One HEAT Minute: Episode #69 - Laurence Barber and Garth Franklin
ONE HEAT MINUTE is the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 crime opus HEAT minute by minute. It's the 69th minute (1:08:00-1:09:00) - host Blake Howard joins AFCA Award-winning critic, a writer for the Star Observer, film critic on ABC Radio Sydney and Graffiti with Punctuation alumni Laurence Barber and editor of trailblazer movie news website DarkHorizons, Garth Franklin. Blake, Laurence and Garth discuss brief moments of normality in the film; establishing shots that evoke "The Dark Knight"; Laurence crow-barring in a Maggie Gyllenhaal quote from "Mona Lisa Smile"; and theorising each character's sexual prowess...IN DETAIL.
GARTH FRANKLIN - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, DARKHORIZONS.COM
One of the very first online entertainment journalists, Sydney-based Garth Franklin has clocked up more hours, stories and experience in this field than the entire staff of various other sites combined. Respected and well-regarded amongst his peers, Franklin created and designed the very first Dark Horizons® incarnation on geocities.com back in April 1996 and has steered it through at least four major re-designs, two recessions, hundreds of interviews, thousands of screenings, and tens of thousands of articles.
Garth’s work over the past nearly twenty years has taken him all over the globe to places like Auckland, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Bangkok, Baton Rouge, Berlin, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Harare, Hwange, Honolulu, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Naples, New York City, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Rotorua, San Diego, San Francisco, Siem Reap, Singapore, Surfer’s Paradise, Suva, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice and Wellington. He has regularly consulted with and/or worked alongside publicists, managers, producers, studio VPs, agents, filmmakers and celebrities in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.
Franklin, who is also a ‘Top Critic’ on Rotten Tomatoes and member of the Australian Film Critics Association, has also contributed columns for several outlets including Empire Magazine Australia, Cinescape Magazine and AOL, served as a film critic on both Foxtel’s Channel V and ABC Radio 702 with Angela Catterns, contributed content or towards pieces for numerous outlets ranging from IGN to USA Today to the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and guested on several podcasts including The Leaky Cauldron, Smodcast’s Team Jack, Pod Save Our Screen and Hell is for Hyphenates.