Scott here: A lot of people who know me would probably never guess this — but yeah, my all-time favorite movie is The Graduate (1967). Directed by Mike Nichols, screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, based on the novel by Charles Webb. Featuring Dustin Hoffman in a star-making role, the amazing Anne Bancroft as the infamous Mrs. Robinson, and great performances from Katherine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Norman Fell, and even an uncredited bit from Richard Dreyfuss. And of course, all those great songs from Simon and Garfunkel (according to Mike Nichols, Paul Simon played him what he had written of a song about “Mrs. Roosevelt” and Nichols told him it was now gonna be about Mrs. Robinson).
This next clip is awfully long but watching Buck Henry (as the hotel desk clerk) and Dustin Hoffman play off each is a thing of beauty.
I’m curious as to what readers of Cheese Magnet would cite as their all-time favorites, so let us hear it in the comments — and to my fellow CM bloggers, let’s see posts on your favorites!
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