The Swimmer (1968)
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" JANUARY 15, 2022 THE SWIMMER (1967, dir: Frank Perry) Cast: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Marge Champion My rating: 8/10 Watched on THE CRITERION CHANNEL"
"April 26th Directed by: Frank Perry Downloaded."
“A box office failure in its heyday, 1968’s The Swimmer has since attained status as a cult film. Based on John Cheever’s short story of the same name, The Swimmer is an odd exploration of suburban malaise, the ennui of one man who has since been closed off from his privileged lifestyle, or a hallucinatory descent into purgatory. It one of the most experimental and weird films of Burt Lancaster’s career, and one of his absolute best. The Swimmer is also an ode to Lancaster’s muscular body as he was headed towards 50. He wears the skimpiest of trunks throughout and little else, including one brief nude scene that proves his taunt body would be the envy of several men half his age. Lancaster’s muscularity and physical dynamism were frequently on proud display throughout his fil” read more
"Startlingly sad. I watched this one seven or eight years ago in college, it's definitely on one of my first watch lists here on listal. I felt caught up in a whirlwind the first time, unable to sense the looming dread hanging over this poor, desperate man basically from the first moment. It was more of an uncomfortable confusion on first viewing, probably just the state of mind I was in back then, way too depressed and watching 2-3 films per day just to get through school work. But even though "
"Burt Lancaster is Ned Merrill, a guy who one day decides to swim his way home, via all his neighbours pools. He stops for chats, drinks and even a frolic in some woods with a buxom blonde teenager. It appears at first he is doing this for fun, then snippets of things that some neighbours say unveil a darker story. This is a weirder movie than it sounds, they way things happen and the interactions with the neighbours is occasionally surreal. It was a box office failure when it was released but ha"
“*** This review contains spoilers ***On a lazy sunny afternoon, Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) embarks on an adventure in which he swims through every p”
"My Rating:9/10 "
"20.7, PC Välillä korni (esimerkiksi Lancaster hyppimässä hidastetusti ratsastusesteiden yli imelän musiikin soidessa taustalla), mutta loppujen lopuksi uskottava, traaginen kuvaus Burt Lancasterin esittämästä päähenkilöstä. Pidin siitä, miten elokuvan edetessä ja kanssakäymisten lisääntyessä muiden hahmojen kanssa pääsee päähenkilöön aina paremmin ja paremmin sisälle. Hieno roolisuoritus Lancasterilta."
" Burt Lancaster (as Ned Merril, titular main character) delivers the poetic script with solemnity, his vulnerable character clad only in a pair of swimming shorts and his heart upon his metaphorical sleeve. What's most fascinating is the lack of a sense of time- one can easily imagine Ned time-traveling as he slips into the icy blue waters of each pool until he arrives home again at an unspecified future date. "