Betty Thomas: It was exciting to be part of that because I felt I was part of a family - a family that was starting to build something. We were all traveling in fear and trepidation because we were never sure when the next job would come our way. Literally a year would go by and nothing.
Chow, James H.: When I got involved in the business during the 1960s you sat on the sideline for a long time until someone let you in the door. It was the proving ground. Nowadays it seems like there's a formula to get in and the kids just play it like a game.
Chris Carter: I was old enough to drive because I remember driving my girlfriend to see a sneak of American Graffiti in 1973 in Lakewood, California. And as we were leaving the showing I remember seeing who must have been George Lucas, Francis Coppola, Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz and all the people involved in the making of this amazing movie. And they were just standing there looking at us wondering what we thought, and if I knew then what I know now I would have stopped and had a conversation with those people. Because so much is riding on that event. I know that know. I didn't when I was 16. What a missed opportunity.