The Graduate

The Graduate ★★★★★

The Graduate is kind of amazing. It tackles complex themes and characters in such a timeless manner, that are still relevant and relateable almost 50(!) years later. The direction from Mike Nichols is so strong and the camerawork is very impressive, with certain shots being incredible. The editing is also noticeably great, with certain scene transitions being very memorable (the pool dive to bed in particular).

The soundtrack is iconic in both it's usage and the actual music itself. Also that ending, oh man, it's easily one of the best endings to any film I have ever seen. Obviously it helps that the rest of the film is pretty damn good as well.

I loved it. An absolute classic for sure, I think it's instantly jumped to being one of my favorite films. I should probably watch more films like this instead of random crap on Netflix :/

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