George Stevens Jr. recently granted an interview (published today) to N.Y. Post critic/columnist Lou Lumenick about the Shane and Giant restorations, both of which will be screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival (4.25 to 4.28). Lumenick naturally asked for a comment about the Shane aspect ratio hoo-hah, but Stevens declined to discuss it. But he offered a few Shane recollections. Here are the pertinent portions:
It was “always [Stevens’] intention to have the true version of Shane released on video,” eh? And there was “never a capitulation” on this point? Then why did Stevens write me the following in an email?