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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 AESTHETIC!!!!! THE DIALOGUE!!!!!!
………………………then there's the rest of the film
فيلم American Grafiti (1973)
واحد من أهم أفلام السبعينات و تانى أهم فيلم لجورج لوكاس بعد ثورة حرب النجوم ... حققه الرجل مع جيل المخرجين الثوريين فى الموجة الأمريكية ... الرجل كعادة معظم أفلام الشباب فى الموجة بيركز على خيبات الأمل و الإغتراب و زيف الحلم الأمريكى و الرغبة فى الثورة أحياناً و فى ملامسة حدود الجنون أحياناً أخرى ، شريط الصوت ممتلئ بأغانى رائعة من الستينات و الخمسينات على إعتبار أن حكاية الفيلم بتدور فى 1962 أصلاً ، ممكن أضعه مع أفلام زى (أراضى سيئة) و (العرض التصويرى الأخير) و (القيادة السهلة) كواحد من أهم -إن لم يكن الأهم فعلا- من قدّموا أفكار الموجة و علاقتها بالشباب على الشاشة
he doesn't get the girl
esta película me ha gustado
A dazzling world of baby boom magic populated with stick figure characters and clumsy plot puppetry. Would have loved to watch a whole movie of Paul Le Mat and Mackenzie Phillips just cruising up and down the strip, trading glances and verbal spars. Wasn't to be.
Hit and run. American Graffiti tells the story of a splice of life/coming of age story of 4 teenagers on their final night together before leaving for college. Plot is simple-minded and details four separate perspectives that intertwine occasionally to create an impressive realistic 60s world. Each perspective is different enough and mildly interesting while reflecting 60s society, culture, and cars. Cars are the main focus often being the setting in driving side by side conversations or even a specific plot point. Furthermore, each perspective successfully tells a unique story with their own story arcs and character developments. Characters are unique but generally stereotyped and nothing that stands out remarkably. Drama and action is relativity low-key but provides a good entertainment value. Overall, It is a perfect 60s nostalgia trip that has influenced future films of the genre greatly but it is really simple-minded but it is nothing new and nothing bad.
Una tracklist da paura per un film che ha fatto scuola quasi quanto Star Wars.
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.
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