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Manhunter Takes Down Thief: How Michael Mann’s Early Career Led to ‘Heat’ By Nick Kolakowski Michael Mann’s “Heat” (1995) is widely considered a cinematic masterpiece. Not only do we follow as L.A. detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) chases ultra-disciplined thief Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) across the city, but we also dip into the lives of characters tangential to that pursuit—wives, daughters, hustlers, marks, cops, and criminals who are often fully realized despite having relatively little screen-time.  Like many masterpieces, “Heat” didn’t emerge fully formed. You could argue that muchRead More