Sunday, November 16, 2008
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are one of my favorite groups. The song that they got famous for was Mrs. Robinson from the album Bookends. This album came out in 1968 and rose to the top of the charts, even beating The Beatles White album. This song was played on the movie the Graduate. The Graduate is also one of my favorite movies because of the whole story line first of all. I really like the artistic way that Mike Nichols shot the movie. The film the Graduate made everything in it famous. The actor Dustin Hoffman, Simon and Garfunkel, and Mike Nichols himself. One thing that got this movie famous is because Mike Nichols had only songs from Simon and Garfunkel. Mike Nichols was obsessed with Simon and Garfunkel and paid them to right 3 new songs for the movie itself. The four songs that they wrote for the film was, Mrs. Robinson, April Come She Will, The Sound of Silence, Scarborough Fair/ Canticle. In the song Mrs. Robinson, it was actually about Mrs. Roosevelt, Mike Nichols wanted them to change the name so that it fit in with the film. Out of these songs my favorite has to be April Come She Will. I like it because it a love song and they rhyme it with the months of the year which I think is cool. Because Simon and Garfunkel used their own music on the film they became very famous for those songs.