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  1. Matt Hough

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Correct, and it was carried over when the film was released on Blu-ray. I reviewed both the DVD and Blu-ray sets months apart.
  2. Matt Hough

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    I don't believe it was to 1.85:1. It was Oscar-winning cinematographer Storaro who insisted the proper aspect ratio for home video was 2:1, and it was changed to that, I believe, but also with the director's blessing. I remember reviewing the set and commenting on how the reframing threw...
  3. Matt Hough

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Looking at those credits, I just realized for the first time that there is no costume designer credited. I was assuming it was likely Margaret Furse or perhaps Edith Head might have been borrowed from Paramount, so I went to IMDB and found out it was someone I've never heard of: Rosi Gori. One...
  4. Matt Hough

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Definitely in the script. And as she told Dick Cavett, she took many precautions to have a place to go to wash immediately after the take, but that she never thought about her eyes after falling in and she contracted an eye infection that never left her.
  5. Matt Hough

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Yes, I was greatly disappointed to read that aspect ratio since that's the thorn in my side about their DVD of the film that I own and have always zoomed when I've shown it to get rid of all that headroom.
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