A movie analysis of the graduate by embassy films

Ben pursues her all the way to Santa Barbara, where he rescues Elaine from her family and her new husband. The ending coincidentally highlights traditional values of partnership.

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Robinson suggests that Ben give Elaine a call when she gets into town, but Ben puts that off for as long as possible. I want to talk about this Graduate thing! He treats Elaine horribly on that date, forcing her to tears. Robinson takes Elaine from school, to ensure that he never sees her again.

One will see that the cinematography is rich with symbolism and is often placed in the point of view of the protagonist causing the audience to feel the way that the protagonist feels achieving a sense of empathy and support for the protagonist.

While the initial announcement named William Hanley as screenwriter, the 16 Oct DV claimed the pair had also met with Loring Mandel.

Schanberg secures evacuation for Pran, his wife and their four children. Ben runs to the house to beat her to Elaine. Robinson, who clearly is very unhappy. Knowing that Pran will be imprisoned or killed, Rockoff and fellow photographer Jon Swain of The Sunday Times try to forge a British passport for Pran; the deception fails when the image of Pran on the passport photo fades to nothing, as they lack adequate photographic developer.

That is until Ben makes the mistake of dating Mrs.

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Informed that the Khmer Rouge have ordered all Cambodian citizens in the embassy to be handed over and fearing the embassy will be overrun, the embassies comply.

Towards the end of the film, Mrs.

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There is no conflict between them. The story seemed to fit into the structures proposed in this material and illustrates the point that having a strong structure can be a successful tool in drawing an audience in and grabbing onto them throughout Posted by.

Ben has been identified as the one that the audience should pull for--the hero of the story. In this scene his parents have him demonstrate his new scuba gear. Ben has finally found someone who he can talk with and who will understand what he is going through. Using odd angles, jittery editing, and evocative widescreen photography, Nichols welded a hip New Wave style and a generation-gap theme to a fairly traditional screwball comedy script by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham from Charles Webb 's novel.

Robinson asks him to drive her home, Ben does everything he can to avoid it. The affair and the pool are all well and good until Ben is pushed to go out with the Robinsons' daughter Elaine Katharine Ross and he falls in love with her.

Though I still must be young at heart or in some areas the generation gap isn't as relevant because I did watch a film with a 21 year old that we both found hilarious: It has stood the test of time and become known has a classic. Ben at first has no particular aspirations, but when he goes on his date with Elaine, he realizes that he is in love with her.

He is no longer incapacitated with fear, he knows what he wants. Unfortunately for her, Ben is in a stage of personal development where his knee-jerk reaction is to rebel against any edict. This leads the audience to sympathize for Ben being stuck in this situation and establishes that Ben is clearly out of place.

Everyone seems to have so much faith in him, but Ben himself has to wonder if it is warranted. At first, with the close-up he is the center of attention, then with the zoom out he appears small in relation to the world, and the sameness in relation to the other passengers is revealed.

She fully expects him to heed her decree that Ben not ever see Elaine. Patricia Neal turned down the film as she had recently recovered from a stroke and did not feel ready to accept such a major role. He is chided by his parents to come out and demonstrate the costly scuba gear in their pool.

Now he is calling her, and though awkward and tentative, meets with her at a hotel where he forms a sexual entanglement. He intends to marry Elaine. The shot from him running toward to us turns with him and zooms in as he runs up to the large stark, white right-angled church and captures his struggle to get inside.

He drives her home. In order for the audience to care about this character the audience must be able to feel what the hero feels and be actively engaged in his decisions.

Ben is prone to giving much consideration to the whys and wherefores of their relationship, wanting to know for instance, how she gets out of the house every night and what she says to Mr. Women in this film hold a particular importance in relationship to the main character, Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate.

Initially Ben has a great deal of trouble dealing with her as an object of sexual desire.

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The effect relates to the social structure at the time. As if acknowledging this, Ben spurts away.May 11,  · The Graduate i is a film I’ve watched more than a few of times. D irected by Mike Nichols, released inthe original story is by Charles Webb.

Mike Nichols won the Academy Award for Best Director though there were many major achievements in Hollywood cinema that year ii. Jun 07,  · The movie that I have chosen to analyze is The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols and winner of an academy award for best director as well as six other nominations including best adapted screenplay.

It has stood the test of time and become known has a classic. Aug 29,  · The choice of a church as the location for the final confrontation in "The Graduate" offers more than a laugh to viewers; it invites them to analyze what the church represents: an institution that.

AFI ranked The Graduate #17 on the Years Movies—10th Anniversary Edition list of greatest American films, moving down from the 7th position it held on the list. It also placed #9 on the list of Years Laughs and #52 on the list of Years Passions, while “Mrs.

Robinson” ranked #6 on the list of Years. Ben — Graduate. Psychology Main Character Throughline. Because most of the film focuses on Ben’s perspective, the way he thinks is explored in depth.

From the opening shot, Ben is deep in thought. He spends most of his time thinking over his situation. The Graduate () is one of the key, ground-breaking films of the late s, and helped to set in motion a new era of film-making. The influential film is a biting satire/comedy about a recent nebbish, East Coast college graduate who finds himself alienated and adrift in the shifting, social and.

A movie analysis of the graduate by embassy films
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