|HEAT BFI Modern Film Classics
Written by Nick James
British Film Institute
|Nick James spreads his passion for Michael
Manns brilliant heist movie over the 96 stellar pages of this book. James details
numerous reasons why this film is a "Modern Classic." Like all the other BFI
Modern Classics books, the book is small in size and enormous in stature.
James dives into HEAT like a cinema scientist/philosopher and you cant help but learn something from his keen insight. You will most definitely need to go back and watch the movie again after reading the book. If you do, I can assure you that you will have more of an understanding and relish certain details you may not have caught the first time. The truth is HEAT is 171 minutes of dense drama put together by a master filmmaker and there is almost no way that you could grasp everything put onto the screen in one viewing.
I appreciated the amount of detail James brings to the surface during critical moments in the film and how he explains Michael Manns direction. Cinematography, music, use of sound effects, editing and the performance by the actors are all given attention.
Gorgeous photos in widescreen presentation are scattered about the book. All credits are included at the end. HEAT BFI Modern Film Classics is a little diamond of literature you should seriously consider selecting when purchasing your next book.