It’s a classic. Millions of students have discovered the story via the original novel. In 1967 director Mike Nichols brought “The Graduate” to the big screen. A book author Charles Webb wrote shortly after graduating from Williams College.
The movie, shot on location in California, is famous for various reasons: For its actors and actresses, like 29-year-old Dustin Hoffman who played 20-year-old Benjamin Braddock. Braddock first gets seduced by older woman Mrs. Robinson and then falls in love with her daughter Elaine.
“The Graduate” is also famous for its music. Written and performed by Simon and Garfunkel, the soundtrack contains many classics. Such as “Mrs. Robinson” or “The Sound of Silence”. The latter is the last song of the movie.
And it’s famous for its shooting-locations. Such as the famous USC, a University in Los Angeles, or the town’s Ambassador Hotel.
Watch the final four minutes of the movie, originally produced by StudioCanal and distributed by Embassy Pictures and United Artists below. A great musical moment arrives in the first seconds as Ben’s car runs out of gas and the music underlines it…