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American Graffitti (Movie)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by slum_one, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. slum_one

    slum_one Junior Member

    Joined: May 27, 2003 Messages: 172 Likes Received: 0
    I just seen this movie last night and thought it was pretty good.
    Does anyone know the name of the songs in the movie? I knew some but not all of em
    Just wanna know if anyone knows the names of the songs...
     
  2. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    American Graffiti is an awesome movie. i really dig the soundtrack as well.
     
  3. slum_one

    slum_one Junior Member

    Joined: May 27, 2003 Messages: 172 Likes Received: 0
    Do you know any of the tracks?
    The official soundtrack doesnt have many of the songs from the movie
     
  4. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,100 Likes Received: 73
    t minus 10 seconds till I go search for this movie for pirate r33t juarez downloadxzzz.
     
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i was half expecting to read "yo, this movie SuCk3D Y0! i was thinking i was gunna see earsnot catching tags with a chapstick on an old lady's handbag, but instead it had that richie cunningham motherfucker in it. wtf omg lolllssszzzz omg omg". but alas, it was a legit thread. thanks
     
  6. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

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    Disc 1
    1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley/The Comets
    2 .Sixteen Candles - The Crests
    3. Runaway - Del Shannon
    4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon
    5. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
    6. Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
    7. At The Hop - Flash Cadillac
    8. She's So Fine - Flash Cadillac
    9. The Stroll - 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 Starlighters
    17. Barbara Ann - The Regents
    18. Book Of Love - The Monotones
    19. Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly
    20. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
    21. The Great Pretender - The Platters
    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 - The Big Bopper
    13. Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
    14. Crying In The Chapel - Sonny Till & The Orioles
    15. A Thousand Miles Away - The Heartbeats
    16. Heart And Soul - The Cleftones
    17. Green Onions - Booker T. & The M.G.'s
    18. Only You - The Platters
    19. Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go - The Spaniels
    20. All Summer Long - The Beach Boys
     
  7. slum_one

    slum_one Junior Member

    Joined: May 27, 2003 Messages: 172 Likes Received: 0
    Yea I seen this list before
    But in the movie theres songs by ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne
    I shoulda read the credits huh?
     
  8. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    ummm.........no. sorry go watch the movie again. </span>
     
  9. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    One of my most favorite movies

    Lucas nailed the early Sixties perfectly. During the time that this movie was actually set in (1964) I was thirteen years old--the same age as "Carol" who rode with John in the yellow '32 Chevy coupe. In fact, I owned a Dewey Weber t-shirt exactly like the one Carol was wearing in that film. My older friends were doing many of the same things that the kids in American Graffitti were doing.

    We were surfing at the Treasure Isle Hotel on Seawall at 25th in Galveston. Cruising Seawall Blvd, buying cases of beer out the back door of the all-black "Sons of Hermann" hall on Broadway. Going parking with the girls out on the breakwater at Cherry Hill. Drag racing for money or "pink slips" (car titles--they were pink in California, but in Texas they weren't.)
    Taking the girls drinking in the big cemetary on Broadway. Jumping off the T-Head at the T.I. at 25th Street in hurricane surf because the shorebreak was too big to paddle out through.

    The sense of nostalgia, and a sort of "slipping away" of a way of life was palpable. It was "before drugs," before the Civil Rights struggle took center stage, before the Vietnam War got to be a huge monster waiting to kill you and your friends. After beatniks, before hippies. Surf movies were the height of coolness. The Beach Boys were young and healthy, and had not yet become fossilized old men.
    Kids in junior high school were rebuilding small-block Chevy engines in their Dad's garage, dreaming of the day they would have a car to put it in. We argued about cam duration and valve seat angle. The older guys swore by six Strombergs, the "pussy" new rodders all wanted a big Holley four-barrel.
    There were several "woodie" station wagons in town, all owned by hotrodder surfers.
    Harley Sportsters could outrun anything on four wheels, and I had friends in Galveston that raced Harley Sportsters on a half-mile dirt track on Saturday nights. A Harley "74" was the coolest motorcycle ever built. The Harley guys all craved an Indian. Girls hung all over Knucklehead riders, Panheads were standard fare--Shovelheads were a rumor of technological advances yet to come. One of the older surfers I knew rode a Flathead 80, and when he parked it on the seawall, traffic slowed down because everybody wanted to have a look.
    College kids rode Triumphs and BSA's and Nortons. "Serious" motorcycle riders rode BMW boxer twins. I once saw a Vincent "Black Shadow." We were awed by the reputation they had---fastest street-legal motorcycle in the world.
    We hung out at the drive-in burger joint at 25th Street and Seawall. When the girls had to go home (11:30pm, and you better not be late...) we would go cruise down Post Office Street near downtown and flirt with the hookers in the "red light" houses.

    The songs on this list^^^ ruled the air waves.

    There was a huge graffitti sign painted on the seawall front at 37th Street that proclaimed "SURFERS RULE" in letters six feet high.

    Too bad it's all gone forever.
     
  10. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    What is this movie about exactly?

    I never saw this movie nor knew what it was about... I got an idea from what KaBar said... I saw the movie poster of it and that was about it.
     
  11. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    Two high-school buddies have graduated, and at the end of that summer, are hot to shake the dust of Modesto, CA off their shoes and go to college. One, Richard Dreyfuss, is having misgivings. Maybe he's not ready. Maybe he should just stay right here and go to "J.C." (junior college.) His buddy, Ron Howard (the director) says "NO WAY! You got to come with me to college!' As they spend the last night hanging out in Modesto, cruising "The Drag," dropping in on the sophmore sock hop, going parking out on the levee, they come face-to-face with the realities of becoming young adults. Big John, the local king of drag racers is an old man at age 27, but he still meets all comers with unplugged dumps, and his '32 Chevy coupe is the undefeated Ruler of The Valley. Harrison Ford, in one of his very earliest roles, plays Bob Falfa, the idiot challenger who John proclaims (after he roars through a solid red light,) "real fast, but real stupid."

    Suzanne Sommers, in all her 22-year-old glory, plays the Mysterious Blonde in the White Corvette whom Dreyfuss pursues all night.

    Wolfman Jack plays the disc jockey who keeps 'em Turning and Burning all night long.

    It's a great movie, one of George Lucas' finest artistic efforts. IT IS AS CLOSE TO REAL AS FULL METAL JACKET. Love it.
     
  12. soulkillers

    soulkillers Senior Member

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    american graffitti is a awsome movie the sequal was good but no where as good i have the origanal prouced soundtrack on vinil old school
     
  13. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

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