American Graffiti (1973), Dir. George Lucas
This was my first time watching American Graffiti since beginning my obsession with mid-century American pop culture a year ago. Again, wondering what took me so long.
- •American Graffiti, 1973, dir. George Lucas. Starring Ronny Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith. Filmed on Fourth Street in San Rafael and downtown Petaluma.
- •"Hey! You know a guy with a piss-yellow deuce coupe? Supposed to be hot stuff?"
- •"It's bitchin', tuck-and-roll. You know, I really love the feel of tuck-and-roll upholstery." (I'm with Debbie, tuck-and-roll is the most!)
- •Laurie: "The first one, up at the lake...that was the first time you kissed me. I had to practically throw myself at you." Steve: "I remember."
- •Mel's Drive-In. Sadly, the one from the movie is gone. My favorite is the one on Lombard. I still dream of those chocolate-banana milk shakes and the killer tunes. https://youtu.be/m_jZKirN8A4