Saturday Night Cruising-----DS Film Society's American Graffiti Viewing Thread 5/5/12

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  1. Mlaw

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    I'm watching "The Making of American Graffiti" one of the extras on the Blu Ray.

    :munch:

    a. few facts I've learned

    It took Lucas 2 years to get the script to the point where he had it sold---Once he did he had to get a name attached, so he asked Francis Coppolo (who had Godfather cache) to produce it

    It took six months to cast

    Harrison Ford came out retirement to do the movie, he had retired from acting and was a carpenter, The casting director had employed him as a carpenter and convinced him to do the movie

    Wolfman Jack, the central "character" of he film, is on screen for 2 minutes

    Cindy Williams turned down the role at first because she thought the character of Laurie was too boring, Francis Coppolo convinced her to change her mind

    Lucas wanted the film to look "like a jukebox" colorwise

    Common themes for Lucas

    -how do you become brave enough to take a step into the unknown
    -change and resisting it
     
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    Start time 10pm Eastern time
     
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    dogstar > this thread
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    that's really hurtful Clutch, it's going to hard to post with you from now on :bigcry:
     
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    Can I hang?
     
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    Love american graffiti
     
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    Fuck yourself, usurper.
     
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    I think I remember it being pointed out that all of the stars were way beyond high school age (with the exception of maybe Mackenzie Phillips, but I don't count her anyway because she was not of the graduating class).
     
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    Wow. Movie actors were older than the characters they were playing.

    Insightful.
     
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    you can rent it on Blockbuster, Amazon and Itunes, ans it's also on You Tube. It's also available on other "can not mention" sites for free
     
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    :wub:..
     
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    I'll find it on youtube, yes
     
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    Ron Howard was 18, it was his first movie where his parents weren't on set
    a couple others were around 19-20
    most were in there early to mid 20's
     
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    Not to be a prick but you keep saying standard time. We are in daylight savings time now. EDT. :smack:
     
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    I got it on amazon rentals for $2.99. It starts right away. No downloading or special plugins required. Quality is better than Netflix streaming too I think.
     
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    Oops
     
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    Has anyone ever eaten at Mels Drive in on Sunset Blvd in LA? I had the Chicken Pot Pie and french fries and a cherry coke. I sat inside at a booth though.
     
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    I may ditch Netflix for Blockbuster---both stream to my Blu Ray. Blockbuster had it for rental, Netflix did not have it streaming
     
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    Notice I said "way beyond" not like 20 or 21. Harrison Ford was over 30; Candy Clark and Richard Dreyfuss were 26.
     
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