Friday, July 23, 2010


Summertime (1955) directed by David Lean
is one of my favorite movies and of Katharine Hepburn.
David Lean also directed ,another fave of mine,
Brief Encounter.

Katharine plays Jane Hudson who travels
to Venice for the first time. A trip she has been
saving for years. Jane is looking for something.
Could it be love or adventure?

I won't spoil it by saying what she is looking
for or what she finds. On her trip to Venice
she meets Renato de Rossi played by the
most swoonworthy Rossano Brazzi.

Besides, the relaxed sexiness of Rossano. What I love
most about Summertime, is the beautiful vulnerability
and pathos Katharine exudes in this movie. To me
this is one of her finest parts.

If you have never seen, Summertime. Now is the time
to see it. Also, be on the lookout for a young
Darren McGavin. Who years later starred in one
of my favorite shows: The Night Stalker.

Of course, you know I have a clip to share. Enjoy

PS. I have never been to Venice. Every time I see
this movie, I'm reminded that I must go someday.


Cinner said...

Shell I have never seen it, I will try to find it, I hope your summertime is going great, be well my friend. take care. have a great weekend.

Laurel said...

6Sigh...lets go to Venice. :)
Happy Weekend my Darling Friend. I always smile when I see your face:)

Lady Prism said...

Hello there, Shell. It's been awhile since I've been here. I've missed reading your posts and was looking forward this morning to see what's happening in your life.

I clicked on the movie and right now, I'm watching the entire film itself while having lunch! Love it!! Thanks for the link.

Have a bright sunny day!

vchelle said...

Hey Shell! Well, that clip makes me want to see Summertime!

How are you? I see you in your dream! I love your passion for acting!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I love movies where the love blooms in far away lands, particularly places like Venice. I might have to look that one up, for sure. Movies like this one, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Letters from Rome, enable me to live vicariously through it's characters until I one day find my way to these exotic locations.

Have a great Sunday!

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