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    The Graduate “Just one word … plastics,” the statement that alone can summarize Mike Nichols’ 1967 film, The Graduate. However, when Mr. McQuire tells the movie’s main character, Ben Braddock, that there is "a great future in plastics" he finds it irrelevant and escapes to be alone in his room. However this comment surreptitiously creates a parallel to everything we see in Ben’s life. Whether it be the apprehensive relationship with his parents, an alienated affair with Mrs. Robinson, or the near

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    Summary: The Graduate

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    Heaven Ornelas Professor Moses, Film 2B Spring 2017 Cover Letter for Benjamin find his voice in Mike Nichol’s The Graduate Abstract: In Mike Nichols’s The Graduate, Benjamin Braddock’s (portrayed by Dustin Hoffman), the main character, struggles to find his voice and stand up for himself as his parent and others influence him to choose a certain life plan, is conveyed through Nichols’s composition of scenes, dialogue, and symbolism. Benjamin is continually influenced by someone whether

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    The Graduate Symbolism

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    Analysis #1 – The Graduate Criteria: 1. The movie should have more to it than just pure entertainment. It should have a deeper message that will impact me in one way or another. 2. At least one character should be emotionally relatable, and the experiences that the character goes through should also be realistic and relatable. 3. There should be at least some symbolism in the movie that foreshadows an event/ multiple events. In the year 1967, Mike Nichols directed The Graduate - a movie that tells

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    The Graduate, a film directed by Mike Nichols in 1976, is a film that has influenced the way I view the world. It is a story of a college graduate, Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman), who finds himself trapped in the superficial or “plastic” world around him. Because of this, he feels trapped, depressed, and insecure about his future. This makes him an easy target for Mrs. Robinson (played by Anne Bancroft), the middle-aged cougar and wife of his father’s business partner. At Ben’s Graduation

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    The film elements montage, subjective camera, and left to right and right to left to portray that Ben feels trapped and does not have a clear vision of what he should do with his life in the film The Graduate. Throughout the film, the director uses a montage to prove that Ben is in a constant routine that he is trapped inside of. A montage is when a series of short shots display a long period of time being passed. An example of when a montage portrays Ben being trapped is during the summer when he

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    The Graduate Film Essay

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    Looking further at the conventions of Classical and Art cinema in the movie The Graduate, it becomes quite evident that there are elements of both Classical Hollywood cinema and Art cinema in the film. The movie begins with college graduate Benjamin Braddock, coming back home after finishing his studies at university. At his graduation party, Benjamin is bombarded by family and friends with questions concerning his future. Eventually, he retreats to his room for a moment’s silence. Mrs. Robinson

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    The Graduate Movie Essay

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    In the film The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967), the focus of movie is centered on main character Benjamin Braddock’s life after college, as he aimlessly finds himself being exploited, mis-directed, seduced (figuratively and literally) and betrayed by the antagonist, Mrs. Robinson who coincidently helps him transition from boyhood into adulthood. The central theme of innocence and confusion are also at the forefront of the film’s thematic message, where Ben is often seen lost in his own world. The

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    The Graduate The graduate is a 1967 classic comedy-drama Hollywood film directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Dustin Hoffman, the film tells the story of a recent college graduate (Benjamin) with no established aim in life. Benjamin is seduced by a much older woman, Mrs. Robinson, but ends up falling in love with her daughter Elaine. The director of the film uses various cinematographic elements to depict the theme which is coming of age/loss of innocence/ growing awareness. From the distinct transitions

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    One of my favorite movies is The Graduate released in 1967 and based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb. It is regarded as a classic and shows a lot of psychological issues of the 60s brought on by social norms. An older-neglected housewife named Mrs. Robinson seduces a recent 21-year-old graduate, Benjamin Braddock.. During the 40s until the 70s, because of mother’s strong involvement in their children’s life, many children never learned to take care of themselves. Benjamin is a clear

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    from depression, and they use their battles as jokes that hide their true emotions behind laughter. The movie The Graduate directed by Mike Nichols, is intended to be a comedy. It portrays a young man named Benjamin who is returning from college and received a highly prestigious award. Not only did he win an award, but he graduated before he turned 21. The average age of a college graduate is 22, therefore, Ben graduated 2 years early with a special recognition, and he does not acknowledge it. Ben does

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