The Zach On Film Summer Movie season has begun, meaning a lot of conversation among the fellers on the podcast about movies that I haven’t actually seen.  (But, it’s okay, I’m slowly getting over my childhood phobia of being left out, especially since I don’t wish to drive to Hays to catch a movie, then turn around and drive four hours back home.)  There are a lot of my favorite movies that I associate with the summer movie season (although it should be noted that I’m actually old enough to predate the “Big Summer Blockbuster” idiom that has choked our theaters for like three decades now) but some of my favorite films of all time (‘Heathers’, for one; also ‘The Lion King’) have pleasant associations with summers past, leading us to today’s blockbuster query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still has a soft spot for ‘Say Anything’, which I first saw the summer after my Freshman year of college, asking: What movie was the most perfect summer film of your past?


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  1. Best summer movie for me was the Blair Witch Project. I’m not really a fan of the found footage genre, nor did I think BWP was a great movie. I did, however, see it at a drive-in theater. In the woods. At night. I learned that for a movie like Blair Witch, ambiance is everything. I drove home that night faster than I should have, with my high beams on the whole way, waiting for….something… to jump from the woods, and dreading the walk from my car to the front door of my house.

    I watched the movie one time after that first time, and it didn’t hold up for me. It was the setting that made it a winner, and what makes it stand out as my summer movie fave.

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