Month: August 2018

Why Larry Clark’s Kids (1995) Was Inauthentic

Why Larry Clark’s Kids (1995) Was Inauthentic

One of the things that concerns me about movie audiences is the extent to which so many of them don’t realize that films are not documentaries, no matter how “realistic” they may seem. Case in point: Midnight Express. Nothing about the film resembled Turkey, yet 1970s audiences were so convinced of its accuracy that it destroyed the country’s tourism industry for decades.

This leads me to the movie, Kids (1995), by Larry Clark.  Continue reading “Why Larry Clark’s Kids (1995) Was Inauthentic”

Why No One Gets that Saturday Night Fever (1977) Wasn’t a Love Letter to Disco

Why No One Gets that Saturday Night Fever (1977) Wasn’t a Love Letter to Disco

Being born in the 1970s, I was too young to see Saturday Night Fever. However, I not only remembered the explosion of disco but knew that this was the movie that started it all. The connection wasn’t hard to miss. One year disco wasn’t a thing, and the next thing you knew, posters of John Travolta in the famous leisure suit were everywhere and all you heard was disco music.

Continue reading “Why No One Gets that Saturday Night Fever (1977) Wasn’t a Love Letter to Disco”