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on October 4, 2011
What a great movie! Besides looking at warhol's boy Joe, Sylvia miles rocks! She is great! Pompass, arrogant and desperate! Pat Ast, what can i say??????? Pure Magic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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on June 11, 2015
What a waste of time and money!
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There is really only one reason to watch an Andy Warhol production of a Paul Morrissey film starring Joe Dallesandro--and that is the hope that, somewhere along the way, you are going to see Dallesandro naked. A military brat who ran wild, Dallesandro did a number of nude modeling jobs for "physique" magazines before he stumbled into Warhol in 1967. Warhol knew a good thing when he saw it, and for the next several years Dallesandro would appear in one Warhol produced film after another, most of them directed by Paul Morrissey. The trouble is that Warhol was a bad producer, Morrissey was a ho-hum director, and Dallesandro is one of the most wooden actors to grace the screen. But whether he's naked, in a three piece suit, or stomping around in a swim suit--well, he just looks so damn good you can't help but watch his every move.

Released in 1972, HEAT has the barest plot imagineable. Dallesandro is a former child television star who wanders into a cheap motel that includes a swimming pool, a grotesque landlady, a couple of brothers who do a nightclub act in which they have sex, and a nitwit woman who claims to be a lesbian and whose mother (Sylvia Miles) is a fading star. Pretty soon Dallesandro is getting naked with the landlady and ultimately he gets naked with the fading star--but when she becomes too possessive he walks out. Throw in the occasional reference to SUNSET BLVD and that's pretty much it.

The cinematography is dull and so is most of the cast. Miles is loud and shrewish, but she gives the film what little energy it has. Dallesandro, of course, adds his part to the film by looking drop-dead, rough-trade gorgeous. But unless you're hot to see Miles' sagging breasts or Dallesandro's butt and a quick crotch flash, you might want to give HEAT a miss.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer
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on June 5, 2011
CELEBRITY: The State of being widely known for one's deeds, Meet: MILES (Joe Dallesandro) an out of a Job Actor well known at one time as Joey Davis the Teen Singing Star at "The Big Ranch" Ropin' Ridin' and Singin', a Western Series made years ago and now he's back in Hollywood for another shot at Stardom. Staying at the "Tropicana Inn", TV, Hot Plate, Massages and Lydia the Landlady, an overweight obnoxious loud female known to give special discounts for personal favors but Miles wants more than that

Meet: SALLY a middle age fading Actress given to Game Shows, Small Parts and Big Boys, a very needy woman with a lot of issues and having problems keeping it all together, a Mother with a Lesb'an daughter, Meet: JESSICA a Neurotic Confused Tenant who resides at the same Lodge with her Lover and her Infant, the "IS IT ACID" drug addicted Chick from "TRASH" returning from an Encore

"HEAT" the third Film of the Warhol/Paul Morrissey Trilogy "FLESH" "TRASH" and "HEAT" also called the Experimental Films of Andy Warhol, a Film so Straight Forward so Innovative and Unique with such a Fresh Comically Dialogue, I was Mesmerized watching these Pathetic, Farcical, Laughable Off Beat Wackos, Hard to believe it was made over 40 years ago, is definitely Not a Film for everyone, Nudity, Sex, Graphic Language...A real Sincere Satirical Comedy with a Tragic undertone but it will leave a Smile on your Face for Days! ...Thank You D.D.
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on February 7, 2009
I've been in love with this film for at least 20 years. I've probably seen it a hundred times, but I still watch it on occasion. The film is wonderfully sleazy and very indicative of the free wheeling attitudes toward sex---- pre-AIDS.

I'm in love with all the characters in the film. I guess everyone has their specific favorite, but mine is Lydia, the motel manager. She is beyond ugly, and the art directors of the film obviously exploited it and made her appearance part of the plot. She wears the most unflattering outfits imaginable. She is a nympho for sure, and walks around the motel fanning herself with a $1 paper fan, while affecting a contrived Southern accent.

