Saturday Night Fever

A brilliant American film noir with John Travolta and Bruce Willis barges in at the last minute to take top honors at Cannes

For a while, everything was so quiet. The first week or so of the 12-day Cannes Film Festival proceeded as sedately as a Riviera quilting bee. Nice little films from odd little countries made some brief impression on the 30,000 assembled producers, distributors and journalists, only to be filed away and forgotten. Celebrities of the high second rank -- France's Isabelle Adjani, Britain's Terence Stamp, China's Gong Li -- stopped by to promote their films and to underline, by their presence, the absence of any world- class megastars except for Clint Eastwood, who was serving as president of this year's festival...

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