All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Where were you in '62?
A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Pretty sad George Lucas died right after finishing this and he never made another movie. But what a legacy!
George Lucas' observational Altmanesque film remains far and away his best work with actors as well as his best all around film. A likable and talented cast keeps the lulls to a minimum and the soundtrack as score is outstanding. It is hard to believe that after showing an ear for dialogue in this film that Lucas went deaf so quickly.
Editor Verna Fields and sound designer Walter Murch should get equal credit with the cast for elevating the film high above the AIP film it could have been. Their work here is as impactful as any they did for Spielberg or Coppola at this time. You can have Star Wars, I'll take American Graffiti.
You're the most beautiful, exciting thing I've ever seen in my life and I don't know anything about you.
Films that sweep you away into a time long gone, and make you feel like you've always been there are a rarity. Theyre even more antiquated today, which makes the existence of films like American Graffiti worthy of being put in special little time capsules. (Or a certain Library of Congress.)
This film may take place in the very early 60's but the laid back, nocturnal, real time hangout vibe of the film is the story of every American youth's summer years. This is your fathers story. This is your grandfathers story and his father before him. This is our story.…
The first time I saw this I was on the cusp of starting my 1.5 years of community college and staying in town while all my friends went off to college, so I think I was too distracted and put off by the parallels between me and Richard Dreyfuss's character to appreciate the movie. Seen now with a little bit of distance I have a much better appreciation for George Lucas' almost Truffaut-like commitment to a tone of feather-light-yet-bittersweet nostalgia, with none of the clunky dialogue that we've come to expect from him. Funny, incredibly well-acted, and featuring a cool through-line in the form of Wolfman Jack's all-night radio show, the whole thing is actually pretty masterful - I've said this before but I think if you were to make an attempt to judge the future of Lucas' career by his first three movies, you'd probably think he was shaping up to be one of the very best.
I remember The Ron talk about how he failed to relate to certain older films regarded as classics. I've tended to go the other way , with only a couple of exceptions but unfortunately this happens to be one of them.
George Lucas's coming of age drama has a stunning reputation as both a cultural phenomenon and a box office sensation. This look at the lives of a group of teenagers in a small Californian town during one night in 1962 is a bit of a tough sell for me. It has a terrific young cast of future greats, a decent soundtrack, and enough emotional turmoil and drama to keep you interested. So why didn't it draw me in? I…
Damn! I knew that this was going to be good, I just didn't think it was going to be this good. A brilliant movie by George Lucas. In the first 20 minutes, this movie reminded me of Dazed and Confused, a movie that I really need to rewatch. But after the first 20 minutes, this becomes a better movie than Dazed and Confused.
The characters are brilliant. Except Harrison Ford, I did not notice another very famous actor. That was great. All these unknown actors, at least to me, were brilliant in their roles and they were very natural. All the stories were great. My favorite…
The monoculture seemed rad. And I'm ready to embrace the "Rock & Roll's gone downhill ever since Buddy Holly died" thesis.
American Graffiti is very much like Dazed and Confused only 20 years older. George Lucas managed to prove his talent was worth investing in.
American Graffiti is one of the few movies that you almost anyone can connect with whether you're 20 years old or 80. It just appeals to anyone. So many reconisable faces like Richard Dryfuss, Ron Howard and a pre-Han Solo Harrison Ford. It's a well written, fun and often hilarious comedy. It's one of those flicks that everyone should watch.
vários jovens dirigindo a noite inteira pra fazer nada... Tá, a trilha sonora salva alguma coisa da experiência do filme!
It was a hot spring night. My dad made my family and I Root Beer floats, we ate a pizza, and then we watched American Graffiti.
It was a good night.
Jesus, I love this film!
"Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets, wants ME... Will you turn the corner?"
one of my first favorite movies, still very dear
Film #22 of Scavenger Hunt #14
Task #30 - A non Star Wars film starring a cast member of Star Wars Episode IV
"Pardon me, sir, but I lost my ID in.. in a flood.."
Oh, what a time to be alive. It seems things were so much simpler back then. I really wouldn't mind giving up my smart phone and other 21st century luxuries for a few days in the 1960s.. It's a shame there isn't a real Doc Brown or real DeLorean-turned-time machine knocking around somewhere.
American Graffiti is a great coming of age film which, in 1973, was released long before most of the other greats of the genre. Chances are, this inspired a lot of them. What's more, without American Graffiti's success, the little-known movie franchises Star Wars and Indiana Jones may well have remained just a few ambitious scribbles on a piece of paper. I'm sure some people will be more grateful than others.
This film makes me nostalgic for a time I never experienced. There's gotta be a German word for that feeling. Obviously the early 1960s were a very problematic time and all that, but the idealistic worldview presented in this is so infectious.
I need to do a marathon of this, Everybody Wants Some!! (which I haven't seen yet, but I know it will be great), Dazed and Confused and ... I dunno if there's one of these kinds of films for the 90s yet. Maybe Can't Hardly Wait or something.
"I said go kiss a duck."
Better than Dazed and Confused btw, American Graffiti is something special.
George Lucas made something beautiful! Great sound design on this too!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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