History YMMV / TheGraduate

20th Apr '17 8:12:53 AM Pren
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: So many. Especially the ending. Ben's initial attempt to procure a room at the Taft Hotel is another prime example.

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So many. Especially the ending. Ben's initial attempt to procure a room at the Taft Hotel is another prime example.example.
** A real life one: In Mike Nichols' initial meeting with Simon and Garfunkel they played him some songs, and eventually got to one they hadn't decided on a title for yet. Just for the sake of something to call it they said it was "Mrs. Robinson," to which Nichols was understandably nonplussed that they had a song with the same name as one of the characters and didn't lead with that.
20th Apr '17 8:09:08 AM Pren
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** The diving suit scene seems disconnected from the rest of the narrative. Nonetheless, it was meant to link Ben to the little diver figure in his aquarium he was looking at earlier on. Notice that when he sinks to the bottom of the pool, he stops moving and just lays there stiffly.

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** The diving suit scene seems disconnected from the rest of the narrative. Nonetheless, it was meant to link Ben to the little diver figure in his aquarium he was looking at earlier on. Notice that when he sinks to the bottom of the pool, he stops moving and just lays there stiffly. It also gives the impression of him escaping all the troubles outside the pool by essentially going back in the womb.
12th Apr '17 1:28:19 PM bt8257
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Like many of Mike Nichols' films, this one is more subversive than it seemed to be at the time. For example, the advice "Plastics"? It's ''good advice''. The part about plastics ''[[{{Misblamed}} was]]'' [[{{Misblamed}} unintentional]], however - shortly after the movie was released, new advances in plastics production (that the script writers were highly unlikely to know about) caused the industry to grow at an extremely rapid pace. The fortuitous timing did result in the entire plastics industry becoming a PeripheryDemographic.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Like many of Mike Nichols' films, this one is more subversive than it seemed to be at the time. For example, the advice "Plastics"? It's ''good advice''. The part about plastics ''[[{{Misblamed}} was]]'' wasn't]]'' [[{{Misblamed}} unintentional]], intentional]], however - shortly after the movie was released, new advances in plastics production (that the script writers were highly unlikely to know about) caused the industry to grow at an extremely rapid pace. The fortuitous timing did result resulted in the entire plastics industry becoming a PeripheryDemographic.
12th Apr '17 1:27:05 PM bt8257
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Like many of Mike Nichols' films, this one is more subversive than it seemed to be at the time. For example, the advice "Plastics"? It's ''good advice''. The part about plastics [[MisBlamed was unintentional]] - shortly after the movie was released, new advances in plastics production (that the script writers were highly unlikely to know about) caused the industry to grow at an extremely rapid pace. The fortuitous timing did result in the entire plastics industry becoming a PeripheryDemographic.
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Like many of Mike Nichols' films, this one is more subversive than it seemed to be at the time. For example, the advice "Plastics"? It's ''good advice''. The part about plastics [[MisBlamed was unintentional]] ''[[{{Misblamed}} was]]'' [[{{Misblamed}} unintentional]], however - shortly after the movie was released, new advances in plastics production (that the script writers were highly unlikely to know about) caused the industry to grow at an extremely rapid pace. The fortuitous timing did result in the entire plastics industry becoming a PeripheryDemographic.
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10th Feb '17 2:56:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* UnbuiltTrope: Ben convincing Elaine to run out on her wedding is an iconic moment in the film, and many a RunawayBride examples homage it in some way. However this film is one of the few to show both characters wondering if they did the right thing and end ambiguously. Oh and this time the ceremony is already ''over'' by the time they do it.
10th Feb '17 2:55:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Yes, it is based on a novel. (By Charles Webb: his Ben is a good deal stronger than movie-Ben.) Ben in the book is a blond jock. No wonder they auditioned Creator/RobertRedford for the role, and no wonder Creator/MelBrooks was confident Dustin Hoffman would fail ''his'' audition, and be available to work in ''Film/TheProducers''.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Yes, it is based on a novel. (By Charles Webb: his Ben is a good deal stronger than movie-Ben.) Ben in the book is a blond jock. No wonder they auditioned Creator/RobertRedford for the role, and no wonder Creator/MelBrooks was confident Dustin Hoffman Creator/DustinHoffman would fail ''his'' audition, and be available to work in ''Film/TheProducers''.
6th Sep '16 10:42:40 AM fearlessnikki
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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Katherine Ross end the movie in a MaybeEverAfter becomes very harsh if you've seen ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' where her husband eventually kills her and replaces her with a robot.


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* UnbuiltTrope: Ben convincing Elaine to run out on her wedding is an iconic moment in the film, and many a RunawayBride examples homage it in some way. However this film is one of the few to show both characters wondering if they did the right thing and end ambiguously. Oh and this time the ceremony is already ''over'' by the time they do it.
22nd Mar '16 6:28:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Yes, it is based on a novel. (By Charles Webb: his Ben is a good deal stronger than movie-Ben.) Ben in the book is a blond jock. No wonder they auditioned Robert Redford for the role, and no wonder Creator/MelBrooks was confident Dustin Hoffman would fail ''his'' audition, and be available to work in ''Film/TheProducers''.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Yes, it is based on a novel. (By Charles Webb: his Ben is a good deal stronger than movie-Ben.) Ben in the book is a blond jock. No wonder they auditioned Robert Redford Creator/RobertRedford for the role, and no wonder Creator/MelBrooks was confident Dustin Hoffman would fail ''his'' audition, and be available to work in ''Film/TheProducers''.
22nd Mar '16 6:25:53 PM Mdumas43073
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The film is much like Mike Nichols' films - they're more subversive that they seem to be at the time. For example, the advice "Plastics"? It's ''good advice''. The part about plastics [[MisBlamed was unintentional]] - shortly after the movie was released, new advances in plastics production (that the script writers were highly unlikely to know about) caused the industry to grow at an extremely rapid pace. The fortuitous timing did result in the entire plastics industry becoming a PeripheryDemographic.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The film is much like Like many of Mike Nichols' films - they're films, this one is more subversive that they seem than it seemed to be at the time. For example, the advice "Plastics"? It's ''good advice''. The part about plastics [[MisBlamed was unintentional]] - shortly after the movie was released, new advances in plastics production (that the script writers were highly unlikely to know about) caused the industry to grow at an extremely rapid pace. The fortuitous timing did result in the entire plastics industry becoming a PeripheryDemographic.
22nd Mar '16 6:24:29 PM Mdumas43073
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** Speaking of Richard Dreyfuss, he would later butt heads with Mr. Robinson after the latter apparently became [[Film/{{Jaws}} mayor of Amity Island]].



** Mr. Robinson apparently became [[Film/{{Jaws}} mayor of Amity Island]] after divorcing Mrs. Robinson.
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