Wednesday, 8 June 2005

God bless you please, Mrs Robinson

Sadly, I didn't have time to blog about this after a madcap work day yesterday, but RIP, Anne Bancroft. Here's to you Mrs Robinson; Jesus loves you more than you will know.

The Graduate is always one of those films that I vacillate between when I'm asked to name my favourite film. It's got to be The Graduate - incidentally, also the first film I ever saw with a commentary track, back in the days of laserdisc - or Annie Hall or Manhattan. And a large part of my love for The Graduate was Bancroft's awesome performance.

The last Bancroft film I saw was Keeping the Faith, a decidedly sweeter comedy.

Was she on Keeping The Faith? Ed Norton's Mom I'd presume?

Um, she was Ben Stiller's mum. The one that got on famously with the Jenna Elfman character.

That was a surprisingly good film.

And for some reason now that I've posted on this topic I can't get Bancroft's "Would you like me to seduce you?" line from the Graduate out of my head. Great cinema.

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