Where ‘Summer of Sam’ Went Wrong
Despite the risk of said label, I maintain that this movie is just… too much. Too much of almost everything. So much profanity , it renders some dialogue nonsensical. So much sex, it was this close to an NC rating. I am far from the only one to find this problematic. Now, I am not exactly opposed to profanity in movies. Honestly, a movie like Summer of Sam would be a little ridiculous without it.
Nor is it a surprise that Spike Lee is making a film with a largely white cast, when you think about it. In Spike Lee's dozen or so feature films, Italian Americans are the only group he has attempted to meaningfully realize and create a productive dialogue with. While Puerto Ricans are seamlessly stitched into his 'hood-view, the roles of Korean Americans Do the Right Thing, Girl 6 or Jewish Americans Mo' Better Blues have only amounted to grotesque caricatures in his films, always on the periphery of his radar; he has no trouble poking openly racist fun at them. The growing participation and visibility of Italian Americans in Lee's films, on the other hand, has been clear and consistent: Do the Right Thing strong Italian American presence , then Jungle Fever major Italian American presence , and now Summer of Sam total Italian American presence. The Big Story of Summer of Sam is the condition of New York City in the late-'70s--the extreme anxiety which permeated the entire megalopolis.
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Summer of Sam is a American crime thriller film about the David Berkowitz Son of Sam serial murders and their effect on a group of fictional residents of an Italian-American neighborhood in The Bronx in the late s. The killer, David Berkowitz, his murders and the investigation are shown in the film but the focus is on two young men from the neighborhood: Vinny John Leguizamo , whose marriage is faltering due to his cheating and Ritchie Adrien Brody , Vinny's childhood friend who has embraced punk fashion and music. The murder investigation and other contemporary events, such as the New York City blackout of and the New York Yankees ' winning season , provide a backdrop to the stories of Vinny, Ritchie, their families and friends. It is the summer of , and New York City lives in fear of the ".
It's arguably one of the director's best, along with one of his most underrated. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page.
India Summer fucks Rocco before the scene In another world, she would have been a great voice actress! Mmmm I'd still fuck her mind OMG she has become so ugly. Either that or they should'nt have shot her in HD.