Summertime

Summertime

DVD - 1998
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The story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does - with a very handsome but very married Italian man.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Classic Collection, c1998
ISBN: 9780780021525
0780021525
Branch Call Number: DVD SUMMERT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: David Lean's Summertime

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DVD-Katharine Hepburn plays an American spinster on holiday in Venice. It's a lovely, charming story of her falling in love only to be hurt. The cinematography is glorious. Once you see this, you'll want to go to Venice! A masterpiece from David Lean.-Terye


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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2017

Romeo Rossano Brazzi looked like a clean cut older Oscar Isaac, and tourist Katharine Hepburn looked like the super actress Katharine Hepburn who was nominated in the 1956 Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. While the story was on the lonely singles life for older women and their controversial extramarital relationship back in the days, the real star was the vintage spectacles of Venice in the summertime, a Venetian landmark for every mood. They don't make Hepburn and Venice like in this film anymore.

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ThomasJWhiting
Dec 21, 2015

Entertaining 1955 movie of 'older' romance (Ms. Hepburn was 48 at time of film) set in Venice. Lots of great views, etc.

I particularly enjoyed the gardenia flower at the end.

hania4987 Nov 19, 2013

timeless ... a loving picture perfect tribute to Venice

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randpog
Apr 01, 2013

Generally a very enjoyable film that kept us interested all the way through the movie. Filmed in technicolor which gave it that nice nostalgic feel. Very nice acting job of K. Hepburn in general.

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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2017

They call it Fangela Coppoli.
-What does that mean?
The island where the rainbow fell.
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It's so nice to be ltalian in ltaly.
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I don't like dishonesty.
-You're not his wife.
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You Americans get so disturbed about sex.
-We don't take it lightly.
Take it, don't talk it. My wife and I don't live together.
-Why?
Why? It is an arrangement.
-Does your wife have friends?
Naturally.
-Gondola friends?
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Everything happens sooner or later.
-Yes. That's what they say.
Everything happens to him who waits.
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I'm feeling miserable.
-But everybody loves you.
I know.
-They do.
I don't want everybody.
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Everything doesn't go crazy, you just ask too much.
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It's just..... Isn't the way I thought it would be. I'm sorry. But l...come from
such a different world, and I'm not going to be here long.

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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2017

In America, every female under 50 calls herself a girl.
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No. You're shocked.
-No. Disappointed. No. Shocked.
Your sense of humor is coming back. Good.
-I'm sorry, yours is leaving.
Listen to me. Stop. You behave like a schoolgirl. What my wife does is none of your business. What Ms. Fiorini does is none of your business. You come here and what you do? You ride in gondola, Oh Venice, so beautiful, so romantic. Oh, these ltalians, so lyrical, so romantic. You dream of meeting someone you want. Young, rich, witty. And unmarried, of course. But me, I'm a shopkeeper. Not young. Not rich. Not witty. And married, of course. I'm a man and you're a woman.
-Don't you see? It's wrong. That's the way it is.
You're like a hungry child. Was given ravioli to eat. No, you say, I want beefsteak. My dear girl, you're hungry. Eat that ravioli.

Veepea Apr 27, 2012

"You are like a hungry child who is given ravioli to eat. `No' you say, `I want beefsteak!' My dear girl, you are hungry. Eat the ravioli."
This line cracks me up :D

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