History Film / AmericanGraffiti

19th Apr '16 1:36:29 PM erforce
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* NothingButHits: The whole movie is scored from end to end with late-'50s and early-'60s pop hits. Notably absent is [[ElvisPresley Elvis]], whose licensing proved too expensive. (As it was, a large chunk of Lucas' budget for the film went toward acquiring music rights for the soundtrack.) Later Lucas would finally afford the rights to use an Elvis song, "Hound Dog" in the fourth IndianaJones movie, set in 1957.

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* NothingButHits: The whole movie is scored from end to end with late-'50s and early-'60s pop hits. Notably absent is [[ElvisPresley Elvis]], whose licensing proved too expensive. (As it was, a large chunk of Lucas' budget for the film went toward acquiring music rights for the soundtrack.) Later Lucas would finally afford the rights to use an Elvis song, "Hound Dog" in the fourth IndianaJones [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull fourth]] ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movie, set in 1957.
19th Mar '16 11:02:43 PM Mdumas43073
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11th Mar '16 4:25:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''American Graffiti''''' is a 1973 {{Coming Of Age|Story}} film based on director Creator/GeorgeLucas's memories of growing up in the 1950s and early '60s, and he thus manages to cram in as much PopularHistory as possible. Of course, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny he was one of the first to do this]]. The film was produced by Lucas's friend and fellow filmmaker Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, who was just coming off his success with directing ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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'''''American Graffiti''''' ''American Graffiti'' is a 1973 {{Coming Of Age|Story}} film based on director Creator/GeorgeLucas's memories of growing up in the 1950s and early '60s, and he thus manages to cram in as much PopularHistory as possible. Of course, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny he was one of the first to do this]]. The film was produced by Lucas's friend and fellow filmmaker Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, who was just coming off his success with directing ''Film/TheGodfather''.
2nd Feb '16 11:12:02 AM gallium
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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 Richard Dreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Wolfman Jack 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 Richard Dreyfuss, Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Wolfman Jack playing a version of himself.
6th Jan '16 5:15:51 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 Fifties 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 Richard Dreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Wolfman Jack 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 Fifties '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 Richard Dreyfuss, Creator/RonHoward, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips and Creator/HarrisonFord. Also featured is famous radio disc jockey Wolfman Jack playing a version of himself.
1st Jan '16 8:48:56 PM Nohbody
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* TheMerch: There's a line of ''American Graffiti'' die-cast model cars. Selections include a [[TheEighties Dodge Aries]].
7th Oct '15 4:09:00 PM lipranzer
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Milner:''' You grungy little twerp.
-->'''Carol:''' Grungy?!?
** Not only that, but when the police pull him over, she threatens to tell them Milner raped her unless he apologizes for calling her grungy.
15th Sep '15 5:53:22 AM BlackJAC
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* BasedOnATrueStory / WriteWhatYouKnow: Creator/GeorgeLucas ' life as a teenage gearhead in Modesto.
7th Aug '15 7:45:37 PM lipranzer
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* ThatCameOutWrong: When Milner and Falfa are engaging in SnarkToSnarkCombat about their respective cars, Carol yells out to Falfa, "Your car is uglier than I am!", before realizing, "That didn't come out right."
25th Jul '15 2:00:49 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"The whole strip is shrinking. Ah, you know, I remember about five years ago, it'd take you a couple of hours and a tank full of gas just to make one circuit. It was really somethin'."''

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->''"The whole strip is shrinking.shrinkin'. Ah, you know, I remember about five years ago, it'd take you a couple of hours and a tank full of gas just to make one circuit. It was really somethin'."''
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