History Film / AmericanGraffiti

23rd Feb '17 12:49:20 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: I'm contrast with the male leads, we're not told what ultimately became of Laurie, Debbie, or Carol. (At least not until the sequel.)

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: I'm In contrast with to the male leads, we're not told what ultimately became of Laurie, Debbie, or Carol. (At least not until the sequel.)
23rd Feb '17 12:48:14 PM Mdumas43073
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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as a slur against the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.

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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as a slur against the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to [[EnforcedMethodActing look increasingly tired as the night went on.on]].
23rd Feb '17 12:47:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as an insult to the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.

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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as an insult to a slur against the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.
23rd Feb '17 12:46:25 PM Mdumas43073
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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as a slur on the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.

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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as a slur on an insult to the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.
23rd Feb '17 12:46:03 PM Mdumas43073
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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as a slur on their professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.

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* AnachronicOrder: Extreme aversion, as Lucas actually filmed all of the scenes in chronological order. Ron Howard took this as a slur on their the actors' professionalism until Lucas explained that he wanted the characters to look increasingly tired as the night went on.
23rd Feb '17 12:43:22 PM Mdumas43073
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A huge (and unexpected) hit for Creator/{{Universal}}, ''American Graffiti'' established Lucas's box-office bona fides, kicked the already-existing '50s nostalgia boom of TheSeventies into high gear, and provided the template for countless teen comedies to follow. The film is also notable for its EnsembleCast of soon-to-be famous young actors including Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, [[Series/LaverneAndShirley Cindy Williams]], [[Series/OneDayAtATime Mackenzie Phillips]], [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Creator/WolfmanJack playing a version of himself.

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A huge (and unexpected) hit for Creator/{{Universal}}, ''American Graffiti'' established Lucas's box-office bona fides, kicked the already-existing '50s nostalgia boom of TheSeventies into high gear, and provided the template for countless teen comedies to follow. The film is also notable for its EnsembleCast of soon-to-be famous young actors including Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, [[Series/LaverneAndShirley Cindy Williams]], [[Series/OneDayAtATime Mackenzie Phillips]], [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], Creator/HarrisonFord, and Creator/HarrisonFord.Creator/KathleenQuinlan. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Creator/WolfmanJack playing a version of himself.
23rd Feb '17 12:41:53 PM Mdumas43073
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A huge (and unexpected) hit for Creator/{{Universal}}, ''American Graffiti'' established Lucas's box-office bona fides, kicked the already-existing '50s nostalgia boom of TheSeventies into high gear, and provided the template for countless teen comedies to follow. The film is also notable for its EnsembleCast of soon-to-be famous young actors including Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Creator/WolfmanJack playing a version of himself.

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A huge (and unexpected) hit for Creator/{{Universal}}, ''American Graffiti'' established Lucas's box-office bona fides, kicked the already-existing '50s nostalgia boom of TheSeventies into high gear, and provided the template for countless teen comedies to follow. The film is also notable for its EnsembleCast of soon-to-be famous young actors including Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, [[Series/LaverneAndShirley Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Williams]], [[Series/OneDayAtATime Mackenzie Phillips Phillips]], [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Creator/WolfmanJack playing a version of himself.
23rd Feb '17 12:34:05 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: I'm contrast with the male leads, we're not told what ultimately became of Laurie, Debbie, or Carol. (At least not until the sequel.)
27th Jan '17 9:08:11 PM wittylibrarian
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** Curt [[spoiler:notices the white T-Bird on a road as his plane flies overhead, and can only smile at the lost opportunity to meet the mysterious blonde.]]



* NiceHat: Bob Falfa's white cowboy hat.

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* NiceHat: Bob Falfa's white cowboy hat.[[note]]Harrison Ford wore the hat to cover up his 70s styled hair[[/note]]



** John heads out for another night of cruising "the strip" to find guys daring to drag race his hot rod. Trying to get a girl to ride with him, he inadvertally gets stuck with a dorky 12-year-old girl Carol who quickly gets on his nerves. He then runs into out-of-towner Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford!) who's eager to challenge John to a race, but wary cops and having Carol in the car puts a hold on that plan...

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** John heads out for another night of cruising "the strip" to find guys daring to drag race his hot rod. Trying to get a girl to ride with him, he inadvertally inadvertently gets stuck with a dorky 12-year-old girl Carol who quickly gets on his nerves. He then runs into out-of-towner Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford!) who's eager to challenge John to a race, but wary cops and having Carol in the car puts a hold on that plan...



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%%* NostalgiaFilter* NostalgiaFilter: Considered one of the first movies to play on this trope, where a generation looks back a decade or two to see how things were when they were teens.
11th Dec '16 6:37:07 PM Pren
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** On a meta level, the film's tagline "Where were you in '62?" is pretty funny if you know where George Lucas himself was during that year: laid up in his bed for months after a near-fatal car accident.
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