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    American Graffiti

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    American Graffiti (1973) This classic move focuses on a single night in the early Sixties, the hopeful future of the main characters is followed by the events which occur. Steve (Ron Howard), and Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) will be leaving for college the very next day, the build up of years of hard work. Finally they'll be able to leave their small hometown and "spread their wings", experiencing life in ways they never have. Curt is unattached to anyone, but Steve will be leaving behind his longtime

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    Daelyn Harris March 6th 2014 History of American Graffiti from 1960 to 2014 The name graffiti was created in 1971 by the New York Times when they wrote an article on a writer named Taki 183. Graffiti is just about anywhere you look, from subway stops to tall skyscrapers. A lot of artists use spray paint cans and chalk to make their graffiti on. ``Art in the Street`` unrolled at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California in 2011. This exhibit shows the works of U.S and international

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    Can you recall the very last night that you spent with your high school buddies before packing your bags and leaving for college? The films American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused bring you back to that through the recreation of those great experiences. American Graffiti is based on a closely-knit group of teenagers who will all be leaving each other the next day for new adventures. This gang of teenagers, despite their differences, all goes out together and share their last memorable evening. Throughout

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    George Lucas: Entrepreneur and Geek

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    Lucas's spirits. Shortly after the downfall of his first film, George Lucas started working on his next film that was inspired by his love for cars called American Graffiti. The film American Graffiti was released in 1973 and is about a few high school graduates trying to spend some time with each other before they leave for college. American Graffiti ended up being nominated in five categories at the Academy Awards: Best screenplay, Best picture, and lastly, Best director. Even though Lucas reached

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    George Lucas

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    George Lucas THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back…the list goes on and on. Although many have not heard of each of these films, everyone certainly has to know the man behind them. George Lucas has, in many cases, written, produced, and directed, not to mention edit, his own films. His vision was the driving force that imagined and created these movies. All have made back the cost of the film and most have received millions of dollars in profit. Although it sounds as if

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    George Lucas's Films

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    Francisco production studio American Zoetrope and long-time friend Francis Ford Coppola as executive producer, Lucas transformed an award-winning student film into his first feature, THX 1138. Lucas's second feature film, the low-budget American Graffiti (1973), became the most successful film of its time, and garnered the Golden Globe, the New York Film Critics' and National Society of Film Critics' awards. Pushing the boundaries of storytelling into new directions, American Graffiti was the first film

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    Most of us have enjoyed "cruising" sometime in our lives. For many, it was one of our favorite pastimes. If you lived in the "American Graffiti" era, it was the in thing of to do. I remember when cruising was a popular activity on Main Street in Mesa for many years, until it was banned a few years ago. Now the controversy is over whether to ban cruising on Central Avenue in Phoenix. City officials are trying to reroute the weekend riders to Washington and Jefferson streets. Although cruising

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    Lucas: King Of Film

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    let Lucas work for him on the movie. With his hard work, Lucas earned the respect of Coppola who in turn did Lucas the favor of convincing producers to let Lucas direct a major motion picture (Moritz 7). Lucas' first major motion picture was American Graffiti, with this film Coppola had given Lucas the chance to make a foothold in the film industry, and he certainly did.

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    Harrison Ford

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    Harrison Ford Harrison Ford was born to the proud parents of Dorothy Nidelman and Christopher Ford on Wednesday, July 13, 1942. His birth came almost six months after their marriage on February 3, 1942. Days later, he was named Harrison Ford in honor of his maternal grandfather. Most of his young life, he preferred that people call him by his grandfathers name, Harry. He had a brother named Terence. Terence and Harrison, or Terry and Harry, as they were better known, grew up in Chicago and attended

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    Graffiti an Art or Not

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    side of a modern art that is vulgar. Graffiti a term that comes from the Italian word that means to scratch known as graffio (“Graffiti.” Issues and Controversies). Street art as some call it has become very popular among want to be artist;however, there is one problem it's illegal. The law should not put up with this type art because it destructive to the public. Graffiti should not be considered a legal art form because it is vandalism. The first reason graffiti isn't an art is because it is damaging

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