May be I am giving too much credit to the writer… May be this scene wouldn’t have worked well if it wasn’t for the dialogue delivery of Alpacino and Robert Deniro. But still what a brilliant piece of writing! Watching Heat after so much time my respect for it has only grown. So many poetic pieces of dialogue, a multitude of well etched characters and subplots, such a golden face off between lead characters without going hollow with superficial warmongering…

The challenge in this scene is to set up the meeting of two titans. They are arch rivals. They are going to fight it out till the last breath. Still they sit there, talking like two people who really admire each other. Only place where I felt the writer went overboard is where they talk about their dreams.


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