The films of Michael Mann (AKA Michael Mannsplaining).
Summary[edit | edit source]
Finally, the two friends get to one of David's favorite directors, and his dream miniseries subject: Michael Mann
Mann's career is definitely unusual. He starts out in television, makes some films that don't do so well, returns to television and redefines the crime drama genre with Miami Vice (a series he didn't actually direct a single episode of, but is still recognized as its auteur). Then he returns to film, makes some acclaimed movies that still are box office disappointments, becomes obsessed with digital film while it's still a very new technology, and seemingly ends his career (for now?) with one of the biggest bounces in recent memory.
Griffin and David acknowledge that at first glance, Michael Mann seems like a strange choice for the show. He rarely gets big budgets, and he never made a single guarantor to grant him check after check. However, Mann's personality and worldview shine through in each of his movies, and he has a masterful ability to convince the biggest stars to commit to his idiosyncratic vision over and over again.
How does Mann make things seem both realistic and super cool? How does his commitment to detail and admiration of expertise make its way into his work? Why are his films somehow simultaneously dated and ahead of their time? What makes Mann's manly characters so tough and yet so complex...and why are his female characters, admittedly, typically much less developed? Why does he keep re-editing all of his movies? Will he make another film? And what's the deal with The Keep?
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|218||The Keep||🔊||Alex Ross Perry||No||2:48||5/26/2019|
|220||The Last of the Mohicans||🔊||Dana Stevens||No||2:09||6/9/2019|
|222||The Insider||🔊||Andy Levy||Yes||2:31||6/23/2019|
|227||Public Enemies||🔊||Fran Hoepfner||1:31||7/28/2019|
|228||Miami Vice-Pilot Episode||🔊||N/A||1:23||8/1/2019|
|Patreon||The Jericho Mailbag||N/A||2:05||6/10/2019|
|Patreon||The Keep RPG||Angela Ferraguto
Alex Ross Perry
Ranking The Filmography[edit | edit source]
|3||The Insider||The Insider||The Insider|
|8||Blackhat||The Last of the Mohicans||The Last of the Mohicans|
|10||The Last of the Mohicans||Public Enemies||Public Enemies|
|11||The Keep||The Jericho Mile||The Jericho Mile|
|12||The Jericho Mile||The Keep||The Keep|
- The Heat episode with Jon Gabrus is the longest episode of the series (so far) at 2 hr and 52 minutes. It is also the same as the runtime of the movie.
- There is an infamous error in the Public enemies episode