Graham Norton hosts as viewers at home and in the studio compete to win cash or a holiday by taking parts in challenges that involve their own personal possessions.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Totally Saturday - Saturday Night Fever - Netflix
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by John Badham. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano, his dance partner and eventual confidante; and Donna Pescow as Annette, Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer. His circle of friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with the harsh realities of his life: a dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his general restlessness. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night”; in the mid-1990s, Cohn acknowledged that he fabricated the article. A newcomer to the United States and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn was unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about; instead, the character who became Tony Manero was based on an English mod acquaintance of Cohn. A huge commercial success, the film significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta, already well known from his role on TV's Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time. The film showcased aspects of the music, the dancing, and the subculture surrounding the disco era: symphony-orchestrated melodies; haute couture styles of clothing; pre-AIDS sexual promiscuity; and graceful choreography. The sequel Staying Alive (1983) also starred John Travolta and was directed by Sylvester Stallone, but received less positive reception. In 2010, Saturday Night Fever was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Totally Saturday - Soundtrack - Netflix
“Stayin' Alive” performed by Bee Gees – 4:45 “How Deep Is Your Love” performed by Bee Gees – 4:05 “Night Fever” performed by Bee Gees – 3:33 “More Than a Woman” performed by Bee Gees – 3:17 “If I Can't Have You” performed by Yvonne Elliman – 3:00 “A Fifth of Beethoven” performed by Walter Murphy – 3:03 “More Than a Woman” performed by Tavares – 3:17 “Manhattan Skyline” performed by David Shire – 4:44 “Calypso Breakdown” performed by Ralph MacDonald – 7:50 “Night on Disco Mountain” performed by David Shire – 5:12 “Open Sesame” performed by Kool & the Gang – 4:01 “Jive Talkin'” performed by Bee Gees – 3:43 () “You Should Be Dancing” performed by Bee Gees – 4:14 “Boogie Shoes” performed by KC and the Sunshine Band – 2:17 “Salsation” performed by David Shire – 3:50 “K-Jee” performed by MFSB – 4:13 “Disco Inferno” performed by The Trammps – 10:51 With the exception of () track 12 “Jive Talkin”, all of the songs are played in the film. The novelty songs “Dr. Disco” and “Disco Duck”, both performed by Rick Dees, are also played in the film but not included on the album. According to the DVD commentary for Saturday Night Fever, the producers intended to use the song “Lowdown” by Boz Scaggs in the rehearsal scene between Tony and Annette in the dance studio, and choreographed their dance moves to the song. However, representatives for Scaggs' label, Columbia Records, refused to grant legal clearance for it, as they wanted to pursue another disco movie project, which never materialized. Composer David Shire, who scored the film, had to in turn write a song to match the dance steps demonstrated in the scene and eliminate the need for future legal hassles. However, this track does not appear on the movie's soundtrack. The song “K-Jee” was used during the dance contest with the Puerto Rican couple that competed against Tony and Stephanie. Some VHS cassettes used a more traditional Latin-style song instead. The DVD restores the original recording. The album has been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress.
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