Monday, August 03, 2009

Which movie...

...do you think catches the dog days of summer best?

(this question has been brought to you by Nathaniel's heat exhaustion. He's seriously not a summer person)
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39 comments:

Wayne B. said...

I don't know why but I thought of "The Sandlot" right away.

Anonymous said...

dog day afternoon?

Anonymous said...

The Sweet Hereafter


- Sean C.

Anna said...

My Girl! Just saw it on TV the other night. LOVE!

Anonymous said...

do the right thing? or dog day afternoon

Murtada said...

body heat and do the right thing

Kelsy said...

I'll second The Sandlot.

steve said...

"Slacker" comes to mind

another vote for "Do the Right Thing" as well

Kurtis O said...

It's an odd choice, but "Monster" always reminds me of summer, and is a film I like to view in the summer months. I suppose it's a vicarious kind of thing: all that sticky heat and desperation with none of the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Little Children

"Hot enough for you?"

Ben said...

Do the Right Thing and... George Washington by David Gordon Green.

Krauthammer said...

Do the Right Thing

As you can probably tell, I'm not exactly a summer person either.

Seeking Amy said...

Before Sunrise/Before Sunset. I'm not sure if those two are set in summer (looks like it at least!) but that's what it always makes me think of. Specifically the theme of the waltz in Sunset. The idea of finding someone who was everything you wanted in life gives me a similar dreamy feeling july to september usually does.

Also two others, but they only have summer as the setting partially, Requiem for a Dream, and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. In the former the claustrophic apartment with the TV and the moving the TV across town makes me think of the grueling outdoor work I do in the summer. As for Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. The young lust in the summer part!

Beau said...

Stand by Me.

Anonymous said...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona? I dont know, it certainly was very red...

DL said...

Hahahahahahaa @ 8:29 Anonymous.

For me, it's "Do the Right Thing", "Badlands" and "Wet Hot American Summer".

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Chris Na Taraja said...

Movies that get me in touch with the humid sweltering heat of and agust day would be SUMMER OF SAM and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

And is that Leo DiCaprio wearing Bjorks oscar swan dress!?!

Chris Na Taraja said...

Oh yeas Kurtis O, MONSTER is a good summer heat flick.

James Colon said...

Dog Day Afternoon... Everyone is so damn sweaty in that movie...

Marissa said...

"A Streetcar Named Desire." The steamy New Orleans summer is practically one of the main characters.

Ben said...

The Virgin Suicides. That shot of Kirsten Dunst waking up at dawn in the football field is so beautiful. I miss her :(

taci said...

Seven year itch

taci said...

Seven year itch

Anonymous said...

i second the virgin suicides! i thought of it while reading the OP. that dreamy, hazy, lazy quality of summer days and evenings. also vicky cristina barcelona. there's also an excerpt from brideshead revisited.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_6Ufb3DH0M

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCm7K9j6O00

Kit said...

"The Wackness"

Patrick said...

Hundstage (obviously), Tejut, Hamaca paraguaya and a recent Brazilian film I'm trying to remember the title of.

Ange said...

"Dog Days" itself!
The best film ever made by Ulrich Seidl.

Majo said...

Julian Schnabel's BEFORE NIGHT FALLS.

NATHANIEL R said...

good choices.

but maybe i shoul dbe trying to think of wintry films to cool down.

Clement said...

Couldn't agree more that it's "The Sandlot" for me.

I am in a strange mood to watch the (newer) Ocean's 11.

I'm hoping (500) Days of Summer is soon one of my favorite summer movies, if only for the title.

Hopefully, I'm seeing it tonight.

Patrick said...

Baixio das Bestas (Bog Of Beasts), that was the name I was looking for. Not very pretty, yet pretty good.

Henry said...

I immediately thought of The Sandlot, too. I miss that movie...

Do The Right Thing and Dog Day Afternoon are good choices, though.

Jose said...

The first part of "Atonement", Keira in see-through, McAvoy smoking...smoldering hot!

Cristhian said...

Law of Desire. That scene with Carmen Maura getting a... shower?

Emma said...

My Summr of Love.

adri said...

"Psycho Beach Party" on a double bill with "Gidget", it's inspiration.

Seisgrados said...

The seven year's itch. I always watch it in the summer. Marilyn's underwear in the fridge! Unforgettable!

Anonymous said...

porn. Any kind. Its all hot. Even the gay kind.