xanadu

14th Dec '17 5:54:31 PM nombretomado
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* JukeboxMusical: The stage musical version is essentially one for the ElectricLightOrchestra, whose leader, Jeff Lynne, produced most of the music for the film. The stage version adds "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic."

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* JukeboxMusical: The stage musical version is essentially one for the ElectricLightOrchestra, Music/ElectricLightOrchestra, whose leader, Jeff Lynne, produced most of the music for the film. The stage version adds "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic."
30th Nov '17 1:17:47 PM Ezclee4050
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* SharedUniverse: Implied. Prior to this film, Gene Kelly also played a character named "Danny [=McGuire=]" in the film ''Film/CoverGirl'' (no relation to the cosmetics company). This film is later referenced in ''Down To Earth'' (sequel to ''Here Comes Mr. Jordan''), which features Rita Hayworth (who was also in ''Cover Girl'') as "Terpsichore", but uses the name "Kitty" in her Earth form). See "Shout-Out" below. It should be mentioned that all three of the films in question were released by Columbia, while this movie was released by Universal.

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* SharedUniverse: Implied. Prior to this film, Gene Kelly also played a character named "Danny [=McGuire=]" in the film ''Film/CoverGirl'' (no relation to the cosmetics company). This film is later referenced in ''Down To Earth'' (sequel to ''Here Comes Mr. Jordan''), ''Film/HereComesMrJordan''), which features Rita Hayworth (who was also in ''Cover Girl'') as "Terpsichore", but uses the name "Kitty" in her Earth form). See "Shout-Out" below. It should be mentioned that all three of the films in question were released by Columbia, while this movie was released by Universal.
9th Nov '17 12:33:06 PM SpukiKitty
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Added DiffLines:

** For example; Kira would be better off as muses Euterpre (Flutes and lyrics) and Terpsicore (Dance). Also; At one point, Zeus (a guy noted for his penchant for carnal relations on many levels) states that the Gods are above such things as carnal relations.
18th Sep '17 12:39:21 PM JamesAustin
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->''"Where time stops and the magic never ends."''
-->-- '''{{Tagline}}'''

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\n->''"Where [[caption-width-right:300:''"Where time stops and the magic never ends."'']]

->''"A place where nobody dared to go...
"''
-->-- '''{{Tagline}}'''
'''The opening lyric to the title song'''



!!Your tropes will shine for you, Xanadu:

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!!Your !!"Your tropes will shine for you, Xanadu:Xanadu":
10th Sep '17 9:23:25 AM nombretomado
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* AnimatedMusicVideo: The "Don't Walk Away" segment, created by DonBluth.

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: The "Don't Walk Away" segment, created by DonBluth.Creator/DonBluth.
10th Sep '17 9:21:40 AM nombretomado
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* MediumShiftGag: An interlude courtesy of DonBluth, his first post-Creator/{{Disney}} animation work.

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* MediumShiftGag: An interlude courtesy of DonBluth, Creator/DonBluth, his first post-Creator/{{Disney}} animation work.
8th Aug '17 10:45:46 PM mlsmithca
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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Sonny is a normal human, while Kira, with whom he falls in love with, is one of the Muses from Mount Olympus.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Sonny is a normal human, while Kira, with whom he falls in love with, love, is one of the Muses from Mount Olympus.



* YouExclamation: So Sonny has been painting an album cover featuring Kira. Later, when he sees her on the street, he yells out "You!" (and she answers "Me!")

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* YouExclamation: So Sonny has been painting an album cover featuring Kira. Later, when he sees her on the street, he yells out "You!" (and she answers "Me!") "Me!").
8th Aug '17 10:44:31 PM mlsmithca
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What has Olivia Newton-John, Creator/GeneKelly, that guy from ''Film/TheWarriors'' (AKA Michael Beck), roller skates, lots of glowing blue people, all to an ''Music/ElectricLightOrchestra'' soundtrack?

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What has Olivia Newton-John, Creator/GeneKelly, that guy from ''Film/TheWarriors'' (AKA Michael Beck), roller skates, lots of glowing blue people, all to an ''Music/ElectricLightOrchestra'' Music/ElectricLightOrchestra soundtrack?
6th Aug '17 8:19:14 PM JamesAustin
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* TheEighties: The movie stands at the nexus between '70s cheese and '80s cheese.



