By J.W. Whitehead

the preferred luck in 1967 of The Graduate was once rapid and overall; on the time, purely Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music have been larger box-office winners. but such extra special good fortune got here at a cost: at the film’s fortieth anniversary, director Mike Nichols claimed that The Graduate have been “whipped away” by means of a tender viewers hungry for countercultural records. This examine, the 1st monograph on The Graduate, explores how renowned and next severe reception deflected a whole figuring out of the film’s advanced standpoint, which satirizes every thing in its path—especially Benjamin and Elaine, its younger “heroes.” The textual content explores how the movie bargains no longer the satisfied finishing a few think, yet a corrosive and satirical imaginative and prescient of humanity.
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