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What do you think of Michael Mann?

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7th May 2006 23:29  #1

Aftermath Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
What do you think of Michael Mann?
I Love This Guy! In my opinion he falls in the top 5 directors for me, but I wanna hear what you guys think...the way he directs, the meticulous detail, the lighting, the tone all of it creates an atmosphere that makes the movie so much better.

Some opinion is indifferent towards him, but for a director who constantly hits such a high mark I cant understand the indifference to him...so tell me what you guys think

8th May 2006 1:53  #2

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I've never been much of a fan. The Insider and Manhunter are my favorites of his films. Heat always seemd to be about one hour to long to me. I respect him as an artist, and acknowledge he has a distinct style, but his work rarely excites me.

8th May 2006 2:44  #3

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
One of my favourite.....I'm a big fan of his two films "Heat" and "Collateral"..great director.

8th May 2006 2:56  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Traditionally, he's a better producer then director - but you can count me in as a fan.

8th May 2006 14:00  #5

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
He's America's Ridley Scott. The Insider is probably my favourite M.M. film followed by Heat, Collateral and Ali. Although I'm confident Miami Vice will be in the top three before too long. Love the work he's doing with digital, I just wish he'd elaborate a bit more in his next commentary. I thought he would talk more about it on Collateral but he just skimmed the surface on the subject. His perogative I suppose. You don't want to give the Michael Mann recipe away to quickly but more of please. We are interested.

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