One of the most famous seduction stories in cinematic history, Mike Nichols’ The Graduate is a funny, gripping, romantic film with some sober statements about the arduous maturation process as well as the rueful ennui of middle age.
This film is the stuff of cinema legend. The strong script based on the novel by Charles Webb, the music by Simon & Garfunkel, and the central performances by Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross – one of the most beautiful faces ever to grace the silver screen – add up to an absolute classic and wonderfully entertaining piece of art.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer, especially as this one gives away practically the whole film:
Title: The Graduate
Direction: Mike Nichols
Screenplay: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
Cinematography: Robert Surtees
Editing: Sam O’Steen
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson