Monday, February 22, 2010

Best Pictures That Never Were: Day 6

Year: 1967
Movie: The Graduate
Best Picture Winner: In the Heat of the Night

a social satire that launched the career of Dustin Hoffman and cemented the reputation of acclaimed director Mike Nichols. Pulsating with the rebellious spirit of the '60s and a memorable score sung by Simon and Garfunkle, The Graduate is a classic and a landmark in film making.The movie is about Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) who returns home from college with an uncertain future. He soon meets the wife of his father's business partner, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) and she seduces him, and the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams.
This film had tough competition going up against In the Heat of the Night but also deserved a Best Picture win. Some years you get multiple movies that deserve the title, but this should have been a tie at least.

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