Heat (1972, USA) C-100m. ** D: Paul Morrissey. Starring Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, Andrea Feldman, Pat Ast, Ray Vestal. A film from Andy Warhol's Factory, following FLESH (1968) and TRASH (1970), this is a take on SUNSET BLVD. (1950) as former child star Dallesandro is washed up in sleazy motel, starts an affair with aging blonde actress Miles. Lots of low-life characters populate this raw, unpretentious drama. Some sloppy acting lessens film's effect. Like everything associated with Warhol, this has a cult following.

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