Let’s Graduate

Posted on September 12, 2007
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Regarded by film historians and movie critics as one of the key, groundbreaking films of the 1960’s, photo “The Graduate” (1967) helped rewrite the rules of Hollywood filmmaking and helped usher in a new crop of younger directors. MGM revisits one of the most illicit affairs in film history when “The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition” arrivesthis week. Starring Dustin Hoffman Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross, Mike Nichol’s film follows Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), a young college graduate who finds himself alienated and adrift in the shifting, social and sexual mores of the 1960s and questioning the values of society. As he floats through the summer, he’s seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft) and then falls in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). The two-disc anniversary edition DVD features all new commentary tracks from Hoffman, Ross, Nichols and director Steven Soderbergh, a new retrospective documentary about the influence of the film, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. The second disc is a CD of Simon & Garfunkel’s groundbreaking soundtrack.


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