Culture. Eat it
20 September 2017
IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE IT’S BEEN 50 YEARS. THE ALTERNATIVE POSTERS OF A CINEMA ICON: THE GRADUATE.
A fifty-year-old in extraordinary shape, this could be the definition of The Graduate, Mike Nichols’ masterpiece movie that in 1968, one year after his release, secured six nominations for the Oscars and a best director statuette.
The reasons of its success? If you have not seen it yet, I will not spoil you nothing, but you have to know that in it there is the incredible interpretation of a young Dustin Hoffman who consecrated the beginning of his long career as a nonconformist and quite scandalous plot for its time that show the hypocrisy and vices of bourgeois society, an innovative direction and last but not least, a killer soundtrack.
Do you know the two geniuses Simon & Garfunkel? Have you heard any of their songs like The Sound of Silence or Mrs. Robinson?
Both are part of the soundtrack, and also Mrs. Robinson is one of the key characters of the movie.
I think I have given you many reasons to see the Graduate and now I will give you one more.
Generally, when a movie becomes “cult”, it starts to engage various collateral activities around its name, for example, all merchandising, events and initiatives specially made for fans. Or, the same movie, may be an inspiration to several artists.
The graduate has inspired dozens and dozens of artists, including graphic designers and illustrators, who have reinterpreted the poster through their style. A multitude of posters were born, all of them are very diverse and incredibly fascinating.
Here is the last reason to see the Graduate. It is contamination, it is a pure concentration of art and culture, the movie and everything that goes on around it. And, in my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing different arts merge and influence each other.
I leave you with art, enjoy the vision!
Immagine di copertina di Rory Kurtz via indiewire
Photos: Sara Cartelli
Copywriter, content creator and mum with a huge passion for photography. Writing is a therapy that allows her to express her own personality and brings out her true voice. Better than a psychiatrist. Forever trying to find her way, at the time, she prefers to get lost.