To the incombustible Michael Mann still He has many stories left to tell and many electrifying moments to give us.. After gems like ‘Ali’, ‘Collateral’ or the underrated film adaptation of ‘Miami Vice’ with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, this year the veteran filmmaker will bring us the sequel —in novel format, yes— of which, probably his most popular film: the huge ‘Heat’.
Around the movie experience
But Mann’s career is not limited to the cinematographic medium. Without going any further, after shooting the pilot for ‘Luck’, the HBO series starring Dustin Hoffman, the Chicago man embarked on the estimable ‘Tokyo Vice’ as director and producer; raising the quality of the show to levels that the rest of the filmmakers were unable to reach.
Yes indeed; Despite having worked in both media, Michael Mann is very clear about the differences between film and television, and the different sensations caused by viewing it at home and what is known as the “cinematic experience”. This was explained in an interview with the Total Film media.
“There’s fantastic work on television, and for some reason it has a short half-life. Dino De Laurentis once said to me about television, ‘Michael, there’s the small screen, and there’s the big screen.’ That’s all he said. , you know?
I’m not going to give up television. there really is one [edad de oro]. But the great movie experience… there’s nothing like it. When we did a screening of ‘Heat’ at the Academy, probably 80% of the audience hadn’t seen it on the big screen, and the reaction was incredible.
The whole cast was there, and [Christopher] Nolan moderated it. It’s on the Blu-ray. There was a talk afterwards. For me, it was really fascinating to see the difference and the impact.”
In this way, it is clear Mr. Mann’s preference for the big screen —with all the reason in the world—, although it seems to be inversely proportional to his esteem for current action cinema.
“It just bores me. It’s not very interesting. I mean, sometimes the choreography is so excessive that it’s fascinating, and that’s good. But generally, no. It’s just stale.”
With his statements, the director, who has already confirmed that the ‘Heat 2’ feature film will be a reality —or, at least, those are his plans— open up an interesting discussion and in which it will probably be very difficult to reach solid conclusions.