The African Queen (1951), behind the scenes.
What appealed to me in the idea of Summertime? Loneliness. Why? Because I think that loneliness is in all of us, it is a more common emotion than love, but we speak less about it. We are ashamed of it. We think perhaps that it shows a deficiency in ourselves. That if we were more attractive, more entertaining and less ordinary we would not be lonely.
The film is about a lonely woman who falls in love, and as I know no better remedy for the complaint I hope you will find it sympathetic.
- David Lean
captain swan in 3x21&3x22
"A women as beautiful as you deserve my full and prompt attention."
“There is never a time or place for true love. it happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”