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.
Directing Mr. Saturday Night With John Maggio
Director John Maggio describes what drew him to make a documentary about Robert Stigwood, and how the film leans into the 1970s disco era to tell the story.