Saturday, May 08, 2021

Summertime (1955) David Lean

A light, frothy romantic comedy by David Lean. Katharine Hepburn is a secretary from Akron, Ohio on vacation in Venice, where she is quickly swept up in the romance of the city and falls in love with shopkeeper Rossano Brazzi.

Gorgeously photographed in color, entirely on location in Venice, providing a postcard-perfect backdrop for the paper-thin plot.

Feels very much like the kind of comedy Billy Wilder might have made around this time.

1 comment:

Cullen Gallagher said...

One of my favorite movies. Love the setting and photography, and how Katherine Hepburn goes on vacation and brings a bottle of whiskey and a movie camera. The kid selling dirty pictures is also great. Devastating finale.