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The Graduate

Mike Nichols

 
The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1967
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
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  • Spine #800

One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman. Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with a friend of his parents’, the indomitable Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), before turning his attention to her college-age daughter (Katharine Ross). Visually imaginative and impeccably acted, with a clever, endlessly quotable script by Buck Henry (based on the novel by Charles Webb), The Graduate had the kind of cultural impact that comes along only once in a generation.

Cast

Mrs. RobinsonAnne Bancroft
Benjamin BraddockDustin Hoffman
Elaine RobinsonKatharine Ross
Mr. BraddockWilliam Daniels
Mr. RobinsonMurray Hamilton
Mrs. BraddockElizabeth Wilson
Room clerkBuck Henry
Carl SmithBrian Avery
Mr. McGuireWalter Brooke
Mr. McCleeryNorman Fell
Mrs. SinglemanAlice Ghostley
Miss DeWitteMarion Lorne

Credits

DirectorMike Nichols
Produced byLawrence Turman
Screenplay byCalder Willingham and Buck Henry
Based on the novel byCharles Webb
Film editorSam O’Steen
Production designerRichard Sylbert
Director of photographyRobert Surtees
Songs byPaul Simon and sung by Simon & Garfunkel
Additional music byDave Grusin
Costumes byPatricia Zipprodt
Hairstyles bySydney Guilaroff

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Optional 5.1 surround remix, approved by director Mike Nichols, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Nichols in conversation with filmmaker Steven Soderbergh
  • Audio commentary from 1987 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
  • New interview with actor Dustin Hoffman
  • New conversation between producer Lawrence Turman and screenwriter Buck Henry
  • New interview with film writer and historian Bobbie O’Steen about editor Sam O’Steen’s work on The Graduate
  • Students of “The Graduate,” a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s influence
  • “The Graduate” at 25, a 1992 featurette on the making of the film
  • Interview with Nichols by Barbara Walters, from a 1966 episode of NBC’s Today show
  • Excerpt from a 1970 appearance by singer-songwriter Paul Simon on The Dick Cavett Show
  • Screen tests
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by journalist and critic Frank Rich

    Cover design by Eric Skillman, based on an original advertising campaign

Film Essays

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The Graduate: Intimations of a Revolution

By Frank Rich February 23, 2016

Without any overt topical references, Mike Nichols’s The Graduate captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and the dawning countercultural revolution. Read more »

Interviews

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Did You See This?

December 16, 2016

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Did You See This?

May 06, 2016

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Video

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Dustin Hoffman on His Screen Test for The Graduate

February 24, 2016

Mike Nichols’s American classic The Graduate launched the career of Dustin Hoffman and made him one of the most sought-after actors of his generation. Up to that point, Hoffman had mainly been . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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The Graduate: Intimations of a Revolution

By Frank Rich February 23, 2016

Without any overt topical references, Mike Nichols’s The Graduate captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and the dawning countercultural revolution. Read more »


Clippings

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Celebrating Mike Nichols

February 19, 2016

For over half a century, Mike Nichols’s varied talents and singular voice made him a cultural icon. From his early days in sketch comedy with Elaine May to his career as a theater director and . . . Read more »


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