i remember seeing 'the graduate' many years ago, when i was an undergraduate. later, when i saw it again the locales made sense to me, including berkeley, which i had no idea about when i first saw the film.
anne bancroft was awesome; so was dustin hoffman. hard to believe, but dustin was only about five years younger than anne when they did the film. and those hilarious scenes: dustin's eyes traveling down anne's body to her crotch when she appears naked before him and says, 'i am available to you'. sort of a teenager's fantasy, isn't it, the older woman making herself available?
the scene where dustin stands at the bottom of the pool in all his scuba gear, refusing to come out.
and the immortal line: "remember son, i have just one word for you. plastics!" (or something along those lines).
and the best of the lot: dustin and mrs. robinson at the hotel for their first rendezvous, and she asks him: "aren't you forgetting something?". and he: "oh... i love you.", and she: "the room number, please". also him checking in with his toothbrush :-)
not to mention the absolutely fabulous sound track: simon and garfunkel at their best. those songs are a staple on my ipod, which has become my favorite toy, after resisting it for some years.