Ten films to remember summer
Now that we miss the summer of 2014 What have you enjoyed? Thanks to your company, ending the summer has been the best in our lives. Was so good to comfort in these nine months ahead to next season, we will kill the bug with the many films that capture the essence of a good holiday season: friends, parties, a little melancholy memories and, of course, loves summer are the best because they already know: do not have to stand the test of time. We make a small selection of our top ten films of the summer. Of course, we are more than willing to have your contributions. Here is our short list, we selected some of each gender: we immortal classics, dramas, comedy, some scary movie and others that, although not set in the beach, capture the spirit of summer is always young and impatient
Summer of '42 (Summer'42, 1971): probably one of the films that introduced the idea of "summer films". This is a work signed by Robert Mulligan in 1971 tells the story of love between a boy of fourteen who spends her summer vacation on the island of Nantucket and Dorothy, a young woman whose husband is away at war. The argument is based on the memoirs of writer Herman Raucher. This classic provides an account of the passage from adolescence to adulthood, conflicts and interests of each character condense a state of bittersweet mood in the United States, where a species is promised paradise on earth at the expense of maintaining a front of open war.
Suddenly, Last Summer. Filmed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, is a hard and intense drama that reminds viewers that the explosions, sweetened caricatured speeches or appearances are not the only way of expressing terror, anguish, despair, joy, nostalgia or uncertainty. In Suddenly Last Summer is told the story of Mrs. Venables (Katherine Hepburn) and her niece Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor). Mrs. Venables enters his niece in a psychiatric hospital for a lobotomy practice. The surgeon in charge of the operation (Montgomery Cliff) doubts the advisability of such an aggressive intervention and psychiatric treatment preferred, but Venables widow and the director of the hospital, eager for money, pressure you to operate as before. In conversations that keep Holly and the surgeon discovered why they want lobotomize her: Mrs. Venables had a son, Sebastian, in passing every summer to the last, in which Sebastian decides to spend more time with his cousin Catherine. The boy dies violently, triggering madness. The conversations he has cousins, the summer relaxed and open atmosphere, the wishes and concerns of both crash into doom and desagrro to move forward.
The incorrigible albódigas (Meatballs, 1979) Ivan Reitman, a classic comedy, signed his second film and paved the way for the gamberras hormonadas movies and early eighties. The synopsis is as follows: Summer Camp Northstar just opened and its leaders, Tripper, his girlfriend Roxanna and Morty, strive to train the monitors, for hyperactive teenagers who are about to arrive. After settling, the first activity is a football game. Rudy, a very shy boy who accidentally causes the defeat of his team, he is ostracized by his peers. This situation means that try to escape the camp, but Tripper, which goes in search achieves gain the trust of the boy who becomes his partner. This film may have not aged all that well but eye has genius starring Bill Murray. Besides, we like because it exaggerates the thirst for adventure and socialization that mark each summer early adolescence. Those weeks of heat used to accumulate all the anecdotes that we can and, in autumn, will serve to realize that between laughter and laughter we left some of us in that camp.
Friday the 13th (Friday the 13th, 1980): the dark side of joyful meatballs. Sean S. Cunningham pelúclas signed one of the most innovative horror of his time, along with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" director Tobe Hopper and "Halloween" by John Carpenter. The sun, the joy and curiosity of the camp found its negative pole Northstar at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of teenagers who laugh asalvajados death and old age with his brash attitude and sexual indulgence will eventually find their due in the terrifying camp. If you get a chance, forget his rumpled appearance, their amateur performances or quality makeup and special effects. What brought "Friday the 13th" was a narrative own for horror film --hasta the following decades the emergence of "Scream" Wes Craven in 1997-and an iconic character, Jason Voorhes that sowed terror and mayhem dressed with his hockey mask and his Cuban machete. Vorhees, interestingly, does not appear in this issue but in the endless string of consequences that begot "Friday the 13th".
