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  1. bujaki

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

    I can't get the title tune out of my head! Do I Hear a Waltz?... Another one of Rodgers' famous waltzes.
  2. bujaki

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

    The play is harsh, very harsh. Leona is not too likeable. But the human drama is still set in Venice, and no Broadway production could replicate Venice. So one can read (or watch) the play, or watch the film and be wholly satisfied by combining both experiences.
  3. bujaki

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

    To Academy Ratio or to 2.55? It was originally released in these two ratios.
  4. bujaki

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

    The obvious solution is for Criterion to call on Dave Strohmaier to convert Summertime into a 3-panel Cinerama presentation; and then to summon the good folk at the 3D Film Archive to do a 3D conversion. Those Venetian vistas would look awesome. We would lose the framing of the human drama...
  5. bujaki

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

    This botched release of Summertime confirmed my fears @Robert Crawford.
  6. bujaki

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

    Riot on Cell Block 11 was also released Academy Ratio. Should have been WS.
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