Instrumental music TV Series themes


HAWAI FIVE O COVER

I DREAM OF JEANNIE. and BEWITCHED

I DREAM OF JEANNIE vs BEWITCHED

BENNY HILL SHOW

THE BENNY HILL SHOW

THE A TEAM

THE A TEAM

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

HOGAN’S HEROES

HOGAN’S HEROES

ALIAS SMITH & JONES

ALIAS SMITH AND JONES

THE HIGH CHAPARRAL

THE HIGH CHAPARRAL

DALLAS

DALLAS

HAWAI FIVE O. 1968 – 1980

Hawai 5 0

HAWAI FIVE O NEW VERSION

Hawai 5 0

Old tv series


  • who’s the boss
  • hogan’s heroes
  • rawhide ( with clint Eastwood)
  • the higj chaparal ( manolito )

  • Different Strokes
  • I dream of Jeannie
  • bewitched

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    Instrumental music TV Series themes


    I DREAM OF JEANNIE. and BEWITCHED BENNY HILL SHOW THE A TEAM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE HOGAN’S HEROES ALIAS SMITH & JONES THE HIGH CHAPARRAL DALLAS HAWAI FIVE O. 1968 – 1980 HAWAI FIVE O NEW VERSION

    Darlene Koldenhoven


    Darlene Koldenhoven was born in a mixed neighborhood on the South side of Chicago to a family with an extensive musical lineage, but hearing only the singing of her mother and grandfather. Darlene could hold her own harmony part by age 3, making her Easter Sunday debut in church singing a solo, “Low in the … Continue reading

    I Dream of Jeannie with Barbra Eden


    In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle”, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson, United States Air Force, is on a space flight when his one-man capsule Stardust One comes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in the South Pacific.

    I DREAM OF JEANNIE

    On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and a Persian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him.

    They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie (a homophone of genie) could speak English, which she then does. Then, per his instructions, she “blinks” and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen in love with Tony at first sight after being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle and rolls it into Tony’s duffel bag so she can accompany him back home.

    One of the first things Jeannie does, in a subsequent episode, is break up Tony’s engagement to his commanding general’s daughter, Melissa, who, along with that particular general, is never seen or mentioned again. This event reflects producer Sidney Sheldon’s decision that the engagement depicted in the pilot episode would not be part of the series continuity; he realized the romantic triangle he created between Jeannie, Tony, and Melissa would not pan out in the long run.

    Tony at first keeps Jeannie in her bottle most of the time, but he finally relents and allows her to enjoy a life of her own. However, her life is devoted mostly to his, and most of their problems stem from her love and affection towards Tony, and her desire to please him and fulfill her ancient heritage as a genie, especially when he does not want her to do so.

    I dream of jeannie / Barbara Eden

    His efforts to cover up Jeannie’s antics, because of his fear that he would be dismissed from the space program if her existence were known, brings him to the attention of NASA’s resident psychiatrist, U.S. Air Force Colonel Dr. Alfred Bellows. In a running gag, Dr. Bellows tries over and over to prove to his superiors that Tony is either crazy or hiding something, but he is always foiled (“He’s done it to me again!”) and Tony’s job remains secure.

    A frequently used plot device is that Jeannie loses her powers when she is confined in a closed space. She is unable to leave her bottle when it is corked, and under certain circumstances, the person who removed the cork would become her new master. A multiple-episode story arc involves Jeannie (in miniature) becoming trapped in a safe when it is accidentally locked.Eden with husband Michael Ansara as The Blue Djinn (1966)

    Tony’s best friend and fellow astronaut, United States Army Corps of Engineers Captain Roger Healey, does not know about Jeannie for several episodes; when he finds out (in the episode “The Richest Astronaut in the Whole Wide World” [January 15, 1966]), he steals her so he can live in luxury, but not for long before Tony reclaims his status as Jeannie’s master.

    Roger is often shown as girl-crazy or scheming to make a quick buck. He occasionally has hopes to claim Jeannie so he can use her to live a princely life or gain beautiful girlfriends, but overall he is respectful that Tony is Jeannie’s master, and later her husband. Both Tony and Roger are promoted to the rank of major late in the first season. In later seasons, Roger’s role is retconned to portray him knowing about Jeannie from the beginning (i.e., to him having been with Tony on the space flight that touched down, and thus having seen Jeannie introduce herself to Tony).

    Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, mentioned in a second-season episode (also named Jeannie – since, as Barbara Eden’s character explains it, all female genies are named Jeannie — and also portrayed by Barbara Eden, in a brunette wig), proves to have a mean streak starting in the third season (demonstrated in her initial appearance in “Jeannie or the Tiger?” [September 19, 1967]), repeatedly trying to steal Tony for herself, with her as the real “master”.

    Her final attempt in the series comes shortly after Tony and Jeannie are married, with a ploy involving a man played by Barbara Eden’s real-life husband at the time, Michael Ansara (in a kind of in-joke, while Jeannie’s sister pretends to be attracted to him, she privately scoffs at him). The evil sister wears a green costume, with a skirt rather than pantaloons.

    Early in the fifth season (September 30, 1969), Jeannie is called upon by her uncle Sully (Jackie Coogan) to become queen of their family’s native country, Basenji.

    Tony inadvertently gives grave offense to Basenji national pride in their feud with neighboring Kasja. To regain favor, Tony is required by Sully to marry Jeannie and to avenge Basenji’s honor by killing the ambassador from Kasja when he visits NASA.

    After Sully puts Tony through an ordeal of nearly killing the ambassador, Tony responds in a fit of anger that he is fed up with Sully and his cohorts and he would not marry Jeannie if she were “the last genie on earth”. Hearing this, Jeannie bitterly leaves Tony and returns to Basenji. With Jeannie gone, Tony realizes how deeply he loves her. That outweighs all concerns he has had about Jeannie’s threat to his career.

    He flies to Basenji to win Jeannie back. Upon their return to NASA, Tony introduces Jeannie as his fiancée. She attires herself as a modern American woman in public, and it is easily accepted that Tony has a girlfriend. This changed the show’s premise: instead of to avoid Jeannie’s exposure, it was to hide her magical abilities.

    This is contrary to the mythology created by Sidney Sheldon’s own season-two script for “The Birds and Bees Bit”, in which it was claimed that upon marriage a genie loses all of her magical powers.

    CASTING

    • Barbara Eden as Jeannie
    • Larry Hagman as Captain/Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson
    • Bill Daily as Captain/Major Roger Healey
    • Hayden Rorke as Col. Dr. Alfred Bellows

    • Philip Ober as Brig. Gen. Wingard Stone (season 1, episodes 1 and 4)
    • Karen Sharpe as Melissa Stone (season 1, episodes 1 and 4)
    • Henry Corden as Jeannie’s father (season 1, episode 2)
    • Barton MacLane as General Martin Peterson (seasons 1–4)
    • Emmaline Henry as Amanda Bellows (seasons 2–5)
    • Abraham Sofaer as Haji, master of all the genies (seasons 2–3)
    • Vinton Hayworth as Maj. Gen. Winfield Schaeffer (seasons 4–5)
    • Michael Ansara as The Blue Djinn (season 2, episode 1), also as King Kamehameha (season 3, episode 19), last as Major Biff Jellico (season 5 episode 12) and directed “One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind” (season 5 episode 25)
    • Barbara Eden as Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, Jeannie II (seasons 3–5)

    The role of Jeannie’s mother was played by several actresses:

    • Florence Sundstrom (season 1, episode 2)
    • Lurene Tuttle (season 1, episode 14)
    • Barbara Eden (season 4, episodes 2 and 18)

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    STARS WHEN YOUNG (Part1)


    Some stars when young and even kids.

    Rare photos. ( 27 photos for this part 1 )

    Could you guess who are they? ( One of them is not an artist but very well known )

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    I Dream of Jeannie with Barbra Eden


    In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle”, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson, United States Air Force, is on a space flight when his one-man capsule Stardust One comes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in the South Pacific. On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it…

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    weather forecast


    Weather forecast on Argentina TV and on French TV Most of Argentina citizens seems to love and to follow the weather forecast. We can understand the reasons 🙂 At the opposite side the weather forecast is not “so hot” in France but seems funny if you follow the french video to the end, the TV…

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    I DREAM OF JEANNIE


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    I DREAM OF JEANNIE


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    and watch this series of “I dream of jeannie”

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    Before being stars…Avant d’être une star


    Les stars ne sont pas nées stars évidemment

    ces artistes ont galéré avant d’accéder à la gloire

    Voici un article présentant certaines de ces stars et de leurs activités et job avant d’acquérir le statut de personnage public.

