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Double Feature #4 - Wong and Nichols

For today’s post, I once again did a familiar film and an unfamiliar film. Although, I have seen some of the films I’m looking at before, I hadn’t previously looked at a film I’d seen more than once. 4,235 more words


The Graduate: An American Classic

A friend’s recent social media post about the late Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, a fierce critic of the dehumanizing effects of communism and Western consumerism alike, reminded me of my latest viewing of one of my all-time favorite films,  The Graduate. 872 more words

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The Graduate (1967)

**** (all thanks to Anne)

The Graduate is Anne Bancroft, so to speak. Dustin Hoffman might play the eponymous character but it is Bancroft who carries the weight of the film, when it has any. 586 more words


6 Degrees Friday Flix: The Cinco de Mayo Edition

The Cinco de Mayo Edition: Happy Cinco de Mayo to one and all…I am still pleasantly surprised, as mentioned in the past week, at the response that most have to any mention of… 1,283 more words

To my esteemed humanist friend,

I confess

I was angry at first

At real atrocities ignored and

fictions so promiscuously embraced

But then I thought heck

So what if she mixes her metaphors? 92 more words


28. The Graduate

Roger Ebert famously re-reviewed The Graduate later in his career, approaching the movie with a more veteran take. On his first review in 1967, Ebert gave the film 4 out of 4 stars. 727 more words

The Graduate (1967)

Mike Nichols’ classic 1967 film, The Graduate, about an aimless 21 year old named Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, continues to resonate with audiences 50 years later; a true testament to the nerve the film struck with audiences. 160 more words

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