Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim across the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?
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Did You Know?
said of this film in an interview with 'Take 22': "...the whole film was a disaster, Columbia was down on it. I personally paid $10,000 out of my own pocket for the last day of shooting. I was furious with Sam Spiegel
because he was over at Cannes playing gin with Anatole Litvak
whilst he was doing The Night of the Generals
(1967). Sam had promised me, personally promised me to be there every single weekend to go over the film, because we had certain basic problems - the casting and so forth. He never showed up one time. I could have killed him, I was so angry with him. And finally Columbia pulled the plug on us. But we needed another day of shooting - so I paid for it". See more
At the Biswangers, 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.