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Summertime

Call Number

  • BLU-RAY DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Blu-ray special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Darren McGavin, Jane Rose, Mari Aldon, MacDonald Parke, Gaetano Autiero, Jeremy Spenser, Isa Miranda.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2022]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 17 cm.)

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

"With this sublimely bittersweet tale of romantic longing, director David Lean left behind the British soundstage to capture in radiant Technicolor the sun-splashed glory of Venice at the height of summer. In a tour de force of fearless vulnerability, Katharine Hepburn embodies the conflicting emotions that stir the heart of a lonely, middle-aged American tourist who is forced to confront her deep-seated insecurities when she is drawn into a seemingly impossible affair with a charming Italian shopkeeper amid the ancient city's canals and piazzas. Lean's personal favorite among his own films, Summertime is an exquisitely tender evocation of the magic and melancholy of a fleeting, not-quite-fairy-tale romance."--Container.

Notes

Based on the original play The time of the cuckoo by Arthur Laurents.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; new interview with film historian Melanie Williams ; interview from 1963 with director David Lean ; audio excerpts from a 1988 interview with cinematographer Jack Hildyard ; trailer.

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