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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Peter Kline, Aug 21, 2003.
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In the book "Kate Remembered" that film was one of Katharine Hepburn's favorites and she thought the world of David Lean. Crawdaddy
I think I ordered the Criterion DVD when I read that; but I only ever watched it once. I think I enjoyed watching the colour cinematography, but was not that drawn in by the characters and severe lack of a scenario.
I just watched this masterpiece again, along with The Passionate Friends and Madeline on region 2.
Lean knew how to communicate romance and passion.
Under his direction the actors strike just the right pitch and timing and poise.
The silences are pregnant with tension as the visual metaphors take over.
I would like to see Criterion revisit Summertime with perhaps a new transfer.
The DVD looks fine, but there is room for improvement.
If a photochemical restoration has been done I prefer that over a digital reproduction.
But I'm not sure the DVD or the film are sufficiently popular to justify such an undertaking.
Those of you who haven't seen Summertime -- or The Passionate Friends for that matter -- are missing something special.
i haven't seen his works yet except for Arabia&Kwai. i have his Passage to Indian on BD, but want to watch that after watching everything else he has directed. hopefully they all arrive on Blu-Ray soon =P. LOA was supposed to be on BD this year =P. i guess it's still in the wor.x