Thing of the 70s and you can’t help but think of ‘American Graffiti’ – the iconic 60s film which is still widely watched and loved today. In this retrospective, we’ll be looking back at the behind-the-scenes story of this classic film and exploring the elements which made it such an influential part of cinema history. So let’s jump in, forget the decades that separate us, and take a nostalgic look back at ‘American Graffiti’!
The movie America Graffiti is considered to be one of the most successful films in the world. Released in 1973, the movie was quickly picked up by a large fan base due to its relatability among a growing young adult audience. It was George Lucas’s second film and a box office success with five Academy Award nominations.
The plot follows a group of graduating High School Seniors, as they experience their last night of freedom before they go off to college. It explores the topics of teenage love, cruising down the town and fitting in. The movie influenced many late night cruisers in the 1970s and has been referred to as one of the greatest coming-of-age films of all time.
- Explores teenage love, cruising down town and fitting in
- 5 Academy Award nominations
- Influenced late night cruisers in the 1970s
- Considered one of the greatest coming-of-age films of all time
From its influential soundtrack and unforgettable characters to its iconic imagery, “American Graffiti” remains one of the most beloved films in history – and is an essential movie to watch. Whether you’re a casual fan, or a die-hard fan of the original film, there’s no denying the power and timelessness of George Lucas’ classic masterpiece.