MR. SATURDAY NIGHT

In the mid-1970s, Australian entrepreneur Robert Stigwood gambled on a magazine article about the Brooklyn night club scene and turned it into the cultural touchstone Saturday Night Fever – making John Travolta a global superstar and reinvigorating disco with a platinum-selling soundtrack anchored in four number-one hits from the Bee Gees. Directed by John Maggio (HBO's A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks), this fifth installment in the Music Box series chronicles Stigwood's meteoric career, from managing artists such as Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees, to producing the hit Broadway shows "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Tommy," and "Evita," to forever changing the way film studios approach movie soundtrack synergy. A fascinating and fast-paced profile, the film highlights the lasting impact of a visionary impresario, who left an indelible mark on both American cinema and the record industry.

 

Information

Director: 

John Maggio

Production Company:
Ringer Films
Polygram Entertainment

Producers:
John Maggio
Seth Bomse
Caroline Cannon
Adam Gibbs

Executive Producers:
Bill Simmons
Jody Gerson
Marc Cimino

Distributor:
HBO Documentary Films