Mann – Magic Act

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Can Michael Mann be considered a Hollywood auteur? In the following tribute to his crime films by Plot Point Productions, we see, rather than direct narratives, a recurring fascination with archetypes, mood, colour, lighting and composition. Moody blurring of the lines between cop and criminal – professionals with a code of ethics and devoted diligence to their own brand of due process.  Mann’s bag of tricks a “magic act” as James Caan’s Frank says in Thief.

Originally posted 2014-04-01 22:48:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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