Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How the Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation
  • Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How the Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation
  • Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How the Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation
ISBN: 1616206160
EAN13: 9781616206161
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 7, 2017
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.3" L x 5.6" W
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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*An Amazon Best Book of the Month*

Gray] writes smartly and insightfully . . . The book as a whole offers a fascinating look at how this movie tells a timeless story. --The Washington Post

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?

When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations for what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story--a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents' friends and then runs off with her daughter--would turn out to be a monster hit, with an extended run in theaters and seven Academy Award nominations.

The film catapulted an unknown actor, Dustin Hoffman, to stardom with a role that is now permanently engraved in our collective memory. While turning the word plastics into shorthand for soulless work and a corporate, consumer culture, The Graduate sparked a national debate about what was starting to be called the generation gap.

Now, in time for this iconic film's fiftieth birthday, author Beverly Gray offers up a smart close reading of the film itself as well as vivid, never-before-revealed details from behind the scenes of the production--including all the drama and decision-making of Read More chevron_right

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