“American Graffiti” (1973) Where were you in ’62?


"American Graffiti" (1973)

“American Graffiti” (1973)

I was talking to one of my daughters and she told me she had never seen the movie “American Graffiti”. I was really surprised. So to be fair, I  did a survey of several movie enthusiasts under the age of 30 and only a very small percentage had seen the movie. A couple hadn’t even heard of it. I was floored. I couldn’t believe it. (Kind of made me feel old… but that’s another story) I know this movie was made before they were born (in 1973) but “American Graffiti” is a classic, as American as baseball and apple pie, Americana at it’s best. A movie that could only have taken place in the USA. It should be required viewing before you can get a high school diploma. “American Graffiti” was written by George Lucas and Gloria Katz and directed by the great George Lucas himself. It stars a hall of fame of great actors and actresses; Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, MacKenzie Phillips, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark, Deby Celiz, and the legendary disc jockey Wolfman Jack. It has hot cars, rock and roll, and it boasts one of the geatest movie soundtracks of all time. So if you are one of the unfortunate few who haven’t seen this movie, buy or rent, make some popcorn, grab a cold one, and you and your main squeeze can cruise along while listening to the cool sounds of Wolfman Jack!!

American Graffiti 1973

American Graffiti 1973

Mel's Drive-In (replica) -- photo from MR V's photostream on flickr taken at Universal Studios in Windhover, Orlando, Florida in 2008.

Mel’s Drive-In (replica) — photo from MR V’s photostream on flickr taken at Universal Studios in Windhover, Orlando, Florida in 2008.

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2 Responses to “American Graffiti” (1973) Where were you in ’62?

  1. chance says:

    i am only 15 and i love this movie i watch 30 min of it before i go to school each day and when the movie is over i start it again 😀

  2. Kyle says:

    I am only 21 I love American graffiti it is one of the best movies ever the new movies are good but ain’t nothing like a classic I was born in the wrong time the muscle car era was awesome and I think it’s back but now it’s diesels

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