Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story. Written by
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Burt Lancaster hits the screen with a bolt of personal drama as "The Swimmer"
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The opening paragraph of John Cheever
's source "The Swimmer" short story reads: "It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, 'I drank too much last night.' You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from the lips of the priest himself, struggling with his cassock in the vestiarium, heard it from the golf links and the tennis courts, heard it from the wildlife preserve where the leader of the Audubon group was suffering from a terrible hangover. 'I drank too much,' said Donald Westerhazy. 'We all drank too much,' said Lucinda Merrill. 'It must have been the wine,' said Helen Westerhazy. 'I drank too much of that claret'." See more
At the Binswangers, when he is pushed, Ned's positioning in the close-up does not match the other shots. See more
Where have you been keeping yourself?
Oh, here and there. Here and there.
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Send for Me in Summer
(Theme from 'The Swimmer')
by Marvin Hamlisch See more