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Summer Of Sam
Summer of Sam () - Rotten Tomatoes
This January, put your resolutions on hold and dive into some great streaming picks. Get some picks. Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. The Summer Of Sam is the story of just one group of people and what they went through during the Summer of in New York during the "Son of Sam murders". If you are expecting a film the is solely about the David Berkowitz and the son of sam murders you will be dissapointed because while this does tell that story all the way through the film it is more about a just one set of people and how it affected them.
Summer of Sam is a American crime thriller film about the David Berkowitz Son of Sam serial murders and their effect on a group of fictional residents of an Italian-American neighborhood in The Bronx in the late s. The killer, David Berkowitz, his murders and the investigation are shown in the film but the focus is on two young men from the neighborhood: Vinny John Leguizamo , whose marriage is faltering due to his cheating and Ritchie Adrien Brody , Vinny's childhood friend who has embraced punk fashion and music. The murder investigation and other contemporary events, such as the New York City blackout of and the New York Yankees ' winning season , provide a backdrop to the stories of Vinny, Ritchie, their families and friends. It is the summer of , and New York City lives in fear of the ".
This blistering period piece see the filmmaker vacate his home borough of Brooklyn to portray the besieged and increasingly paranoid Italian-American neighbourhood in The Bronx during the reign of serial killer David Berkowitz Son of Sam in the late seventies. All three give compelling performances, but the latter couple are absolutely dynamite. Two scenes with the pair, one where they have a heated argument in the car, and another which sees serial philanderer Vinny finally kicked out of his apartment in a bravura unbroken long take, are testament to the talents of both performers. His murderous deeds merely act as a catalyst to ramp up the hysteria around the already volatile group of Italian-Americans. The local Italian gang, whose irrational behaviour is exacerbated by Berkowitz, the rising heat levels and the New York blackouts — which saw the poorest neighbourhoods in the city looted and vandalised — begin to believe their fellow Bronx resident might be the Son of Sam.