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The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Jonathan Rayner


Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable visual style and yet integrated within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Since his beginnings as a screenwriter in the 1970s, Mann has become a key figure within contemporary American popular culture as writer, director, and producer for film and television. This book offers a detailed study of Mann's feature films, from The Jericho Mile (1979) to Public Enemies (2009), with consider ... More

Keywords: Michael Mann, filmmaker, art cinema, Hollywood, classical genres, screenwriter, American popular culture, modern American cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167291
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Rayner, author