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    THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES


    Un show TV qui fut parmi les 20 premiers shows de la TV dans la monde.

    Ce show fut lancé en 1962 et le succès fut énorme. Aimé et adoré par le public

    Contrairement à toutes les critiques des médias de l’époque qui ont massacré , critiqué et descendu en flèche ce show…Eh bien les téléspectateurs du monde entier l’ont propulsé au top durant des décennies.

    Pour celles / ceux qui ont connu cette série US des années 60.

    Série hilarante .

    A découvrir pour les personnes qui n’ont pas eu la chance de visionner cette série

    notre site tourné historique ( à l’oriigine anglophone) a repris quelques épisodes dont les 2 premiers pour comprendre le topo

    il s’agit d’une famille de fermiers, n’ayant jamais vu d’auto, d’avion et d’hélicoptère..En résumé jamais vu le signe de la civilisation des années 60. Un père , sa fille et sa belle mère qui vivent dans un cabanon pourri en plein milieu de la forêt . Vivant de chasse.

    La belle mère ( Granny / grand mère ) fait jaillir soudain du pétrole durant la chasse au lapin. Elle tire sur un “truc” qui a fait ressortir le pétrole.

    Or ces fermiers possèdent d’énormes terrains qui n’avaient aucune valeur qui soudain les rend multimillionnaires ( 25 millions de dollars en 1960 cad environ 300 millions de dollars actuellement)

    Et ils déménagent à Beverly hills pour vivre dans leur chateau…Mais se réchauffant grâce au bois allumé en plein salon, dormant sur un matelas par terre. La grand mère cuisinant sur un feu allumé dans la chambre à coucher….Ils découvrent le frigo, la cuisinière…et toutes les cocasseries rigolottes qui en découlera 🙂

    Voici quelques épisodes rien que pour le plaisir

    • Buddy Ebsen : Jed Clampett
    • Irene Ryan : Daisy Moses
    • Donna Douglas : Elly May Clampett
    • Max Baer Jr. : Jethro Bodine
    • Raymond Bailey : Milburn Drysdale 
    • Nancy Kulp : Jane Hathaway

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    CLICK ON LINK BELOW …WATCH. AND ENJOY

    HAGA CLIC EN EL ENLACE A CONTINUACIÓN … VER. Y DISFRUTAR

    НАЖМИТЕ НА ССЫЛКУ НИЖЕ … СМОТРЕТЬ. И НАСЛАЖДАТЬСЯ

    CLIQUE NO LINK ABAIXO … ASSISTIR. E APROVEITAR

    लिंक पर क्लिक करें क्लिक करें … देखो। और आनंद लो

    ΚΛΙΚ ΣΕ ΣΥΝΔΕΣΗ ΠΑΡΑΚΑΤΩ … ΠΑΡΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΗΣΤΕ. ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΑΠΟΛΑΥΣΕΤΕ

    AŞAĞIDAKİ BAĞLANTIYI TIKLAYIN … İZLEYİN. VE KEYFİNİ ÇIKARIN

    לחץ על הקישור למטה … צפה. ותהנה

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    انقر على الرابط أدناه … و استمتع

    CLIQUEZ SUR LE LIEN CI DESSOUS et ….Heu… ENJOY ( Mot françisé par notre équipe) 🙂

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    PEGGY LIPTON


    Peggy Lipton, née le 30 août 1946 à New York et morte le 11 mai 2019 à Los Angeles, est  une actrice et ancienne mannequin.

    Elle est devenue célèbre grâce à son rôle le plus connu, celle d’une jeune fleuriste nommée Julie Barnes, dans la série télévisée de contre-culture ABC La Nouvelle Équipe (1968-1973) pour lequel elle remporte le Golden Globe de la meilleure actrice dans une série télévisée dramatique en 1970. 

