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The First Annual Farewell-to-Summer Pool-Scene Montage

Take one last dip with us before summertime is through.

Man, did this summer go fast. And today, as worryingly autumnal light streams through our window, we kind of wish we were in a pool, rather than in an office building in Lower Manhattan. Maybe you do too. Next best thing: while you pretend to work, watch this lovingly assembled montage of our favorite movie pool scenes. You can pretend that Phoebe Cates is getting out of your pool, and then maybe everything will feel a little warmer. Enjoy!

Commentarium (28 Comments)

Aug 30 11 - 11:14pm

Phoebe Cates remains gorgeous then and now, but I'm particularly thrilled you included Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy and Billy Crudup in the "Almost Famous" "I am a golden god!" scene. And Bill Murray in "Rushmore"! Outstanding on all counts. Weird that Hollywood rarely features people of color swimming, though. I know it's the old stereotype, but we've got all got friends of color who do, in fact, swim. (Or, obviously, if you yourself are a person of color, you can probably do more than tread water.)

Aug 31 11 - 12:31am

It's probably due to the overall lack of people in color in film in general, although there is a lovely Friday the 13th scene (not the original, some sequel where teenagers are on a cruise ship with their teachers -- you remember that high school cruise ship we all took, right?) where Jason simply throws a black guy over the side of the ship and proceeds to his next victim, assuming the black guy is dead. The twist is that he isn't!

Aug 31 11 - 10:56am

Good point on all counts! And somehow, "Friday the 13th" sums up perfectly the feeling of summer edging into fall and winter.

Aug 30 11 - 11:55pm

Who uses the term "person of color"?

Aug 31 11 - 12:56am

Lots of people.

Aug 31 11 - 1:41am

A freaking racist, that's who! Hahahaha

Aug 31 11 - 8:28am

Who trolls Hooksexup? Losers, that's who.

Aug 31 11 - 10:54am

Thanks, Dee. It's a common term. The question is, "Who doesn't use it?" A lot of friends I have and, also, some sociologists prefer it to "ethnic minority" b/c "minority", while statistically true, has taken on connotations of "less than". Also, "person of color" includes African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and everyone else who is not White.

Aug 31 11 - 11:20am

*European Americans

White is offensive.

Oh god, I can't even type that with a straight face because of the absurdity. But the point is "african-american" is absurd as well. Despite the intent to be sensitive.

Aug 31 11 - 12:23am

I like the "Rushmore" scene

Aug 31 11 - 12:26am

Where's the scene from Y Tu Mamá También?

Aug 31 11 - 8:11am


Aug 31 11 - 7:11am

Wow. That actually made me sad. Fucking wintertime.

Aug 31 11 - 3:35pm

Christie Brinkley? Vacation? C'mon...

Aug 31 11 - 5:44pm

just caught myself looking for the stupid "Thumbs Up" button.

Aug 31 11 - 3:43pm

Dustin Hoffman in his wet suit at the bottom of the pool in The Graduate.

Aug 31 11 - 3:48pm
Vinegar Bend

There were too many guys in that montage

Aug 31 11 - 5:53pm

and no boobs.

Aug 31 11 - 10:08pm

oh, ok now I know I don't have to watch it

Sep 01 11 - 4:00pm

What movie is that scene with Neve Campbell and the other girl from?

Sep 01 11 - 6:19pm

caddyshack? lacey underall? at the club? at ty webb's house?

Sep 01 11 - 8:20pm

"What movie is that scene with Neve Campbell and the other girl from?"

Wildthings - with Denise Richards

Sep 01 11 - 9:17pm

mmmmmmm wildthings

Sep 03 11 - 12:13am

Wasn't enough Phoebe Cates topless. Then again, is there ever enough Phoebe Cates topless?

Sep 09 11 - 6:50pm

Apollo Creed in 'Rocky IV' throwing tennis balls for his dogs whist watching TV in his pool in should have been there.

Sep 09 11 - 6:51pm

Excuse the 'in' after 'pool' and the sentence makes more sense.

Sep 19 11 - 12:28pm

The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster

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