American Graffiti Essays

  • 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

  • History Of American Graffiti

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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

  • American Graffiti Movie Essay

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    American Graffiti (1973) produced by Frances Ford Coppola, written and directed by George Lucas, is a nostalgic period piece movie about a small California town in the 1962. Lucas credits his childhood memories for being the catalyst for this film, and his experience mirrored a generation’s nostalgic remembrance of growing up in what was perceived as an easier time. The simplicity is in the reminiscing, but the reality of the lives of these teenagers in not all that simple or innocent, a concept

  • Analysis Of The Film American Graffiti And Dazed And Confused

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exemplification Essay: Cruising Should be Banned

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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

  • 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.

  • Graffiti Art in New York City And it’s Subways

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    know what Graffiti art is; well we think we know because of the “modern” graffiti art that is still occasionally seen. However Graffiti Art has been tracked back all the way to the time of 1851. Firstly graffiti comes from the Italian word “graffiato” meaning scratched and was later called graffiti through the media as we see it today. ‘Additionally early forms of graffiti were seen back in ancient Italy at the ruins of Pompeii’ in 1851. “Painting on sidewalks, and other forms of graffiti, is still

  • 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

  • Argumentative Essay On Graffiti Art

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    Art Graffiti has been around for centuries. It can be seen on buildings, cars, and anything that can be painted with a spray can. Since graffiti came to exist, there has been much debate on whether it is an art form or an illegal activity. While it has been banned and deemed illegal all over the world, it still persists in today’s society. Along with the controversy that comes with graffiti, many commonly known stereotypes are apparent within the act of graffiti. Stereotypically, graffiti is seen

  • 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

  • Graffiti Persuasive Essay

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    someone. But displaying your artwork I don't see that as a good enough reason. Graffiti has been around since 1967, as a way to express how you feel or protest from a political act. Graffiti really took off on its leap in popularity in the 1980s. It became a public icon among many Urban streets especially in places like Philadelphia, Detroit , Compton, La broncs and New York, New york. Especially popular in urban areas. Graffiti is a form of art and a way for people who come from broken homes and a hard

  • Modern Street Art vs. Graffiti

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    Modern street art and graffiti are undeniably tied together. Graffiti could be considered the forefather of street art in many ways- it has paved the way for the development of modern street art. Yet, while both are still hotly debated topics, street art is seen in a more positive light while graffiti is still considered to be a negative term. Graffiti is associated with the vandalism that the government desperately wanted to erase. Graffiti has played a huge role in the development of street art

  • Making Sense of Graffity in the Modern World

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    public. The essential argument, is whether graffiti has a place in the grand context of society. One end of the spectrum paints it as a nuisance to property owners and city officials allow for a criminal perspective of the practice. While at another end you can view it as the artist in a sense blessing others with the fruits of their inner consciousness. An artistic expression no matter what the viewpoint of society, in an anthropological context graffiti is essential to modern society and its impact

  • The Handwriting On The Wall: Toward A Sociology And Psychology Of Graffiti

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    street and urban art have become a part of the cultural fabric of a city. Om-Rio, a female graffiti artist from Brazil, mentions that she wants to “open people’s minds, make them review their conception, and test their soul” (Ganz, Graffiti Women, 38). Ernest Abel and Barbara Buckley mention in their book “The Handwriting on the Wall: Toward a Sociology and Psychology of Graffiti”, that the examination of graffiti and street art is: To a great extent a cross-cultural investigation of class and ethnic

  • Graffiti : Vandalism or Art ?

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    Graffiti should it be considered vandalism or art? Does it matter where the graffiti is drawn or who by or, is it as simple as its on a public building and no matter how artistic it looks it's vandalism. There are many views on whether graffiti should be considered art. Graffiti is becoming more acceptable in the modern day with over eighty percent of teenagers now thinking its a valid form of self expression. Furthermore there are amny people who belive that, " An artist that has made use of a rundown

  • Modern Perspectives on Graffiti

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    research project into the perceptions of graffiti by certain individuals and groups can be seen as having grounding in both sociology and criminology. The sociology of deviance and delinquency in urban areas, as well as the socio-historical development of graffiti as a cultural practice provides a basis for further research into the effects of this phenomenon. In terms of criminology, the extent to which the police and local authorities see graffiti as a problem is also worth investigating

  • Hip-Hop Culture

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    larger level and to make a change.” These words spoken by Doug E. Fresh outline the purpose of hip-hop culture in its’ entirety. This cultural movement originated in New York City from the African American, and Latino American communities in the 1970’s. This culture consists of DJing, break dancing, graffiti-art, and beat boxing. It has been and still is somewhat of an outlet for the youth to express themselves in a positive manner. Most classic hip-hop has a positive undertone and message to be conveyed

  • Hip-Hop as a Cultural Movement

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    the early 1970’s. The area’s mostly African American and Puerto Rican residents originated this uniquely American musical genre and culture that over the past four decades has developed into a global sensation impacting the formation of youth culture around the world. The South Bronx was a whirlpool of political, social, and economic upheaval in the years leading up to the inception of Hip-Hop. The early part of the 1970’s found many African American and Hispanic communities desperately seeking