Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Latest "Quiet" HBO Luck Trailer

Yet another edited version of the HBO Luck trailer. Luscious cinematography. Lots of energy.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Ali "running" shot

With scant new news on Michael Mann's endeavours (wimper), I came across this fascinating website that uses one of my favourite tunes of the moment: Arcade Fires "We Used to Wait". A website has been set up that has a fascinating use of HTML 5... it is full of brilliant surprises for the visually / musically / artfully minded! Be sure to put in your place of birth or it won't work. What is additionally great, is the superbly stunning opening film. It reminded me immediately of Michael Mann's Ali "running" sequence. A direct influence, possibly! But it looks stunning. So what the heck, I share it here.

What do you think?

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Michael Mann HBO Luck New Updated Trailer

A new trailer for HBO Luck this November. This one contains the much waited for compilation with extra dialogue, which gives us a better foretaste of what is to come. It doesn't disappoint and the extra visuals serve to only excite my anticipation. It looks beautiful, dynamic, intelligent and emotive. What more do we need? Sunday 29th January the official series premier date of HBO Luck.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Michael Mann blog changing domain name

In an effort to make this blog more visible to Michael Mann fans I will be changing the domain of this site from to simply (best domain I could get).

If you have an RSS feed to this site, you might need to change it once the new URL goes live. I am not totally sure what the consequences are, but this is a heads up. I may lose google rankings, so for a while perhaps, this site may not be featured as prominently as it was.

Whilst talking "blogging", may I just convey my thanks for stopping by my site. There is a deceptively large amount of information here, perhaps more than anywhere else, on the subject of Michael Mann.  I welcome any recommendations on how to improve this site more in terms of presentation, technical set up, and mention if you want to see anything else covered. I am aware of a shortfall on info on Thief, Manhunter and Ali especially.

Regular visitors will know about the social network site I set up, which I haven't really had time to properly input content into. The good part is that there is nothing stopping you guys populating it with information for the good of all.

If you are on Google, then do please express your support of this site by "following" it. There must be more than 15 Michael Mann fans out there who use Google!!!! I look at the Michael Mann facebook page and admire the level of interest there. I think people genuinely think he is Michael Mann. Guys... it isn't.

Thanks for your interest, and three cheers for Michael Mann ;-). Looking forward to Luck.

The new domain will go live over the next 7-10 days.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

HBO Luck to Premier December

Great news and a pre-Christmas treat! HBO will be premiering Michael Mann's HBO Luck December 11 at 10.00pm ET/PT on HBO. This brings the show forward for airing by a month, as it was originally scheduled for release in January 2012. However, we will have to wait until January to see subsequent shows. HBO posted the following on Twitter:

"Note that #LUCK makes its official series debut Sunday, Jan 29 with the remainder of the 9-episode season debuting on subsequent Sundays."

Gosh, I need to hurry and get my Sky subscription sorted! From what I know, you can't get HBO Atlantic channel on Virgin Media.