History Film / Xanadu

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:
5th Jun '17 12:39:19 PM JamesAustin
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->''Where time stops and the magic never ends.''
-->-- ''Xanadu'' tagline

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->''Where [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xanadu_3.jpg]]

->''"Where
time stops and the magic never ends.''
ends"''
-->-- ''Xanadu'' tagline'''{{Tagline}}'''
29th Dec '16 11:17:53 AM qpa
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The 1980 movie musical ''Xanadu'' is a story about a frustrated artist named Sonny Malone (Beck) who paints album covers for a living and is unhappy about it. By tossing some of his drawings into the wind, he somehow brings [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYWA2c5w5bw a painting on a wall of nine girls to life]] and one of them -- Kira (Newton-John) -- finds and kisses him. Shortly after, he meets Danny [=McGuire=] (Kelly), a former big band leader. The two strike up a friendship and, with encouragement from Kira, make plans to convert an abandoned building (The Pan Pacific Auditorium) into a roller disco. Sonny and Kira, meanwhile, fall in love, with there being the slight complication that she's actually the Muse of Dance and Choral Singing (yes, really) and was only sent to bring Xanadu into creation. Soon, she will have to return home, just as Xanadu will be opening.

The roller disco (and film's) title comes from the poem "Kublai Khan" and refers to a province where Khan establishes his pleasure garden but completely ignores the irony of naming a movie about a muse with a notoriously unfinished poem.

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The 1980 movie musical ''Xanadu'' is a story about a frustrated artist named Sonny Malone (Beck) who paints album covers for a living and is unhappy about it. By tossing some of his drawings into the wind, he somehow brings [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYWA2c5w5bw a painting on a wall of nine girls to life]] and one of them -- Kira (Newton-John) -- finds and kisses him. Shortly after, he meets Danny [=McGuire=] (Kelly), a former big band leader. The two strike up a friendship and, with encouragement from Kira, make plans to convert an abandoned building (The Pan Pacific Auditorium) into a roller disco. Sonny and Kira, meanwhile, fall in love, with there being the slight complication that she's actually the Greek Muse of Dance and Choral Singing (yes, really) and was only sent to bring Xanadu into creation. Soon, she will have to return home, just as Xanadu will be opening.

The titular roller disco (and film's) disco's title comes from the poem "Kublai Khan" and refers to a province where Khan establishes his pleasure garden but completely ignores garden--never mind the irony of naming a movie about a muse with a notoriously unfinished poem.



!''Xanadu'' contains examples of:

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!''Xanadu'' contains examples of:!Your tropes will shine for you, Xanadu:



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



* JukeboxMusical: The stage musical version is essentially one for the ElectricLightOrchestra, whose leader, JeffLynne, 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, whose leader, JeffLynne, Jeff Lynne, produced most of the music for the film. The stage version adds "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic."



* 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. It should be mentioned that all three of the films in question were released by Columbia, while this movie was released by Universal.
* ShoutOut: Gene Kelly's character has the same name and much of the same backstory as the character he played in the 1944 film ''Film/CoverGirl''; Danny's backstory in Xanadu sounds suspiciously like a version of ''Cover Gir'' without the happy ending.

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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 ''Here Comes Mr. Jordan), Jordan''), which features Rita Hayworth (who was also in ''Film/{{Cover Girl}})'' as "Terpsichore", but uses the name "Kitty" in her Earth form. 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.
* ShoutOut: Gene Kelly's character has the same name and much of the same backstory as the character he played in the 1944 film ''Film/CoverGirl''; Danny's backstory in Xanadu sounds suspiciously like a version of ''Cover Gir'' Girl'' without the happy ending.



* TronLines

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* TronLinesTronLines: Kira's entrances and exits.
14th Dec '16 12:13:00 AM hack-normal
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What has Olivia Newton-John, Creator/GeneKelly, that guy from ''Film/TheWarriors'', roller skates, lots of glowing blue people, all to an ''Music/ElectricLightOrchestra'' soundtrack?

The 1980 movie musical ''Xanadu'' is a story about a frustrated artist named Sonny Malone (the guy from ''Film/TheWarriors'') who paints album covers for a living and is unhappy about it. By tossing some of his drawings into the wind, he somehow brings [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYWA2c5w5bw a painting on a wall of nine girls to life]] and one of them -- Kira -- finds and kisses him. Shortly after, he meets Danny [=McGuire=], a former big band leader. The two strike up a friendship and, with encouragement from Kira, make plans to convert an abandoned building (The Pan Pacific Auditorium) into a roller disco. Sonny and Kira meanwhile fall in love, with there being the slight complication that she's actually the Muse of Dance and Choral Singing (yes, really) and was only sent to bring Xanadu into creation. Soon, she will have to return home, just as Xanadu will be opening.

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What has Olivia Newton-John, Creator/GeneKelly, that guy from ''Film/TheWarriors'', ''Film/TheWarriors'' (AKA Michael Beck), roller skates, lots of glowing blue people, all to an ''Music/ElectricLightOrchestra'' soundtrack?

The 1980 movie musical ''Xanadu'' is a story about a frustrated artist named Sonny Malone (the guy from ''Film/TheWarriors'') (Beck) who paints album covers for a living and is unhappy about it. By tossing some of his drawings into the wind, he somehow brings [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYWA2c5w5bw a painting on a wall of nine girls to life]] and one of them -- Kira (Newton-John) -- finds and kisses him. Shortly after, he meets Danny [=McGuire=], [=McGuire=] (Kelly), a former big band leader. The two strike up a friendship and, with encouragement from Kira, make plans to convert an abandoned building (The Pan Pacific Auditorium) into a roller disco. Sonny and Kira meanwhile Kira, meanwhile, fall in love, with there being the slight complication that she's actually the Muse of Dance and Choral Singing (yes, really) and was only sent to bring Xanadu into creation. Soon, she will have to return home, just as Xanadu will be opening.
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