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

    IF Criterion were to answer, it will not be overnight. Even if in our favor, I would imagine many departments would need to be conferred and, ultimately, it would come in the form of an updated press release in lieu of a thread posting. Just surmising, as I’m not an insider; but some things do...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Lucky for us that Summertime wasn’t a 20th Century-Fox film, otherwise it would’ve been known as Summerteal. (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist) :D
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Please re-read Post #375. I was actually backing you up. And I did so by steering HTF members ahollis and Moderator Robert Crawford towards Post #296, which I had surmised to be the reference point and answer to all that was being discussed. When writing, “a misguided and myopic...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Yup, B-ROLL, that’s the post. But I didn’t want to turn my hopefullness into a misguided and myopic misinterpretation of another fellas meaning.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    I believe that this thought might be stemming from Post #296. But this is only a guess.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    We have too many resources and adroit witnesses at HTF for such an occurrence to ever take place. We’re a pain-in-the-caboose lot, for sure, but always with an eye and ear towards an optimum level of exactitudes that usually has an outcome of being correct, historically true and ultimately for...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    For Time of the Cuckoo, I am picturing the stage platform being intimately masked at 1.37:1 and for Do I Hear a Waltz? I am picturing it as opened up, due to it being a musical, at 1:85:1. Hmmm. I wonder if Herbert Ross had staged Elizabeth Allen for a backward fall into the orchestra pit? But...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    I’m hoping Summertime Is an indication of Criterion releasing more of their prior DVDs of David Lean onto BD. Actually, I’ll take any and all, old or new.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Well, I’ll ask no questions about the theatrical presentations of The Lighthouse, but I’m glad to read that these discussions are making some important inroads for all. Indeed, at HTF, a seemingly simple release announcement can quickly evolve into a comprehensive history and education on the...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Membership with HTF makes everyone happy.:cool:
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    IMHO, any needed postponement of releasing Summertime in order to achieve a pair of Aspect Ratios would be well worth the extra wait. Heck, if Criterion were to also upgrade this release to a 4K/UHD, I’d be all the more happy to wait even longer.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    The cover doesn’t look anything at all like Cate Blanchett.;)
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Additionally compelling to Bob Furmanek’s excellent findings would be if any UK articles could be located that reveals the Aspect Ratio of how Summertime was presented in their theaters of 1955. Meanwhile, if it were to be discovered that the UK had, indeed, presented Summertime in 1.37:1 would...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Back in the day, they gave out free 3-D glasses at the cinemas. Maybe Criterion could do something akin to that by designing “Ratio” glasses and include a pair with each disc.:3dglasses:
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Has anyone ever noticed that our HTF avatars are also at a ratio of 1.35?:blink:
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    My thanks to the HTF aficionados who are far more versed on all things technical. Here’s to hoping proper satisfactions are brought to us all.:cheers:
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    It would had been far more incisive for Criterion’s reply to address the specifics of how and why their production team had actually arrived at this decision. As Robert Crawford posted, it’s been a “two decade” old point of contention. I, myself, was not aware of just how long this has been...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Summertime ticks every conceivable box of why we love the cinema.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Overall, I would agree, but this thread and announcement was posted just less than 24 hours, ago. Let’s give Criterion the chance to delve further into how and why they arrived at this decision, along with the opportunity to release a statement that addresses and/or rectifies our concerns.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Is there the possibility that the 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 are both the correct answers? It has been said of David Lean that he composed Summertime for the studio at 1.85:.1. whilst also protecting it for 1.37:1. A compelling thought to which I, myself, have yet to learn of the definitive answer. If...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Just for the record, I want the correct ratio, as well. If 1.85:1 is it, then Criterion must postpone the release, make the correction, and put an end to passing on and extending the visual misinformation for, yet, another dozen or so years. Meanwhile, if David Lean’s allegedly preferred...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Whoa, whoa, whoa there, Thomas T. Are you telling us that you can’t fully embrace a film that stars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Nicki Arnstein, Capt. Louise Renault, Zorba the Greek and Allan Swann? “Are you not entertained?” - Maximus Decimus Meridius
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    David Lean knew how to come out from another hole.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Valid, and from a studio perspective, but would it not be possible that David Lean had arrived at a different thought?
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Criterion included 3 different ratios for their BD edition of On the Waterfront. Now, with this BD edition of Summertime, we have the same single ratio as before, while our best people here at HTF are citing that it’s incorrect. Clearly, Criterion has had an understanding of Aspect Ratios in...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    Well, maybe Kino Lorber could fix that later with a 4K/UHD edition.;)
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