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    Post Gladstone, I like your avatar!

    Is it supposed to be our friend Disraeli?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scathach
    Is it supposed to be our friend Disraeli?
    LOL. Thanks!

    No, not Disraeli. It's the Grand Old Man himself, the Right Honorable William Gladstone.
    Turman found a copy of The Graduate, and thought highly enough of the story that he made a movie he considered to be 90-percent faithful to the book.

    But Turman and director Mike Nichols made one key adaptation, changing the Braddocks from WASP-y blonde characters into a dark-haired, more ethnic-looking family.

    From NPR's Present at the Creation

    http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/graduate/

    http://www.norcalmovies.com/TheGraduate/tg11.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladstone
    LOL. Thanks!

    No, not Disraeli. It's the Grand Old Man himself, the Right Honorable William Gladstone.
    What an ironic mistake
    Still, they weren't THAT dissimilar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scathach
    What an ironic mistake
    Still, they weren't THAT dissimilar
    Egads!! Those Victorian caricaturist sure had a way with the pen. But psssttt. Don't tell anyone, I kind of like that style.
    Turman found a copy of The Graduate, and thought highly enough of the story that he made a movie he considered to be 90-percent faithful to the book.

    But Turman and director Mike Nichols made one key adaptation, changing the Braddocks from WASP-y blonde characters into a dark-haired, more ethnic-looking family.

    From NPR's Present at the Creation

    http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/graduate/

    http://www.norcalmovies.com/TheGraduate/tg11.jpg

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    I think it was some satirical paper of the time ''Punch'' ...don't quote me on that, but whatever it was it had some hilarious illustrations

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    I was right www.punch.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scathach
    I think it was some satirical paper of the time ''Punch'' ...don't quote me on that, but whatever it was it had some hilarious illustrations
    No quotes! Yes, Punch had some fantastic stuff and is always great for a laugh, even to this day. And as you can probably tell, I like old things. And new things too!
    Turman found a copy of The Graduate, and thought highly enough of the story that he made a movie he considered to be 90-percent faithful to the book.

    But Turman and director Mike Nichols made one key adaptation, changing the Braddocks from WASP-y blonde characters into a dark-haired, more ethnic-looking family.

    From NPR's Present at the Creation

    http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/graduate/

    http://www.norcalmovies.com/TheGraduate/tg11.jpg

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    Well, good taste is good taste

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