The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 1981 • Member Bonus • Body Heat

Body Heat • Member Bonus

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The members have spoken! Our members voted that for our June member bonus episode, we return to our series on films from 1981, and of the options, they voted on Lawrence Kasdan’s debut ‘Body Heat.’ It’s sexy, it’s sweaty, it’s noir-y. We love it. Tune in!

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“You’re not too smart, are you? I like that in a man.”

Lawrence Kasdan had been involved in both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises by the time he was able to get his own directing career off the ground. Even then, the studios were a bit nervous about making a movie that was quite as sexy as his script was. But, with some support from his old pal George Lucas, Kasdan was able to make his neo-noir film, full of sex and sweat. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we return to our 1981 series for our June member bonus episode with Kasdan’s Body Heat.

So Much Sweat, Sex, and Murder

Kasdan clearly shows a lot of affinity for films noir as there’s a lot from his favorites – Double Indemnity, Out of the Past, and The Asphalt Jungle – in this film. But he didn’t have to deal with the Hays Code as —Hold on there! This is only available for members as it’s our June member bonus episode. Why not become a member so you can listen to it now? We’d love it if you became a member to support our show, but you’d love it because of everything you get. We have monthly member bonus episodes that only members can access (like this). You also get monthly Flickchart re-ranking episodes, access to members-only Discord channels, and early releases for every episode. We have a special episode we release at the end of each series called Retake during which we break down our overall thoughts of the entire season. Plus, you get to vote on the movies we discuss in our members only episodes! What can we say? It pays to be a member. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel film podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM.

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