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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 12/9/2018

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  12:42 AM

Erica and I watched the movie "The Graduate" on Friday. Erica had put it on her Netflix queue as part of her campaign to see classic movies that "everyone knows," which has included others like "Annie Hall." (In this case: "Plastics.") I saw the movie years ago -- possibly more than 25 years. So I remembered tiny bits and pieces, but didn't have much of a sense about whether I would like it or how well it would hold up.

Answer: I like it and it does hold up quite well. I'd thought it might look dated, and certain aspects of it are a little dated, but not in any way that detracts from the experience. The plot, the acting, and especially the film-making technique all continue to be stellar. According to IMDB, this was not Dustin Hoffman's first movie, but close (nor Katherine Ross's, for that matter), but his edgy, nervous persona works perfectly in the movie. And I'm pleased to see that Anne Bancroft got an Oscar nomination, well deserved.

Conclusion: recommended.

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