July 7, 2021 – 12:06 am
The film, directed in 1967 by Mike Nichols, is inspired by the novel of the same name by Charles Webb. Oscar for best director and unforgettable soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel
of Francesco Tortora
Tonight airs (at 00.35, Rete 4) “The Graduate”, a film directed in 1967 by Mike Nichols and inspired by the novel by Charles Webb of the same name. The protagonist is Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a wealthy young man who returns home to California after finishing college. During his graduation party, he meets Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife of his father’s business partner, and begins a relationship with her. But then he meets Elaine (Katharine Ross), daughter of Mrs Robinson, and falls in love with her, reciprocated. The ex-lover tries to thwart the relationship, but when he realizes that the relationship is more than solid, he takes revenge by telling everything to his daughter who decides to leave Ben. The latter does not lose heart and will do everything to win her back. “The Graduate” is a captivating and fast paced film that photographs the nonconformist spirit of the young people of the time and anticipates the 1968 rebellions in American colleges. The protagonists are particularly inspired and the story conquers audiences and critics alike. The final scene and the music by Simon & Garfunkel are unforgettable. At the box office it is an extraordinary success: it cost 3 million dollars, collected 105 million (the biggest hit of the season in the USA) and soon became a cult. The film also receives 7 Oscar nominations and a statuette for Best Director. Waiting for airing, here are 15 things you may not know.
July 7, 2021 | 00:06
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