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12th Sep '17 8:03:01 AM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance: Not exactly romance, but Mrs. Robinson wants to regain her youth, and Ben wants to sleep with her... at least till he falls for her daughter...
28th Jun '17 12:43:52 AM snichols1973
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* WomanScorned: When Ben breaks off the affair between him and Mrs. Robinson, she warns him to stay away from Elaine, making him promise that he will never go out with her. When Ben's parents urge him to give Elaine a call for a date, and Ben breaks his promise in the process, she blows the whistle on Ben, and Mr. Robinson has some hostile words for Ben if he even thinks about seeing Elaine again.
22nd May '17 1:29:23 PM Mdumas43073
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Disaffected college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), with no idea what to do with his life and no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "MrsRobinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.

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Disaffected college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), with having no idea what to do with his life and receiving no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "MrsRobinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.
22nd May '17 1:27:45 PM Mdumas43073
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This 1967 film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, is famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-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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This 1967 comedy-drama film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, is famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).
22nd May '17 1:27:25 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Graduate'' is a 1967 film, directed by 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 the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).

Disaffected college graduate Ben (Hoffman), with no idea what to do with his life and no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "Mrs. Robinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.

Creator/WilliamDaniels plays Ben's father, Mr. Braddock, who delivers the famous "plastics" quote. Creator/RichardDreyfuss appears in one of his first film roles; he has one line.

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''The Graduate'' is a This 1967 film, directed by 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.

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is famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).

Disaffected college graduate Ben Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), with no idea what to do with his life and no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "Mrs. Robinson" "MrsRobinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.

Creator/WilliamDaniels plays Ben's father, Mr. Braddock, who delivers the famous "plastics" quote. Creator/RichardDreyfuss briefly appears in one of his first film roles; he has one line.
22nd May '17 1:22:44 PM Mdumas43073
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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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Famous for being lauded as the first "serious" movie made for to be specifically targeted at the (then) new Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and sky-rocketing for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft lovingly parodied oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).
18th May '17 7:12:19 AM NightShade96
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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 (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.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted; in AdaptationalUgliness: In the book 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 (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.
14th May '17 4:52:43 AM snichols1973
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* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Robinson, when he finds out about Ben's escapades with Mrs. Robinson, turns ballistically hostile towards Ben:
-->'''Mr. Robinson''': All right, now listen to this. I don't know whether I can prosecute, but I think I can. I think I can get you behind bars if you ever look at my daughter again. Now, I've seen Elaine, and I've made damn sure you can't get to her. Stay away from me, Ben! I don't want to mince words with you. As far as Elaine is concerned, you're to get her out of your filthy mind right now! Is that perfectly clear to you? And that's all, Ben. You'll pardon me if I don't shake hands with you. I think you are filth. I think you are scum. You are a degenerate!
12th May '17 6:55:07 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Graduate'' is a 1967 film, directed by 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).

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''The Graduate'' is a 1967 film, directed by 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).
12th May '17 6:54:16 PM Mdumas43073
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