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Movies Where You Can Practically Feel That Summertime Heat

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Movies Where You Can Practically Feel That Summertime Heat Reply with quote

Wild at Heart
The Wages of Fear
The Border
Back Roads
The Hot Spot
The Passenger
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

American Graffiti.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, of course, that palpable hot/humidity in Kasdan's "Body Heat" that you could practically cut with a knife.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Heat of the Night
Chinatown
Inherit the Wind

Even Twelve Angry Men
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, yes, Alex -- that barbershop scene in Chinatown with the fans going and the overheating car outside really contributed to that kind of atmosphere. And with In the Heat of the Night I'll throw in the also-Deep-South-set Norma Rae and Back Roads, both of which were directed by Martin Ritt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack Sommersby wrote:
Ah, yes, Alex -- that barbershop scene in Chinatown with the fans going and the overheating car outside really contributed to that kind of atmosphere.


Especially since the climate is related to the plot.

I wonder, though, if films that qualify for this discussion ought to be set in the United States or a temperate zone, because the title of this thread specifically refers to "summertime heat". You don't really get points for naming a film set in the equatorial jungles of Africa, or the Sahara (in which case every Foreign Legion film would qualify).

However, since you named The Wages of Fear, which is set in South America, I might as well add The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African Queen, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia. Yep, I'm cheating, and if you have a "winter cold" companion thread in the works, I think I will open with Scott of the Antarctic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, I'm the first one to call out Do the Right Thing?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for that matter, John Sayles' LONE STAR? Don't they spend the whole movie sweating?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choices, you both!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heaven's Prisoners

Predator

Angel Heart

An Inconvenient Truth ( Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heat.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes
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