Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

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Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Rich » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:51 pm

I think it is. Pacino in this film is amazing, De Niro does a sterling job trying to compete with him. The other actors are/were some of the best of their generation.

The beginning with the Regency logo and the Elliot Goldenthal /Kronos Quartet strings kicking in, brings the goosebumps up every time.

The helicopter scene...

The cafe scene.

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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:54 pm

I absolutely love this film, got the remastered definitive bluray earlier in the year, even though I had the normal version.
Can't count the times I've popped it on just to rewatch the bank heist/street shoot out scene.
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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Eny » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:03 pm

Yep, I'm the same, one of my top 5 favourite films. Like you say, the echo of gunshots through the streets is a cinema memory that will last my whole life. Fantastic film. And, you've sorted tonight's viewing, I'm popping it on!
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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Rusty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:20 pm

I never thought it was that good but you've peaked my interest so will rewatch it with an older person's brain.
I await to be impressed.
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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Animalmother » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:31 pm

Yip, I'm struggling to think of a better one.



Supposedly the shoot out is used by the US army to demonstrate on how to keep an enemy under a hail of lead while flanking them.

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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Rich » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:34 pm

Ah man, I'm so glad some of you think this way.

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I love the beginning, the car/helicopter scene with Moby and I love that song at the end when Hanna is holding McCaulys hand (music wise)

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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby elgaucho » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:04 pm

It IS a brilliant movie - Michael Mann at the top of his game.

I think he did a lot of films after that which sought to capture the mood and essence of Heat, but i don't think anything else really reached it.

Not as good as heat, but i think the closest to it that I can recall is the French Film 36th precinct.



I absolutely loved that film too!
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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby DjchunKfunK » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:46 pm

Assault on Precinct 13, the 1976 version, is a great cops v robber film. Also I see Heat more as a heist film so in that mould Italian Job might be better.
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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby Rossell » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:14 pm

Probably one of the only if not the only film to get the gun sounds spot on. They sound truly menacing. It's also remarkable for a film about De Niro VS Pacino to have them share so little on screen time but you really don't mind.
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Re: Is HEAT The BEST Cops & Robbers Film?

Postby katarn » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:42 pm

Yeah, it's an impressively-made film and the stylish nature of it really works.

I reckon Mann did a much better job directing it than he did writing it though; it's narratively pretty loose at times, a few of the sub-plots running through it don't really amount to much and felt a bit superfluous.

I've never personally see it as a true classic, more of a decent film with some classic scenes.


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