Summer Of Sam (1999)
October 16, 2014 12:58 PM - Subscribe

SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - In the record-breaking heat of '77, a serial killer stalks NYC but the real danger may lie in your friends and neighbors.

DID EBERT LIKE IT? "Lee's best films thrum with a wound-up energy, and "Summer of Sam" vibrates with fear, guilt and lust."

THE BEST: The sprawling fever-dream collage of it all. Lee makes excellent use of music montages to evoke mood and louche tones.

THE WORST: This feels like, had it come out 5 years later, would be a limited run HBO series which it clearly wants to be with the massive running length and cast o' thousands.
posted by The Whelk (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
everything about this movie is delightful but the soundtrack is my favourite part
posted by poffin boffin at 12:18 AM on October 17, 2014


Spike really caught the apocalyptic vibe of the time.
posted by whuppy at 7:57 AM on October 17, 2014


This movie made me think that Spike Lee had syphilis or something.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 2:46 PM on October 18, 2014


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