The Graduate, 1967

8 June 2007

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I’ve been trying to catch up on some classics that have slipped by the wayside and this week I watched The Graduate directed by Mike Nichols in 1967.

I really enjoyed this film (I usually don’t give any blog space to films I don’t like..) it was not quite what I expected, however, begininng with a very claustrophobic party thrown by the parents of Benjamin, played by a very young Dustan Hoffman after Ben’s recent graduation (I’m sure Ben’s father is the voice of Kit from Knight Rider..). The film seems to have captured the essence of the 60s (not that I was around) and portrays beautifully the ever present generation gap between parents and their offspring. Yet another must see!

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