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  • TomHardys
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    I just finished rewatching one of my favorite movies of all time: The Graduate! It has to be one of the most entertaining, iconic, stylistic movies about young adults that I ever watched. I absolutely adore the three main performances (can’t choose my favorite but I’m particulary fond of Bancroft’s and Ross’s), the direction, the striking cinematography, the script and the beautiful and exquisite soundtrack.

    It was nominated for 7 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography), winning only 1 (Best Director – Mike Nichols).

    What is your opinion on this cult movie? Is it overrated/underrated? Does it deserve its place as one of the best films of all time? Should it have won more Oscars than it did?

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    babypook
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    #169924

    “I just want to say one word to you…just one word…are you listening? Plastics.

    Mr McGuire

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    ETPhoneHome
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    It deserved Best Director, and Best Picture. It’s a great film, and it’s not even slightly overrated. What is a crime is the fact that not enough of the modern audiences have seen it. It belongs on a list of classics that should be mandatory viewing for all movie-loving adults. Once you’ve seen it, The Sound of Silence never quite sounds the same again.

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    Emmys2011
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    Brilliant film. Timeless.

    Deserved best film and director. Don´t know who the competition was, but Hoffman gave an oscar worthy performance. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #169927

    Brilliant film. Timeless.

    Deserved best film and director. Don´t know who the competition was, but Hoffman gave an oscar worthy performance. 

    Rod Steiger won for In the Heat of the Night, a win that I don’t agree with at all. He would be the bottom of the category for me, though Hoffman would not be at the top.

    Personally:
    1. Newman
    2. Hoffman
    3. Tracy
    4. Beatty
    5. Steiger (But I would even remove him from the category, and put in his co-star Sidney Po- Oops, I mean Mr. Poitier!)

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    Eddy Q
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    #169928

    The Graduate deserved to win Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for Anne Bancroft whose five years over Hoffman does indeed seem like 20. Though I haven’t seen Edith Evans in The Whisperers, a highly acclaimed performance I haven’t seen. Best Picture and Best Director should’ve gone to Bonnie and Clyde (which despite a long haul of nominations, didn’t receive an editing nod – along with the cinematography of 2001, this is probably the most egregious Oscar snub in a technical category ever.)

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    benbraddock
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    Yes I am BENBRADDOCK  for a reason..THE GRADUATE
    is my 2nd favorite film of all-time….I wont go by the name
    of Margo Channing…LOL…

    Biggest oscar snub ever…I was so angry that night in April of 1968
    that I accused the Academy Awards of being “fixed”…The Graduate
    had won 1-2 precursors..and Mike Nichols won the prestigious Director’s
    Guild Award…it was all set for oscar night ….poised for winning the big
    prize…Then 2 days before the oscars, Martin Luther King is assassinated
    and the awards are postponed 2 days….in which time..all the key envelopes
    were ripped open and changed.(.I was young and very passionate)
    ……..so that the 2 big Civil Rights films somehow
    incredulously win many of the top awards…Guess Whos Coming to Dinner
    winning best actress for Kate Hepburn and best screenplay were shocking.
    In The Heat of the Night was a good film, nowhere near the brilliance of
    THE GRADUATE…The Graduate easily had the most impressive screenplay
    of the year..Do I need to praise Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson again>?
    NO!!  its a brilliant performance that has become iconic…She easily should
    have won the best actress Oscar…THE GRADUATE  was given the director
    award which it deserved but it also deserved  BEST PICTURE, SCREENPLAY AND
    ACTRESS…I watch it at least twice a year…it holds up as a screen classic
    still promoting similar themes today, even 47 years later…it takes my breath
    away….

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    babypook
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    Yes I am BENBRADDOCK  for a reason..THE GRADUATE
    is my 2nd favorite film of all-time….I wont go by the name
    of Margo Channing…LOL…

    Biggest oscar snub ever…I was so angry that night in April of 1968
    that I accused the Academy Awards of being “fixed”…The Graduate
    had won 1-2 precursors..and Mike Nichols won the prestigious Director’s
    Guild Award…it was all set for oscar night ….poised for winning the big
    prize…Then 2 days before the oscars, Martin Luther King is assassinated
    and the awards are postponed 2 days….in which time..all the key envelopes
    were ripped open and changed.(.I was young and very passionate)
    ……..so that the 2 big Civil Rights films somehow
    incredulously win many of the top awards…Guess Whos Coming to Dinner
    winning best actress for Kate Hepburn and best screenplay were shocking.
    In The Heat of the Night was a good film, nowhere near the brilliance of
    THE GRADUATE…The Graduate easily had the most impressive screenplay
    of the year..Do I need to praise Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson again>?
    NO!!  its a brilliant performance that has become iconic…She easily should
    have won the best actress Oscar…THE GRADUATE  was given the director
    award which it deserved but it also deserved  BEST PICTURE, SCREENPLAY AND
    ACTRESS…I watch it at least twice a year…it holds up as a screen classic
    still promoting similar themes today, even 47 years later…it takes my breath
    away….

     

    One of Nichols’ masterpieces. One of the rarish times BD and BP split. Guess I’ll be calling you “Benjamin” from now on.

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    Mrs. Doolittle
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    One of my all time favorite films. Nichols deserved his Best Director award. It also deserved Best Picture and Supporting Actress for the great Anne Bancroft. I feel her nomination was a huge category fraud since she was hardly in the second half of the film. Though it is definitely one of the greatest performances of all time. Bancroft became one of my all-time favorite actors based on her performance in this film.

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    benbraddock
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    POOK AND MRS DOOLITTLE..LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!

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