Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’ and ‘Manhunter’ – Sordid Cinema Podcast #56


Whether you think of Michael Mann as a strict stylist or as an auteur deserving of more specific scrutiny, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most aesthetically influential American filmmakers of the last few decades. WithHannibal strewing blood across TV screens presently, it seemed an appropriate time to look back at Mann’s take on the Lecter/Graham mythos, Manhunter, along with his theatrical feature debut, the gritty James Caan vehicle Thief.


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