    Sa carrière de près de cinquante ans, à la télévision, au cinéma et sur scène, a inclus des apparitions dans diverses autres séries télévisées, notamment dans le rôle de Norma Jennings dans Twin Peaks de David Lynch. Sa carrière de près de cinquante ans, à la télévision, au cinéma et sur scène, a inclus des apparitions dans diverses autres séries télévisées, notamment dans le rôle de Norma Jennings dans Twin Peaks de David Lynch.

    Lipton a épousé le musicien et producteur Quincy Jones et est mère de leurs deux filles, Rashida Jones et Kidada Jones, devenues également actrices.

    Née à New York le 30 août 1946, Peggy Lipton est élevée dans une famille juive de la classe moyenne. Son père Harold Lipton (1911-1999), est juriste d’entreprise, et sa mère Rita Benson (1912-1986), artiste.

     Ses grands-parents paternels étaient des Juifs de Russie, et sa mère est née à Dublin en Irlande, de parents juifs émigrés d’Europe de l’Est

    Peggy Lipton grandit à Long Island avec ses frères, Robert, qui deviendra acteur, et Kenneth. Elle fréquente le lycée Lawrence et l’école professionnelle des enfants. Abusée sexuellement par un oncle, Peggy Lipton devient une enfant nerveuse et solitaire. Des accès de bégaiement l’empêchent parfois de dire son propre nom. 

    En 1964, la famille déménage à Los Angeles ; Peggy devient, à ses dires, une « Hippie Topanga Canyon », explorant méditation et yoga, et subsistant de gâteaux de riz et de fromage cottage

    Le père de Peggy Lipton a organisé ses premiers travaux de modélisation à New York, tandis que sa mère l’encourageait à prendre des cours de théâtre. 

    À 15 ans, Lipton est devenue un mannequin de l’Agence Ford et de là s’ensuivit le succès de sa carrière. Après qu’elle et sa famille ont déménagé à Los Angeles en 1964, Lipton a signé un contrat avec Universal Pictures. 

    Elle fait ses débuts à la télévision à l’âge de 19 ans dans la sitcom NBC John Forsythe Show (1965). 

    Entre 1965 et 1968, elle est apparue dans les épisodes de la série suivante : Ensorcelé, Le Virginien, ( the virginian ) Les Envahisseurs, La Route de l’Ouest, Le F. B. I., de Walt Disney, Willie et le Yankee, L’Heure  d’Alfred Hitchcock, et M. Novack.

    Elle est devenue célèbre avec La Nouvelle Équipe. Apparaissant perdue et vulnérable, comme l’a écrit David Hutchings, son interprétation de Julie Barnes en « canari à l’aile cassée » lui a valu quatre nominations aux Emmy Awards et quatre nominations aux Golden Globes.

     

    THE MOD SQUAD

    En 1971, elle a remporté un Golden Globe de la meilleure actrice dans une série télévisée dramatique. Mince avec de longs cheveux blonds, habillée en mini-jupes, ou en pantalons pattes d’éléphant, son personnage de Julie Barnes devint une icône de la mode hippie de son temps.

     Au cours de la fin des années 1960 et au début des années 1970, Peggy Lipton s’est liée à une série d’hommes alcooliques, violents, et/ou mariés. 

    Elle a également eu une relation avec le Beatle Paul Mc Cartney de 1965 à 1968. 

    Lorsque Paul venait aux États-Unis, il passait beaucoup de temps avec Peggy, très amoureuse.

     Malheureusement pour elle, Paul McCartney était un peu tel un marin, une fille dans chaque port. 

    En 1968, Paul venu à Miami contacte Linda Eastman afin qu’ils passent la soirée ensemble. Peggy, au courant de la présence de Paul aux États-Unis, accourt à l’hôtel où il est descendu, mais se voit éconduire par Barry Miles comme une vulgaire groupie, elle ne reverra Paul. 

    Elle apprendra son mariage avec Linda en 1969, en restera inconsolable au point de consommer de la drogue. Peggy Lipton a évoqué cette période dans sa biographie Respirer (2005), co-écrit par David et Coco Dalton.

    Peggy Lipton épouse le musicien et producteur Quincy Jones en 1974 et fait une pause dans le cinéma pour se consacrer à sa famille (avec une exception notable de figurante dans le film Le Retour de la Mod Squad en 1979), à leurs deux filles, Rashida et Kidada Jones. Lipton et Jones se séparent en 1986, et divorcent en 1990. 

