Pacific by Alex Colville

Love this painting, Pacific by Alex Colville, which inspired Michael Mann when making ‘Heat’.
So much mystery, so many questions from such a sparse image.


“This shot was used in an almost exact recreation as viewers see Neil McCauley coming home to an empty house, showing Neil’s life is bare of material things and human connection. “That was a profound sense of maintained, sustained alienation and loneliness. That’s how it affected me in the painting so I took great pains to recreate it.”