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Heat (in 60 Seconds)

Posted: Tue, 10th Mar 2009, 2:52pm

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This is our entry into Empire Magazine's 'Done in 60 Seconds 2009' contest. We remade Michael Mann's 1995 crime epic 'Heat', starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.

This is definitely one of the more half-assed of our filmmaking attempts, but we still think it came out hilarious (even if only to us).

Directed by Ben Adams & Andrew Adams
Written & Edited by Andrew Adams
Shot by Ben Adams

Starring
Trevor Gitlin
Andrew Adams
Nicholas 'Vern' Angelo
Ben Haschke


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Posted: Wed, 11th Mar 2009, 4:51pm

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Whoowhah!
Loved it!
Posted: Wed, 11th Mar 2009, 5:00pm

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I still think this is possibly best work. Perhaps not as accomplished in the technical areas as something like Pages or Messages, but the general design, concept, acting, locations, framing and editing are perfect. Simultaneously a homage and a piss-take.

Your Al Pacino actor is a genius. If we add a 'best actor' category to the awards next year.... wink

Hold my hand.
Posted: Wed, 11th Mar 2009, 7:40pm

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Thanks for the comments all around, much appreciated!

Tarn wrote:

Your Al Pacino actor is a genius. If we add a 'best actor' category to the awards next year.... wink
It's funny, because although he's an acquaintance from here at the university who we called offhand to do the part (very last minute, you know our style! biggrin) he's actually done crew and bit parts in quite a few of Greg Cotten's - my colleague and Andrew's co-producer on MSB - film projects. It's strange that we never met him or put him in anything before any of us had a chance encounter at college.

I suppose you could just shrug it all off and declare 'small world', but that's nowhere near as interesting, it is? Either way, I plan on using him for an upcoming comedy bit. It's strange, given that we pledged not to do comical films; but I guess you could say that every Ron Howard needs an EdTV every now and then! wink
Posted: Thu, 12th Mar 2009, 12:54am

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I loved al pacino but your robert Deniro was kinda...iffy.
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 3:39am

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Any other takers?
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 3:50am

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Brilliant! I especially liked the whole "'I'll kill you' 'I'll kill you too'" conversation and all the noises in the background. razz

Great job -- incredible pace, yet extremely easy to follow.

And I liked the line "going down, down to Chinatown." biggrin
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 5:19am

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Pretty cool. But you missed an opportunity to say possibly one of the best one liners in film history.

"Don't waste my mothableepin time!"
Posted: Sat, 21st Mar 2009, 9:54pm

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Hey, thanks man! Although I'd debate that being a memorable line, I think 'great ass' is the big one in Heat.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Apr 2009, 8:03pm

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Awesome work. It did actually show the whole story of the movie in sixty seconds. I have to say though that the Al Pacino in the short is really what made it, without him I don't think it would have been near as good. "Because I'm f#@$%&g Al Pacino." Ha ha yes, that was awesome.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 7:00pm

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Haha, thanks man. Yeah we really liked how Trevor, the guy who played Al Pacino, pulled the movie together. We expect him to be in our upcoming 24 hour movie as well.
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 7:47am

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Haha, brilliant!

"I killed you"
"Hold my hand"
"Okay"

The only offputting thing for me was the sound - WAY too much background noise in some shots and that scene in the bar in particular was rather annoying as every time it cut to DeNiro?? there was a lot of noise and background music - back to Pacino and it disappeared. I get a little anal when it comes to sound as I worked as a soundie for a few years before deciding it wasn't creative enough and didn't pay as much as acting. lol.

Bloody funny short though.
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 8:09am

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Yeah, the sound is bad on account of my shotgun mic got stolen shortly before we filmed this. Unfortunately, while a local cafe let us shoot there late at night (the night before the entry was due) they wouldn't oblige to muting their sound system for our shooting.

We got away with what we could, but the sound may suffer as a result. Still, for on-camera, I think it's pretty dece.
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 8:14am

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Bummer, been there, had that problem. How'd you go in the comp? Was bloody funny!
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 8:30am

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Ended up it was a UK-centric competition, so I think we breached the rules by even entering! (Considering we're from Texas and all)

Though, all things considered, we made some friends in the process and are better for it. biggrin (As you've seen 'No Rest', Al Pacino in this is the narrator in that, and we don't even know him on a first-name basis, really!)

I should probably also mention that the cafe is a 24hr one, and they play blues music nonstop, so even being there after 10pm is still a crapshoot!