The Front Row View: American Graffiti

The Front Row View is a regular column by Great Stories contributor Jim Cannizzaro.  He is a veteran community theater leading man, seasoned blogger, movie enthusiast, and family man.


The best end-of-summer movie IMHO is George Lucas’ 1973 American Graffiti. I first saw this on a reissue and thought it was the best movie that I had ever seen in my 13 years of existence. It’s great cast made up of many soon-to-be stars (Richard Dreyfuss, “Ronny” Howard, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Suzanne Sommers, Kathleen Quinlan), it’s neon jukebox look, arguably the best rock ‘n roll soundtrack of all time—pretty amazing stuff for someone who was a few years away from getting his driver’s license. 37 years after seeing it (yikes), it still remains a favorite!


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