    En 2004, elle révèle son le cancer du côlon et son traitement. A partir de 2003, Jack Chartier, à l’époque chef d’état-major de Alan Hevesi, puis contrôleur de l’État à New York, verse une somme de 90 000 $ à Lipton pour l’aider à payer ses loyers et factures d’hôpitaux. Il a également investi 44 000 $ supplémentaires en fonds de caisse de retraite pour une entreprise dans laquelle une des filles de Lipton est impliquée

    Peggy Lipton for the television series, ‘The Mod Squad,’ c. 1968. (Photo by ABC/Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

    SOLO POUR DEUX / ALL OF ME


    All of Me  film américain( Titre en Français : Solo pour 2 ) : Réalisation Carl Reiner

    Une femme riche et excentrique mourante désire transférer son esprit dans le corps d’une jeune femme dont le père est employé d’écurie chez elle.

    Cependant, l’opération foire. La dame malade , Edwina CUTWATER ( rôle tenu par Lily Tomlin)  se retrouve dans le corps de son avocat. Corps qu’ils partagent à 2.

    Elle occupe et maitrise les organes du corps se trouvant au côté droit ( pied et main droite) alors que l’avocat  ROGER COBB ( rôle joué par Steve Martin) contrôle le bras et pied gauche.

    Evidemment ca se complique au quotidien du fait qu’il faille coordonnées leurs gestes pour faire « bouger » aussi bien le pied gauche que droite pour marcher. Idem pour écrire et …pour aller aux toilettes. COBB étant droitier, donc il a besoin de la « participation » d’Edwina pour ses besoins  sanitaires (pour ouvrir la braguette et toute la suite, en tant que droitier).

    Tout se complique par la suite. Sans rentrer dans les détails du film que nous vous laisserons voir si l’occasion se présente.

    Un film Paramount qui date de 1984 mais qui vaut le détour.

    Même si le sujet du film semble relativement frivole. Il est même surréaliste ( parce que dans le film, changer de corps via un gourou venant d’on ne sait où mais vivant au Tibet apparemment : Ce changement de corps se fait en moins de 15 secondes et aussi facilement qu’on changerait de chemise. D’où l’absurdité du sujet mais le message étant plus profond : Il essaie de transmettre l’idée de vivre « sa vie », en profiter, « vivre avec soi et avec les autres » ( Dans ce cas, c’est exagéré puisque l’autre vit dans le même corps) mais au final,  la richesse n’aura servi à rien à Edwin qui n’a jamais accompli de bien autour d’elle. Tout comme elle n’avait aucun ami.

    Même chose pour COBB, musicien de jazz à ses heures perdues. Il se morfondait dans un cabinet d’avocat où le patron ne lui confiait que des missions de « messagers » ou de paperasses sans intérêt et sans pour aider « son prochain » : Cobb ayant voulu faire carrière en tant qu’avocat pour aider les pauvres. Au final, il aidait les riches à la demande de son patron

    (Le cas d’Edwina, multimilliardaire)

    Pour résumer : Une comédie surréaliste, sympa divertissante mettant en scène :Un avocat désespéré, une malade désespérée, une jeune fille au casier judiciaire lourd, un gourou qui ne parle pas et un musicien ( ami de COBB) qui ne voit pas mais a vite cru l’histoire de transfert sans poser de question et sans s’en étonner.

    Steve Martin  : Roger Cobb ( avocat )

    Lily Tomlin : Edwina Cutwater (Multimillardaire malade)

    Victoria Tennant  : Terry Hoskins (Jeune fille à la vie compliquée devant reçevoir l’esprit d’Edwina)

    Richard Libertini : Prahka Lasa ( Le gourou qui passe  son temps à les suivre avec le bol qui sert pour le transfert des personnes).

