Friendo to HE: “Saturday Night Fever isn’t even that good, but the opening makes me think movies will never be this good again.”

HE to friendo: “My initial thought when I first saw it was ‘nothing good can come from a film in which the star (John Travolta) dresses this horribly’…those high-heeled boots, grotesque bell bottoms…that awful bridge-and-tunnel haircut.

“There’s glory in the Brooklyn disco dance numbers, of course, and the tearful ending works, but I despised guys like this back in the day.”

Plus Nik Cohn‘s original New York story was piped.”

Friendo to HE: “I know but that opening scene. Pure genius.”