Visual Symbolism In 1977 ‘s Saturday Night Fever

  1. The immaculate christ-like figure at supper
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  2. Al Pacino father/messiah figure
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  3. Woman as the mother/temptress (“good girl” or “cunt” movie dilemma) and her sex as the entrance to the sinful and divine.
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  4. Stripper as both accessibility and inaccessibility of sex
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  5. Tony Manero as the centerstage god figure
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  6. The life of celibacy as the dead of man
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  7. The manhattan bridge as the separation of classes and a symbol of hope and aspiration
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  8. Sex as the driving force of man
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  9. The bandaged Tony Manero as the wounded and resurrected hero
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  10. The train as the umbilical cord and womb of isolation
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  11. Dawn as the beginning
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  12. Handholding as hope and the opportunity for friendship, reconciliation, and healing.
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