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SFC: “The Graduate” at 40: A defiant and astute film to be proud of

SFC: "The Graduate" at 40: A defiant and astute film to be proud of

The timing was all wrong, and so was the casting. The director, Mike Nichols, had made only one film before and was still learning the medium. Most of the score commissioned from Paul Simon remained unwritten and had to be replaced by songs rummaged from prior Simon & Garfunkel albums. “The Graduate,” by all rights, should have been a bungle. Steven Winn reports.

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