As this is 2020, this is counting at a "movie".
I don't know exactly how revealing it was, or perhaps it might be sadder to say, I knew more about the band than I thought, so there was little new here.
You can add Saturday Night Fever to the movies I've never seen. Sure, I've seen parts of it, but never the entire thing. It didn't interest me. If I hear "Staying Alive" my mind usually goes to two Girl Scouts fighting it out in Airplane, or a CPR scene in the Office.
As you'd expect, the filmmaker, Frank Marshall - who was (is still?) a producer for Spielberg - covers beginning to now. The end of the Bee Gees goes back almost two decades with - spoiler alert - the death of Maurice Gibb.
I wasn't a fan-fan, but I liked some of their earlier stuff. But it was 1975 that changed the band. Barry - fortunately, or un - that doing a backing vocal for "Nights of Broadway", found his falsetto. For me, the annoyance would be forever after.
I get using it now and again, but Robin already always used one, though not to the degree or power that Barry did, but from the next disk on, it would be continual and overly distracting - at least to me.
With two of the three brothers dead - along with sibling, Andy - a lot of the footage used is archival. So, How Can You Mend... is better than, say, a VH-1 Behind the Music, but you get the vein in which it is set.
Honestly, I think the biggest surprise I had with the entire thing is that for a short time, Maurice was married to Lulu. Who knew?
So, if you have HBO, feel free to catch it, but I wouldn't say GET HBO to watch it.
2020 Movie Count / Goal: 12* of 18
*Only the 11th movie I have written about. I did not review the documentary on Michelle Obama, though I recommend it to all.