#022: Summertime

criterion22DAVID LEAN

1955

Traveling is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid and now, as a single adult without children, I find myself enjoying doing it alone.  Going places by yourself is a double-edged sword, it can be quite the adventure without anyone to hold you back from trying new things and you’re more likely to meet new people, but it can also make you very melancholy with all that time you have to self-reflect.  All of this is captured beautifully in David Lean’s exquisite Summertime, my favourite Katharine Hepburn performance and a film that I’m pretty sure has inspired half a century of tourism to Venice since it came out.  My friend Craig D’Arville is on hand to help me unpack its virtues.

Listen to the podcast episode here:  PODCAST

My review of the film on my blog:  REVIEW

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