ѕυммєя σƒ ѕαм (1999) 𝚁𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 #spikelee #90s #crime #thriller #awesome #films

Thrilling retelling by director Spike Lee , aided immeasurably by Ellen Kuras’ supoib cinematography, of that hot, blistering Summer in 1977 when the infamous Son of Sam serial murders gripped NY in a city wide, vice- like panic

Originally Summer of Sam was meant to study more of the killers character but overwhelming backlash from families of the victims ( who feared the possibility of glorification ) forced Spike Lee during preproduction to shift the focus of the script to how the events adversely affected the community instead

The film has it/s fair share of flaws ~amongst other things the many anachronisms depicted in the punk scene during that period is rather glaring~ but all In all it is a great picture and one of the best films of the ‘90s fo sho

Terence Blanchard/s original score and the films soundtrack featuring tunes by ABBA, The Who, Talking Heads, Galaxy, Marvin Gaye, The Emotions, Barry White, Heatwave, Machine & Chic (to name just a few) is a b s o l u t e l y K I L L A ~pun not intended

Summer of Sam is a criminally underrated film which has unfortunately been overlooked by (most ) critics and audiences -both at the time of It/s release in ‘99 and since then and as such I think it/s high time It was due for a fresh reappraisal

Disclaimer :I do not own the rights to this film All rights to their respective owners~the additional editing and remastering done however is my own work and as such those are the only rights I claim ***NON PROFIT USE***

For community discussion, cultural & promotional purposes only

Additional remastering in HD by DiZZaY WhALeY 🪄 🎞 🐳 🎩


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