Podcast: Heat (1995) and Sideways (2004)

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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two hugely acclaimed and much-loved movies, that each had their challenges.

When writer/director Michael Mann first happened upon the story that would become Heat, he wasn’t in a position to turn it into a major feature film. But he clearly had some unfinished business with the material.

Alexander Payne had planned to make Sideways after his success with Election. But even get the source novel published had proven to be a challenge. The film adaptation? Well, that ended up with some waiting to do as well…

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