The Graduate was Mike Nichol's second film. His first was Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, an adaptation of a stage play. One gets the feeling that Nichols wanted to play with cinema's toolbox. (I could use this movie to give examples of most of our film terms.) What do you think was the most vivid or interesting... more
Note how the middle-aged characters are portrayed, compared to how Ben and Elaine are portrayed. What values are associated with Mrs. Robinson's generation? How do these values differ from those of Ben and Elaine?
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