Heat: The Perfect Blend of Realism and Style

by Nerdwriter1

In this case study, Nerdwriter1 discusses some of the stylistic choices behind Michael Mann’s Heat, illustrating how the director balances realism and style in what he insists is not a genre film, but rather a Los Angeles drama shot on location and based on the real-life stories of a detective who worked as a consultant on the film.


Directed by

Michael Mann

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