My American friend wanted to know if I was having problems with my air conditioning – hah.
When I told him air conditioning in British homes is opening or closing window, he was appalled.
But we don’t have days where we don’t come into the office because it is too dark hot. Whereas just 4 inches of snow can be the cause of school shutdowns, and working half a day. Maybe we all have an element of Seasonal Affective Disorder in our British makeup.
Anyway, with heat rising in waves off the tarmac, and a thousand electric fans making narrow inroadd into the thick and fetid air, it’s s good time to think about a list of those films set in hot summer’s where the heat rises from the celluloid in waves.
Here is my contribution of hot summer celluloid
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble
The swimming pool
Dog day afternoon
Do the right thing
Celine and Julie go boating
Picnic at hanging rock
Wake in fright
Summer of Sam
Dazed and confused
My summer of love
Little white lies