CCU33: The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate cover image - CCU

Mark, Aaron, and Tim are seduced by plastics. We explore what turned out to be a pivotal film in Hollywood history. The Graduate paved the way for many films to come, from casting lead actors, film structure, cinematography, and to the use of music in film. We explore the complexities of Ben’s relationships, speculate about the ending, and flesh out the time period in which the film was made.

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Special Guest: Tim Costa from the First Time Watchers Podcast. You can find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Show notes:


0:00 – Intro and Welcome Tim
4:25 – Tim’s Criterion Connection
7:00 – Criterion Chronicles discussion
9:00 – Feedback from Gross-Out
11:00 – Listener feedback
13:10 – Short Takes (The Seventh Seal, Cinema Paradiso, Spotlight)
26:00 – The Graduate

Episode Links & Notes


LMK Film Picks: Nymphomaniac
Mark’s Top 10 of 2015
First Time Watchers 200th Episode with Mark guesting.
First Time Watchers: The Graduate
Mark Harris: Pictures at a Revolution

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Posted on March 20, 2016, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Let Criterion Close-Up seduce you while we talk about The Graduate with Tim Costa of the First Time Watchers podcast.

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