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The Long Warm-Up to Heat

Heat opens with a botched heist, but it unlike every other crime picture that came out in the five years after Pulp Fiction, it's not a black comedy. I think that's Val Kilmer under the hockey mask.Michael Mann’s Heat, one of my favorite films, is The Dissolve‘s Movie of the Week this week. I contributed this essay about the sprawling crime picture’s many progenitors, including the short-lived-but-great late-80s TV series Crime Story.  Continue reading