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Motion Pictures American Graffiti filming locations + 40

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. SlamIam
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    Went to see it on opening night 1973 at the Country Squire Theater in Fresno with my 18-year-old bride. One thing I will never forget is how "into it" all of us were, people jumping up and down and standing together at times during the film and everyone so happy and vocally involved with the characters and action on the screen. The other thing that struck me is how similar the film was to my own experiences growing up a few miles south in the San Joaquin Valley. It was a typical night in many Valley towns back then, right down to the railroad switching sounds in the background.
     
  2. Dave Rondou
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    Thanks for posting. Lots of memories.
     
  3. ardyboy
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    anyone know who the guy was in the background in front of the liquor store and at the race? He walked away at the end wearing a big backpack.
     
  4. That was friggin awesome. Well done!
     
  5. Isn't that the guy who made the video?
     
  6. backyardbeliever
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    Part of the reason i moved TO Petaluma was this movie.
    Every Week i drive On Frates to get my produce from Green String Farm and I think about the drag scene and how lucky i feel to live here. Sometimes i wish the coe Im drivin could do burnouts. :rolleyes:
     
  7. fatkoop
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    Will todays kids ever have car memories like this? I make it a point to see it about once a year or so just to keep my motor revvin'!
     
  8. Jalopy Banger
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    I love that comparison! Awesome idea of filming. 40year ago... damn i'm getting old.
    Thanks for making the film, both of You.
     
  9. Big Dad
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    Yes
     
  10. 54sled
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    Pretty cool!
     
  11. 54sled
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    Love these stories!
     
  12. squirrel
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    figured I'd drop a two lane blacktop location in here....same car, eh? Santa Fe, they drop off the girl so she can hustle the tourists for money right here. I was in the area, so I visited today.
     

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  13. ronnieroadster
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    Thanks for posting brings back great memories. In 1973 we drove our Deuce Roadster to the Milford Drive in to see the movie plus a bunch of the other hotrods from the club I was in at the time also came along. Seen the movie dozens of times since its a true classic
     
  14. plodge55aqua
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    Who ever did the filming of today from yesterday.. Thanks... I see not much changes down there except for age..
     
  15. zmandet
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    Thanks For The Thread......It was an awesome subject and video!
     
  16. XERB
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    Very cool, been there 3 times now, worth the plane trip for sure...legendary piece of blacktop...awesome town...
     
  17. Really cool video! One of my all time favorite movies.
     
  18. XERB
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    One of the coolest memories I've read, awesome!
     
  19. Dave50
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    Enjoyed that on this Easter morning Ty Happy Easter
     
  20. Hotrod1959
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    After we saw the movie 6 of us piled into my friends Pontiac Catalina and drove to Petaluma just to see where it was filmed. Nice to see it has not changed much.....
     

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