Saturday, September 26, 2009

"American Graffiti"

"Director George Lucas's Sweet film was based on his own teen years in Modesto, Calif."

"How'd you like a knuckle sandwich?" "No, thanks. I'm waiting for a double Chubby Chuck." ~Charles Martin Smith, Avoiding Trouble

Fresh Talent:

Ron Howard
Cindy Williams
Richard Dreyfuss
Suzanne Somers
MacKenzie Phillips
Harrison Ford
Charles Martin Smith

American Graffiti Soundtrack CD DISC 1:
1. Rock Around the Clock, (We're Gonna) - Bill Haley & His Comets
2. Sixteen Candles - The Crests
3. Runaway - Del Shannon
4. Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
5. That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly
6. Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
7. At the Hop - Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids
8. She's So Fine - Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids
9. Stroll, The - The Diamonds
10. See You in September - The Tempos
11. Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys
12. He's the Great Imposter - The Fleetwoods
13. Almost Grown - Chuck Berry
14. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters
15. Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
16. Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & The Starliters
17. Barbara Ann - The Regents
18. Book of Love - The Monotones
19. Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly
20. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
21. Great Pretender, The - The Platters
American Graffiti Soundtrack Songs DISC 2:
1. Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
2. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
3. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
4. Get a Job - The Silhouettes
5. To the Aisle - The Five Satins
6. Do You Wanna Dance - Bobby Freeman
7. Party Doll - Buddy Knox
8. Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
9. You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful (And You're Mine) - Johnny Burnette
10. Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers
11. Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners
12. Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper
13. Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
14. Crying in the Chapel - Sonny Til & The Orioles
15. Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats
16. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones
17. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
18. Only You - The Platters
19. Goodnight, Well It's Time to Go - The Spaniels
20. All Summer Long - The Beach Boys

"To some degree, Han Solo, Princess Leia and even Jabba the Hutt owe their success to this romanticized look at the misadventures of four friends as they drink beer and chase girls on their last night of summer, before two of them head to college. Graffiti's success-made for $750,000, it grossed over $100 million worldwide-allowed its 29-year-old director, George Lucas, to pick his next project, Star Wars, and make it the way he wanted. Many newcomers in the cast-including Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Suzanne Somers and Cindy Williams-quickly became part of Hollywood's Generation Next. The star, Ron Howard, didn't do badly either: Graffiti also inspired Happy Days, the sitcom he would call home for six years." ~People Magazine

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