* BittersweetEnding: Xanadu the club is a success, but Kira must go back to Mount Olympus.

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* BittersweetEnding: Xanadu the club is a success, but Kira must go back to Mount Olympus.Olympus, ''but'' Sonny afterwards meets [[DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest a waitress identical to her]].



* Myth.ClassicalMythology: [[SadlyMythtaken Loosely based on it]].



* ConspicuouslyLightPatch

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* ConspicuouslyLightPatchConspicuouslyLightPatch: The "mystical aura" variant happens to Sonny [[spoiler:as he enters the muses' world]], as seen [[http://www.agonybooth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Xanadu_029.jpg here.]]



* TheEighties: The movie stands at the nexus between '70s cheese and '80s cheese.
* FantasticRomance: Sonny and Kira
* GenreBlending: Music-wise, anyway. The soundtrack veers from pop to disco to big-band-swing to rock.
** A good single-song example: "Dancin'".
* HollywoodCalifornia

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* TheEighties: The movie stands DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: Sonny ends up parting ways with Kira, only to meet a waitress identical to her at the nexus between '70s cheese and '80s cheese.
end. Or the waitress actually ''is'' Kira, trying for a version of the relationship her family can at least pretend they don't know about, if her remarks about her parents are anything to go by.
* FantasticRomance: Sonny and Kira
Kira.
* GenreBlending: Music-wise, anyway. The soundtrack veers from pop to disco to big-band-swing to rock.
**
rock. A good single-song example: "Dancin'".
* %%* HollywoodCalifornia



* MayflyDecemberRomance
* MediumShift: An interlude courtesy of DonBluth, his first post-Creator/{{Disney}} animation work.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance
MayflyDecemberRomance: Sonny is a normal human, while Kira, with whom he falls in love with, is one of the Muses from Mount Olympus.
* MediumShift: MediumShiftGag: An interlude courtesy of DonBluth, his first post-Creator/{{Disney}} animation work.



* ThePowerOfLove
* PresentDay: In 1980.

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* %%* ThePowerOfLove
* %%* PresentDay: In 1980.1980.
* SadlyMythtaken: It is ''loosely'' based on Myth/ClassicalMythology.



* SharedUniverse: Implied. Prior to this film, Gene Kelly also played a character named "Danny [=McGuire=]" in the film ''Film/CoverGirl'' (no relation to the cosmetics company). This film is later referenced in ''Down To Earth'' (sequel to ''Here Comes Mr. Jordan''), which features Rita Hayworth (who was also in ''Film/{{Cover Girl}})'' as "Terpsichore", but uses the name "Kitty" in her Earth form). See "Shout Out" below.
** It should be mentioned that all three of the films in question were released by Columbia, while this movie was released by Universal.

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* SharedUniverse: Implied. Prior to this film, Gene Kelly also played a character named "Danny [=McGuire=]" in the film ''Film/CoverGirl'' (no relation to the cosmetics company). This film is later referenced in ''Down To Earth'' (sequel to ''Here Comes Mr. Jordan''), which features Rita Hayworth (who was also in ''Film/{{Cover Girl}})'' ''Cover Girl'') as "Terpsichore", but uses the name "Kitty" in her Earth form). See "Shout Out" below.
**
"Shout-Out" below. It should be mentioned that all three of the films in question were released by Columbia, while this movie was released by Universal.



* StopTrick

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* %%* StopTrick



* TheTelevisionTalksBack
* TronLines: Kira's entrances and exits.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: A veritable time capsule of late 70s - early 80s fads, fashion, and music styles.

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* TheTelevisionTalksBack
TheTelevisionTalksBack: When Kira tries to prove she really is a Muse, she uses her power to make a gangster on a movie on a TV ask Sonny if he should off his captive or not.
* TronLines: Kira's entrances and exits.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: A veritable time capsule of late 70s - early 80s fads, fashion, and music styles.
exits are filled with glowing lines.



* YouExclamation

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* YouExclamationYouExclamation: So Sonny has been painting an album cover featuring Kira. Later, when he sees her on the street, he yells out "You!" (and she answers "Me!")
2nd Jul '17 12:46:58 PM JamesAustin
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->''"Where time stops and the magic never ends"''

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->''"Where time stops and the magic never ends"''ends."''



!Your tropes will shine for you, Xanadu:

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!Your !!Your tropes will shine for you, Xanadu:
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