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  • The Graduate - 2768 Words
    Kirsten Thouvenot 323648 kdtf4d@mail.missouri.edu Film Studies 1800 Lesson 2 Mise-en-Scène The Graduate, a film released in 1967, involves a young man going through the crisis of finding himself after graduating college. Ben Braddock is at a stand still, unsure of what to do with his future. The film is set in the late 60’s in a suburban upper middle class area in Southern California. Mostly, the movie takes place at the Braddock’s home, a hotel nearby, a University, and a Church. The plot...
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  • The Graduate - 421 Words
    “The Graduate” The film, “The graduate”, is a romantic comedy drama, produced by Mike Nichols in 1967. A movie typically gives us a lot of information trough the picture, the light and the sound. This is also the case in the movie “The graduate”. We are getting a lot of information trough the picture, the light and the sounds. The producer arranges these things in a certain way, and there by he puts the audience in a certain mood. An example in the movie “The graduate”, could be the first...
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  • The Graduate - 737 Words
    “The Graduate” Essay Twenty-One year old Ben Bradock, comes home to California, after graduating from the University, and lacks direction in his life. His coming-home party is significant, in that it I s all his parents friends, no one his own age. Likewise for his twenty first birthday party when he is “put on display” by his father who has bought him an expensive birthday present which he has no legitimate use for-a diving suit. He is seduced by and has an affair with an attractive...
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  • The Graduation of the Graduate - 930 Words
    History of Cinema The Graduation of the Graduate: the film’s influence on American Cinema For my research paper I would like to explore the motifs and key themes in the classic American film, The Graduate (1967). By investigating the adaptation of the novel by Charles Webb into a screenplay, the use of symbolism, soundtrack, metaphors and setting, I will determine the film’s role in American cinema history, and how its effects are still seen in film today. In 1963, Charles...
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  • Analysis of the Graduate - 1028 Words
    The Graduate is a great example of a film where lens and camera choices were used effectively to convey the director’s point of view. It seemed like every choice made by the director Mike Nichols director and the director of cinematography Bob Surtees was justified. The outcome of each shot played an important role in shaping the message of the film. The cinematography of Bob Surtees is very complicated and thoughtful but at the same time seems poetic and spontaneous. All of Mrs. Robinson...
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  • The Graduate Essay - 916 Words
    The Graduate “Just one word … plastics,” the statement that alone can summarize Mike Nichols’ 1967 film, The Graduate. However, when Mr. McQuire tells the movie’s main character, Ben Braddock, that there is "a great future in plastics" he finds it irrelevant and escapes to be alone in his room. However this comment surreptitiously creates a parallel to everything we see in Ben’s life. Whether it be the apprehensive relationship with his parents, an alienated affair with Mrs. Robinson, or the...
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  • The Graduate Sequence Analysis - 758 Words
    The Graduate Sequence Analysis One sequence in The Graduate where many elements of the mise-en-scene are present is the scene where Ben Braddock’s parents are throwing him a pool party for his twenty-first birthday, and they ask him to come out of the house and show off their present to him, a scuba suit. Even though Ben’s parents claim that this is a birthday party for Ben, his parents have only invited their friends. This makes the audience question whether Ben actually has any friends to...
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  • The Graduate - Analysis and Review - 620 Words
    The Graduate came out in 1967 and had immediate success in the box office. Critics and audiences praised Mike Nichols’ work, earning him an Oscar. The movie also helped skyrocket Dustin Hoffman’s Hollywood road to fame, as well as sparked new life to Anne Bancroft’s. Few would doubt that this coming of age tale could be considered a ‘great movie’. It’s an American classic and one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Part of what makes this movie so great is, first of all, the acting. It’s...
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  • The Graduate-Film Analysis - 434 Words
    Mike Nichols’, The Graduate, produced in 1967 is based on a young college graduate who is unsure about his future. Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has recently graduated college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine...
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  • The Graduate: The Adopted Champion of the Youth
    The Graduate: An Adopted Champion of the Youth Movement The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman is not only critically hailed as a one of the greatest films of all time, it is also one of the most financially successful films of all time.1 Although initially looked over by the established Hollywood elite, the film found a home with an underrepresented and frustrated youth culture that was taking root in the 1960s. Its success lay in its effective portrayal and...
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  • The Graduate Film Critique - 588 Words
    The Graduate, a film based on the novel by Charles Webb, is directed by Mike Nichols, whose famous works also include Working Girl and Catch-22. The Graduate was released in United States on December 22, 1967. The screenplay for the film is done by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, and the cinematography by Robert Surtees. A few of the main cast members include Anne Bancroft (as Mrs. Robinson), Dustin Hoffman (as Benjamin Braddock), Katharine Ross (as Elaine Robinson), William Daniels (as Mr....
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  • Viewer Response - the Graduate
    In The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols', emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credits to symbolize how this...
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  • The Use of Sound in the Graduate - 848 Words
    The use of sound in The Graduate The movie The Graduate was a pioneer for the film industry in regards to its use of popular music as non-diegetic sound throughout the film. The Simon and Garfunkel sound track fit in very nicely to set the tone of the film and give the audience clues as to what the characters were feeling. Aside from the non-diegetic sound the diegetic sound was also used very effectively to express character emotions, in particular Ben’s emotions. Ben’s disconnect from...
