History Film / AmericanGraffiti

9th Oct '17 7:06:22 PM PaulA
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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/OneDayAtATime1974 Mackenzie Phillips]], [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], Creator/HarrisonFord, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan. 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/OneDayAtATime1974 [[Series/OneDayAtATime1975 Mackenzie Phillips]], [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], Creator/HarrisonFord, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Creator/WolfmanJack playing a version of himself.
9th Oct '17 6:22:41 PM PaulA
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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/KathleenQuinlan. 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 [[Series/OneDayAtATime1974 Mackenzie Phillips]], [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], Creator/HarrisonFord, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Creator/WolfmanJack playing a version of himself.
7th Sep '17 2:26:12 PM jesseblue89
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5th Sep '17 7:23:05 PM jesseblue89
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** It's made very clear that the protagonists will ''not'' always be together. In fact, this is probably the last time they'll all be in one place at the same time.

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** It's made very clear that the protagonists will ''not'' ''will not'' always be together. In fact, this is probably the last time they'll all be in one place at the same time.
5th Sep '17 7:20:42 PM jesseblue89
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** One of the heroes and his girlfriend are going through a rough patch, and it's portrayed in a mature and realistic way.

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** One of the heroes main characters and his girlfriend are going through a rough patch, and it's portrayed in a mature and realistic way.



** It's made very clear that Our Heroes will ''not'' always be together. In fact, this is probably the last time they'll all be in one place at the same time.

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** It's made very clear that Our Heroes the protagonists will ''not'' always be together. In fact, this is probably the last time they'll all be in one place at the same time.
13th Aug '17 8:24:32 AM shawn_allen
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** The original plan was that she was a figment of Curt' imagination, but there wasn't enough money in the budget for the special effects to pull it off.

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** The original plan was that she was a figment of Curt' Curt's imagination, but there wasn't enough money in the budget for the special effects to pull it off.
13th Aug '17 8:23:51 AM shawn_allen
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** The original plan was that she was a figment of Curt' imagination, but there wasn't enough money in the budget for the special effects to pull it off.
14th Jun '17 10:13:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheFifties: Set in 1962, but the fashions, music, etc. reflect the 1950s, since real-life aesthetics and attitudes of course don't follow actual decades.


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* TheFifties: Set in 1962, but the fashions, music, etc. reflect the 1950s, since real-life aesthetics and attitudes of course don't follow actual decades.
14th Jun '17 10:12:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheFifties: Set in 1962, but the fashions, music, etc. reflect the 1950s, since real-life aesthetics and attitudes of course don't follow actual decades.



* TheFifties: Set in 1962, but the fashions, music, etc. reflect the 1950s, since real-life aesthetics and attitudes of course don't follow actual decades.
25th Apr '17 8:42:45 PM Mdumas43073
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** For the 25th Anniversary Edition in 1998, the opening shot of the movie with Mel's Diner and the opening credits was given a digital sunset sky by Industrial Light & Magic, replacing the overcast sky featured in the original version of the film.

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** For the 25th Anniversary Edition VHS and DVD edition in 1998, the opening shot of the movie with Mel's Diner and the opening credits was given a digital sunset sky by Industrial Light & Magic, replacing the overcast sky featured in the original version of the film.
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