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Old 05-14-15, 03:32 PM
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Old 05-14-15, 03:34 PM
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Re: Saturday Night Fever - Too Funny

It's a straight comedy. Even when they try to get dramatic it still plays as a comedy. I personally like the movie.
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It is hilariously awesome.
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Re: Saturday Night Fever - Too Funny

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It's a straight comedy. Even when they try to get dramatic it still plays as a comedy. I personally like the movie.
Same.

Still a big LOL moment for me:
Spoiler:
The splash from the suicide-fall near the end. That skinny dude suddenly weighed 500 lbs!
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Re: Saturday Night Fever - Too Funny

Gene Siskel's all-time favorite film. He loved it so much, he bought John Travolta's white suit when it went up for auction.

And if you guys want funny...watch Stayin' Alive.
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Old 05-14-15, 04:09 PM
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Just remembered that the first time I saw this movie was the network television premier (i.e, the extended cut) so whenever I would tell people that my favorite scene was when Travolta was doing the robot to "Disco Duck", I would get puzzled looks in return.
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Old 05-14-15, 04:12 PM
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The part that cracks me up is then Travolta takes over the dance floor and he's running around back and forth like a headless chicken.
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I can't believe Travolta actually got an Oscar for this- it's totally campy.

I noticed the "Movies!" network has been showing it, but they're using the R-rated version and muting out the profanity. They should have used the PG-rated version that was issued in theaters later, which plays like a network TV version- "Are you a nice girl or a ****?" becomes "Are you a nice girl or a pig?"

Huh- the forum software automatically censors the C-word?
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They should have used the PG-rated version that was issued in theaters later, which plays like a network TV version
I remember when Columbia House gave you the option of buying this movie for either the R or PG-version.
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Re: Saturday Night Fever - Too Funny

I finally watched it years after the theatrical release and thought the film was so bad that it was "good" in a camp way.
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I haven't seen it since it came out. We took it pretty seriously back then, God help us. I wonder what it would be like today watching it with a young theater audience that had never seen it before.
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I think it's an awesome flick.
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I was a little too young for this when it first came out, and never really saw it until the last 5 years or so ( and recently on Movies! channel). I find it kind of oddly compelling. Nobody in the movie is very likable, sure it's a little cheesy, but it does kind of ring true to me as a fairly realistic portrait of a group of friends in a specific subculture. And I can't think of any other movie that feels like such a time capsule from a specific year. And of course, a really effective use of music in a film. Not exactly one of my favorites, but I'd kind of defend it as a pretty interesting film.
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"He hits my hair!"

That scene is one of my favorites. I just wish I could do the accent worth a shit when I quote it out loud.
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Re: Saturday Night Fever - Too Funny

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I can't believe Travolta actually got an Oscar nomination for this- it's totally campy.
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Re: Saturday Night Fever - Too Funny

This came out before I was born and I've never been to New York and I can't say I like the Bee Gees and I don't care about dance club culture past or present.

All the same, I found Saturday Night Fever to be a very effective dramatic work.

I guess I'm getting old by saying this, but what the fuck is wrong with people nowadays? Are all moviegoers either hipster douchebags or retarded teenagers? "That other person is doing something I wouldn't do! That's hilarious!"
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I never thought of this movie as camp. I always thought SNF was just, you know, cool. I should probably rewatch with a different 'approach' I guess, like I did with Point Break (1991) which to me is unintentional hilarious.
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I dunno wtf is wrong with those posters above. Saturday Night Fever is a great movie.
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I was a little too young for this when it first came out, and never really saw it until the last 5 years or so ( and recently on Movies! channel). I find it kind of oddly compelling. Nobody in the movie is very likable, sure it's a little cheesy, but it does kind of ring true to me as a fairly realistic portrait of a group of friends in a specific subculture. And I can't think of any other movie that feels like such a time capsule from a specific year. And of course, a really effective use of music in a film. Not exactly one of my favorites, but I'd kind of defend it as a pretty interesting film.
Again, I haven't seen it since it came out so I don't know how it holds up, but I appreciate this defense of the film, which is pretty much how I remember it. I wasn't part of that subculture, but I certainly observed it at times.
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Old 05-15-15, 06:01 AM
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I like the movie. It doesn't seem funny at all to me. They get into a rumble, a girl gets raped, someone commits suicide. It's some serious shit. I always hated disco but watching this movie and listening to the music made me appreciate the era. It's also very true to what it's like going to clubs.
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It's the only movie I can think of where the original is more ridiculous and hilarious than the spoofs and comedy sketches.

Belushi doing "Samurai Night Fever" on Saturday Night Live was funny as hell. Still not as stupid and hilarious as the movie itself.
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Originally Posted by Strevlac View Post
I dunno wtf is wrong with those posters above. Saturday Night Fever is a great movie.
But Zomg they use old slang/lingo +there clothes in the 70s are different then my clothes . Hilarity
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I grew up in 1970's NYC and Saturday Night Fever along with Spike Lee's Summer of Sam capture that era pretty good.
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I have never seen Saturday Night Fever - and I grew up in the 70's and even owned the soundtrack back then!

I've seen about 10 minutes of the movie - 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there - and it all just seemed like total crap. Bad writing, bad acting - bad movie. But that's just an impression from watching two five minute parts of the movie probably 10 years apart.

I have no desire to watch the movie, although as a time capsule from my childhood (and, trust me, it was GREAT growing up in the 70's) it might be fun to watch.
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I have never seen Saturday Night Fever - and I grew up in the 70's and even owned the soundtrack back then!

I've seen about 10 minutes of the movie - 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there - and it all just seemed like total crap. Bad writing, bad acting - bad movie. But that's just an impression from watching two five minute parts of the movie probably 10 years apart.

I have no desire to watch the movie, although as a time capsule from my childhood (and, trust me, it was GREAT growing up in the 70's) it might be fun to watch.
I thought growing up and going to high school in the late 60's was great too. Not only the music (which still dominates most movie soundtracks), but we got laid a lot too (the "sexual revolution", before AIDs).

But whenever I see "hippies" portrayed in movies, I think its funny as hell. Fashion and lingo comes and goes (we were wearing bell bottoms before the disco era). The hilarity comes from watching the characters taking themselves and their "hipness" so seriously.

Travolta is miffed in every other scene because he's surrounded by people (family and friends) who can't grasp the "hipness" of what he is and is trying to do. And he's the "hippest" guy around. Mr. Disco Duck, dedicated to rising above it all with his cool dancing skills.

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