One HEAT Minute: Episode #87 - Sean Burns
ONE HEAT MINUTE is the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 "magnum opus" HEAT minute by minute. It's the 87th minute (1:26:00-1:27:00) - host Blake Howard joins film critic in North Shore Movies, Philadelphia Weekly, Metro, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, RogerEbert.com, and Spliced Personality - Sean Burns. Blake and Sean kick off by discussing his incredible article THE CHASE IS THE THING: ON MICHAEL MANN'S "MANHUNTER," "HEAT" AND "PUBLIC ENEMIES" (which was published at RogerEbert.com) that outlines that Heat is the "purest expression of the filmmaker’s pet themes, played out with a doomy grandeur." Blake and Sean then discuss mad people lining Greenwich Village streets on Heat's opening night muttering the mantra "Al and Bob. Al and Bob. Al and Bob"; we talk about the beautiful strange of Pacino's performance especially why he can't appropriately unwrap and eat gum in a timely fashion and then finally how odd it was to see these two New York guys on a poster with a tagline "An L.A Crime Epic."
Over the past nineteen years, Sean Burns’ reviews, interviews, and essays have appeared in Philadelphia Weekly, The Improper Bostonian, Northshore Movies, Metro, The Village Voice, Nashville Scene, Time Out New York and RogerEbert.com. He stashes them all at Spliced Personality.
Outlets: North Shore Movies, Philadelphia Weekly, Metro, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, RogerEbert.com, and Spliced Personality