Michael Mann Tag

Kurzbesprechungen von Joachim Feldmann (JF), Sonja Hartl (sh), Alf Mayer (AM) und Thomas Wörtche (TW) Herbert Dutzler: In der Schlinge des HassesAndré Georgi: TrumpTatjana Kruse: Es gibt ein Sterben nach dem TodAttica Locke: PleasantvilleSara Paretsky: SchiebungMatthias Wittekindt: Die rote JawaMichael Mann, Meg Gardiner: Heat 2Markus Pohlmeyer: Und doch! – Gedichte Vier Indianerinnen (AM) Einmal noch in diesem Jahr ist es mir ein Anliegen, vor einem Buch und einem Autor den Hut zu ziehen. André Georgi hätte sich gewiss ein einfacheres Thema für seinen dritten Roman suchen können. Dass er sichRead More
What Michael Mann Teaches Us About Enduring Crime Fiction I’ve had Michael Mann on the brain lately. As a crime-fiction fan, how could I not? “Heat 2,” the novel he co-wrote with Meg Gardiner, is about to hit bookstores around the world; it’s a prequel/sequel to “Heat,” his epic cops-and-robbers masterpiece. He’s gearing up a biopic about Enzo Ferrari in Italy, and supposedly the cinematic adaptation of “Heat 2” is on the way at some point.  A few months ago, as the massive PR campaign around “Heat 2” cycled to life, I had theRead More

Posted On Juli 1, 2022By Nick KolakowskiIn Crimemag, CrimeMag Juli 2022

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„Heat 2“ – How Do You Craft a Sequel to a Masterpiece? Sequels are a tricky business. The good ones seem few and far between (“The Godfather Part II” springs immediately to mind, along with “Mad Max: Fury Road”), while the terrible ones litter the pop-culture landscape (as much as I loved the original “Fight Club” novel, I find its two graphic-novel follow-ups unnecessary and terrible).  With that truism in mind, I picked up an advance copy of “Heat 2,” a new novel by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner, withRead More
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