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American Graffiti (1973)

Directed by George Lucas. The misadventures of four California teenagers one late summer night in 1962 become the focal point for an audience trip back to the last "innocent" years of the 50's and early 60's. Featuring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy 112 min. Online Access through LFLFC ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles: Cagin, Seth, and Philip Dray. Hollywood Films of the Seventies: Sex, Drugs, Violence, Rock 'n' Roil and Politics. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. (MAIN: PN1993.5.U6 C24 1984) Dennis, Jeffery P. "American graffiti: 1950's nostalgia and teenage androgyny" In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.D45 2006) Sodowsky, Alice, et al. "Epic world of American Graffiti." In: Movies as artifacts : cultural criticism of popular film / edited by Michael T. Marsden, John G. Nachbar, and Sam L. Grogg, Jr Chicago : Nelson-Hall, c1982 (Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982) Speed, Lesley. "Tuesday's Gone: The Nostalgic Teen Film." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 24-32, Spring 1998 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only