Today's topic for the Monday Movie Meme from the Bumbles is all about something we are suffering from on a nationwide scale...HEAT. Us schmoes in Florida have to live with this nastiness 9 months out of the year, but it seems it followed us north to Indiana. (FYI, we are on our way to hike in a state park today, so I shall be doing my share of glowing soon.)
But what about heat in the movies? I was able to conjure up three examples in my mind, but I'm sure there are more. Here are my picks this week:
1. Body Heat - Maybe it is just the implication from the title, but I do remember this being a HOT movie and I remember sweaty bodies. And bad things happening during a Florida heat wave (it makes us do strange things people).
2. A Time to Kill - Who doesn't love a little Matthew McConaughey, right? But as I walked out of the theater after this one, the only thing I could focus on was that in over half the shots, people looked like they had been greased up with baby oil. Seriously, watch it and tell me if I'm not right.
3. Apocalypse Now - It has to be really hot in the jungles of Vietnam, so it is no surprise that any of these movies make your clothes stick to your skin just watching. But it was a very memorable moment when I took a look at Marlon Brando, a terrifying sight of sweaty, crazy baldness, and cry "This is not the man I had hanging on my walls in college! It can't be!". The horror.
Which movies simulate your 2011 heat wave?