Sunday, July 10, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ We're Havin' A Heat Wave...

Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Heat...

Devoted Monday Movie Meme-er Nicole @ The Madlab Post recently suggested a topic for us that I thought was very appropriate given the weather we have been having here in the Boston region lately. She wanted to discuss movies containing a heat wave or extreme summer heat that was present in but not necessarily the focus of the film. I have lived in plenty of apartments through the years that did not have A/C and were so hot that I would come home to find our cats passed out inside of the cool bathtub porcelain. So I can relate to a nasty bout of steamy weather. Thankfully we have central air in our home now, otherwise I would be too cranky to think of movies for you. That being said, I only have one selection for you today. But I think its a good one. Share on your blog movies that turned the heat on their characters and link back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Summer of Sam (1999) - Spike Lee's take on the summer of 1977 in NYC when fear and paranoia over a serial killer dubbed the Son of Sam was heightened by a blackout in the middle of an overpowering heat wave. Very cool character study - albeit crass and filled with sex - not unlike many 70's movies I suppose ;0)

 Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Or would you like to guest host? Let us know in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

14 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

What? Not Body Heat? I didn't include it either. Instead I came up with two golden oldies.

BTW, when I lived in my hot old apartment w/no AC, my cat used to sleep on the cool tiles behind the toilet. I wonder if heading for the bathroom at times like that is in their feline DNA.

hmsgofita said...

This was a toughie! I could only think of one. Here's my only lonely: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2011/07/monday-movie-meme-heat-wave.html

Nicole said...

Hey, this is EXACTLY the movie that I had in mind when I suggested the topic, lol.

I'll have to post some others since I'm late getting mine up (I have to work and won't be able to put mine up until later this evening) on the blog for this week's meme.

Thanks for using my Heat Wave theme :)


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Susan said...

Can't think of anything else but the wonderful "The Long, Hot Summer", except maybe "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Nobody does sweat better than Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner.

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

HERE's mine. :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Hey we are all about the heat. I was able to come up with a few off the top of my head...sweaty bodies!

Kwizgiver said...

Thought of a couple: monday movie meme

Amy said...

I'm running a little late today but I made it. Love the topic! Nicole is right on the money with this one! I noticed, just before I posted on my blog, that all of my movies are perfect for a topic re: films set in the south! lol

You picked the perfect movie for the heat wave theme! Awesome, Molly!

Heat wave movies

kaye said...

I'm not familiar with that movie title and since I'm pressed for time right now I just posted the first film that popped into my head. And I agree, it is the perfect topic for the season--although here in Utah we are experiencing very mild and pleasant temperatures. It has been an unusually cool year. I hope the bumbles are not to miserable :) Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

stacybuckeye said...

I'm in. Finally!

http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/monday-movie-meme-bring-on-the-heat/

Lindsey said...

I'm a bit late, but still had a great time playing! Summer of Sam is a fab choice, and features my favorite actor, Adrien Brody (love me some Adrien)! :) Check out my picks HERE.

Julie said...

I'm still freaked out from Summer of Sam.

My choice is up!

Kathleen said...

I've always been so fascinated by the Son of Sam case but have never seen the movie.

Lisa said...

Great pick! I'm thinking "Some Like It Hot." Too easy?!