Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Movie Meme - We're Havin' a Heat Wave

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?      

   

12 comments:

Susan said...

Definitely lots of glistening, slithery bodies in A Time to Kill, but nobody I would rather see slicked up than Matthew McConaughey. Can I get an amen?

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've been talking about Apocalypse Now a lot lately (a reference you will get if you read State of Wonder!)

Martha@Hey, I want to read that said...

Oh my gosh, you thought exactly what I thought about A Time to Kill.

C.B. James said...

I nominate the original version of Flight of the Phoenix. Survivors of a plane crash try to construct their own rescue place from the wreckage while enduring the heat of the Sahara. And Bridge on the River Kwai set in the Asian tropics. Sorry, but shirtless William Holden still trumps shirtless Matthew McConaughey in my book. I also like Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke and The Long Hot Summer. Paul Newman basically trumps everyone. He was hot!

Zibilee said...

I would have to nominate all the Indiana Jones movies. Harrison Ford always looks like he's bathed in sweat and dirt in those films! I also like your choice of Apocalypse Now. That was a pretty sweaty movie as well!

bermudaonion said...

Body Heat is definitely HOT!

Amy said...

Great movie picks! I had to smack myself in the head when I saw A Time to Kill...there was a lot of sweating going on in this movie!

Good point about Marlon Brando and is "the Horror" so very right!

Good luck and have fun on your hike!

The Gal Herself said...

I don't remember the baby oil in A Time to Kill, but I do recall thinking that hot weather does NOT bring out the best in human nature. (And I was very worried about McConaughey's dog after a firey explosion. I hate movies where puppies are in peril.)

caite said...

I hate the heat, even in movies.
Give me a cool, rainy setting by the ocean any day!! ;-)

Alyce said...

I thought of Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart. I haven't seen it in a while, but I remember everyone has their windows open and one couple sleeps on their balcony because of the heat.

Kathleen said...

I have never seen Body Heat. I really need to get that movie from Netflix...

heidenkind said...

What about Heat with Val Kilmer and Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro (DiNero?)? That movie is so great! Although the "heat" refers to the police bearing down on one, I think.