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The title is a reference to the brother, a basketball player at Ohio State in Columbus, who frequently listens to an OSU sports commentary that signs off with "Goodbye Columbus". And the song lyrics "Hello life, goodbye Columbus" relate to leaving the protection of home/school to face the world.
Although "Goodbye Columbus" is usually thought of as the "The Graduate" with a different ending, it is much more like "Adam at 6AM". The three films were made at the very end of the 1960's, all had a searching young man as their main character, and all revolved around a new romantic relationship. But in "Goodbye Columbus" and "Adam" the tension is not between different generations but between different backgrounds and values. In both the young man eventually realizes that these differences cannot be overcome and both films go out with shots of him leaving.
The soundtrack album featuring "The Association" (and incidental music composed by Charles Fox) was probably the kiss of death for that group's credibility whatever their musical merits. While cool to be part of an outside film like "Easy Rider", it was uncool to be associated with a Hollywood product like "Goodbye Columbus". This was the summer of Woodstock and by then "The Association" had pretty much lost their audience. In addition to the title song they contributed "It's Gotta Be Real" and "So Kind To Me.Read more ›
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Great, if slightly dated. But so am I. I saw this movie for the first time in a theater when I was still very much as young as the two lead characters. It has a certain charm.Published 4 months ago by J. C. Westervelt
I found this movie very poignant. I enjoyed very bit of it. Like most of the other movies they remind me of when the HK Holden was made here in Australia.Published 6 months ago by Michael Henderson
Took me back to a time when movies were just fun. Excellent buy and service.Published 9 months ago by Anselmo Rodriguez
I saw this movie when it first came out in Indianapolis. It's from a Philip Roth novella. Love it.Published 10 months ago by Ramona Zachary
This felt like a time capsul of 1970. The clothing, music, furniture, attitudes are dated in a fun way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Allysa Flowers
I first watched "Goodbye Columbus" in July of 1970 at the U.S. Army Overseas Replacement Station at Fort Dix, NJ. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mcgivern Owen L
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