|American Graffiti co-writers, Gloria Katz & George Lucas.|
|Young filmmaker, George Lucas|
|Is Milner just spinning his wheels?|
George Lucas has described cruising as a teenage mating ritual, where interaction takes place between the opposite sex. Through car windows young people communicate acknowledgements and flirtations. Some film scholars have identified cruising and particularly the car itself, in Graffiti as representing protection from a larger society. Writer Emanuel Levy is a good example of this viewpoint. In his book "Cinema of Outsiders," Levy notes that in Graffiti, the car window is a convenient shield to the outside world.
|Lobby card of '55 Chevy & '32 Coupe dragging the main. (click for larger pic)|
And, She'll Have Fun, Fun, Fun...
|The ideal is always just out of reach|
FASCINATION WITH CARS
|The Emperor, Bob Hudson.|
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- Baxter, John. (1999). Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas. New York. Avon Books.
- Greenspan, Roger. (Aug 13, 1973). American Graffiti. New York Times.
- Levy, Emanual. (1999). Cinema of Outsiders. New York. New York University Press.
- Pollock, Dale. (1983,1999). Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas. Updated Edition. New York, DeCapo Press.