“Summer Hours” – Nathan’s Movie Challenge, Week 32

Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase is a co-founder and the designer of Flickchart. He's also a multimedia designer & developer living in central Florida, an online culture and social networking enthusiast, a proud father, an avid PC gamer, an incessant movie watcher, known for an eclectic musical taste, and often writing and performing music - on the drums, guitar, piano, or computer. You can find Nathan on Flickchart as Zampa, and email him at nathan@flickchart.com.

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  1. I will now confess I fretted over recommending Summer Hours. It was an intimately personal film for me, and I vacillate between wanting everyone in the world to see it and keeping it to myself. As a movie matchmaker, I’m generally pretty conservative. I try to stick within what I know of someone’s taste, rather than taking it upon myself to challenge that person’s taste with something abrasive. I had no feel for how you felt about straight-down-the-middle dramas, or foreign language films in general, for that matter. I worried that it might be engaging enough to hold your interest.

    Then I remembered that you’d once said in a conversation about what movie we’d all pick if we knew it would be the last one we’d ever see that ideally, you’d rather watch home movies of your family. That wasn’t in the scope of the conversation, but it did teach me a little more about you than I’d learned to that point. And I reasoned that even if Nathan the Movie-Watcher didn’t care for straight-down-the-middle dramas or foreign language films, Nathan the Family Man Who Appreciates Art would appreciate the film’s themes.

    I’m glad you’ve now seen and enjoyed Summer Hours, and I’m also glad I got to be the one who introduced it to you. :)