A bigger flash: 54 revives the world's most famous nightclub, and retrofits it with modern lighting

54 is partly the classic tale of a young man (Ryan Phillippe) turned loose in the big city, and partly a portrait of life in New York as the 1970s give way to the 80s. But it's most distinctively the story of Studio 54, "the most famous nightclub in the world," in the words of director of photography Alexander Gruszynski. The feature debut of writer-director Mark Christopher, 54 casts Phillippe as Shane O'Shea, a rube from the suburbs who becomes a bartender at the fabled hot spot. Costars of

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