Directed by Michael Mann

Heat Analysis - Structure & Pacing

Michael Mann’s Heat is quite possibly the quintessential heist movie—it is intense, phenomenally well-acted and is almost perfect on a technical level. In this video essay, Jack discusses how the film’s writer and director, Michael Mann uses pacing to help elevate his story to reach its maximum intensity and quality.

Al Pacino

Building Tension & Suspense


Heist Films

Michael Mann