BODY HEAT / BODY HEAT

1981, Colour, United States, Tributes

 

Production Team

Director : Lawrence Kasdan

Screenwriter : Lawrence Kasdan

Cinematographer : Richard H. Kline

Editor : Carol Littleton

Music : John Barry


 

Synopsis

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. "Turner's entrance in BODY HEAT announces that she is the film's centre of power. It is a hot, humid night in Florida. Hurt, playing a cocky but lazy lawyer named Ned Racine, is strolling on a pier where an exhausted band is listlessly playing. He is behind the seated audience. We can see straight down the centre aisle to the bandstand. All is dark and red and orange. Suddenly a woman in white stands up, turns around and walks straight toward him. This is Matty Walker. To see her is to need her. Turner in her first movie role was an intriguing original. Slender, with hair down to her shoulders, she evoked aspects of Barbara Stanwyck and Lauren Bacall. But the voice, with its elusive hint of a Latin accent, was challenging. She had 'angry eyes,' the critic David Thomson observed. And a slight overbite gave a playful edge to her challenging dialogue ('You're not too smart, are you?' she says soon after meeting him. 'I like that in a man.')" -- Roger Ebert

 

Projections

Friday August 30, 2022 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL (Pavillion Sandra & Leo Kolber, salle Lucie & André Chagnon)


 

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