Clocking in at roughly three hours, 1997's The Odyssey can be viewed as either one long movie or a two-part mini-series. A terrifically truthful adaptation of the Greek myth of Odysseus, the film recounts his ten-year journey home after the events of the Trojan War.
In the movie, Romulus and Remus take a journey that leads them to discover a new nation and will encounter a dark betrayal. The movie received positive praise from critics and it was nominated for multiple awards and won a couple of them.
More Than Just Lightning In A Bottle: A historical and unique cinematic phenomena, \"Saturday Night Fever\" was a cultural colossus that could never be duplicated or equaled, not even by the most publicly famous and celebrated instigators of it's conception. Almost to the letter, Robert Stigwood, The Bee Gees, John Travolta, screenwriter Norman Wexler, and director John Badham would never creatively transcend the staggering impact the original movie made around the world, and almost immediately and collectively suffered tremendous failure and public disdain in the wake of it's unprecedented artistic, critical, popular, and financial success. Stigwood never regained his massive power as a producer in Hollywood due to the shocking disaster of 1978's \"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band\"; The Bee Gees, also tainted by their association with the project, would never again create another soundtrack, song, or record that came anywhere near provoking the kind of overwhelming pop-cultural zeitgeist that \"Saturday Night Fever\" did, not even with their 1979 follow-up album \"Spirits Having Flown\"; Travolta would suffer an extraordinary and almost career-ending fiasco with the third film in his contract with Stigwood, 1978's \"Moment By Moment\", and never again be critically placed as an actor in the same league with the likes of a young Marlon Brando or James Dean; Norman Wexler would never again write another successful screenplay that contained such a powerfully uncompromising sociopolitical critique within it's pages; and director John Badham, who followed up \"Fever\" with 1979's highly anticipated big-budget remake of \"Dracula\" (which at the time received a less-than-stellar critical and public reception) never again would rise to any level beyond being considered a serviceable journeyman director rather than an artistically bold and daring \"auteur\", despite subsequent box-office successes like 1983's \"WarGames\" or 1987's \"Stakeout\". In addition, the 1983 sequel \"Staying Alive\" with Travolta resurrecting his Tony Manero character was voted one of the worst sequels in cinematic history. 1e1e36bf2d