History Film / SummerOfSam

27th May '17 2:03:02 PM nombretomado
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* EveryoneIsASuspect: The main characters sketch out a list of suspects including priests, [[VietnamWar Vietnam]] veterans, and their own friends.

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: The main characters sketch out a list of suspects including priests, [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] veterans, and their own friends.
3rd Feb '17 7:52:35 PM Mdumas43073
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Its subject matter is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity during the summer of [[TheSeventies 1977]], at which time there was a tremendous heatwave, a major blackout, and of course a serial killer keeping the whole city on edge.

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Its subject matter is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity during in the summer of [[TheSeventies 1977]], at during which time there was a tremendous heatwave, a major blackout, and of course a serial killer keeping the whole city on edge.
3rd Feb '17 7:51:54 PM Mdumas43073
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Its subject matter is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity during the summer of [[TheSeventies 1977]], at which time there was tremendous heatwave, a major blackout, and of course a serial killer keeping the whole city on edge.

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Its subject matter is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity during the summer of [[TheSeventies 1977]], at which time there was a tremendous heatwave, a major blackout, and of course a serial killer keeping the whole city on edge.
3rd Feb '17 7:51:32 PM Mdumas43073
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''Summer of Sam'' is a 1999 film directed by Creator/SpikeLee and starring Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/AdrienBrody, Mira Sorvino, and Creator/JenniferEsposito.

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''Summer of Sam'' is a 1999 film directed by Creator/SpikeLee and Creator/SpikeLee, starring Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/AdrienBrody, Mira Sorvino, and Creator/JenniferEsposito.
21st Jan '17 5:17:11 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: A variant is {{Discussed}} when Lou and Curt go and ask mafioso Luigi for help in catching the serial killer who, so far, has only killed white women. As well as incredulous as to why the police are asking a criminal for help, Luigi wonders aloud why the police are expending so much effort on someone who's "only" killed four or five people, when in one night in predominantly-black Harlem you could expect seven or eight murders. Curt, a black police lieutenant, takes understandable offence.
21st Jan '17 4:20:10 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* FanDisservice: The orgy scene is grotesque.

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* FanDisservice: The orgy scene is grotesque. Vinnie keeps pulling horrible faces, Dionna is clearly uncomfortable with the whole thing, everyone is smashed on cocaine, it's filmed in ludicrously high contrast and the Chic's relentlessly cheerful ''Everybody Dance'' [[SoundtrackDissonance plays over the top]].
21st Jan '17 4:14:16 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* BlackComedy: Some intense scenes are actually hilarious. Brian's reaction to his pants being ruined after he beat up the punk rocker. Brian whining about Joey strangling him. Bobby being extremely wussy. The elderly black woman on the news saying she is glad the killer is a white man.

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* BlackComedy: Some intense scenes are actually hilarious. Brian's reaction to his pants being ruined after he beat up the punk rocker. Brian whining about Joey strangling him. Bobby being extremely wussy. The elderly black woman on the news saying she is glad the killer is a white man. The Son of Sam receiving orders to kill from a talking dog.



* CampGay: Bobby, helpfully nicknamed "the fairy".



* TheDon: Luigi, the local "[[UnusualEuphemism plumber]]".



* DoubleStandard: Vinnie is a walking double standard when it comes to women.
* EndOfAnEra: The popularity of disco is fading fast, giving way to punk and other forms of music.



* FanDisservice: The orgy scene is grotesque.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Vinnie is furious with Dionna after she has sex with someone else at an orgy they both attend - at which he is also having sex with other women.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Vinny uses this excuse when confessing to Richie about his many infidelities. Richie isn't convinced.



* LyricalDissonance: Machine's ''There But for the Grace of God Go I'' is a chirpy number about a family moving away from the Bronx to somewhere with no blacks, Jews or gays.



* NWordPriviledges: While nobody actually says the N-word, the guys are free to call Ruby a 'skank' whenever they like, but go crazy when an outsider calls her one, although it could be the fact he called her a 'Dago Wop Skank' which is offensive to Italian_Americans. They also take offense to being called 'Guido' another derogatory word for Italian-Americans.
->'''Ruby's Boyfriend''': "Fuck you, ya Dago Wop Skank!"

