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the past is indeed another country, I guess - Diary of a Necromancer
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the past is indeed another country, I guess
The problem with The Graduate is that the narrative endorses the protagonist's self-absorption rather than commenting upon it. Discuss:

(This essay-question brought to you by the late-night realisation that hey, I'd never seen it all the way through, followed several hours later by the late-night realisation RE why I'd never stuck with it, which is that none of the women back in 1967 are allowed the agency of a bag of hammers. When you find yourself relating more to the prostitute in Risky Business because at least she has her own life independent of the protagonist, you know the culture has undergone some serious generational shifts...)

feeling: thinky

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supergee From: supergee Date: January 27th, 2015 10:04 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Some time after I saw The Graduate, I thought, "And then what? These people are going to make each other miserable." An early example of "Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested."
justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: January 27th, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Oh hell yes. I didn't watch The Graduate until last year.. Found the movie as a whole to be awful, except for using the crucifix as a weapon :)
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