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"American Graffiti" is a 1973 coming of age film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Wolfman Jack; Suzanne Somers has a cameo as the blonde in the T-bird. Set in 1962 Modesto, California, the film is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation. The film is told in a series of vignettes, telling the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures in one night.

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Google previewHuman Geography (2016)

Earth sciences, Physical geography by CTI Reviews

Modesto, California, American Graffiti is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the postWorld War II baby boom generation. The film is a nostalgic portrait of teenage life in the early 1960s told in a series of vignettes, ...

Google previewSkywalking (1999)

The Life And Films of George Lucas, Updated Edition by Dale Pollock

American Graffiti is a musical in its least ...

Google previewAmerican Film Now (1979)

The People, the Power, the Money, the Movies by James Monaco

Visually and textually, American Graffiti is a rather small and unambitious movie.

Google previewBritish films of the 1970s (2015)

by Paul Newland

Certainly, American Graffiti is a film that bears direct ...

Google previewThe New Hollywood Historical Film (2016)

1967-78 by Tom Symmons

American Graffiti is a coming of ...

Google previewA Careful Longing (2006)

The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia by Aaron Santesso

and movies ( American Graffiti is a modern interpretation of the trope of happy schooldays; ...

Google previewDesigning Sound (2016)

Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema by Jay Beck

Second, as reviewer Irene Kahn Atkins pointed out, “American Graffiti is a film that is most noteworthy in the visual aspects of its nostalgia, rather than its dialogue which tried too hard to sound the way that American high school students talked ...

Google previewThe Seventies Now (1999)

Culture as Surveillance by Stephen Paul Miller

Lucas's American Graffiti is a groundbreaking project in the "rerepresenta- tion" of a recent past in a symbiotic relationship with the present. The film renders a Northern California town of a mere ten years earlier as an antiquated reality, but ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers: Films

For many growing up is a musical experience and, along with Barry Levinson's Diner, American Graffiti is the best evocation of that idea. The narrative of American Graffiti is that of a day in the life of four central male characters coming of age ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1970s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

AMERICAN GRAFFITI teen. The series, produced by Craig Gilbert, was one of American television's first experiments with cinema verite, in which the medium explores reality, with all of its warts. At the beginning of the series, the Louds ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

by Joan Shelley Rubin, Paul S. Boyer, Professor Scott E. Casper

The History of American Graffiti. New York: Harper Design, 2010. Wacławek, Anna. Graffiti and Street Art.

Google previewA Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992)

by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder

Classic American Graffiti. Paris: Privately printed, 1935. Reprint. Waukesha, Wis.: Maledicta Press, 1977. • Rees, Nigel. Sayings of the Century: The Stories Behind the Twentieth Century's Quotable ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2010)

by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell

Finally there is George Lucas' classic American Graffiti (1973), wherein the omnipresent rock music andhip chatter of archetypaldisc jockey Wolfman Jackset the moodofthe time and bindstogether the community of young adultscoming ofage.

Google previewDictionary of Modern American Philosophers (2005)

by John R. Shook

The lost Eisenhower generation is an obvious example, through films like American Graffiti and its offshoots, or Chinatown, or Il Conformista, or the flood of Shakespeare remakes, or the Austen films. What Jameson calls “the insensible ...

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