Curt and Steve have gotten into a prestigious college, but Curt is having second thoughts on the night before they’re going to leave for the school. That night, Curt searches relentlessly for a spellbinding woman in a white Thunderbird while Steve tries to patch things up with his girlfriend after suggesting they date other people while he’s away. Their two other friends John and Terry also have a wild night; John when he’s forced to chauffeur a little girl and Terry when he borrows Steve’s car and picks up a girl, but then has trouble living up to the expectations set by the car. —IMDb
Along with his friend and occasional collaborator Steven Spielberg, George Lucas was the key figure behind the American film industry’s evolution (or, according to most critics, de-evolution) from cinema to spectacle during the late ’70s. The mastermind behind two of the most lucrative franchises in history — Star Wars and the Indiana Jones features, respectively — Lucas redefined the concept of the Hollywood motion picture, shifting the focus of film away from acting and personal storytelling to special effects, production design, and rapid-fire action. Remaining at all times on the cutting edge of merchandising and technology, he forever altered the ways in which movies are perceived by audiences and studios alike.
Born May 14, 1944, in Modesto, CA, George Walton Lucas Jr.‘s first love was not filmmaking, but auto racing. Only a serious wreck forced him out of the sport, and he eventually enrolled in the University of Southern California’s famed film school program. There his… read more
It’s easy to forget American Graffiti as a George Lucas film considering that Star Wars alone could have made him a household name. But the unexpected success of this leisurely paced nostalgia trip… read review