Friday, 12 September 2008

Heat - hidden themes

I have just read (David Thompson writing in The Guardian) that in Michael Mann's Heat, there is no two-shot of Robert de Niro and Al Pacino in the 'coffee' sequence. This may be an oversight. Perhaps some footage was lost in the edit. I think it might have been Mann's simplest and best idea - an elegant, silent portrait of The Doppelgänger.

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