Michael Mann’s films are very philosophical, and every movie he has made is wrapped in some sense of causality, whether for good or bad. There is a weight of pragmatism that sits between the two possibilities of our destiny in life. Collateral is a film that deals with a portion of thinking in this vein, and one blogger has made this astute observation:
Max could never have the limo company in the same way that he could never have the island getaway. The point is rather to recognize the motivating power of fantasy in spite of its imaginary nature without getting lost in the endless cycle of deferment it entails.
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