“American Graffiti” is my all time favourite movie and I feel it has one of the best casts ever assembled. So many of them became quite famous. Candy Clark, who played Debbie, was the only one nominated for an Oscar in the film yet she didn’t go on to have a very successful career compared to the others…..which surprises me. Just wondering if anyone has an opinion to share, what they thought of the cast, etc…..
I love this movie! It’s one of my favorites and entirely iconic. Let’s give a shout out to Suzanne Somers, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford and Richard Dreyfuss shall we? And the many others who are all wonderful: Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark (who I adore in this), Mackenzie Phillips and the Wolfman Jack! This is one of the best comingofage movies around, sensitive, intelligent, poignant, and funny.
It’s an ecclectic year of BP nominees. The Exorcist, one of the best rendered scary films around on this side of the pond; The Sting, a terrific well-crafted film and a great winner; the wonderful Liv Ullman in Cries and Whispers; and A Touch of Class which was a critical hit but not so much with the audiences.
I’m ok with the win for Sting because it is a well written, well acted, finely directed film with a great score and a great feel for those times.
Still, Graffiti is my favorite not just among the nominees, but in my top 50, in amongst my top 1%.
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It was my favourite of the best picture nominees that year for sure. As I said, it is my all time favourite, followed closely by Robert Altman’s Nashville. I wonder why Candy Clark didn’t become a star after that; she was great……and to be chosen for an Oscar nomination in that cast was quite an achievement.