On Wednesday and not on Saturday 14 December, in 1977 premiered the big hit dance film Saturday Night Fever!
The film was directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, an adolescent young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discotheque (night club of the time); While in the disco, Tony is the king.
This dance care-free weekend helped Tony to forget the problems of his real life. No job, racial pulls in the local community, his links with the neighborhood gang of macho friends, and of course the continued fights with his uncooperative and backbiting parents.
This film because of its huge commercial success, was the reason of popularizing disco music around the world and made Travolta a big name. The soundtrack of the film featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time.
The film also showcased new “entries” in the film music culture: symphony-orchestrated melodies, haute-couture clothing, and beautiful choreography. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn. In the late 1990s, Cohn acknowledged that the article had been fabricated.
Let’s dance folks in the Bee Gees rhythm! On a Saturday night of course!
Some paper ideas from the same date from the past!
KO for eCharta