The Swimmer (1968)
|Director(s)||Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack (uncredited)|
|Producer(s)||Roger Lewis, Frank Perry|
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation, Romance|
|Top Topics||Romance (Drama)|
The Swimmer Overview:
The Swimmer (1968) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Sydney Pollack and Frank Perry and produced by Frank Perry and Roger Lewis.
The Swimmer (1968): A Fable Starring Burt LancasterBy 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 25, 2020 From 4 Star Films
I am tempted to call The Swimmer a pretentious fable about the waters of life. It is set in the upper echelon of Connecticut society, but the same cross-section might hold true in California as well. In fact, one could say this film effectively extends the pool metaphor of The Graduate (1967). Becau... Read full article
The Swimmer (1968)By Beatrice on Feb 14, 2020 From Flickers in Time
The SwimmerDirected by Frank Perry Written by Eleanor Perry from a short story by John Cheever 1968/US IMDb lnk First viewing/Amazon Instant Burt Lancaster’s “Swimmer” takes a poke at Mid-Century prosperity and despair. After a long absence Neddy Merrill (Lancaster) shows up in h... Read full article
book: The Swimmer (2013; trans 2015 Elizabeth Clark Wessel) by Joakim ZanderBy John Grant on Jan 10, 2020 From Noirish
The publisher seems keen to make us believe that this novel represents the emergence of a new John Le Carr? or Graham Greene. Their copywriters should read a bit more Le Carr? or Greene before making such comparisons, because they’re not doing Joakim Zander any favors. You won’t find in ... Read full article
THE SWIMMER (1968)By Terry on May 27, 2018 From Stardust and Shadows
All I can say is? wow? after this one with Burt Lancaster take risks? as a performer? and for story content.? ? THE SWIMMER (1968)? Directed by Frank Perry? is? a? stylish? journey of? Man: in this case? Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) to ‘swim home” in his neighbor’s pools which are ... Read full article
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Pool cashier: I understand you ain't got a half a buck. That's all I'm supposed to understand.
Ned Merrill: But can't you make an exception just this once? My house is right over there on the hill. I'll come straight back with the money.
Pool cashier: Get the hell out of there, mister.
Ned Merrill: This is the day Ned Merrill swims across the county.
Ned Merrill: You loved it. You loved it. We *both* loved it. *You loved it!*
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Burt Lancaster did numerous push-ups and sit-ups every morning before each shoot to stay lean and solid. He gained 20 lb. of muscle by doing weights, running, karate and aerobics.
Burt Lancaster always insisted that this was both his best and his most favorite film of his career.
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