No particular reason or tie-in to this one, the final scene of "The Graduate", other than that it's a great movie with one of the great endings of film.
I haven't seen this in a long time. It great watching it again.
Thanks for digging this up. Made me want to watch it again.
I first saw The Graduate freshman year in college with a group of friends, and it left such a wonderful and deep impression on me. Dustin Hoffman! Mike Nichols! And yes, what an ending. Movies changed for me that day.
I recently watched The Graduate again and, at this doddering age, the ending felt very different than it did when I was young. Now I can see the soberness seep into their faces. And "The Sounds of Silence" provides exactly the right touch of somber reality.What I know now, that I didn't know 30+ years ago, is that the passion drains away and is replaced by much more complex feelings of like and dislike. The last 30 seconds of The Graduate captures this natural process as well as anything I know.
Speaking of appropriation, I love the Wayne's World version of this ending. And the remake of the pool scene in Old School. Imitation is the highest form of flattery!
Also, a must read: "Pictures at a Revolution," which tells the detailed stories of The Graduate and the four other films nominated for best picture Oscar in 1968, Bonnie and Clyde, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
yes, i LOVE this, too. my friends did their wedding save-the-date just like this, i'll post it next week!
Katherine Ross is, to me, one of the most beautiful women in film. She exemplifies the simple, girl-next-door beauty of the late 60s that makes me wish I had been alive then. She has a doe-eyed innocence and excitement that I like to think was rampant among the youth of that time. Plus, she is married to Sam Elliot, one of the coolest guys EVER.
Dustin Hoffman is quite a good runner! I think he missed his calling...;) It was fun remembering the end of that movie!
I love the Graduate!! Thanks for posting :)
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