Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Michael Mann Week: Postscript

I just wanted to mention two really fantastic discussions about Michael Mann and his films. One, at The Auteurs features Daniel Kasman, Ryland Walker Knight, and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky conducting an in-depth discussion about Public Enemies. Secondly, over at The House Next Door, Jason Bellamy and Ed Howard have an incredibly in-depth conversation about Mann's feature films. It is very long but well worth reading as they make some excellent points. There is also a really wonderful discussion going at the bottom of this post.

8 comments:

  1. J.D. Kind of you to plug The Conversations piece (fuck, it is long ... but hard to give Mann justice and do it shorter, going film by film; oh well). And good heads-up at The Auteurs. Glad to see more love for The Insider.

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  2. It is long but as you say you really couldn't make it shorter and NOT do Mann the proper justice his films deserve. I thoroughly enjoyed your discussion!

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  3. Thanks for this. I've made it half-way through the Jason Bellamy/Ed Howard conversation and it's simply a wonderful, thought-provoking discourse on all things Michael Mann. As soon as I'm done with it, I'll be heading over to The Auteurs. This is great stuff!

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  4. No probs. Yeah, I'm more than half way their conversation and am really enjoying their thoughts on Mann's films. Even when I am in disagreement (like their assessment of THE INSIDER), I do appreciate the hard work and thought that went into this post.

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  5. I'll make sure I check those out. I really did enjoy all the Michael Mann stuff that was done.

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  6. If you would like more of a general overview of Michael Mann's career here is a profile posted on Flickering Myth.

    http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com/2009/07/mann-handled-michael-mann-profile-part.html

    Enjoy.

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  7. I am glad you enjoyed the article, J.D.!

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