English title: Graduate
Poster title: Le Laureat
Artist: Ferracci, René (1927-1982)
Poster Year: 1968
Poster Origin: French
Style: leg style
Film title: Graduate
Film Year: 1967
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Mike Nichols
Film Plot: A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Grade: C7-C8 Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with very minimal fold/handling/surface wear, slight cross fold separation and slight acid tanning, a few pinholes around the edges.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
In an era awash with terrible, big-budget studio flops like Dr. Doolittle, The Graduate was a breath of fresh air for younger cinemagoers reeling from the ongoing conflict in Vietnam, government corruption at home, and protests and flower-power on the streets. This was THE defining film for many of the Baby Boomer generation and it’s success and popularity cannot be over emphasized. Amazingly, if you adjust box office results for inflation, population and moviegoing trends, it is the second-most popular film of all time!
This playful French 1-panel has a great take on the popular “leg” imagery from the film. It’s no mystery what thoughts are on young Benjamin Braddock’s mind!