The Graduate movie                  

Remember the "Sounds of silence" and "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel? That music is excellent Duetto music since Dustin Hoffman was driving his Duetto in the movie "The Graduate" in 1967.




If you haven't seen the movie yet, just go get it and enjoy the Alfa Romeo Spider. That's my Alfa Romeo Duetto. Dustin Hoffman's Alfa Romeo was a red 1966 1600 Duetto. Dustin Hoffman was related to the US Alfa-importer, so that's why the Duetto became a movie-star. They used three cars, all of them 1600 European versions. They are all in the Duettoregister, one is in Colorado BTW. Read more under the Duetto FAQ section. In the excellent book "Alfa Romeo Duetto Spiders" by Gienzano Madaro, you may read all about it. Publ. Giorgio Nada Editore, ISBN88-7911-063-2

1967 Dustin Hoffman was in the movie "The Graduate" Most alfisti remember the movie because Dustin had a Duetto. The Graduate was a tremendous success and got the Oscar award, Mike Nichols did a great job. Simon and garfunkel made the memorable songs, The Sound of Silence, Scarborough Fair and of course Mrs Robinson. 

Perfect Spidermusic.  




They actually used three Duettos in the movie. One with a radio and sun visors, one without the radio and antenna and a third Duetto without sun visors and a different radio. Useless knowledge but if you too have seen the Graduate over and over again, you might have noticed. otherwise, keep your eyes open the next time you see this classic movie.



Pictures are from the movie.