The Frank and Eleanor Perry film version of the John Cheever story â€œThe Swimmerâ€ was a resounding flop in 1968, but over the years it has acquired a cult following.
The movie has always been of particular interest in Connecticut because the Perrys and star Burt Lancaster spent the summer of 1966 filming in and around Westport. […]
â€œThe Swimmerâ€ spent so much time in post-production that the original 1967 release date was scrapped and it limped into release during the summer of 1968.
The complex story of the making of â€œThe Swimmerâ€ is told on the Grindhouse DVD that was released a few months ago. The extras are of Criterion Collection quality, including a two-hour â€œmaking ofâ€ documentary that is unusually detailed.