Saturday Night Fever Reviews
Saturday Night Fever
It is no mere musical movie as it portrays an enormous amount of practicality and vulnerability especially in its final act considering its premise that is a clubbed youth drama.
He loves to dance, he does not do drugs and he gets a high of doing what he loves. He falls in love and he goes thru the pitfalls of what love is...
He has friends but he does not like that his friends do not have the same ethics he has. He is a smart, hard worker who appreciates his job and is appreciative of his boss.. He is honest (he gives away his biggest price 'cause he knows his adversaries did better) and he has a soul.
Holy cow... never expected this from this movie...
The shrieking notes of several Bee Gees songs are featured throughout as well as several other recognisable tracks that they wrote.
The disco 'phenomenon' was a blink and you'll miss it era during the late 1970s and this film epitomized that era.
Starring John Travolta as Italian-American teenager Tony Manero. Travolta's dance moves and disco wear have featured in several other films and have been the forefront of 'dad' dancing on dancefloors everywhere!
It was interesting to watch the film to see the costumes. Very memorable scenes. Travolta wouldn't be able to fit into them now.
The first two thirds of the film are pretty moribund and I only found some resemblance of storyline in the final act of the film. A storyline focusing on Manero's troubled New York City family life, questionable love interests and friends.
A good portrait of the era but a film I am unlikely to seek out again if I am honest.
Basada en un artículo periodístico de la revista New York titulado "Ritos Tribales del Nuevo Sábado en la Noche", cuenta la historia de Tony Manero, un joven de 19 años de edad y de ascendencia italiana, quien trabaja vendiendo pintura en una ferretería en Brooklyn. En las noches de los sábados, Manero acude a la discoteca local donde es todo un campeón a la hora de bailar música Disco.
El atractivo de John Travolta, la ambientación y la espectacular banda sonora, hacen de esta película el equivalente de lo que fueron "Rebel Without a Cause" e "Easy Rider" en décadas anteriores. Todo un clásico generacional.
P.d. Existen dos versiones: la original de 119 minutos, llena de lenguaje vulgar y situaciones sexuales y la versión censurada, de 108 minutos, que debe evitarse a toda costa, así como la horrible secuela de 1983 llamada "Staying Alive" y dirigida por Sylvester Stallone.
The movie is harsh. The feeling it portrays is imposing, It's angst is strangely relatable. The themes are not subtle but neither was the era.
The movie kills!