Where were you on 7/2? Hopefully watching American Graffiti (1973) to better appreciate today's edition of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", our collective series in which we invite anyone who loves movies 'round the web to select their favorite image from a pre-selected movie. [Next Wednesday we'll be discussing the brilliant and disturbing Dead Ringers (1988) so do not miss that.] This week we return to simpler times...
1962 by way of 1973, in point of fact, courtesy of George Lucas's first Best Picture nominee, the very fine nostalgia fest American Graffiti which we thought an appropriate choice for the 4th of July Holiday. more...
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I admit I was quite surprised to see this early scene -- a significant one in terms of the plot (if you can call it that) -- feature in four of the entries but that's what's so interesting about group efforts... the way opinions diverge and/or converge and how even when they converge it's not always for similar reasons. But here's what I find extra amusing: The blonde in the car is Suzanne Somers making American Graffiti the sort of ur movie for 1970s television sitcoms: Somers would go on to mega fame in Three's Company four years later; Ron Howard would lead Happy Days immediately after American Graffiti exploded (the film was hugely popular); and Cindy Williams would headline Laverne & Shirley a couple of years after that.
Have you seen American Graffiti? If so, which shot would you choose?