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A 1967 American comedy drama directed by Mike Nichols, based on Charles Webb's 1963 of the same name.

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Usage of "The Sound Of Silence" in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, the Simon & Garfunkel song "The Sound Of Silence" is used 4 or 5 times. There's even an instrumental version in one scene. I can't think of any other movie where one ...
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Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
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What was Ben's major in The Graduate?

Mrs. Robinson's major was art, but what did Benjamin Bradock major in?
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Is Mrs. Robinson's seduction of Benjamin actually a plan by Mr. & Mrs. Robinson to prevent Benjamin from marrying their daughter?

I am watching The Graduate and am confused why Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) seduces Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) for no good reason. Why did Mr. Robinson talk like he wanted his wife to sleep with ...
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Why did Mrs Robinson ask Benjamin not to take Elaine out in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson asks Benjamin not to take Elaine Robinson out or date her. Why does she want to prevent Benjamin from dating her daughter? Would it be that she thinks ...
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