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By J.W. Whitehead

the preferred luck in 1967 of The Graduate used to be fast and overall; on the time, simply Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music have been larger box-office winners. but such exceptional luck got here at a cost: at the film’s fortieth anniversary, director Mike Nichols claimed that The Graduate have been “whipped away” through a tender viewers hungry for countercultural records. This examine, the 1st monograph on The Graduate, explores how renowned and next severe reception deflected a whole realizing of the film’s advanced standpoint, which satirizes every little thing in its path—especially Benjamin and Elaine, its younger “heroes.” The textual content explores how the movie bargains no longer the satisfied finishing a few think, yet a corrosive and satirical imaginative and prescient of humanity.
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