The Swimmer

On Burt Lancaster’s birthday, I am reminded that I still want to watch The Swimmer, not only because it is set in Connecticut, and regarded as a fine example of surrealist cinema, but also because of the the quote inspired by Roger Ebert, which so exquisitely captures the connection that can exist between print and film.

“What we really have here, then, is a sophisticated retelling of the oldest literary form of all: the epic.” Roger Ebert


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