Thursday, April 9, 2015

A to Z Challenge 2015: H - Heat

H is the eighth letter of the alphabet, which means we're almost third of the way done!

Are you keeping up? Have you missed any posts? I hope everyone is enjoying the challenge, and meeting lots of new bloggers. That's the idea, anyway.

Today we have the letter H. And for my theme, we have another feature film.

With a star-studded cast, and a brilliant script, Heat is a classic 1990s crime drama, that features great performances from both De Niro and Pacino, in the one films they made together that wasn't terrible.

Today's 2015 April A to Z Blogging Challenge story for the letter H:


Here is the summary from IMDB:

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

That's it! Please come back tomorrow.

NOTE: Today is my day to post at the A to Z Challenge main blog. Please drop by and read my Post for H.


Shawn Griffith said...

So I have a question :-) Your post is about Heat, but you mention Star Wars. What is the connection? Am I missing something or did you have a Quintessentially Questionable editing moment? :-)

Wendy said...

Yeah - what Shawn said.
As for "Heat," I'll add it to my Netflix. How did I ever miss it? I like these actors.
~Visiting from AtoZ

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Classic film! One of Michael Mann's best. Shows of his style.

Hart Johnson said...

I'm sure I've seen this, but don't really remember it. And I am suspecting your REAL word today is HOAX: saying you are talking about one film, but then talking about another. I'm onto you.

Dani said...

I know I've seen Heat before but cannot remember the details. I may have to watch it again.

Matthew MacNish said...

Gah! Good catch Shawn. Blogger ate my notes I guess. I'll fix it.

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Mann's works are awesome... this is a film that proves it... at my job we were talking about all the films that main part of title is "heat".. think we found 7 total.

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

S. L. Hennessy said...

Such as classic movie. I remember watching it with my parents when I was in 9th grade. Awesome.

Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

Stephen Tremp said...

I've never seen Heat in its entirety. Something I should do.

Bish Denham said...

I've probably seen Heat but... I just not that big a fan of Pacino or De Niro.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I saw this once and I agree. It was one of the better movies those two actors did together.

cleemckenzie said...

Anything those two are in is good. They can't make a bad movie in my book.

Stephanie Faris said...

I've never seen that movie but if I did, it would have been because Ashley Judd was in it--which tells you it's far too testosterone-y for me!

Lisa said...

Haven't seen this one, yet. But Michael Mann is such a good director I know I will one day. I love how you put "Opinions That Matter" on your site! How did you do that?

Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @

Nilanjana Bose said...

Fan of Al Pacino and Robert de Niro both, but haven't watched far as I can recall

And have to second Lisa comment about opinions matter

Nadine_Feldman said...

I'm surprised I missed this one. I love this cast!

Julie Bantin said...

Love this movie!

Idea-ist said...

I saw "Heat" and got all excited...but wrong "Heat", lol. I'm a fan of the Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. if you haven't seen it, don't let SB's name dissuade you... wasn't just another chick was flipping hysterical.
@Get Lost in Lit

Anonymous said...

Loved the movie. :) The other comments you have here are making me laugh!

Yvonne Ventresca said...

I loved Heat -- especially that scene in the diner between Pacino and De Niro.


Misha Gericke said...

I haven't watched Heat, but I've heard good things about it. :-)

Alex Hurst said...

Going to have to check this one out again... I vaguely remember reading it sometime ago.

Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
A-Z Blogging in April Participant

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting : )

Mark Clough said...

Heat is a great film. Makes you want to be a bank robber and a cop at the same time.