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Recasting The Graduate If It Was Made Today

Recasting The Graduate If It Was Made Today

Mike Nichols’ The Graduate is one of the most seminal and influential films of the 1960s. Along with Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde and Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider, The Graduate was one of the early movies that established New Hollywood. Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of the aimlessness of an angsty kid fresh out of college bolstered Nichols’ masterpiece as a quintessential, universally relatable coming-of-age story. From the moment Benjamin drifts along the moving walkway at Lax, audiences can see themselves in his youthful disillusionment.

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But if Charles Webb’s source novella wasn’t adapted until today, Hoffman couldn’t play Benjamin Braddock, Anne Bancroft couldn’t play Mrs. Robinson, and Katharine Ross couldn’t play Elaine. Instead, the lead roles could be filled by contemporary stars like Timothée Chalamet and Hailee Steinfeld.

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