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Existentialism and social engagement in the films of Michael Mann

Author: Vincent M Gaine
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Mann's films receive a detailed analysis as existential dramas, including Heat, Collateral, The Last of the Mohicans and Public Enemies. The book demonstrates that Mann's films perform  Read more...

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Named Person: Michael Mann; Michael Mann; Michael Mann; Michael (Regisseur) Mann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent M Gaine
ISBN: 9780230301054 0230301053
OCLC Number: 729342554
Description: ix, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mann and movies. Michael Mann: Hollywood auteur? --
Film and philosophy --
Crime and solitude. Being the Thief (1981) --
Psychological resolution in Manhunter (1986) --
Isolation and desolation in Heat (1995) --
Indifference and compassion in Collateral (2004) --
Pretence and romance in Miami vice (2006) --
History and social conscience. Origins of evil in The keep (1983) --
Utopia lost in The last of the Mohicans (1992) --
Hazardous authenticity in The insider (1999) --
Being the people's champion in Ali (2001) --
Conclusion: ethics, engagement and enemies.
Responsibility: Vincent M. Gaine.

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