GUSMANO CESARETTI IS IN HIS NATIVE TOWN PROCARI(LUCCA) FOR A UNIQUE EXHIBITION; FROM 24 MARCH TO 27 OF MAY 2018 WE CAN ADMIRE HIS OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHIC WORLD LINKED TO CINEMA INDUSTRY, FONDAZIONE LAZZARESCHI OFFICIAL LINK
I’m one of those audience that stay SIT and read all the movie end credits so since Michael Mann’s THIEF,I was younger and in full VHS era, his noble and “FROM other times” name credited often as Visual Consultant hit my interest, so in the years I understand who Gusmano is and finally I understand why I truly LOVE a certain kind of cinema . So if matter of LOVE I hope to meet him one day for shake hands and have a great day.
ANOTHER VIDEO-GIFT FROM A OLD VHS TAPE I OWN , A RARE INTERVIEW FROM BBC CLOSE UP MICHAEL MANN’S CHOOSES HIS FAVOURITE MOMENT IN CINEMA,RAUL WALSH’S WHITE HEAT AND ELIA KAZAN’S EAST OF EDEN, VIDEO PRODUCED BY NICK FREAND JONES 1995 BBC.ENJOY!!
I HAVE THE LUCK TO FIND A BRAND NEW VHS PLAYER[Philips VR910] SO HERE A GEM FROM AN OLD VHS TAPE THAT I OWN;TAPE HIDDEN IN MY DRAWERS AND GAVE ME TO MICHAEL MANN’S ITALIAN BIOGRAPHER MY FRIEND PIER MARIA BOCCHI[MANY YEARS AGO].THIS IS THE MAKING OF LUCKY STAR AN ADVERTISMENT COMMISSIONED BY MERCEDES-BENZ IN 2002 TO PROMOTE THEIR SL500 AUTOMOBILE. STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO AND ANA CRISTINA DE OLIVEIRA IS DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MANN BUT HE WAS UNCREDITED FOR HIS WORK[The Guardian 9 July 2002] ,NOW IN 2017 I CAN SEE HOW THIS OUTSTANDING ADV. SHAPED , LIKE A SORT OF FORWARD-LOOKING PRE PRODUCTION, COLLATERAL  MIAMI VICE & BLACKHAT; LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST I’M STILL HOPING THAT LUCKY STAR MIGHT BECOME A REAL MOVIE AFTER ALL.ENJOY.
After many years of research, polishing ,second thoughts,twist and turns I would show my WEBSITE about Michael Mann use of music,it was an hard and long job,and still now I’m “not Totally” satisfy but I think it could be a good readings(in to a very fluent english thanks to my friend Maria Lucia Stroppa’s translations ), so enjoy
2017 Is going to be memorable, finally Warner Bros./Regency/Forward Pass/20Th Century Fox Release an Outstanding HEAT DIRECTOR DEFINITIVE EDITION Blu ray, in this post some tips and how deal with that The white cover is the UK version REGION UPC Bar code 5039036075992 this version is “.. Pristine Restoration personally supervised by Michael Mann ” or better this new one features remastered video from a 4K scan supervised by himself,it also contains some great new and recent extras(check Amazon or other sites for understand what I mean)
The black cover is the US version REGION A or UPC Bar code 024543271321 and also this version is “.. Pristine Restoration personally supervised by Michael Mann ” or better this new one features remastered video from a 4K scan supervised by himself,it also contains some great new and recent extras(check Amazon or other sites for understand what I mean)
Meanwhile in Italy CG home Video (Cecchi Gori) is going to set a Start UP (19 June 2017) for release an Italian version of the Blu Ray,saving a great work at dubbing soundtrack using Giancarlo Giannini(Al Pacino) and Ferruccio Amendola(Robert De Niro)and I hope at least featuring also English original language and subtitles (Italian and English),I dont’know which master are going to use but is a step far from the zero of these years in Italian home video market,however for any tests in BLU RAY quality matter CHECK HERE
Off topic; Last but not the least enjoy my Mixcloud about the rest of music used on HEAT , I called HEAT B SIDE and I think is ” ..a great research for show the great tastes and Musical Genius of Michael Mann!” Buy : MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE