Force Material Episode XXX: Heat

Force Material Episode XXX: Heat

Heat is one of five films named as an influence on Solo by screenwriters Lawrence and Jon Kasdan

"We talked about the relationship between Val Kilmer and Robert De Niro in Heat," Lawrence Kasdan told Entertainment Weekly, "where there’s a sort of older, wiser criminal, and then someone who’s learning the ropes from them. We wanted this movie to have that flavor and that swagger."

This week, Baz and I revisit Heat to find out what makes it such an enduring crime classic, from the historic showdown between Robert De Niro and Al Pacino to the amazing real-life story that inspired the film. 

Baz also gets way too hung up on the size of televisions in 1995. It's a whole thing. 

Also this week, we talk about the excitement surrounding Force Friday (or the complete lack thereof); Mark Hamill's latest comments on his role in the franchise; and Solo's chances at the box office against Infinity War!   

Force Material is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets and source material of Star Wars with hosts Rohan Williams and Baz McAlister. Listen and subscribe on iTunes and PlayerFM, and stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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