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A Sentence on American Graffiti

“Brew? Oh, liquor. Uh, yeah. Liquor…”

A delightfully unpretentious and hilarious nostalgia piece from the otherwise tiresome George Lucas, American Graffiti provides the inspiration for such classics as Back to the Future and Superbad (Toad beats McLovin anyday) through sweet characters and priceless dialogue (“Your car’s uglier than I am! That didn’t come out right,” and “You want a knuckle sandwich?” “No thanks, I’m waiting for a Double Chubby Chuck”), foreshadowing subtle cinematic effects such as the Kurosawan wipe that will make many more appearances in Star Wars.

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This entry was published on June 25, 2008 at 4:27 pm. It’s filed under 1970s Cinema, American film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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