Heißblütig – Kaltblütig (1981)

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Heißblütig – Kaltblütig: Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. With William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson. In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

“Undoubtedly one of the great film noir thrillers in history. Derivative but superbly stylised by director Kasdan and wonderfully realised by Hurt and Turner.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHurt is a very great actor. He had a string of well played roles in the u0026#39;80s (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a lesser god, Gorky Park) but his movie career lost momentum after that. Perhaps itu0026#39;s difficult for a cerebral actor like him to find challenging parts. Turner is super sexy, proving that a voluptuous figure or great facial features are not essentials to be a turn on. I hear that Body Heat was her first film. She plays her role with understated confidence.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe underrated theme music too is very good. Supporting cast is effective. Really no faults with this movie. Kasdan did an accomplished job. One canu0026#39;t help but be disappointed that he did not make many more good movies.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSome leading critics complain that the ending was over elaborate. I disagree. I think the ending touch works well with the atmosphere and momentum of the movie towards the end. This being a genre film noir movie, the plot is typical and familiar to almost anyone, but it still has great power and the movie irresistibly sucks the viewer in. You canu0026#39;t but help but admire the skills of the actors and Kasdanu0026#39;s sophisticated direction. The music is marvelously complimentary all the way through.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGreat stuff.”


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