Day 168

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    Michael Mann's 'Heat' must be one of my favorite movies of all time.

    Some people consider it to be just another action flick with good cast (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight). But for me the greatest aspect of Heat is its' brilliant cinematography and visuality.

    Heat's director of photography Dante Spinotti paints us a beautiful nocturnal L.A. with all of its' darkness, only to be broken by lights from a police vehicle.

    A scene from the early part of the film demonstrates Spinotti's and Mann's vision: The character played by Robert De Niro enters his house, watches the blue sea at dusk and walks away. There is no dialogue, only the deep blue of the film and the viewer. This scene is a proof that there are still film makers in Hollywood, who appreciate what Hitchcock referred as 'pure cinema'. Pictures without words.

    This humble picture of mine tries to pay homage to a film larger than life.

    (M)factr, Photo-Hunter, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Okko Pyykkö 105 months ago | reply

      Strobist info: A Sigma EF-530 DG Super with two blue gels shot to a wall on camera left, triggerd with Cactus V2s radio triggers.

    2. toleman.hart 105 months ago | reply

      wonderful portrait, great mixture of color and shadow.

    3. minorthird 105 months ago | reply

      excellent shot! love the color and the fade out...the letterboxing is a nice touch

    4. Olivier H 105 months ago | reply

      Well done on the movie look!

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    5. Photo-Hunter 105 months ago | reply

      Great image.

      Heat is my absolute favourite film of all times. Brilliant storytelling, acting and outstanding cinematography.

    6. Okko Pyykkö 105 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much for your comments (=

    7. Luca Franchina 104 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Life is a movie!. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

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