Always great to find something new. I found this amazing YouTube clip of the Miami Vice film crew shooting the racing boat scenes that were supposed to feature at the start of the movie. I have only ever seen the original movie version and have only Standard Def DVD, so never saw the spoken of […]
Every Mann movie has its poetic sequences, and one of my all time favourite’s is a beautifully captured 4 frame sequence from Movies in Frames, featuring Crockett saying goodbye to Isabella. The cinematography is profoundly good, capturing the wind whisping across Crockett’s hair with palm trees swaying in perfect harmony as if in empathy to […]
Can anyone tell me: Is this a featurette for the HD version of Miami Vice? I don’t have a HD TV (whimper), so have never seen Miami Vice in HD on TV for my crimes. I only have the double disc standard edition DVD, and this featurette isn’t on it (unless I have totally forgotten?!). […]
Mick Gould is Michael Mann’s technical advisor on fight scenes and use of weapons. Ex special forces, this video clip shows Mick Gould training Colin Farrell for that opening scene in Miami Vice. The scene has a similar flavour to the nightclub scene in Collateral where Tom Cruise does a similar floor crunching move. For […]
On the theme of gun training, here are some more video clips, with former SAS weapons specialist Mick Gould on Miami Vice.
These are visual commentaries about the work of Michael Mann.
For the sake of archive, here is a small Michael Mann interview about Miami Vice. F0r those interested in Mann’s movie making approaches, I thought it was interesting that he doesn’t story board… “Doing a hardcore Miami Vice meant doing it right, so the actors had to go practically undercover before they started filming. “Everybody […]
I couldn’t help but laugh when I read this particular blog, noticing that Michael Mann seems to have a thing for “shower scenes”. This blogger picks up on a nuance of understanding in Mann’s movies that until now, eluded me. I now feel enlightened. His post is called April Showers: Miami Vice. In between Michael […]
Here is an extract from an article written just weeks before the release of Michael Mann’s recent movie Miami Vice. It details Mann’s decision making process of whether or not to include Phil Collin’s legendary track (cover version by Nonpoint) In The Air Tonight. It also goes into a lot of what happened behind the […]