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  • The Graduate Essay

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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

  • Film Techniques In The Graduate

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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

  • Analysis of the Graduate Essay

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    The Graduate is a great example of a film where lens and camera choices were used effectively to convey the director’s point of view. It seemed like every choice made by the director Mike Nichols director and the director of cinematography Bob Surtees was justified. The outcome of each shot played an important role in shaping the message of the film. The cinematography of Bob Surtees is very complicated and thoughtful but at the same time seems poetic and spontaneous. All of Mrs. Robinson and

  • Film Analysis of "The Graduate" Essay

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    Film Analysis of “The Graduate” The 1967 film by Mike Nicoles “The Graduate” is about Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate, who is at a crossroads in his life. He is caught between adolescence and adulthood searching for the meaning of his upper middle class suburban world of his parents. He then began a sexual relationship with the wife of his father’s business partner, Mrs. Robinson. Uncomfortable with his sexuality, Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson continue an affair during which she asked

  • Essay on Viewer Response - The Graduate

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    The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols’, emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credits to symbolize how this graduate is

  • Existentialism In The 1967 Film The Graduate

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    The 1967 film, The Graduate is a classic film that is bound to stand the test of time. The fictional story revolves around Benjamin Braddock, a 21 year old graduate who returns home from college and is re-introduced to his father’s friend’s wife, Mrs. Robinson. Through enticing conversation and alluring conversation, Mrs. Robinson seduces Ben. After an affair that lasts weeks with Mrs. Robinson, Ben is introduced to and finds his heart to be with Elaine Robinson. Their relationship is strengthened

  • Essay on The Use of Sound in the Graduate

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    The use of sound in The Graduate The movie The Graduate was a pioneer for the film industry in regards to its use of popular music as non-diegetic sound throughout the film. The Simon and Garfunkel sound track fit in very nicely to set the tone of the film and give the audience clues as to what the characters were feeling. Aside from the non-diegetic sound the diegetic sound was also used very effectively to express character emotions, in particular Ben’s emotions. Ben’s disconnect from society

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' The Graduate ' Essay

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    Edward Brambila English 2—Prof. Sosner 12/16/2016 The Art of Symbolism in “The Graduate” The movie “The Graduate” is a struggle story of a fine caliber that falls under the genre of comedic drama. Some might even argue that it was one of the best films of its time and even till this day. The way the movie blends characters is anything but superficial and its use of symbolism to describe said characters leaves little more to be desired. While some may not like the movie and say it falls short the

  • The Graduate and Plastics Essay example

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    The Graduate and Plastics   The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols who won an Oscar for his direction.  This hit of the 60's focuses on the development and the maturing of the ultra-naïve college graduate Benjamin Braddock.  This movie is about "just one word...Plastics."  Mr. McQuire sums up this entire movie when he tells Ben that there is "a great future in plastics."  In this film the relationships, except the one between Ben and Elaine, are like

  • The Characterization Of Benjamin Braddock In The Graduate

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    The characterization of Benjamin Braddock is apparent through the main focus of the 1967 coming of age film, The Graduate. The point of view, cinematography, score and less so the dialog gives the audience a detailed look into not only who Benjamin is as a person, but also the challenges he faces throughout the film. The film focuses on the perspective of Ben himself, never really giving the audience a chance to watch much else of anything, really. Occasionally, the camera angle is intended to

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