The Cinema of Michael Mann

The Cinema of Michael Mann

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The Cinema of Michael Mann traces the work of this important Hollywood director through a critical study of his film style and its relationship to genre, film criticism, auteurism, and historical context. The book covers Mann's entire filmography, from his beginning in television to his recently released film adaptation of the television series Miami Vice.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 22mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739120425
  • 9780739120422
  • 948,153

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In this book, Steven Rybin takes the reader on a remarkable tour of the world of Michael Mann, a place replete with epic cityscapes, digitally composited dreamscapes, and domestic interiors intermittently inhabited by characters cut off from collective identity and meaning. Interrelating visual design and soundtrack with theme and mood, Rybin's work is the perfect guide to the consummately stylized postmodernist vision of Mann's films. From Rybin's analysis of influences such as Vertov and Kubrick, to his championing of The Insider, to his probing study of Miami Vice as movie, he demonstrates a command of the auteur that makes this book a pleasure to read. -- Susan Linville, Department of English, University of Colorado at Denvershow more

About Steven Rybin

Steven Rybin teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One: Beginnings in Television andThe Jericho Mile Chapter 3 Chapter Two:Thief Chapter 4 Chapter Three:The Keep Chapter 5 Chapter Four:Manhunter Chapter 6 Chapter Five:The Last of the Mohicans Chapter 7 Chapter Six: Heat Chapter 8 Chapter Seven:The Insider Chapter 9 Chapter Eight:Ali Chapter 10 Chapter Nine:Collateral Chapter 11 Conclusion: Michael Mann andMiami Vice in the Shadow of New Hollywood Chapter 12 Michael Mann Filmographyshow more

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