November 03, 2007
WEEKEND SPECIAL: THE CANINE FILM CRITIC ON "SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER"
For first time visitors: this blog generally discusses fairly serious human issues during the week. Weekend, however, are reserved for the commentaries of various animals in and around Goat Rope Farm.
This weekend, we once again welcome Mr. Sandor Sege (pronouced Shandor Shegg-AY), our official film critic. We must remind readers that Mr. Sege suffered a head injury when he crashed into a wall whilst shaking a squeaky toy. As a result, he has been known, on occasion, to transpose the plots of the films he discusses. Nevertheless, we believe that his unique insights into the world of cinema more than compensate for this regrettable shortcoming.
It is our deepest hope that features such as this will elevate the level of popular discourse and promote a greater appreciation of both the humanities and the animalities.
THE CANINE FILM CRITIC EXPLAINS "SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER"
OK, Moomus and Doodus say this is a classic 70s movie. I don't know what a 70s is, but it must be pretty cool.
There's this guy, see. His name is Tony and he has this family and this job in some kind of paint or hardware store. But his favorite thing is to go to discos and dance.
He meets this woman there he wants to dance with, but the woman is a man who is a general in World War II and he/she gets in trouble for smacking around a soldier with combat fatigue.
When the Battle of the Bulge comes, it snows and they can't make it to the dance contest, so Tony decides to leave his fancy music school to learn how to play blues guitar from this guy who went down to the crossroads.
The old guy's name is Mr. Miyagi and he shows him how to paint the fence and wax the car. That was a good thing, because that's how he learned to fight off all flesh eating zombies in the mall.
Finally, they make it back to the dance concert and Amadeus beats Salieri in a karate tournament with a crane technique on a slide guitar.
It was awesome.
It's like really complex symbolism. The zombies symbolize bad music and the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge represent bad dancing. The wax on the car is like the search for meaning or something.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED