Film Theory: Anxiety of Influence

Anxiety of Influence

John Badham, Saturday Night Fever

Source: Peacock, p. 231

“Anyone who tells you they’re not influenced by the past or current directors is probably fibbing. It’s almost impossible not to be influenced. Me, I take the attitude that if it’s a good shot and I can use it, I’ll steal it. I have no shame. My goal is to make the best film possible.”