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

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    What Each Character Of ‘Friends’ Would Earn In 2019 Betches — AllAbout


     

    There are few things in life considered timeless, among them are The Beatles, red lipstick, and, of course, Friends. Seriously, that show kept me alive during my junior semester abroad in a city that’s tied for least things to do and worst food. If you’re ever in Spain, be sure to not visit to Salamanca.…

     

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    THEY LOOK LIKE…


    Anonymous people who look like artists. Here are some amazing photos . Hoping that they will please you.  Some of them are already stars in their own countries because of their “look”

     

    Brazilian Dany De Vito

    Brazilian Dany De Vito

    Brazilian Dany De Vito

     

    Turkish George Clooney

    Turkish George Clooney

    Turkish George Clooney

     

     

    Mexican Morgan Freeman

    MEXICAN MORGAN FREEMAN

    MEXICAN MORGAN FREEMAN

     

     

    Russian Hugh Laurie (Dr House)

    Russian Hugh Laurie Dr House

    Russian Hugh Laurie Dr House

     

     

    Asian Brad Pitt

    asian brad pitt

    asian brad pitt

     

    Asian Morgan Freeman

    asian brad pitt

    asian brad pitt

     

     

    Chinese Vladimir Putin ( Poutine)

    chinese vladimir Poutine

    chinese vladimir Poutine

     

     

    Indian Bradley Cooper

    indian bradley cooper

    indian bradley cooper

     

     

    Indian Clark Gable

    indian clark gable

    indian clark gable

     

     

    Indonesian Obama

    indonesian Barak Obama

    indonesian Barak Obama

     

     

    Mexican Obama

    mexican obama

    mexican obama

     

    Japanese Bruce Willis

    japanese bruce willis

    japanese bruce willis

     

    Peruvian Morgan Freeman

    peruvian morgan freeman

    peruvian morgan freeman

     

    Russian Jim Carrey

    Russian Jim Carrey

    Russian Jim Carrey

     

    Vietnamese George W Bush

    Vietnamese George W Bush

    Vietnamese George W Bush

    SOURCES : BORED PANDA   https://boredpanda.com/foreign-celebrity-lookalikes 

     

     

     

    AMERICAN GRAFFITI


    American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, and Wolfman Jack. Suzanne Somers and Joe Spano also appear in the film.

     

    Set in Modesto, California in 1962, the film is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation. The film is told in a series of vignettes, telling the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures over a single night.

    The genesis of American Graffiti was in Lucas‘ own teenage years in early 1960s Modesto. He was unsuccessful in pitching the concept to financiers and distributors but found favor at Universal Pictures after United Artists, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., and Paramount Pictures turned him down. Filming was initially set to take place in San Rafael, California, but the production crew was denied permission to shoot beyond a second day.

     

    American Graffiti premiered on August 2, 1973 at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and was released on August 11, 1973 in the United States. The film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Produced on a $777,000 budget, it has become one of the most profitable films of all time. Since its initial release, American Graffiti has garnered an estimated return of well over $200 million in box office gross and home video sales, not including merchandising. In 1995, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

     

    In early September 1962 in Modesto, California, on the last evening of summer vacation, recent high school graduates and longtime friends, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, meet John Milner, the drag-racing king of the town, and Terry “The Toad” Fields in the parking lot of the local Mel’s Drive-In diner. Curt and Steve are scheduled to travel the next morning to Northeastern United States to start college. Despite receiving a $2,000 scholarship from the local Moose Lodge, Curt has second thoughts about leaving Modesto. Steve gives Toad his 1958 Chevrolet Impala to watch while he’s away at college until he returns at Christmas. Steve’s girlfriend, Laurie, who is also Curt’s sister, arrives in her car. Steve suggests to Laurie, who is already glum about him going to college, that they see other people while he is away in order to “strengthen” their relationship. Though not openly upset, she is displeased with his proposal which affects their interactions the rest of the evening.

     

    Curt accompanies Steve, last year’s high school student class president, and Laurie, the current head cheerleader, to the back-to-high-school sock hop. In one story line, Curt is desperate to find a beautiful blonde girl driving a white 1956 Ford Thunderbird that he sees en route to the dance: at a stoplight, she appears to say “I love you” before disappearing around the corner. After leaving the hop, Curt is coerced by a group of greasers (“The Pharaohs”) to participate in an initiation rite that involves hooking a chain to a police car and ripping out its back axle. The Pharaohs tell Curt that “The Blonde” is a trophy wife or prostitute, but he refuses to believe either.

