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Appraising The graduate : the Mike Nichols classic and its impact in Hollywood

J.W. Whitehead.
  • Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
  • x, 211 pages : illustrations; 23 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • The popular success in 1967 of The Graduate was immediate and total; at the time, only Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music were bigger box-office winners. Yet such phenomenal success came at a price: On the film's 40th anniversary, director Mike Nichols claimed that The Graduate had been "whipped away" by a young audience hungry for countercultural documents. --
Contents
  • 1. "Plastics"
  • 2. Post-Graduate
  • 3. Graduates
  • 4. "The Sounds of Silence": Of Human Baggage (00:00-03:00)
  • 5. Graduation Party (03:00-06:30)
  • 6. Locked Womb (06:30-16:30)
  • 7. "Ben? You'll Never Be Young Again." (16:30-21:00)
  • 8. Birthday Party (21:00-24:00)
  • 9. "Affair" at the Taft Hotel (24:00-38:00)
  • 10. "Drifting" (38:00-46:00)
  • 11. "Conversation"-Stopper (46:00-55:00)
  • 12. Elaine (55:00-1:10:30)
  • 13. "Scarborough Fair": The Berkeley Stalker (1:10:30-1:26:00)
  • 14. "Mrs. Robinson": The Loneliness of the Lone-Distance
  • Runner (1:26:00-1:41:00)
  • 15. More "Sounds of Silence": The Finishing Kick (1:41:00-1:46:00)
  • 16. Legacy of The Graduate.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index.
ISBN
  • 9780786463060 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • 0786463066 (softcover : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010046317
  • OCLC: 664656910