Friday, May 1, 2015

Favorites | Lean & Wilder

Billy Wilder, in 1990, asked David Lean which movie that Lean had directed was his favorite.  “I can choose without any hesitation,” Lean said.  “SUMMER MADNESS (1955), or as you call it here in America, SUMMERTIME.  It starred my favorite actress, Katharine Hepburn, and it was filmed in my favorite place, Venice.  And the subject is the most basic and pervasive of all: not love, but loneliness.  The idea of tragic loneliness appealed to me.”

From The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Instagram.