Summertime Blues or Hot in the City? Heatwave Noir Favorites

There’s a long and storied history of film noirs set during a sizzling high summer. Why?

 

 

 

 

 

People can be tempted to do crazy stuff that they wouldn’t normally do, with sex and violence right at the top of the list. Remember last week’s review of The Hot Spot? We’ve got a link to the whole film (uncensored) below.

 

So without further ado, here’s a few of my favourites – roll ’em:

 

 

CHINATOWN (1974)

Nosy Fella - Chinatown (5/9) Movie CLIP (1974) HD

 

BODY HEAT (1981)

Body Heat~Ice Scene~Kathleen Turner~William Hurt

 

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946) AND THE 1981 REMAKE:

The postman always rings twice.1946

 

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

 

KISS ME DEADLY (1955)

"KISS ME DEADLY" (1955) - BOX SEQUENCE

 

SEXY BEAST (2000)

Best Opening Scene Ever: Sexy Beast

 

SWIMMING POOL (2003)

Swimming pool (2003) - Trailer

 

WILD THINGS (1996)

Wild Things (7/8) Movie CLIP - First Rule of Sailing (1998) HD

 

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

Double Indemnity (7/9) Movie CLIP - The End of the Line (1944) HD

 

PLEIN SOLEIL (1960), REMADE AS THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (1999)

PLEIN SOLEIL - Official UK Trailer - Rediscover The Classic

The Talented Mr. Ripley/Best scene/Matt Damon/Jude Law/Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

FALLING DOWN (1993)

Falling Down (10/10) Movie CLIP - Fore! (1993) HD

 

 

THE HOT SPOT (1990) – CLICK TO WATCH THE FULL MOVIE

The Hot Spot watch full movie HD | Jennifer Connelly

 

Stephen Arnell

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