Cinema: Torrid Movie, Hot New Star

BODY HEAT Directed and Written by Lawrence Kasdan

It is 1946; it is 1981. Overhead fans languidly attempt to rearrange the air. Late afternoon heat seeps through the Venetian blinds. A tenor sax investigates the upper registers of despair. Ned Racine (William Hurt) drags voraciously on a nonstop series of cigarettes. He wears a Clark Gable mustache and a Zachary Scott hat. And one night, as a Dorsey-style orchestra plays That Old Feeling, a sleek, tanned woman in white emerges from the darkness of the band shell and into the rest of Ned's...

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