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How do you compare SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) to THE GRADUATE (1967)? Did these movies reflect the times?

How do you compare director Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) to director Mike Nicolls' THE GRADUATE (1967)? Any similarities and differences? Did these movies reflect the times? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Boulevard_(1950_film) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Graduate Any opinions on both films?

Asked By: Peter Jackson - 5/13/2009
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Similarity: The female lead in each film is attempting to seduce the male lead. Mrs Robinson abuses her seductive prowess for sex and control, and she succeeds. But Norma is seducing for love and companionship...and she fails. Mrs Robinson knows she's got appeal, but Norma wants to believe she's still as vibrant as... More
Answered By: Peter Griffin - 5/13/2009
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Mostly their attitudes towards sex. The conservative 50's compared to the "free love" 60's.
Answered By: Dog - 5/13/2009
 
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