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3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
For Nick James, the pleasures and virtues of this film are mixed and complex. Its precise compositions and minimalist style are entangled with a particular kind of extravagant bombast. The complexities add to the interest of this ambitious film.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 26th 2002 by British Film Institute
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Jun 30, 2008 Ramin added it
فیلمی بسیار زیبا از مایکل مان ,همان قصه کلیشه ای دزد و پلیس اما اینبار در روایتی مدرن نه دزد شخصیتی کاملا سیاه دارد و نه پلیس شخصیتی کاملا سفید
رابرت دنیرو در نقش دزدی که می خواهد به یک زندگی متعادل برسد و دست از دزدی بردارد فوق العاده است نمود این موضوع را در دیالوگ وی با دختری که تازه با او آشنا شده می توان دید جایی که به دختر از زیبایی های فیجی می گوید وقتی که با سوال دختر مبنی بر اینکه تا حالا در فیجی بوده یا نه مواجه میشود به او می گوید که من تا حالا اونجا نبوده ام ولی یک روز به آنجا خواهم ر
Oct 21, 2012 Alec rated it really liked it
Excellent analysis on my favourite crime action film of all time from the editor of Sight and Sound magazine. Loved how the author makes the insightful statement that the phenomenological/interpersonal elements of the movie can sometimes be hokey and awkward, but still integral to the epic, ultra-cool yet classic violence and masterful set pieces. I hope they expand the titles covered in this series.
Dec 12, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it
A pretty good analysis of an under-appreciated masterpiece film. Michael Mann is one of the greatest of auteaur film-makers--completely misunderstood. Heat is, for me, the greatest crime film. Absolutely brilliant. Watch it. Then read this. Nice pairing.
Nov 20, 2009 Nat rated it liked it
The most astute observation in this book is that it is Waingro who actually lives according to McCauley's often repeated code of not having any permanent attachments, and that he's the only character who looks like he's consistently enjoying himself!
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