Mrs. Robinson, You're Trying to Drown Me... Aren't You?

One of the most influential movies of The New American Cinema, The Graduate continues to influence filmmakers and film enthusiasts today. In this video essay, The Narrative Of Cinema explores how the recurring use of water imagery in the film provides insight into the struggles of the protagonist, Benjamin Braddock.  




Dustin Hoffman

Fluids, Elements & Bodies


Mike Nichols

The Graduate