Mike Nichols

The Graduate

The Graduate

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

The Graduate
Cast
Anne Bancroft
Mrs. Robinson
Dustin Hoffman
Benjamin Braddock
Katharine Ross
Elaine Robinson
William Daniels
Mr. Braddock
Murray Hamilton
Mr. Robinson
Elizabeth Wilson
Mrs. Braddock
Buck Henry
Room clerk
Brian Avery
Carl Smith
Walter Brooke
Mr. McGuire
Norman Fell
Mr. McCleery
Alice Ghostley
Mrs. Singleman
Marion Lorne
Miss DeWitte
Credits
Director
Mike Nichols
Produced by
Lawrence Turman
Screenplay by
Calder Willingham
Screenplay by
Buck Henry
Based on the novel by
Charles Webb
Film editor
Sam O’Steen
Production designer
Richard Sylbert
Director of photography
Robert Surtees
Songs by
Paul Simon
Additional music by
Dave Grusin
Costumes by
Patricia Zipprodt
Hairstyles by
Sydney Guilaroff

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