Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How "The Graduate" Became the Touchstone of a Generation

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"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations attached to what seemed to be a small, sexy, art house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story--a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents' friends and then runs off with her daughter--would turn out to be a monster hit, with an extended run in theaters and seven Academy Award nominations. The film catapulted an unknown actor, Dustin Hoffman, to stardom with a role that is now permanently engraved in our collective memories. And just as it turned the word plastics into shorthand for soulless work and a corporate, consumer culture, The Graduate sparked a national conversation about what came to be called "the generation gap." Now, in time for this iconic film's fiftieth birthday, author Beverly Gray offers up a smart close reading of the film itself and vivid, never-before-revealed details from behind the scenes of the production--including all the drama and decision-making of the cast and crew. For movie buffs and pop culture fans, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson brings to light The Graduate 's huge influence on the future of filmmaking, and it explores how this unconventional movie rocked the late sixties world, both reflecting and changing the era's views of sex, work, and marriage.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Film & Video -- ART, Graduate (Motion picture) -- History and criticism, Graduate (Motion picture) -- Influence, History & Criticism -- Film & Video, Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures, Motion pictures -- Influence, Popular Culture -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
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