Monday, November 18, 2013

Busy day...

Running errands... Getting told "no" by mechanics... I have some phone calls to make. In the meantime, watch the trailer for one of the greatest flicks evar:

18 comments:

billf said...

I own a copy of "Heat",and I bet I've watched it a hundred times.It's the best cops-and-robbers movie ever,and my most watched video,(2nd place is "Animal House")Don't know what that says about me.

Overload in Colorado said...

If I had seen that trailer first, I'd have been pissed when I came out of the movie.
OTOH, having seen the movie first I would not have connected the two (Other than that Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?). Shining is a more accurate trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfout_rgPSA

Anonymous said...

Hi Tam
when will i see you in a class again
its been to long

Steve, Magpul dynamics

Bradley said...

I love the movie HEAT, i use it to test sound systems, the shoot at in front of the bank is great for that, loud noises moving from side to side and front to back, and the other way around.

Weer'd Beard said...

A Classic Film Noir in Modern times.

I always feel sad at the ending, as the "Bad Guy" has a solid plan to live his life in happiness, while the "Good Guy" is just spiraling into sorrow and distress.

Can't watch it enough!

Tam said...

Hey, Steve!

It has been too long!

When'll you be within easy roadtrip distance of Indy next?

Scott J said...

Mechanics telling you no? The typical response is "how much money ya got?"

Tam said...

Weer'd,

The "I will not hesitate for a second..." line is the key to the whole movie. :) The closing scene is one of the best in modern cinema.

B said...

What did you ask that the Mechanic said "NO">

Usually "Yes" just means more money....

mikee said...

Mechanics say "No" only for certain prices; a "Yes" is always possible, given infinite time and infinite money in some appropriate ratio.

What you have here is a failure to communicate, to paraphrase a line from one of my own personal favorite movies, Paul Newman in The Running Man....

tailwind said...

That Paul Newman quote is from "Cool Hand Luke."

Actually, Strother Martin delivers the line in "Cool Hand Luke."

armedlaughing said...

LOVE Heat!
The fact Michael Mann hired pros to train the cast how to use their ARs shows, during the L.A. street fight.
The characters based on real cops and robbers, too!

gfa

Reno Sepulveda said...

Loved that scene in the hospital where Pacino gets word that McCauley is still in town and his soon-to-be ex wife gives him the green light to leave.

His life is a trainwreck but he bounds down that long stairway with such energy and joy, utterly consumed by his calling.

Matt G said...

That roll-up by Val Kilmer at 2:08 was bad-azz.

Tango Juliet said...

What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone.

I don't understand.

'Cause there's a dead man on the other end of this %&*^%$# line.


Tango Juliet said...

McCauley: What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone.

Van Zant: I don't understand.

McCauley: 'Cause there is a dead man on the other end of this #%$#^%&^ line.

mikee said...

So Schwarzenegger wasn't in Cool Hand Luke? And Newman didn't star in a bunch of action movies like Predator and Collateral Damage and Terminator?

Would have been interesting if they had done it that way.

I guess what we had above was a failure to communicate. Heh.

Steve Skubinna said...

The contrast between the lives of the two major characters is what drives the film, for me. De Niro's quiet opulence against Pacino's slow motion train wreck. That, and the shared respect that grows between them.

And the ending... makes me choke up for the... oops. I have already been severely chastised here once before for giving spoilers. So I'd better not say anything about how Rosebud turns out to be Keyser Sosze.

Still, agree. One of the best films made. Right up there with the MST3K edition of The Final Sacrifice. Okay, the latter was an accidental masterpiece, Heat was deliberate.