History Film / TheGraduate

30th Nov '16 12:11:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted; in the book Ben is quite handsome, which makes Mrs. Robinson seem a good deal less desperate. In fact, Ben's awkwardness in general is artistic license by Nichols and Hoffman; Ben's character in the book is a prototypical Aryan goodboy athlete brimming with confidence and charisma (Robert Redford was the original choice to play the role). Dustin Hoffman's short stature, darker features, awkward clumsiness and insecurity (of which the affair with Mrs. Robinson is the chief catalyst in ridding him) are not present in the book.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted; in the book Ben is quite handsome, which makes Mrs. Robinson seem a good deal less desperate. In fact, Ben's awkwardness in general is artistic license by Nichols and Hoffman; Ben's character in the book is a prototypical Aryan goodboy athlete brimming with confidence and charisma (Robert Redford (Creator/RobertRedford was the original choice to play the role). Dustin Hoffman's short stature, darker features, awkward clumsiness and insecurity (of which the affair with Mrs. Robinson is the chief catalyst in ridding him) are not present in the book.
26th Nov '16 6:22:10 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Graduate'' is a 1967 film, directed by MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, about recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock's affair with the wife of his father's partner, MrsRobinson. Famous for being lauded as the first movie made for the (then) new Baby Boomer generation, prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and sky-rocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft lovingly parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).

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''The Graduate'' is a 1967 film, directed by MikeNichols Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, about recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock's affair with the wife of his father's partner, MrsRobinson. Famous for being lauded as the first movie made for the (then) new Baby Boomer generation, prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and sky-rocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft lovingly parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).
13th Jun '16 7:02:54 PM Ezclee4050
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!"Just one word: Tropes.":

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!"Just !!"Just one word: Tropes.":
13th Jun '16 6:59:43 PM Ezclee4050
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!!! "Just one word. Tropes.":

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!!! "Just !"Just one word. word: Tropes.":
8th May '16 6:51:06 PM Temmere
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* KavorkaMan: Ben is plain, awkward, unemployed, with no prospects or ambition for getting them. And yet a mother and daughter fight over and both throw their lives away for him.

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* KavorkaMan: Ben is plain, awkward, unemployed, with no prospects or ambition for getting them. And yet a mother and daughter fight over and both throw their lives away for him. (Even Dustin Hoffman, during his audition, thought it was unlikely.)
22nd Mar '16 6:42:43 PM Mdumas43073
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** Ben does this toward the end, during that Berkeley-to-Pasadena-to-Berkeley-to-Santa Barbara shuttle. It's a minimum of 1,000 miles in 24 hours, on what were much smaller highways with stops and signal lights in 1967. The US 99 and 101 freeways were barely half-bypassed at the time, and I-5 not even open yet.

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** Ben does this toward the end, during that Berkeley-to-Pasadena-to-Berkeley-to-Santa Barbara shuttle. It's [[note]]It's a minimum of 1,000 miles in 24 hours, on what were much smaller highways with stops and signal lights in 1967. The US 99 and 101 freeways were barely half-bypassed at the time, and I-5 not even open yet.[[/note]]
22nd Mar '16 6:40:44 PM Mdumas43073
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Elaine. Sure, she's gorgeous -- she's played by Katharine Ross, after all -- but we never really learn much of anything about her, and indeed, her status as ForbiddenFruit per Mrs. Robinson's orders seems to be the primary source of Ben's attraction to her.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Elaine. Sure, she's gorgeous -- she's played by Katharine Ross, after all -- but we never really learn much of anything about her, and her; indeed, her status as ForbiddenFruit per Mrs. Robinson's orders seems to be the primary source of Ben's attraction to her.
22nd Mar '16 6:39:13 PM Mdumas43073
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* PlayingGertrude: Anne Bancroft was 36.

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* PlayingGertrude: Anne Bancroft was 36.36 (only six years older than Dustin Hoffman) when this was made.
22nd Mar '16 6:37:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* RealSongThemeTune:
** Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence".
** Also "Scarborough Fair" and "April Come She Will".

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* RealSongThemeTune:
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RealSongThemeTune: Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence".
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Silence". Also "Scarborough Fair" and "April Come She Will".
22nd Mar '16 6:36:57 PM Mdumas43073
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** Simon and Garfunkel's ''The Sound of Silence''.
** Also ''Scarborough Fair''.

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** Simon and Garfunkel's ''The "The Sound of Silence''.
Silence".
** Also ''Scarborough Fair''."Scarborough Fair" and "April Come She Will".
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