Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Essential Films Podcast - Episode #032: THE GRADUATE (1967)







Hello Darkness, my old friend... On today’s adventure, Adolfo and Mark sit down to discuss THE GRADUATE (1967)

On this week’s show:

Adolfo goes into detail as to why he doesn’t like the film, but thinks everyone should watch it
Netflix Disc Rentals
Criterion Flash Sales
Trying to impress girls with your wokeness
Interesting names considered for Mrs Robinson and Benjamin Braddock roles
Mrs Potts as Mrs Robinson?
Redford as Benjamin Braddock
The (lack of) significant age difference between Ben and Mrs Robinson
Plastics
The wonderful awkwardness of Dustin Hoffman
Scotch and Bourbon
Is this Ben’s first time?
Popularizing montages to pop music
Benjamin’s depression
Mrs. Robinson is the most interesting character
Mrs. Robinson symbolizes what 60s youth was trying to avoid
The exact point where Adolfo starts to hate the movie
Ben is an insufferable creep
THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY
Benjamin Braddock: Incel
The sense of entitlement of Benjamin Braddock

FILMS REFERENCED:

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
GILDA (1946)
A STAR IS BORN (1954)
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961)
CAPE FEAR (1961)
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
BARBARELLA (1968)
WAYNE’S WORLD 2 (1993)
JACKIE BROWN (1997)
500 DAYS OF SUMMER (2009)



















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The Essential Films Podcast - Episode #032: THE GRADUATE (1967)

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