Film School: The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate (1967) The Graduate (1967)

A look at how Mrs Robinson helped change cinema.

Characterised by stunning performances, stylised camera compositions and zooms, stunning editing choices, and the incomplete-at-the-time soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most exemplary showcases of The Graduate‘s innovative film-making is in the dreamily disorienting cross-cutting of the affair montage:

In this case study of directing techniques, StudioBinder asks, “How did director Mike Nichols turn two people sitting in a bus into a cultural touchstone?”:

Further Viewing

By the time he came to direct The Graduate, Mike Nichols had already led an incredible life and forged an outstanding career – and there was still so much yet to come (via CBS):