POSTED June 13 2014

Your definitive summer-movie experience?

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey i Dirty Dancing.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey i Dirty Dancing.

Was it Natalie Wood as Marjorie Morningstar? Sandra Dee as Gidget? Bruce Davison and Barbara Hershey in The Last Summer? Bruce the shark vs. Richard Dreufuss and Roy Scheider in Jaws?

Or was it the unknown Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars?

Like the song of summer everyone dances to and may have been on the radio during your first kiss, the defining summer movie evokes many memories, especially when there were no or low expectations. There have been many such summer movies in my life, memorably Stand by Me and Clueless. But because of the awkwardness of seeing a sexy movie with a neighbor who was engaged to be married, Dirty Dancing might be my definitive summer-movie memory.

Please share yours.

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