Friday, October 16, 2015

American Graffiti (1973)

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #54 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

American Graffiti (1973)

My dear hubby is going to have a fit when he reads this post. He looooooooves this movie. Me, not so much.

American Graffiti is a coming of age story set in 1962 and starring an amazing cast and an amazing soundtrack.

Academy Awards, USA 1974

Best Picture
Francis Ford Coppola
Gary Kurtz 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Candy Clark 
Best Director
George Lucas 
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced
George Lucas
Gloria Katz
Willard Huyck 
Best Film Editing
Verna Fields
Marcia Lucas