Really, I don't remember it being big in the culture at the time. No one I knew talked about it, and all that came later, in the eighties. one I knew talked about it, and all that came later, in the eighties.
It may not have been a big deal to you, but it was a big deal. The theater that showed it in my town had huge lines for weeks. It was the biggest grossing movie of the year. Until ET was released in 1982, it was the highest grossing film of all time.
The 11 is for people with the pride of a 10 and the pocketbook of an 8. -- R.B. Greenberg [referring to PDPs?]