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Blackhat Official Trailer

Michael Mann’s Blackhat official trailer has finally been released, and what a landscape it covers! The film looks to be a feast for the eyes, and the Asian locations will clearly add completely new textures and forms to this next Mann outing. Beautiful abstract compositions, The Insider style dialogue, Heat gun battles and Collateral cat and […]

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Michael Mann’s Blackhat musical score

Michael Mann’s Blackhat will be largely scored by renowned cinema composer Harry Gregson-Willams, famous for creating memorable music for “Man on Fire,” “The Replacement Killers,” “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” “Unstoppable,” and “Déjà Vu”. He has also done family classics such as “Antz,” “Shrek,” “The Tigger Movie,” “Arthur Christmas,” the “Narnia” movies, “Spy […]

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A younger Michael Mann talks about his early work

My fellow Michael Mann enthusiast, Fabio Pirovano, posted in 2013 this behind the scenes look at the making of the Keep (well done, Fabio!). but Mann also talks about his other works to that date. It offers fascinating insight into Mann’s directing style with his actors – something that these days he just would not put […]

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Michael Mann’s Blackhat on location (spoiler potential)

After a trawl though the cyber wilderness that is the internet, there is surprisingly little to give away Michael Mann’s shooting of Blackhat. There are a few morsels to chew on, for those hungry to get some glimpses of how this film will eventually look. There is a low risk spoiler alert with this post. There […]

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Holt McCallany Blackhat Spot the Difference

One of the first images made public from Michael Mann’s Blackhat is of Holt McCallany and Chris Hemsworth sweeping a cargo hold area. A strange choice. Perhaps there is a smidgen of humour or irony in this? If you watch Holt McCallany in the cheesy but entertaining “The Losers”, we see his character in almost […]

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Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth talks Black Hat at Comic Con

Michael Mann credited the influence of his friend Guillermo Del Toro, the Mexican film director, for his first appearance at San Diego’s Comic Con where he was interviewed about his forthcoming movie. Comic Con finally confirms for us the name of Mann’s new film, the long suspected “Black Hat”. Asked about his process of creating […]

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Michael Mann’s “Witness”

Earlier, this blog shared news of the forthcoming HBO documentary to be produced by Michael Mann: Witness. It has now already screened in the US, and the first showing appeared in the UK on Sky Atlantic, 29 June. The first episode is just 30 minutes long, but is a unique and highly aesthetic piece of […]

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