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Grease (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes
This is a song that connects love – but also sex in the form of the "magic changes" of puberty – to rock and roll. This wasn’t just music to this generation; it was , it was love, it was sex. This was music. They charted their lives to the songs on the radio, the song they fell in love to, the song they first had sex to. And as "Magic Changes" reminds us, every song is every other song, since so many of them used those exact same chord changes, a chord progression seemingly invented just for them (though really coming from rhythm and blues). of rock and roll is "those magic changes" that Doody dreams of returning to him every night. The idea that all you need is a guitar to be a rock and roll star (perhaps in tribute to Bobby Bare’s satirical 1958 Elvis song, "All-American Boy") was a deeply ingrained part of teen culture.
Grease Movie Review & Film Summary (1998) | Roger Ebert
Set amid the Day-Glo panels of John Arnone's sight-gag sets, with surrealist cartoon costumes by Willa Kim and music that mixes Jacobs and Casey's parodistic songs with authentic 1950's standards, this is (gulp!) a post-modernist "Grease!" And it appears to be expressly aimed at a young audience that teethed on irony and a trans-generational jumble of styles wrenched out of context.