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 Post subject: Disco influenced movies list.
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:37 pm 
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For a long time I wanted to compose a list of movies. Disco influenced movies. Movies about Disco, movies with Disco themes in original soundtrack. Any genres movies. Not only classic Disco sound from end of 70's. Different disco branches. Movies, that reveal Disco lifestyle or movies with only Disco sound accompaniment. Movies, created under influence of Disco times.
And it is done!
I think it will be interesting.
If somebody have some information to add, I'll be glad!


Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Living classics! The best. Movie about Disco dawn. The most popular OST.

Staying Alive (1983) - Failure continuation of Saturday Night Fever.

Studio 54 (1998) - One of the best Disco movie! Great OST by v.a.

The Last Days of Disco (1998) - Interesting movie about people on Disco background. Similar to
Studio 54. Perfect OST by v.a.

Boogie Nights (1997) - Good drama on 70's background. Good OST.

Summer of Sam (1999) - Fascinating drama with interesting atmosphere and OST.

Thank God It's Friday (1978) - More exactly it's a great album, arranged like movie.

Can't Stop the Music (1980) - A musical featured Village People. Good OST.

Car Wash (1976) - Comedy film. Funk-styled OST by Rose Royce.

Scarface (1983) - Great movie! Great OST by Giorgio Moroder!

Carlito's Way (1993) - Excellent drama. Interesting OST by v.a.

Donnie Brasco (1997) - Crime drama. OST and style accordingly to a 70's.

Breakin' (1984) - Movie are totally shallow. But OST is a perfect break-dance funk. Choreography are splendid.

Flashdance (1983) - Good movie. OST is a bundle of hits.

Fame (1980) - Quite well movie and OST.

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - Popular criminal comedy with prime example of Disco'80 sound.

Action Jackson (1988) - Exemplary action movie. Sprightly OST.

Midnight Express (1978) - Classical drama. Moroder's OST.

Battlestar Galactica (1978) - Space fantasy. Wonderful tunes by Moroder and Faltermeyer.

Foxes (1980) - Teenager's drama. OST by Giorgio Moroder.

Starsky & Hutch (2004) - Stylish remake of of the same name 70's film. Interesting OST by v.a.

Miami Vice (1984-1989) - Detective tv-series. Perfect OST with ensemble of hits.

American Gigolo (1980) - Good movie, good OST by Giorgio Moroder.

Cat People (1982) - Horror movie. Music from Moroder.

D.C. Cab (1983) - Comedy with Moroder's themes.

The NeverEnding Story (1984) - Classical fantasy accompanied by Moroder.

Electric Dreams (1984) - Strange love triangle, New Wave influenced OST by v.a.

Top Gun (1986) - One of the best film from 80's. OST deep influenced by New Wave.

Metropolis (1927) - Old movie, best resurrected by Moroder's OST.

Doctor Detroit (1983) - Fun comedy executed as Disco-style travesty.

Over the Top (1987) - Good action. Interesting and stylish OST.

Footloose (1984) - Youth movie from 80's. Good OST with Rock and Synthpop influence.

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) - Classical comedy movie. Sprightly eager OST.

Caddyshack (1980) - Good comedy. Interesting OST.

The Running Man (1987) - One of the best action from all times. OST with deep influence of the electronics.

Fletch (1985) - Detective comedy. Fun 80's style OST.

Ghost Busters (1984) - Blockbuster of the 80's. Famous soundtrack themes.


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 Post subject: Great List! BUT.....
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Val,
Great list, BUT you forgot some. For one, 1977's "Looking For Mr Goodbar" starring Diane Keaton and a stud named Richard Gere. It deals about sexual perversion, one night stands, cruising and their dangers. The first two hours are great, the last 15 minutes are beyond disturbing!! An Oscar winner. Great music, with lots of NYC clubs, music, action and thrills!! A big THUMBS UP. Excellent music throughout!!--- In a totally different direction, how about STAR WARS!!

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Valitrus !

Great subject - Great list !
Can't really think of some other movie - except for "Foul Play" (1978) with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. Don't think I ever heard he whole soundtrack, but the movie starts out with a nice driving scenery accompanied by the tones of Barry Manilow's "Ready To Take A Chance Again" (OK - maybe that tune is not very Disco, but a great track)...
BUT - the scene in which Goldie's character has ended up at the place of this sex-freak (played by Dudley Moore) is a classic... Gloria is trying to get away from some people chasing her and Dudley thinks she followed him for sex and starts to strip along with the tones of Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive". It's just hilarious!!

Again Great Post !!

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 Post subject: missed one
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I missed one of the best!

The Last Dragon (1985) - Typical 80's fun movie. Excellent OST!


About SW. I'm big admirer of this saga. And I think that this movie are part of disco times. But there's no disco decorating and disco music. Only Meco's Star Wars Theme are indicates disco relation with SW.
I never seen Looking For Mr Goodbar. Somehow i'll download it.
Foul Play are fun movie with a couple of disco tunes. But this there not so much.
Who that thinks about All That Jazz (1979)? Or even so this is some other kind of movie?


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 Post subject: think I got another
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YO, HEEYYY, THE FONZ....... He(Henry Winkler) starred in a movie that debuted Michael Keaton. About two overnight employees that become PIMPS.There is DISCO here too----NIGHTSHIFT- Or did you already mention it!

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Too much long time ago I looked this movie. And already forgot it.


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I have recalled one else! Rocky. Bill Conti's disco influenced themes in soundtrack are great! Strong instrumental music of the mood. Beautifully arranged in all first Rocky.


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Valitrus,
You are right, and in a Big way. my friend, here in the States, besides the movie being HUGE, this song was so dominant in our POP Culture. Besides in Discos, this song could be found in TV shows and commercials. Truly a song that comes close to CLASSIC status.

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It is interesting too the Maynard Ferguson's 'Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ''Rocky'')'. Perfect disco-cover.


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 Post subject: Valitrus
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Interesting is not what I call it, Maynard Ferguson had TWO DISCO CLASSICS!! Besides the one you mentioned, one of my All-Time early Disco tracks was PAGLIACCI on his "Primal Scream" album. He took that Opera song and turned it into a dance floor favorite! I love all his work- Pete

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 Post subject: Got One
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Watching it on TV right now with my 3 year old- "HAPPY FEET"!!

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At this week I saw all 5 Rocky's on TV. :D And on sunday will be "Rocky Balboa" (2006). Besides Bill Conti there is many good tunes!
Great serial!

p.s. Rocky IV are really comic.


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 Post subject: ROCKY
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Valitrus!!
Nice to hear from you my friend! How is the weather in the UKRANE!! We missed you here! Did you like the Downloads??- As for ROCKY, I worked for Sly Stallone(Planet Hollywood! In Miami, it had a DISCO) from 1995-97. He is all you think he is. Amazing man, running five miles a day, then swimming laps in a pool for a straight hour. Then Box(Spar) ten rounds. He does that everyday! He is 60+!! And he loves his DISCO music! Every Rocky movie had a featured song. "Eye Of The Tiger" twice! The ROCKY Theme changed in every movie. Just slightly though. And twice the main song went to the Top of the charts. The best selling was the James Brown song, in which movie and what was the title???

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James Brown "Living In America"
Written by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight
Rocky IV (1985)


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 Post subject: Great Job
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You Go Val!! Great Job! Impressed! You were a little boy when the movie was out. But you just saw it too!-- Still Impressive!

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