The Graduate—Happily Ever After?

What happened to Benjamin and Elaine after they got off the bus? Writer Charles Webb, who based the characters on himself and his wife, can't tell you. He thinks he no longer owns the rights to his own story.

Jeff Wong's picture

I wonder if Calder Willingham and Buck Henry did significantly better than Webb. This reminds me of the Winston Groom debacle, where he took a percentage of the net and not the gross on Forrest Gump and ended up with practically nothing.

Wes Phillips's picture

As William Goldman said in The Princess Bride," ""Always take the points!"" I guess he should have been more specific about where you take them from.

Al Marcy's picture

Sometimes buses go off a cliff. Life ain't artistic.

Wes Phillips's picture

Too true, al. I used to worry everytime I boarded a bus in Peru. The Times