1981
Lawrence Kasdan
’s Body Heat erotic thriller stars William Hurt and Kathleen Turner in her “jaw-dropping movie debut” (New York Times).

Body Heat is inspired by film noir classics like Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) and Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past (1947) and marks the directorial debut of Kasdan.

The film features one of the most beautiful scores by John Barry and is a commercial and critical success.

Kasdan writes and directs more accomplished films such as The Big Chill (1983), with William Hurt, JoBeth Williams and Jeff Goldblum, The Accidental Tourist (1988), with Geena Davis and Grand Canyon (1991), with Danny Glover, Kevin Kline and Steve Martin.

Kasdan is the screenwriter of Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and co-writes the Star Wars screenplays for Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) and Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015).

Steven Spielberg casts William Hurt for A.I.-Artificial Intelligence (2001). Kathleen Turner is the voice of Jessica Rabbit in the Spielberg-production Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

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