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Reply #255 on: October 16, 2017, 12:51:51 PM
Guillermo del Toro Is Working On A Documentary About Michael Mann
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On the face of it, you probably couldnít imagine two filmmakers more dissimilar than Guillermo del Toro and Michael Mann. The former creates intricate fantasy worlds, weaving fairy tales and dark-edged stories, with his own distinct fingerprint and creative spirit. The latter is a filmmaker who studies characters obsessed with process, shoots with precision, and places an emphasis on realism. However, both filmmakers are immaculate craftsmen, which makes this next bit of news tremendously exciting.

At the LumiŤre Film Festival, Cannes honcho Thierry Fremaux presented the recent directorís cut of Michael Mannís ďHeat,Ē and revealed a fascinating nugget of information: Guillermo del Toro is making a documentary about Michael Mann.

Thatís about all the details there are at the moment. Thereís no word if itís a feature (though Mann certainly has the filmography to support that), or if itíll be the kind of thing with an extra feature on something like a release by The Criterion Collection.


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Reply #256 on: May 23, 2018, 04:26:17 AM
The Jericho Mile (1979) is coming to blu-ray from Kino July 3rd



Larry "Rain" Murphy is stuck in Folsom Prison for life on a first-degree murder charge. An inmate who prefers to be alone, Murphy spends much of his time running around the facility's track. When he begins reaching a mile in under four minutes, Murphy gains the attention of the jail's officials, who contemplate entering him in the Olympics. While Murphy is initially resistant to the idea, eventually he starts training to be an Olympic competitor.

The Jericho Mile (1979) - Amazon


In his video essay series ĎZen Pulpí, Matt Zoller Seitz discusses the visual and thematic trademarks Jericho Mile contains that can be seen throughout the rest of Mannís filmography.