December 23, 2007

...Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Saturday Night Fever is picture perfect - a film that captures the disco era of the late 70s so completely that the polyester shirts, gold chains and winged hair on screen don't even feel dated. John Travolta, stunningly memorable in his Oscar-nominated role as Tony Manero, the underrated Karen Lynn Gorney, matching him step for step (no pun intended), and the music of the BeeGees (as well as songs used in, but not written for, the film) flawlessly transport you back to a time when speaking pejoratively, driving while drinking, and White Castle hamburgers were still in vogue. And I should know because I was there.

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