Michael Mann planning a robbery Happy Birthday Michael Mann! Born February 5th, 1943 in Chicago Illinois. Thank you for your gift of cinematic wonder, and we raise a toast to you. Incidentally, another great artist born in February, and a man of large influence on my life is Ansel Adams. Ansel was in some way […]
Never thought I would see Oliver Stone and Michael Mann playing against each other on Microsoft Kinect! Well, here they are (I wonder who won?!): Personally, I like a game of PS3 Call of Duty, but don’t tell anybody! To see who took the video and some other pics, see this link.
There is an awful lot of information out there about Michael Mann, and views on his films. Here are some ramblings covering most of Mann’s movies. I don’t agree with all they comment on, but there are some useful comments for those studying Mann. The screenshots are a good touch too. Here is the link. […]
Here is a bit of must see Michael Mann interview treasure. This has to be one of the best video interviews available with Michael Mann as he clearly presents his methodology of shooting films and explains the progression from ‘LA Takedown’ to ‘Heat’. Amazingly, in this interview that must be at least 10 years old […]
I feel slightly trivial, again, posting this clip of Michael Mann signing his autograph for some waiting French fans who somehow got a tip he was in the building. It shows “Mr. Mann” in a positive light, briefly giving his time courteously to complete strangers, but is it me, or does he when looking into […]
A few short words from Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Michael Mann on the much anticipated Public Enemies.
Here is a page detailing the history of Michael Mann. Other obvious sites to explore are Wikipedia. Superior pics states that it was Stanley Kubrick’s film Dr. Strangelove that inspired Mann into film. However, the perhaps more reliable Taschen book, Michael Mann, states it was G.W. Pabsts 1925 masterpiece Joyless Street that left him awestruck. […]
CLIP 1: The Insider is a film which is full of special moments and incredibly complex in script and direction. Here is a fascinating interview – it is frustrating that the sound quality is so poor however. CLIP 2: This interview clip with Michael Mann, seemingly from French TV (but in English) goes back to […]