What motifs are used in the graduate and why are they so significant in the movie?

>>By wasup   (Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 23:02)

I wanted to know what the thesis of the movie was.

>>By Biddy   (Thursday, 20 Feb 2003 06:32)

i know what it is

>>By bob   (Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 23:45)

how can the graduate be seen from a marxist point of view?

>>By nepathalia3   (Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 22:17)

doing a research paper about the film...any ideas about the themes; isolation, class, society at the time...

>>By roni   (Wednesday, 2 Apr 2003 17:57)

doing a research paper about the film....any ideas about setting, themes, plot, characters or society.

>>By keke   (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 23:18)

Ben (Dustin Hoffman) is a 20, almost 21 yr old just out of college track star. Just like Holden Caufield from catcher in the rye he doesnt know who he is, he hates his lifestyle he comes from a rich family but doesnt want to be rich anymore like Holden. He has the affair with mrs robinson because they are the same people if ben doesnt fix himself now he would end up like her a lonely drunk that doesnt fit in.
If you analyze this movie like i have you will realize it is quite similar to the catcher in the rye and Holden.

>>By kate   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 03:47)

i have to write a paper ...picking one element from this movie.. and telling how it effected the movie... such as .. the director used lighting in the movie to.. or ..sound... or something.. can someone help me please.

>>By grrr...   (Thursday, 1 May 2003 02:18)

I didnt realize this before but the movie has a sad ending at the end, that the characters are still strugging with the same sense of emptiness they felt in life as you hear "the sound of silence" in the background. I wonder whehter what they went through has transformed them enough to perhaps live differntly as human being or whehter they would merely subside to the way their parents are, the way they are told to live. I would like to belive that "it's not too late" for them.. i guess you can never find out. Any thoughts?

>>By Doh   (Sunday, 4 May 2003 20:02)

benjamin was a naive college graduate with an unclear future, which was the reason why he drifted and made nothing of himself after graduation. it was however elaine who he could identify with and i suppose he discovered he wasn't alone. i guess without elaine to sustain him and to shine the reality of his situation he wouldn't have had the capability to build on his future. ben may have succumbed to the cyclical meaningless life he led, while she was his main escape. although the conditions of their future together is unknown, ben would've in the end felt accomplished and i think that's what really mattered to him even if he did end up like his parents.

>>By liquidair   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 19:23)

does anyone know where the church used in the movie is located ? ( the scene where elaine is getting married ). i know it was supposed to be in santa barbara but wondering if anyone knows the actual location.

>>By dave   (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 09:05)

Does anyone know some themes running through The Graduate.

>>By bethy02   (Tuesday, 14 Oct 2003 05:00)

Doing a film anaylsis about this need to find out thesis of the movie.

>>By KimE Gibb   (Friday, 8 Oct 2004 07:16)

I never knew that so many film teachers taught this film... I'm writing an essay on it for my Intro to Theatre class but I don't need any help on it... I simply came here to comment on how interesting this movie was...

This was an extremely innovative film espeacially for its time period...
The Simon and Garfunkle music is perfect, espeacially since the play Sounds of Silence about twice and Scarburough Fair about 3 or four times...
I really appreciated how so many of the shots were taken from afar and they didnt move... they just sat there and shot the film...

>>By bagelboy13   (Wednesday, 17 Nov 2004 03:53)

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