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In my media class, we're supposed to create a recreation, or reinterpertation of a classic scene, or a scene from a movie we'd never seen. i'd like to do that. But, I cant figure a good scene. since all of you are soo well versed in these things, I thought I'd ask you all. whats a good scene? and can you give me the script for it?


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What about the great scene in which Anne Bancroft tries to seduce Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate?

That scene has been kind of quiet lately, and it would be easy to recreate in a classroom setting. You could play Simon & Garfunkel singing Mrs Robinson as added ambiance.

I got lots of ideas, but then that's my business.



EXT. ROBINSON HOUSE - NIGHT

The car comes to a stop in the Robinson driveway. They sit
for a moment.

MRS. ROBINSON
Thank you.

BEN
Right.

She doesn't move. Ben gets out and goes around to her side
and opens the door.

MRS. ROBINSON
Will you come in, please?

BEN
What?

MRS. ROBINSON
I want you to come in till I get
the lights on.

BEN
What for?

MRS. ROBINSON
Because I don't feel safe until
I get the lights on.

They move to the door. She takes out her key and opens
the door.

INT. ROBINSON HALL AND SUNROOM - NIGHT

MRS. ROBINSON
Would you mind walking ahead of
me to the sun porch. I feel
funny about coming into a dark
house.

BEN
But it's light in there now.

MRS. ROBINSON
Please.

Ben turns and walks down the hall. They enter sunroom.

MRS. ROBINSON
What do you drink? Bourbon?

BEN
Look - I drove you home. I was
glad to do it. But I have some
things on my mind. Can you
understand that?

She nods.

BEN
All right then.

MRS. ROBINSON
What do you drink?

He looks at her.

MRS. ROBINSON
Benjamin - I'm sorry to be this
way, but I don't want to be
alone in this house.

BEN
Why not?

MRS. ROBINSON
Please wait till my husband
gets home.

BEN
When is he coming back?

MRS. ROBINSON
I don't know.

She pours herself a drink.

MRS. ROBINSON
Drink?

BEN
No.

She hands him a drink. There is a pause.

BEN
Are you always this much afraid
of being alone?

MRS. ROBINSON
Yes.

BEN
Well, why can't you just lock
the doors and go to bed?

MRS. ROBINSON
I'm very neurotic.

She turns on the phonograph. SOUND of PHONOGRAPH.

MRS. ROBINSON
May I ask you a question?

Ben looks at her.

MRS. ROBINSON
What do you think of me?

BEN
What do you mean?

MRS. ROBINSON
You've known me nearly all of
your life. You must have
formed some opinion.

BEN
Well - I've always thought
that you were a very - nice -
person.

MRS. ROBINSON
Did you know I was an alcoholic?

BEN
What?

MRS. ROBINSON
Did you know that?

BEN
Look - I think I should be
going -

MRS. ROBINSON
Sit down, Benjamin.

BEN
Mrs. Robinson - if you don't
mind my saying so - this
conversation is getting a
little strange. Now I'm sure
that Mr. Robinson will be here
any minute and -

MRS. ROBINSON
No.

BEN
What?

MRS. ROBINSON
My husband will be back quite
late.

They look at each other. Ben is half standing.

MRS. ROBINSON
He should be gone for several
hours.

She takes a step toward him. He puts his hand up and
retreats around the other side of the chair.

BEN
Oh my God.

MRS. ROBINSON
Pardon?

BEN
Oh no, Mrs. Robinson, oh no.

MRS. ROBINSON
What's wrong?

BEN
Mrs. Robinson, you didn't -
I mean you didn't expect -

MRS. ROBINSON
What?

BEN
I mean - you didn't really
think that I would do something
like that.

MRS. ROBINSON
Like what?

BEN
What do you think?

MRS. ROBINSON
Well I don't know.

BEN
For God's sake, Mrs. Robinson,
here we are, you've got me into
your house. You give me a
drink. You put on music, now
you start opening up your
personal life to me and tell
me your husband won't be home
for hours.

MRS. ROBINSON
So?

BEN
Mrs. Robinson - you are trying
to seduce me.

There is a pause. She looks at him.

BEN
(weaker)
Aren't you?

MRS. ROBINSON
Why no. I hadn't thought of it.
I feel rather flattered that
you -

BEN
Mrs. Robinson, will you forgive
me for what I just said?

MRS. ROBINSON
It's all right.

BEN
It's not all right, it's the
worst thing I've ever said
to anyone.

MRS. ROBINSON
Sit down.

BEN
Please forgive me. Because I
like you. I don't think of you
that way. But I'm mixed up.

MRS. ROBINSON
All right. Now finish your drink.

BEN
Mrs. Robinson, it makes me sick
that I said that to you.

MRS. ROBINSON
We'll forget it right now.
Finish your drink.

BEN
What is wrong with me?

MRS. ROBINSON
Have you ever seen Elaine's
portrait?

BEN
Her portrait?

MRS. ROBINSON
Yes.

BEN
No.

MRS. ROBINSON
We had it done last Christmas.
Would you like to see it?

BEN
Very much.

We move with Mrs. Robinson and Ben out of the sunroom,
into the hall, up the stairs and along the hall to
the doorway to Elaine's room.

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you know I've never seen the graduate.


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Just one word...plastics!
 
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Braling II, that was a good scene as well. I always liked the character actor who played Mr. Robinson although I don't recall his name.

But, in a way, plastic became big, look at all the credit cards!

I have always loved the scene, although I am not sure, Wild Gravity, how you could recreate it, in Dr. Zhivago when Omar Shariff is looking at a frosted-over pane of glass in the ice-bound house way out in the country where he and Julie Harris and their daughter are staying.

He's looking at the frosted pane and then it fades to a field of wild flowers blowing the summer breeze.
 
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Originally posted by biplane1:
I always liked the character actor who played Mr. Robinson although I don't recall his name.


Murray Hamilton. Think Mayor Larry Vaughn in Jaws, my favourite Spielberg movie.


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Originally posted by WildGravity:
you know I've never seen the graduate.


Off you go to your friendly local video rental store!


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Omar is a good word.


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