State of the na­tion Five ‘Amer­i­can’ films

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Tit ling your film“Amer­i­can Some­thing” sug­gests you are mak­ing en ef­fort to sum up the na­tion. Here are five­ex­am­ples. AMERICANGRAFFITI( 1973) Ge­orge Lu­cas’ s nos­tal­gic rock‘n’ roll saga re­ally did at­tempt to cap­ture thes­pir­ito­fan Amer­i­can­age. AMERICANPIE( 1999) So, this is what the typ­i­cal Amer­i­can teenager was up toast he mil­len­nium loomed. Lov­ing pas­try very much. AMERICANBEAUTY( 1999) So, this is what the typ­i­cal Amer­i­can mid­dle-aged man was get­ting up to as­themil­len­nium loomed.Havinga break­down. AMER­I­CAN GANGSTER( 2007) Ri­d­leyS­cott’s based-on-a-truestory study of drug dealer Frank Lu­cas did ad­dress one or two na­tion­al­con­cerns. Stillthe ti­tle would have suited The God fa­ther equal­ly­well. AMERICANHUSTLE( 2013) It’slong. It’s setinthe1970s. It’s called Amer­i­can Some­thin­gor-other. We have yet another spirit of the age flick.

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