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  1. Henry Gondorff

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

    And thereby alienate most of the people who would have been the primary market for this film.
  2. Henry Gondorff

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

    I wonder how many theaters in 1961 were willing, or able, to reconfigure to 1.37 for a picture that would do most of its business during matinees?
  3. Henry Gondorff

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

    As has been said, in '55, British cinemas had adopted the 1.66 AR although there were probably still some stragglers that hadn't yet converted. By protecting, as he did, for both 1.37 and 1.66, Lean accommodated all of them.
  4. Henry Gondorff

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

    I want to support outfits like Criterion and they've respected proper widescreen ratios in the past, but that doesn't mean I'm going to tolerate a dismissive, retrograde attitude that results in a needlessly compromised product. Nor will I zoom it on my tv to get the proper ratio and suffer a...
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