Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Eagle Has Landed and Saturday Night Fever.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Eagle Has Landed from 1976, and Saturday Night Fever from 1977.
The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British war film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, and Robert Duvall.
Based on the 1975 novel The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, the film is about a fictional German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill near the end of the Second World War.
The Eagle Has Landed was Sturges's final film and was successful upon its release.
Directed by: John Sturges.
Screenplay by: Tom Mankiewicz.
Based on: The Eagle Has Landed: by : Jack Higgins.
Produced by: David Niven Jr., and Jack Wiener.
Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, Judy Geeson, Siegfried Rauch, John Standing, Treat Williams, and Larry Hagman.
Cinematography: Anthony B. Richmond.
Edited by: Anne V. Coates.
Music by: Lalo Schifrin.
Production Company: ITC Entertainment.
Distributed by: Cinema International Corporation.
Release dates: December 25, 1976 (Finland and Sweden), and March 31, 1977 (UK).
File Length: 128 minutes.
Country: United Kingdom.
Language: English.
Budget: $6,000,000.
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance drama film directed by John Badham and produced by Robert Stigwood.
It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young Italian American man from the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Manero spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local discothèque while dealing with social tensions and disillusionment, feeling directionless and trapped in his working-class ethnic neighbourhood.
The story is based on " Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night", a mostly fictional article by music writer Nik Cohn, first published in a June 1976 issue of New York magazine.
The film features music by the Bee Gees and many other prominent artists of the disco era.
A major critical and commercial success, Saturday Night Fever had a tremendous effect on popular culture of the late 1970s.
The film helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta, already well known from his role in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, becoming the fifth-youngest nominee in the category.
The film showcases aspects of the music, dancing, and subculture surrounding the disco era, including symphony-orchestrated melodies, haute couture styles of clothing, pre- AIDS sexual promiscuity, and graceful choreography.
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks in history.
John Travolta reprised his role of Tony Manero in Staying Alive in 1983, which was panned by critics despite being successful at the box office.
In 2010, Saturday Night Fever was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Directed by: John Badham.
Screenplay by: Norman Wexler.
Based on: "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night": by : Nik Cohn.
Produced by: Robert Stigwood.
Starring: John Travolta, and Karen Lynn Gorney.
Cinematography: Ralf D. Bode.
Edited by: David Rawlins.
Music by: Bee Gees, and David Shire.
Production Company: Robert Stigwood Organization.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 14 December 1977.
File Length: 111 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $3.5 million.
Box office: $237.1 million.
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