    Determined to get a message to the blonde girl, Curt drives to the local radio station to ask DJ Wolfman Jack, who is omnipresent on the car radios, to announce a message for the blonde girl. Inside the radio station, Curt encounters a bearded man who tells him that the voice of The Wolfman is pre-taped from afar.

    The man still accepts the message from Curt to see what he could do. As he is leaving the station, Curt sees the man talking into the microphone and hears the voice of The Wolfman, and realizes the man is the actual DJ himself.

     

    Sure enough, The Wolfman eventually reads the message on the radio for “The Blonde” to meet Curt or call him at a number which happens to be a telephone booth. Curt waits by the telephone booth and early the next morning, he is awakened by the phone ringing. It turns out to be “The Blonde” who says she knows him and maybe she would see him cruising the coming night. Curt replies probably not, intimating that he decided to go to college and will be leaving that morning.

    The Toad, in Steve’s car, and John, in his yellow 1932 Ford Deuce Coupé hot rod, cruise the strip of Modesto. Toad, who is normally socially inept with girls, successfully picks up a flirtatious, and somewhat rebellious, girl named Debbie. John inadvertently picks up Carol, an annoying 12-year-old who seems fond of him. Another drag racer, the handsome and arrogant Bob Falfa, is searching out John in order to challenge him to a race.

    Steve and Laurie have a series of arguments and make-ups through the evening. They finally split and, as the story lines intertwine, Bob Falfa picks up Laurie in his black 1955 Chevrolet One-Fifty Coupé. Bob finally finds John and goads him into racing. A parade of cars follow them to “Paradise Road” to watch the race. Laurie rides shotgun with Bob as Toad starts the race. As Bob begins taking a lead in the race, he loses control of the car when a front tire blows, and the car plunges into a ditch and rolls over. Steve and John leap out of their cars and rush to the wreck as a dazed Bob and Laurie stagger out of the car before it explodes. Distraught, Laurie grips Steve tightly and begs him not to leave her. He assures her that he will stay in Modesto.

    At the airfield in the morning, Curt says goodbye to his parents, his sister Laurie, Steve, John and The Toad. As the plane takes off, Curt, gazing out of the window, sees the white Ford Thunderbird belonging to the mysterious blonde driving down a country road.

    An on-screen epilogue reveals that

    John is killed by a drunk driver in December 1964,

    Toad is reported missing in action near An Lộc in December 1965,

    Steve is an insurance agent in Modesto, California,

    and

    Curt is a writer living in Canada.

     

    Richard Dreyfuss as Curt Henderson

    Ron Howard as Steve Bolander

    Paul Le Mat as John Milner

    Charles Martin Smith as Terry “The Toad” Fields

    Cindy Williams as Laurie Henderson

    Candy Clark as Debbie Dunham

    Mackenzie Phillips as Carol Morrison

    Wolfman Jack as himself

    Bo Hopkins as Joe Young

    Manuel Padilla, Jr. as Carlos

    Harrison Ford as Bob Falfa

    Lynne Marie Stewart as Bobbie Tucker

    Terry McGovern as Mr. Wolfe

    Kathleen Quinlan as Peg

    Scott Beach as Mr. Gordon

    Susan Richardson as Judy

    Kay Lenz as Jane

    Joe Spano as Vic

    Debralee Scott as Falfa’s Girl

    Suzanne Somers as “The Blonde” in T-Bird

    American Graffiti

     

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    THE CHANGE UP 2011


    The Change-Up is a 2011 American comedy film produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.

    The film was released on August 5, 2011, in North America, by Universal Pictures, and received mostly negative reviews, with commentators criticizing the overly crude humor and generic plot, but praising the cast and particularly Bateman’s against-type performance.

    Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) and Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) are close friends who are each jealous of the other’s lifestyle.

     

    While Dave is a lawyer with a wife and kids, Mitch is a freewheeling actor who has sex with many different women.

    After getting drunk at a bar, Mitch and Dave urinate in a park’s fountain, and simultaneously wish that they had each other’s lives.

    The next morning, Mitch and Dave realize they have switched bodies. Mitch remembers the wish they made the night before and they drive back to the park, planning to urinate again in the fountain and wish for their original lives back, but find the fountain has been removed for restorations.

     

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