American Graffiti marks 45th Anniversary

American Graffiti recently celebrated it’s 45th anniversary and the music-filled picture still holds up nearly a half-century later. Foreshadowing films of the future with intertwining stories, the film focuses on four teenagers on their final night in Modesto, Cal. before college.  Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) and Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) meet up with John Milner (Paul Le Mat) and Terry “The Toad” Fields (Charles Martin Smith) in the Mel’s Drive-In diner parking lot.  Both Curt and…

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Jaws: A Quintessential American Film

One of the greatest films of all time, Jaws is a quintessential American movie. With one of the most iconic scores in all of cinematic history, an innocent swimmer, Chrissie Watkins (Susan Backlinie), getting attacked by a shark would change the beach forever.  Police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) had the right idea to close the beaches following Chrissie’s autopsy.  However, Amity mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) re-opens the beach out of fear of losing money.…

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