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Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23-24, 2014: Crowd-sourced Dog Day Films

[Nothing beats the summer heat better than watching characters sweat it out from the coolness of a movie theater. So in this week’s series, I’ve AmericanStudied five hot and heavy dog days films. This crowd-sourced post is drawn the responses of fellow AmericanStudiers—add the sweat of your brow in comments, please!]
Dominic Livolsi nominates Do the Right Thing as a summer classic.
Joseph Fruscione also shares Lee’s film, and five other nominees: Die Hard 3, Stand by Me, The Sandlot, and both film versions of The Great Gatsby.
Jay Shaw notes that The Ice Pirates is “always at the top of my summer list!”
AnneMarie Donahue shares her own list of fun summer favorites: “Weekend At Bernie’s—Andrew McCarthy before he went all crazy-eyes!; Space Camp—I have a love/hate relationship with this film. Most of the country just hates it; Say Anything—any man standing under my window blasting U2 has my heart... and restraining order; and Summer School—it's like Dead Poet's Society if no one died, and the students were all slackers, and Gibbs from NCIS was the laughable loveable teacher, and Kirstie Alley was hot.”
Next series starts Monday,
Ben

PS. What do you think? Other summertime movies you’d highlight?

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