About a decade before George Lucas created that galaxy far, far away, where Jedis wield light sabers against the “Dark Side,” he directed a low-budget film called American Graffiti (1973) that defied low expectations and exploded with profitable success. This coming-of-age film is about teenagers not all marching well into adulthood in the summer of 1962. While the plot does not sound terribly exciting, there are several reasons that this movie resonated so strongly with its audiences. Continue reading American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising
American Graffiti (1973) is a coming-of-age film directed by George Lucas, and one of the most profitable blockbusters of the twentieth century. Set in Modesto, California in 1962, it contains four storylines of teenage angst and comedy. Can you decide what the title signifies? Continue reading American Graffiti: To Write or Rite of Passage?