• Lots of sexual innuendo and talk about sex.
  • A teenage boy and girl are in a car and puts her head down for no one to see her and her head is on his crotch it is not meant to be sexual
  • A guy pulls another guy’s pants down to show him in his underwear as a prank. A girl’s panties are shown two or three times. Once for a fairly long time as she is making out with a guy.
  • A teenage couple is shown making out heavily in the backseat of a parked car, with the boy climbing on top of the girl. Both are fully clothed though.
  • A (male) character moons another from a car window, his bare butt is visible against the car window glass.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


If “American past” is a recollection of the past in childhood, then “American style painting” is a letter and pen portrait of adolescent America.

It’s hard to believe that American Graffiti came from Lucas. Because this 1973 film can’t see any Star Wars style visual wonders, special effects or action scenes. It is more like a prose poem singing youth, a sweet, sad and casual old-fashioned song.

“Graffiti” originally refers to the graffiti on the wall, including the innocent essays of children and the spraying of paint by young people. Translated into “style painting”, it is too literary and orthodox. The whole film, in fact, is the graffiti of youth. With their enthusiasm, agitation and confusion, they freely sprinkle it on the white paper of their own destiny. Inadvertently, the mark of the whole era has been engraved in it.

It was a small town on the west coast of the United States in the 1960s. Four good friends who had just graduated from high school, Steve, Kurt, John and Terry, were all facing a crossroads in their lives. This is an era of vigorous youth. There is no assassination of Kennedy, no Vietnam War, no black civil rights movement, no Watergate incident… All young people have to do is drive a cool car around the streets, go racing, listen to rock music and soak in the water.

Of the four, Steve and Kurt are good children with good grades. After the last night, they will leave their hometown for college in the East. The tough and handsome John is like Elvis Presley or James Dean. He wears a white T-shirt and loves street racing; Although the thin Teri wears a pair of glasses, she has a simple mind and has not been favored by girls. When Steve asked Teri to take care of his beautiful Ford, Teri was ecstatic and wanted to drive to a mm right away. The summer night trip of the four began. At the end of the film, when Kurt was about to get on the plane, John smiled and said to him, “maybe you think you’re going to be a big man soon, but in my opinion, you’re still a little punk.” He gave Kurt a small mouth.

The last caption appears:

John Miller was killed by a drunk driver in 1964;

Teri disappeared in a battle near Saigon, Vietnam in 1965;

Steve moved to California and became an insurance broker;

Kurt became a writer and lived in Canada

“American style painting” can be regarded as Lucas’s youth autobiography. In those years, George Lucas himself lived in a small town called “monteto” in California, where he spent his youth. Lucas was also young and frivolous. He liked to drive modified cars, listen to rock music, go for a ride in the street, pick up girls and drive fast. Old rock and old cars have become a symbol of the generation before the Vietnam War. At the beginning of the film, it was accompanied by bill Harry’s rock around the clock, and the whole film was accompanied by songs played by DJ “werewolf”. The United States at that time, the youth at that time, there was no contemporary noise and irritability, and the whole film was shrouded in a faint blankness and a faint joy and sadness. Like a layer of water vapor floating in the summer night, it is fresh and pleasant. When you hear John scoff at the beach boys on the radio and say that rock is dead; When you hear Kurt sigh, “it’s not worth leaving your old home in order to find a new home, giving up your existing life in order to find a new life, and giving up your old friends in order to make new friends.” I can’t believe I’m watching Lucas’s film. That kind of meaningful, humorous and calm can’t be brought to you by the later Star Wars. Of course, graffiti is messy and random, but it is messy, so it is full of spirituality, and it is random, so it is completely natural. Looking at the American style painting, you may naturally think of Luo Dayou’s songs (especially childhood) and sunny days. According to Haruki Murakami’s novel, at that time, “the world was much simpler. Efforts should be rewarded, promises should be fulfilled, and beauty should be preserved.”

However, all youth will eventually go away, just as the aroma will eventually dissipate and the morning dew will evaporate on the grass leaves. Elvis Presley, the symbol of the times, died of drugs; James Dean, the symbol of the times, died in a car accident, just like John in the film. If you can’t bear to see youth go away, the best way is to die in youth. Or just like Steve, go out of his hometown, become the mainstream of society, and become ordinary people who forget their dreams and pursue reality. And Terry, he is more like the metaphor of the scar called “Vietnam” on the United States. But no matter John, Steve, terry or Kurt, there is no doubt that Lucas has his own shadow. It was his wild youth, love youth, shy youth, contemplative youth

In the film, the blonde Kurt has been pursuing is like a symbol, which is thought-provoking. She seemed so perfect and so ambiguous to Kurt. Some say she is the wife of the owner of a jewelry store. Others say she is a prostitute with a very high value. At the end, the blonde called Kurt, but refused to reveal anything about herself. Isn’t this like the era far away from us? The shadowy perfection, solemn and charming moving, seems to have never existed, and seems to be very real.

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