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Michael Mann’s magnum opus “Heat” celebrated its 20th anniversary in December 2015, but The Academy finally marked the occasion last night with a star-studded celebration that included a screening of the new 4K restoration of the crime drama and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion between Mann, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, moderated by none other than Christopher Nolan. As Variety reports, the packed audience was also treated to surprise special guests, including actors Val Kilmer and Amy Brenneman, cinematographer Dante Spinotti, film editor William Goldenberg and others.
Nolan recalled being skeptical about the film when he had heard critics calling it a new American Classic, citing how tired the cops and robbers genre had become on the big screen. Fortunately, Mann’s crime film delivered on the promise. “I’ve drawn inspiration from it in my own work, »
- Zack Sharf
“I don’t think I’ve ever said it out loud,” Pacino revealed at a special screening of a 4K Dcp of the film at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater Wednesday night. “But I’ve always wanted to say it, just so you know where some of the behavior comes from.”
The packed audience gave a knowing chuckle, as Pacino’s performance is so big and boisterous it has take on mythic proportions in his filmography.
A year after “Heat’s” 20th anniversary, the event brought together much of the film’s principals for a post-screening Q&A session moderated by filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Mann, Pacino and Robert De Niro kicked things off with an initial chat, and later »
- Kristopher Tapley
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