Michael Mann, Manhunter fans?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Low8, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Any fans of the film Manhunter out there? I saw it again recently and dug it.

    I'm a big Michael Mann fan... and while Manhunter doesn't rank as one of his best (it was early in his career), I love the artsy look and tone, appreciate all the B-level actors, the script is solid and the soundtrack and score are just add so much to the total package.

    I gotta say I loved the Red Dragon re-make. It's a completely different type of flick... usual Hollywood vibe to it. Some great acting in that one.

    Mann's films are so authentic and direct. There are usually very little lighthearted or comedic moments in his work. He usually shoots in actual locations (instead of studios) and his lighting always has a very "real" quality to it... like I'm not watching a typical movie filled with the regular, mainstream feel.

    The Insider is by far my favorite of his... but I also love Heat, Collateral and Miami Vice. I didn't care for Ali (couldn't buy into Will Smith in the title roll) or Blackhat.

    Any other fans out there?
  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Heat one of my top movies picks of all time! The whole cast was great!
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  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I like Mann's directing style a lot. To my eye, his Last of the Mohicans was a towering achievement. IMO one of the best films of the past 30 years.
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  4. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Collateral was fantastic. I’m typically not a Tom Cruise fan, but he played a great villain in that one. I liked the vibe of the whole movie in general - very dark and atmospheric.
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  5. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    I enjoyed Manhunter, but far and away prefer Heat (possibly the best bank heist movie ever) and The Last of the Mohicans (top-notch historical drama.)

    I tried watching Collateral, but couldn't really get into it for some reason...that reason may have been Tom Cruise...:laugh:
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  6. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    I just watched LOTM based on your recommendation. Excellent.
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