Monday, May 17, 2010

Summertime (1955)

I had another post prepared for today but since Summertime will be on tonight and I strongly encourage anyone who reads this entry to see it if they have TCM, I have hastily put together...well...nothing. Suffice it to say that Summertime is my new favorite movie of Katharine Hepburn despite her making several of these faces throughout it.

From the moment the film begins you will be drawn in, first by Hepburn and then more so by Brazzi and their onscreen chemistry. Some may disagree, but I definitely see chemistry.

Anyway, that leaves me with a hastily put together entry that wouldn't touch a candle to the summary I read before seeing this film. A summary that encouraged me to see Summertime.
I am an avid fan of Cinema OCD (if you haven't read her blog, do so!) and she put together a wonderful Summertime redux, and I mean wonderful! If you don't mind spoilers, go here and read it. If you do, watch Summertime tonight and then go and read it. I was going to attempt my own summary but I really can't sum it up the way "Nipper" does. Though she is graciously allowed me to borrow some of her pics from her entry, I think it's best you just check out her summary and not be subjected to the Justin Beiberish crush I have on Rossano Brazzi. Seriously, I'm thinking of your best interests here.

Happy reading!

Oh, and for all you A Christmas Story fans--check out the young Darren McGavin!

Tonight on TCM!
Summertime (1955) A schoolteacher is surprised to find love on a Venetian vacation. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin Dir: David Lean


  1. I enjoyed my trip to Venice with Katharine Hepburn in Summertime. Nice idea to let people know when a good movie is coming on!

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