The Graduate

Title: The Graduate
Year: 1967
Director: Mike Nichols
Writers: Calder Willingham & Buck Henry, based on the novel by Charles Webb
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross
Music: Paul Simon, Dave Grusin
Distinctions: Oscar for Best Director; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Actress (Bancroft), Best Supporting Actress (Ross) and Best Cinematography; currently #157 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 105 minutes
Synopsis: guy has an affair with his parents’ friend
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), March 2009
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for pacing and cinematography) c. 3.1/4 (Very good).

It’s a good movie, but it’s kind of painful how unrelatable everyone is. Are the musical interludes really necessary? The cinematography is interesting; I don’t think it’s any good, but it’s interesting.


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