Wednesday, January 27, 2010
4 out of 5. THE BIG HEAT blew me away. It's hard to say who the hero is FRITZ LANG or SYDNEY BOEHM. I'd have to go with Boehm I think. Every character is interesting and nuanced and not at all cliched. Clear specific relationships are established and the story takes twists and turns involving the audience to guess what happens next. The dialogue was superb and layered and some of the acting was quite excellent too. Fritz's directing was very subtle in this piece and it worked wonderfully. If you like NIGHT AND THE CITY or WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS you'll love this.