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American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising

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