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  • A Synopsis of the Movie The Graduate - 1425 Words
    A world without rebels would be a world with no change. If specific groups didn’t escape the status quo, life would essentially go on as if it were put on repeat. Nothing would ever change, and nothing new would ever be accomplished. And most importantly, there would be no distinguishing factors between any two generations. Generations are shaped by the exclusive social changes that transpire over a given time period. Each generation desperately wants to set themselves apart by...
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  • Film Analysis of American Beauty and the Graduate
    Jessica Burns 309164 Jmbf6b@mail.missouri.edu Film Studies 1800 Sequence Analysis/ Assignment No. 2 American Beauty -From when Carolyn arrives home until the end of the scene with Lester in their living room (Chapter 19: 1:14:35–1:17:40) The movie “American Beauty” literally is trying to express how much beauty there is in America but it is not always so easy to see. Often in the film objects normally thought of as ordinary are magnified to express deeper meaning and...
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  • The Graduate/American Beauty Sequence Analysis
    Sequence Analysis: The Graduate The Graduate is a subversive, wistful coming-of-age tale epitomizing the ambiguity of reaching adulthood, and the struggle of this experience. Robert Surtees, the cinematographer, successfully uses mise-en-scene to illustrate these particular themes. A variety of props are scattered throughout the opening sequence that allude to Ben’s melancholy and detachment. Additionally, the same sequence uses social and graphic blocking to depict the impedance Ben...
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  • He Garfunkeled Your Mother: a Psychoanalytic Reading of the Graduate
    He Garfunkeled Your Mother: A Psychoanalytic Reading of The Graduate The 1967 film, The Graduate, staring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft contains a plethora of human idiosyncrasies that would be of the utmost interest to the psychoanalytic minds of both Freud and Lacan. For this reading, I will focus on the theories of both Freud and Lacan in accordance with textual evidence to prove that Benjamin Braddock never achieves happiness in the end of the film, but has only just prolonged his quest...
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  • Mrs. Robinson - 613 Words
    “Benjamin, you will never be young again, sew a few oats while you can.” (Mr. Robinson) The Graduate, a coming of age film that hardly can be considered traditional, but at the same time relates to every being that has experienced puberty, thus, finding manhood or womanhood. Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson are the main characters designed for the audience, both young and old, and facing this ever revolving passion to be one or the other. The trials and tribulation takes the viewer on a journey...
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  • Benjamin Braddock characterization - 507 Words
    The Graduate – Benjamin Braddock Characterization The film „The Graduate“, published in 1967 tells the story of a young man who has to deal with the problems of having no aim in life and getting seduced by an elder woman. Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, is the protagonist and he is going to be the topic of this characterization. Benjamin, a recent college graduate, got the features of a normal 20 years old male in the 1960`s. Brown hair, mid-tall, well-dressed, trained and...
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  • FI313 Film Form Exemplar Essay 1 65
    With reference to specific moments in The Graduate (1968), explore how the camera framing, editing and filmic style adopted in particular sequences become key elements in dramatising the story of Benjamin Braddock’s sense of confusion about his future. The Graduate (1967) is arguably one of the greatest films of the 20th Century and is regularly regarded as a film classic. Directed by Mike Nichols, who has been quoted saying the protagonist, Benjamin Braddock, is not “particularly bright” or...
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  • GRA Packet - 1478 Words
    DE PARTME NT OF CHEMISTRY Coll eg e of Ar ts an d S cien ces P.O. Box 4098 Atlan ta , GA 30 302-4098 Ph on e: 4 04 /413-5500 Fax : 4 04 /413-55 05 New Student Guidelines 1. PANTHERCARD: Student ID Card http://www.gsu.edu/panthercard/47086.html Main Office Number: 404-413-9508 Fax: 404-413-9525 In-Person: PantherCard Office University Bookstore Building, Suite 200 66 Courtland Street, Atlanta GA 30303 Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday:...
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  • Recommendation Letter - 171 Words
    To who may concern 4/1/2015 I have great pleasure in writing this letter of recommendation for Mr. Mohammad Al-Barrak who is keen to pursue higher studies at your institution. He has been working with K.C.A.R.E since 2013. His cooperation and support in managing project let me found him to be a valuable asset to the core K.A.CARE team. He possesses a positive attitude, willing to learn new concept, and continues to expand his knowledge on a daily basis. He has significantly...
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  • If You Can't Say Something Nice, Don't Say Nothing at All
    HannahRae Stevens 5 Oct. 2011 “If you Can’t Say Something Nice, Don’t Say Nothing At All” In any given day, we are exposed to hundreds of opinions from various sources. An admiring comment about your shoes, a disgusted cry during a Presidential address, a whispered diss about the girl across the room at a social event. Opinions are a part of everyday life, and we often never even give much thought to whether they are a necessary and beneficial asset to society. If we were indeed to...
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  • Standard Deviation and Probability - 514 Words
    A business graduate very much wants to get a job in any one of the top 10 accounting firms. Applying to any of these companies requires a lot of effort and paperwork and is therefore costly. She estimates the cost of applying to each of the 10 companies and the probability of getting a job offer there. These data are tabulated below. The tabulation is in the decreasing order of cost. 1. If the graduate applies to all 10 companies, what is the probability that she will get at least one...
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