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#481. The Graduate

  • Year: 1967
  • Country: USA
  • Production: Embassy Pictures, 105m
  • Director: Mike Nichols
  • Producer: Joseph E. Levine, Lawrence Turman
  • Screenplay: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, from book by Charles Webb
  • Photography: Robert Surtees
  • Music: Dave Grusin, Paul Simon
  • Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson
  • Oscar Wins: Best Director
  • Oscar Noms: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography

Abridged Book Description

As unlikely as it sounds today, The Graduate struck many moviegoers as daring, even a bit scandalous when it opened in 1967, a year when the decade's much-vaunted sexual revolution was still struggling to take hold... If any mainstream movie hammered the last nail into the coffin of midcentury "momism," this was it. Neither motherhood, suburbia, nor the suffocating fog of postwar middle-class mores would ever seem quite the same.