I first saw this in 1978 & it was the first 'X' film I ever saw, & it's become my favourite down the years & something i'll never tire of watching.
Most people forget or just don't realise that John Travolta was nominated for an Academy Award for this & frankly, he's never been better, & the rest of the cast are perfect in their roles. Filmed entirely on location, Brooklyn & Manhattan are co-stars in the movie as well, & the dialogue is great. From the moment you see Tony strutting in the opening sequence through to the friendly conclusion, there's never a boring moment, & the music fits the movie exceptionally, considering some of it, if not most, was'nt written for it. It was the first film (That I knew of..) that promoted the soundtrack album & vica versa, & it flew out the shops & put disco on the map in London.
When it came out in the U.K. no one had any idea that it was to propel & intruduce Disco music to a mainstream audience, & I for one discovered & started a love affair with American Soul, Funk & Jazz, & it lasts to this day because of it. If it was'nt for this film, I doubt I'd know the people I do today.
Other films worth seeing but nowhere near as serious as 'SNF' are 'Car Wash' 'Thank God It's Friday' & more up to date in a retro groove, 'Roll Bounce'. There's 3 bombs I could mention in 'The Stud' 'The Bitch' & one I've still yet to see from Britain called 'The Music Machine' which are all pretty awful, but do have some decent music in, & are worth seeing just to realise how great 'SNF' is.
The poster asks 'Where Do You Go When The Record Is Over ?..' - Well, just check out Norma Jean's 1978 killer Chic produced classic 'Saturday' & you'll get your answer. You've all had The Fever on a Saturday Night at some point.
For some of us, we still have it, & don't want to be cured.
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