The Elaine of this interpretation is a near-vegetarian feminist, but is still supposed to feel inferior to Ben. Original review text from Dec. However unnatural what led up to it may have been, they will have a proper wedding night! Killing popular kids and blowing up a school in Heathers jumps to mind. It should be joyous and celebratory, as Ben has succeeded in his goal snatching his beloved away from the altar and claiming her for himself and she going along willingly, even giddily. His fidelity of observation, however, awakens our appetite for further honesties.
Ben then jumps in and looks back at his father. It won five of the seven Golden Globe Awards Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Actress in a Comedy, and Best Male and Female Newcomers , was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won the Oscar for Best Director. Robinson, Ben's spending his days lounging in the pool when his father confronts him, and we see the following exchange, Mr. As the story's about a liberal arts graduate Benjamin Braddock going through some sort of quarter-life crisis, the barren and flat style fits with how he's feeling emotionally. It's also hard Just because I'm a print guy I figured I owed it to the history of the novel to read the book on which the movie is based. Merely having the elements isn't enough if they aren't put together well, and here they make a confusing mess even if you don't know the original coming-of-age story.
His parents force him to ask Elaine out and Mrs. One of the most powerful images for me was Braddock shown between Mrs. Our cultural insecurity vis-à-vis the Old World is at work again. Benjamin: Well, it's very comfortable just to drift here. The whole last scene is filled with excitement, yet when the two finally get away they are engulfed in pure solemnity. Now if I stalk her enough and repeat the same things over and over, maybe she'll agree! Well, I was very young then so it was just part of growing up.
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre. Nichols has muted the smash to the face into an elbow to the solar plexus, but Mr. Hoffman is Benjamin Braddock, the disaffected young university graduate who returns from his studies to a summer without direction. Water swimming pools, aquariums, and rain appears frequently as a tool of separation. Oh, and one more thing.
I mean it's interesting in the way that truly awful things are always interesting. Are you going to try and make something nasty out of that? Benjamin refuses to leave his room. The fact that this film stands strong after an immense amount of time is, in my honest opinion, the most impressive aspect of the film. Don't bother looking for more pages. Shy Benjamin Braddock Dustin Hoffman returns home from college with an uncertain future. For the first time, parents have taken to heart the feedback they got from their kids, have come to suspect they may be leading pointless lives and have thereby been rendered unable to take pride in what they have achieved.
Naturally gifted, with a family of wealth and position to back him up, an impressive degree, a fellowship award, the ability to excel in almost any career he might choose, Benjamin exists, as the film opens, in that condition of voluptuous potentiality which is supposed to define young men. Here, Guadagnino uses an unbroken take to keep us entrenched in an ontological moment, so that the badinage, the gradual revelation of spurious words, the sober reactions are all captured in unfeigned real time. I love her and am going to marry her! This is not the best way to leave your lover. The only problem with the film is Elaine's character. Robinson Ann Bancroft are comedy gold.
Then the bus drives off in the distance. We do not know if she as desperate to break free as Benjamin is. I found Hoffman's character hard to grasp except that he is just going through the motions in his monkey suit to make his parents happy. In the end, what may be more interesting than the novel is the story of its author. We know what is real! She keeps Ben at arm's length with distant answers to his naive questions about her life. The Graduate is about a boy trying to become a man. We know that an entanglement with a married woman—especially one so awful—can come to no good end, and that the movie, in order to resolve itself, is going to have to get Benjamin out of it and into something else.
Then she cries out to him, and everyone springs into action. He would like the chance to sit around and think about his future for several months. Anche se di solito il libro nasce prima, e poi il film. While not a perfect transfer, it certainly marks a significant stride forward from previous home-video releases of the film. The other three - including a complete rewrite of the famous wedding scene - exist primarily to beef up Elaine's character, attempting to make her a modern, more complicated woman. When they finally escape their tormentors, and the tension of the chase is relaxed, our relief is consummate. Now it's in a torrid affair with a family friend and in his backyard.
After several days of indecision, she tentatively agrees. The novel, in dialogue that is omitted from the film, makes this abundantly clear at a number of points. Parents need to know that The Graduate is a unique classic comedy charting an affair between a young man and a married friend of his parents. He carries himself in a way that suggests he envisions not so much a future as a beneficent destiny. So Nichols has introduced these two distortions of personality as though to help captivate us away from our initial focus, and from them spring a litter of false bits.
Hoffman is perfect in his role. She would not perpetually address Benjamin in that excessively clear tone one reserves for small children. Dustin Hoffman, in his first major film role, plays Benjamin Braddock: the epitome of the confused and isolated young adult male. Director Mike Nichols and editor Sam O'Steen who also edited films like Cool Hand Luke and Chinatown really tell more of Ben Braddock's story than even Dustin Hoffman does. Small, but well-cast, supporting contingent includes co-scripter Henry, as a room clerk. Embittered by the emptiness of his college education and indifferent to his grim prospects—grad school? Benjamin tries to back out at the last minute. Presumably, a director uses the perspectives of his camera its lens distortions, its angle of vision, its filter coloration, its distance, the suddenness of its attention to indicate the proper attitude toward the visual facts, more or less as a writer chooses between words to suggest his own viewpoint.