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POV in The Graduate

by Critical Commons Manager

In this classic scene from Mike Nichols The Graduate, first person perspective and subjective audio are used to highlight feelings of alienation and identification with the central character who is being put on display by his oppressive family. This scene shows the power and limitations of literal first person perspective, which is successfully used for short-term comedic effect in The Graduate.

First person POV builds character identification in The Graduate

First person visual and aural perspective serve to heighten audience identification with Dustin Hoffman's character

from The Graduate (1967)
Creator: Mike Nichols
Distributor: MGM
Posted by Critical Commons Manager