Saturday Night Fever

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Recalling the Not-So-True Story Behind Saturday Night Fever

It was based on magazine piece that turned out to be fiction

(Newser) - The Guardian revisits a fascinating piece of pop culture that may be a surprise to those who either love or hate Saturday Night Fever. The 1977 movie that helped turn disco into a phenomenon and John Travolta into a mega-star was actually based on a New York magazine article by... More »

Serena, Novak Get Wimbledon's Groove Back

Tennis stars bust a move to 'Night Fever' at champions' dinner

(Newser) - After winning titles again on Wimbledon's grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too. Reviving a bygone tradition, Djokovic and Williams busted a move at the Grand Slam tournament's annual champions' dinner yesterday, dancing together to "Night Fever," the Bee Gees'... More »

Empire Strikes Back Bound for Library of Congress

Saturday Night Fever also chosen for preservation collection

(Newser) - The Empire Strikes Back and Saturday Night Fever are among 25 films bound for a special Library of Congress archive this year. Some 2,100 films picked by the National Film Preservation Board and the public were nominated for preservation in the National Film Registry, the AP reports. The films... More »

8 Ways Hollywood Changed Fashion

Before there was Sarah Jessica Parker, there was Jennifer Beals

(Newser) - Fashionistas rejoice: Mad Men returns tonight! To celebrate the show's influence on fashion—yes, thin-lapelled suits and Peter Pan collars are back—CNN remembers other Hollywood offerings that dominated the fashion zeitgeist:
  • Some say Clarke Gable's bare chest in It Happened One Night caused undershirt sales to plummet by 75%
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Best Rock Movies of All Time

Blender comes up with its list of the top 100, starting with Spinal Tap.

(Newser) - Grab a blanket and some popcorn and settle in with Blender's best rock and roll movies of all time:
  1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  2. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  3. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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