Thread: American Graffiti

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    • 11 years 9 days ago
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    Where were you in '62? Before George Lucas made Star Wars, he made this nostalgic masterpiece. What are your thoughts on American Graffiti?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    • 11 years 9 days ago
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    Good movie. Cool cars.

    It depicts perfectly the 50's for all the baby boomers out there.
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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    I was born in 1964 and I often wish I was around and old enough to appreciate the trends of the 1950's and 1960's...drive-in movies, car hops, malt shops, bowling alleys, big cars, neon, doo wop, rockabilly, etc..
    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    This film is a classic. Really depicts youth in a honest way. In many ways, it set the stage for Dazed & Confused. The storytelling for both films are very similar.
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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    I saw this in the store for 5 bucks. And I loved Dazed & Confused. I might have to get this movie..
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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    I live in Petaluma, CA and this year is the 5th Annual Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti on May 13, 14 & 15, 2010. Parts of the movie were filmed here in 1972. Here are some pictures I took last year.

    They have a XERB radio station and a Wolfman Jack DJ.



    A Mel's Drive-in and it's in the spot where the police car scene was filmed.



    The police car that lost it's rear axel (not the same one that was in the movie, I think).



    Cruising Petaluma Blvd.



    Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti is popular that people even come by boat.




    Here's the official Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti website:

    [url]http://www.americangraffiti.net/index.html[/url]
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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    Quote by Edgold707
    I live in Petaluma, CA and this year is the 5th Annual Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti on May 13, 14 & 15, 2010. Parts of the movie were filmed here in 1972. Here are some pictures I took last year.

    They have a XERB radio station and a Wolfman Jack DJ.



    A Mel's Drive-in and it's in the spot where the police car scene was filmed.



    The police car that lost it's rear axel (not the same one that was in the movie, I think).



    Cruising Petaluma Blvd.



    Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti is popular that people even come by boat.




    Here's the official Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti website:

    [url]http://www.americangraffiti.net/index.html[/url]



    Nice pics, Edgold707, will you be going to the Salute this year?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    Quote by thecrow174
    Quote by Edgold707
    I live in Petaluma, CA and this year is the 5th Annual Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti on May 13, 14 & 15, 2010. Parts of the movie were filmed here in 1972. Here are some pictures I took last year.

    They have a XERB radio station and a Wolfman Jack DJ.



    A Mel's Drive-in and it's in the spot where the police car scene was filmed.



    The police car that lost it's rear axel (not the same one that was in the movie, I think).



    Cruising Petaluma Blvd.



    Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti is popular that people even come by boat.




    Here's the official Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti website:

    [url]http://www.americangraffiti.net/index.html[/url]



    Nice pics, Edgold707, will you be going to the Salute this year?



    I always go every year.
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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    "Say, I like the color of your car there, man. What's that s'posed to be? Sort of a cross between piss yellow and puke green ain't it? "

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    • 11 years 7 days ago
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    I love that Harrison Ford got break in this film too.
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    • 11 years 6 days ago
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    i haven't seen it yet, but i've always wanted to.
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    • 11 years 6 days ago
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    I thought it was a pretty good movie. I mostly watch it for the cars though.
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    • 11 years 3 days ago
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    I just read on Wikipedia that $775,000 was spent to make this move.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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