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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    “Saturday Night Fever” and What Changing Movie Tastes Tell Us

    By kyle | May 17, 2017

    When “Saturday Night Fever” was released 40 years ago, children aspired to be adults, and movies reflected that. Today, after a year in which each of the top 13 highest grossing movies was a fantasy, adults aspire to be children, and movies reflect that too. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to ““Saturday Night Fever” and What Changing Movie Tastes Tell Us”

    1. kishke Says:
      May 18th, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      SNF was big b/c disco was huge. But it’s true that SNF is distinctly unslick.

    2. K Says:
      May 18th, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      John Travolta. LOL.