Wednesday, 21 January 2009

A bloggers view of Michael Mann's Characterization

Here is an extract highlighting from another blogger thoughts about Mann's movie Heat. Click the title to get the full article.

Michael Mann & the Interlacing Strings of Causality

by Mansur

Heat is like an opera, a mosaic with threads that branch out in all directions. We have cops, we have criminals, we have your ordinary citizens, but Michael Mann never makes a distinction between them in any moral capacity. He cuts away all the labels and definitions for his characters until we can’t even judge them in simple absolutes as good and bad. There is no good and bad, there’s just the decisions the characters make, either consciously or unconsciously, and the inevitable circumstances engendered from those choices.

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