American Graffiti (1973)

American Graffiti (41:48)

American Graffiti

George Lucas’ 1st AFIer is a lot more grounded than his most famous one, but it was a monster success all its own. The young cast (many first-timers) is uniformly excellent and the soundtrack is just lovely. Rev up your little deuce coupe for T100P podcast #86 while percolating that java juice from Sparkplug Coffee!

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

American Graffiti and More American Graffiti on Wikipedia

Links to: Richard Dreyfuss and Ronny Howard and Charles Martin Smith and Paul Le Mat and Cindy Williams and Candy Clark and Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford

The soundtrack listing

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

1973 Academy Award winners & nominees

YouTube links: The water balloon to the mush and the liquor store scene and Wolfman Jack counsels Curt and the original Happy Days “Rock Around The Clock” opening credits sequence

Previously on the T100P: The Godfather

Next week on the T100P: Chinatown

Ryan’s mid-’90s review of Chinatown

One thought on “American Graffiti (1973)

  1. I love this movie — I’m a sucker for a good multi-story night-in-the-life teen flick — and it’s one of my dad’s all-time favourites. He would have been just slightly older than the lead characters in ’73, and I think cruising was a pretty popular occupation in the small town he grew up in.

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