I know what you did last summer: (I know what you did last summer 1997) omega alpha Friday the 13th, I know what you did last summer sealed the issue of punishment of teenagers, you know, being irresponsible, promiscuous drunks, and cocky. Led to many faces that became known fairly early in this century, and was the swan song of the film medium as generating recognizable icons in popular culture: where the hockey mask Jason became synonymous homicidal maniac grave, hook fisherman remained an honest tool. It was so little cultural impact of the film its aftermath were increasingly autoparódicas and commercial cinema focused on other emerging narrative of the horror genre, first films made in Japan and, secondly, rehabilitation mainstream gore film the Saw saga. Still, we recommend its viewing to observe how a way of telling stories and what message Tipoo quenched with this absence is turned off.
Before the dawn (Before sunrise, 1995): director Richard Linklater was interpreter of American young soul nineties. Filmmaker fresh and very skilled at shooting dialogues and situations pose naturally without losing charm with "Before the Dawn" launched thousands of young people to European railways willing to find the reason for his being in the backpacking adventure. The argument invites this: American girl thrown into train for Europe after his girlfriend has left. The night before returning to the United States, he meets a young French woman and decide to spend the night talking and knowing, imagining a future together that will never have. The excellent workmanship, the suggestive lighting, photography, Ethan Hawk and Julie Delpy youth and great lines of dialogue are used to that in our small way, our way to recreate those events that only occur in summer.
Movement of 76 (Dazed and Confused, 1993): Another sample of Richard Linklater's insight to capture the tragicomic adolescent experience in their natural environment, summer. If in "Before Sunrise" we are in the last and exciting vacation day, "Movement of 76" takes us to what is perhaps one of the most promising moments of our early years: the last day of school / first day summer. Again, mythical phrases concetrada action in a day, disputes, initiation rites and mystical music. Yes, a review of the star cast reveals names and faces more than acquaintances: find Mathew McConaghey, Mila Jovovich, Rory Cochrane, Renée Zellweger, Adam Goldberg and more.
Grease (Grease, 1978): the musical by execelencia What we will say that is just mentioned? Not much, really: it's always good to see a dancing John Travolta, that all this musical songs are remembered and that are present in almost every celebration with dancing included. Yes, we can bring some of these crazy theories about the film circulating on the net about Grease. One of the most curious ensures that the entire film is a dying dream of Sandy, who drowns at the end of that wonderful summer with Denny. The song Summer nights (and its refrain "tell me more, tell me more") would be the last pictures of Sandy can see before dying. Dismal, yes, at times inconsistent to also (what the hell was going to have a vision of Sandy Denny and colleagues Succo dancing and fixing cars?) But it seems an original point of view for a film that pulls his supernatural manner. Summer Memories, those ghosts that haunt us.
Dirty Dancing (Dirty Dancing, 1987) Another classic among classics popping the summer cinema. If during the rainy October afternoon miss the Bailón mood or if during the silent darkness November Summer miss a song, simply to give the play and relive the dance sequence that sweeps at weddings, baptisms and communions. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey recreate the universal theme and humble worker insecure boy meets girl but well-off. The rest, as they say, is history. Another curious detail of this film is the non-evolution of Jennifer Grey as an actress. The girl, if you remember, besides talent had an attractive and striking nose or something to fit the standards of the time. Grey, in its greatest popularity as an actress, decided surgery. The result was so good that I got a complete change: his eyes were different, the features of his face and his voice so different so changed that neither the public nor the producers or casting directors getting recognition. Simply that woman "was no longer the girl in Dirty Dancing." His fame and his career faded but, yes, got a flat nose and straight.
Dawn is not enough (1989): well, okay. It is not a film set in the summer. Or in spring. Well, no one really knows what month in the small mountain village of Albacete but recommend its viewing because surrealism, tenderness, humor and calm vital soaking the film is as refreshing as a dip in the beaches of Southwest Pontevedra. Remember: we are contingent but you dear and beloved readers vacationers are necessary.