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* NWordPriviledges: NWordPrivileges: While nobody actually says the N-word, the guys are free to call Ruby a 'skank' whenever they like, but go crazy when an outsider calls her one, although it could be the fact he called her a 'Dago Wop Skank' which is offensive to Italian_Americans.Italian-Americans. They also take offense to being called 'Guido' another derogatory word for Italian-Americans.
->'''Ruby's -->'''Ruby's Boyfriend''': "Fuck you, ya Dago Wop Skank!"



* PunkRock: Richie

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* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: Vinny and Dionna are out for disco dancing and end up being dragged to a party by a photographer who stumbles out of Studio 54. It quickly turns into a drink-and-drug-fuelled orgy.
* PunkRock: Richie and eventually Ruby too.



* RealityEnsues: What happens when you combine fear, paranoia, a sweltering summer and vigilante justice mobs?
* ReallyGetsAround: Vinny just cannot keep his trousers on. Unlike most male examples, it's not shown in a remotely good light and even Vinny himself doesn't seem to enjoy it.



* TakeAThirdOption: When Vinny and Richie are confronted in a restaurant because of Richie's punk rock attire, they are given the options of either leaving peacefully (which is unlikely) or getting in a fist fight with the other patrons, instead Richie breaks a bottle over ''his own head'' which confuses and scares everyone enough to diffuse the situation.
-->'''Richie (tasting his own blood):''' Tastes better than heinz ketchup
* TestosteronePoisoning: Vinny's friends are wall to wall testosterone.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: There's a great many perky disco numbers playing over brutal scenes.
* TakeAThirdOption: When Vinny and Richie are confronted in a restaurant because of Richie's punk rock attire, they are given the options of either leaving peacefully (which is unlikely) or getting in a fist fight with the other patrons, instead Richie breaks a bottle over ''his own head'' which confuses and scares everyone enough to diffuse defuse the situation.
-->'''Richie (tasting his own blood):''' Tastes better than heinz ketchup
ketchup, you fuck!
* TestosteronePoisoning: Vinny's friends are wall wall-to-wall testosterone.
* VigilanteExecution: [[spoiler:Richie narrowly avoids one when his Luger-toting stepfather informs the mob that the killer has ''already been caught'']].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Everyone is constantly arguing with everyone else but are extremely protective of one another, even
to wall testosterone.a misguided degree.



* YourMom: After Anthony and Brian throw a number of vulgar comments to Ruby she hits them with a couple of Your Mother burns.

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* YourMom: After Anthony and Brian throw a number of vulgar comments to Ruby Ruby, she hits them with a couple of Your Mother "Your Mother" burns.
2nd Jan '17 5:56:10 PM jasiekel86
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* CreatorCameo: Spike Lee appears a few times as a news reporter.
2nd Jan '17 5:53:04 PM jasiekel86
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* CreatorCameo: Spike Lee appears as the news reporter John Jeffries.


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* SassyBlackWoman: During Spike Lee's cameo as a news reporter, he interviews four black people in the predominantly black neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the first black woman he interviews is young, sassy and sexy, but the second woman is older and thanks God that the killer and victims are both white as to avoid a race riot, she then scolds the reported for not liking black people, despite him being black himself.
23rd Nov '16 2:23:20 PM jasiekel86
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* NWordPriviledges: While nobody actually says the N-word, the guys are free to call Ruby a 'skank' whenever they like, but go crazy when an outsider calls her one, although it could be the fact he called her a 'Dago Wop Skank' which is offensive to Italian_Americans. They also take offense to being called 'Guido' another derogatory word for Italian-Americans.
->'''Ruby's Boyfriend''': "Fuck you, ya Dago Wop Skank!"
-->'''Brian''': "What did you just say? Dago Wop Skank? What are you fucking nuts?... Shut your fucking mouth, that's my fucking sister!"
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