A trip back in time to the 70's
Saturday Night Fever For those of you past the age of 40 odd will remember the mayhem this film caused! Queues right round the block just to see JT and his dance moves on the big screen. He was like a modern day Fred Astaire of his time and no less amazing. Yes the story line was a bit rubbish but come on, who could not get all nostalgic with listening to that soundtrack again? Saturday nights after that were simply not the same unless the party you were going to played any track (if not all) from this film. Suddenly all the menfolk were clad in white suits with shirts undone to reveal their chests (not always JT look alikes it has to be said!) All shapes and sizes were all dressed in white, I saw some sights in my time I can tellya! After a couple of drinks one evening I decided along with my 20 year old Son to search for this film on ebay, I always look there first to buy any film I am looking for as I am rarely disappointed. We found it straight away and bought it. By the way one should not go on e-bay after a couple of sherry's no telling what you may think is a good idea after a couple!! anyway this time it paid off. It arrived in quick time and last Friday night we sat and watched it. Fantastic stuff my husband,Son and myself had a great evening and it bought so many memories come flooding back for me and my husband and my son wanting to go all retro and find those clothes JT was wearing, they certainly would not look out of place today would they? So in conclusion if you want to trip back in time and relive some old memories when male singers sung like they had something caught in their trouser zip, then go grab a copy of this brilliant time warp film (ebay has loads still for sale) and drag your kids to the settee and sit them down for a social history lesson! Enjoy!
Travolta Dance Classic.
John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night. Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than some young punk.
But in the darkness, away from from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence and heartbreak. Without a doubt, Travolta's performance made him a Hollywood legend, but 'Saturday Night Fever' is more than just a movie that defined the music and fashion of a generation. It's a powerful and provocative urban tragedy that carries as much significance today as it did in 1977.
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John struts his stuff!
'Well you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man no time to talk' The immortal lyrics of the Bee Gees 'Stayin' Alive' behind the titles of this DVD which accompany John Travolta's walk come strut are so evocative for anyone who was a teenager in the 70's. The superb music and dance scenes are what make this film a must-have in your collection. Never mind the low budget and rather perfunctory storyline and cast, dig out your boogie shoes and use the scene index selection to witness some of the most iconic and well-known dance moves ever!
Burnin burnin Disco inferno ........????
Wanted this DVD for ages - without letting any of my friends know of course - but honestly - who can resist executing a few flashy Travolta moves round the kitchen when any of these tracks come on?!?.....or am I on my own on this one!?
Love the story, the way Odyssey, the club, is such a fantasy land, away from all the dull routine of work and home, and where these ordinary people can shine. This film seemed to light up the seventies, with everyone looking forward to the weekend - 'glamming it up' - real disco fever, with dancing competitions, people getting together having a good time - this film was behind all that, with it's brilliant soundtrack and a young John Travolta playing an excellent part, and doing some serious moves!
If you want a trip down memory lane - or just want to see what your parents' got up to! - then buy this - a 70s classic.
saturday night fever
i have never watched this from start to finish, it came out in the 70s when I was only a year old, but i remember my dad dancing around to the music and glamming it up on a Saturday night to more than a women (how embarressing) I sat in on Sunday and watched this film what a classic, johns moves are amazing such a great story line from being a joe bloggs by day to a god by night..definately the thumbs up, this is a top film it that has stood the test of time 31 years on its still knock out..