This film must be seen to be believed. In my opinion, this film is awesome. A true treasure--but especially appealing for us trashy film lovers.
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on May 13, 2008
Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady Lydia, to reduce his rent, and then tries to exert his influence on Sally Todd, who is now washed-up and wasn't even more than slightly important at the height of her career. Sally tries to help Joey, until he realizes that she just isn't well-connected enough to be of any service to him. The affair is complicated by Sally's psychotic, maybe-lesbian-or-maybe-not daughter Jessica, who tries to muscle in on her mother's relationship with Joey. Very gay 70's! Makes you wonder if Andy wasn't hanging out with John Waters!
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on January 21, 2001
The main atmosphere of the film reminds me of a theatre play. This piece is neither a typical high budget American movie nor a totally underground one.(but a hybrid one) As i indicated above, the director seems to focus on the characters' personalities (like a theatre play) to give some personal messages to the viewer/observer. Whenever i watch the movie, i feel that i'm a doctor in a mental hospital and observing people. All the characters in the movie have some weaknesses in their personalities as it is in real life. And, in my opinion, the impressive presentation of the weaknesses of the different personalities is the underlying factor of the Heat's above - average success. For example, the performance of Sylvia Miles was really haunting. Her acting made me play this DVD three times last week. This role matches her perfectly. i can say the same for other movie characters. it seems like all the people are acting themselves not the roles. Therefore, one can,easily, feel the voyeuristic delight of observing people's daily private life (which is so trendy on today's television programmes) while watching the Heat. As for the subject guy, Joe Dallesandro, in terms of acting, he brings no striking or notable performance to the movie. However, to me, again, i may say that he plays himself. He's destined to act this role. Of course, there's no need to say that he's so young, beautiful and sexy in the HEAT. Being a fan of him can be only reason to watch this movie. However i should warn you that if your intent is to observe Joe's body and sexuality, this movie may not give you enough of his flesh. So, you'd better try 'The Flesh' from the famous Paul Morrissey trilogy. As a bottom line, this is not a brilliant, first class, unforgettable or masterpiece movie example at all. However, if you are into theather play-like, low-budgeted, psychological/midnight(pre-sleep) genre movies featuring a beautiful, long-haired, sexy guy with a swimwear(not showing his flesh excessively), this one is definetly for you! PS: The DVD version of this movie contains an extra material about the intentionally chosen dialogues of a few movie characters taken from the movie sequences. So this helps us more to understand the characters' personalities and their driving forces.
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on August 23, 2002
This is probably the most accessible of the Worhol flicks, and comes across as a seedy voyeuristic experience. Sylvia Miles is fantastic as a whacked-out, washed-up actress of yesteryear, and her sexually-confused daughter is just as off-kilter. It's filled with hilariously weird characters and scenes, most noteably the scene where Joe (Dallesandro) and his landlord (Pat Ast) end up caressing each other in bed, in order for him to get "that discount" on his rent. Another stand-out is the discussion between Sylvia and her daughter over the possibility that her grandson will become a lesbian if he is raised by two gay women! The dialogue seems very natural, and perhaps was largely improvised. The label "art-house film" is appropriate here. More refined than Worhol's/Morrissey's "Trash" and "Flesh", this stream-of-consciousness film should satisfy if you enjoy well-done low-budget independent films.
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on August 23, 2002
This is probably the most accessible of the Worhol flicks, and comes across as a seedy voyeuristic experience. Sylvia Miles is fantastic as a whacked-out, washed-up actress of yesteryear, and her sexually-confused daughter is just as off-kilter. It's filled with hilariously weird characters and scenes, most noteably the scene where Joe (Dallesandro) and his landlord (Pat Ast) end up caressing each other in bed, in order for him to get "that discount" on his rent. Another stand-out is the discussion between Sylvia and her daughter over the possibility that her grandson will become a lesbian if he is raised by two gay women! The dialogue seems very natural, and perhaps was largely improvised. The label "art-house film" is appropriate here. More refined than Worhol's/Morrissey's "Trash" and "Flesh", this stream-of-consciousness film should satisfy if you enjoy well-done low-budget independent films.
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on June 27, 2006
This is the most coherent in the Flesh/Trash/Heat trilogy and certainly more watchable than Andy Warhol's films that he personally "directed" (anyone for 8 hours of the Empire State Building?). John Waters was certainly influenced by Andy Warhol (who returned the favor in Andy Warhol's Bad) but his films were a lot more fun to watch. Though, just as in Andy Warhol, early John Waters had the characters basically play themselves, Pink Flamingoes and Female Trouble are shockingly hilarious, whereas Heat has a creepy sense of exploitation. This update on Sunset Boulevard (a far better movie by far) has the characters repeating what seem like monologues. The storyline revolves around the characters using each other sexually and otherwise and even though the "acting" is certainly lacking, the characters seem like real people who lived in the countercultural version of skid row at the time with the explicit scenes verging on pornographic without being at all arousing. The reason I called Heat a "classic" is that underground films at the time could be tedious, random images, political diatrebes, or experiments with film (the same shot over and over). This was way before underground films morphed into independent films where with the right connections, you could actually make a profit as well as before the vcr, when seeing an underground movie was an experience in itself. That world has now disappeared and "Heat" is a fragment of that time.
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