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Plot: Spike Lee’s take on the “Son of Sam” murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
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Summer of Sam was berated on its US release by New Yorkers and relatives of the victims of serial killer David Berkowitz alike. In the summer of 1977, paranoia eclipsed disco fever as the so-called .44 Killer murdered six and injured seven, all while keeping in contact with columnist Jimmy Breslin (whose comments bookend this movie). Not the kind of events to revisit in these days of the easily offended, and seeing Lee’s claustrophobic take on Berkowitz in his deranged apartment is almost enough deter you from visiting the Big Apple.
The focus of the movie is an insular community of Italian-Americans. Mistrust rules the roost: the only thing close-knit about them is an occasional cheesy tank-top. Fear and conformity underpin the set-pieces upon which Lee thrives, from cops meeting a Mafia chief (Ben Gazarra) to a half-hearted Studio 54-style orgy. John Leguizamo thrives when passing himself off as John Travolta, but his marriage is a hollow sham. His quest for redemption hinges on saving punk friend Ritchie (Adrien Brody) from both himself and the lynchmob they grew up with.
Summer of Sam has invited comparisons with Do the Right Thing, on account of its portrayal of the simmering tensions building up to horrendous violence. Yet the lifestyles on show throughout make it closer to Scorsese’s Mean Streets, albeit balanced by several strong female leads, notably Mira Sorvino. At 142 minutes it has stretched the attention span of some viewers and reviewers, but as the closing credits roll Lee has got us to care about the characters as each boils over. Ditching the irksome music video/sitcom visuals – even at a Late-term Abortions gig, with Ritchie on guitar – this is Spike Lee’s most mature joint to date.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Spike Lee
Writer Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio (screenplay), Michael Imperioli (screenplay), Spike Lee (screenplay)
Actors John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Hollywood House of Horror
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Camera and Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (cross processing), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Ektachrome 64D 5017, Eastman Ektachrome 160D 5239, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman Kodak)