That clerk thought Juli was gonna have one of these type parties…
(i was actually looking for the will you be my mom scene, but this kinda works too)
The legend of Conky!
Ah washed in a haze this is the greatest thing ever
Locus, you have made both me and Pobra glad! 🙂
Maybe someone has an opinion about this flick. Despite the trend it help revive, this is actually a kinda downbeat film. The main character feels trapped by his economic situation, his family puts him down, there’s ethnic tension and violence on the streets. Sure, he’s a star on the dance floor but outside of that he’s just another shmoo. Am I wrong or does anyone else have a conflicting view?
Nope, you’re right on. It’s actually a very underrated movie in that sense. It’s not just some dumb dance flick. It’s got a very “real” feel to it, very authentic and perfectly representative of NYC in the late seventies. Granted, I was still a young boy at that time, but I do remember the vibe.
Yeah, I saw it again a few years ago after having not watched it in maybe 15 years before. I was like “Hey this is pretty depressing!” It’s funny that folks remember the clothes and the music and act as if it’s this uplifting thing but the plot is really the exact oppose. *SPOILER* The end isn’t he wins the dance contest and gets the girl. The end is he wins the contest but thinks it’s only cuz of racism, his friend dies, and the girl thinks he’s a jerk! The “happy” ending is the girl forgives him for trying to force himself on her earlier! It fascinating film to re-examine.
You guys are thinking too deep about a Travolta flick.
He wants to dance! he wants to dance his sorrows away, can’t you understand that?
He’s clearly in the closet.
Ha! Just wait ’til I finish my next essay “Ka-bong! Or how Quick Draw McGraw illustrates border wars and US imperialism in the 19th Century” (smiley face)
Heh, Machete is an adaptation of El Ka-Bong
I remember something similar being said about Prince’s 1999. Upbeat tempo, but lyris as inspiring as Dust In The Wind
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