Wednesday, February 08, 2006


"I just saw Heat!" No, not really... Heat was directed by the guy who should have directed To Live and Die in L.A., Michael Mann. In fact, there was a lawsuit between the two with Mann accusing Friedkin of stealing his whole Miami Vice concept. Mann lost.

The first pic shows Robert Deniro pointing at the Vincent Thomas Bridge. He and his cohorts Val Kilmer & Tom Sizemore (porn star name!) are discussing getaway plans. They are at berth 159, Rio Doce Pasha terminal, in Wilmington, facing south (pretty much). Deniro's pointing west, which would be ok, except this cap was taken as the words "St. Vincent Thomas Bridge" were coming out of his mouth. Aaarrrgghh! I'm never sure if his character really thinks that's the name of the bridge or if it's all part of the misdirection to throw Al Pacino (next pic) off the scent. Speaking of scents, the third pic shows an enormous pile of sulfur that's in east Wilmington. Mmm!

The last two images are a great shot of the YTI shipping facility on Terminal Island (across the water from RDP, Mann keeps his geography straight!) and a poorly stitched-together image of Deniro, Kilmer and Sizemore walking-and-talking.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm not a big fan of Michael Mann, that shootout after the bank robbery was one of the most intense shootouts on film in the past decade. Pure adrenalin and huge ass bullets exploding into the metal of cars, soft flesh and cold concrete. That scene made the entire movie for me.

12/11/2006 8:15 PM  

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