Close-Up Michael Mann 1995

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!!

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Lucky Star Blurring The Line Between Art and Adv

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 [2004] MIAMI VICE[2006] & BLACKHAT[2015]; LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST I’M STILL HOPING THAT LUCKY STAR MIGHT BECOME A REAL MOVIE AFTER ALL.ENJOY.

MANN OF SCORES

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 quite satisfy but I think it could be a good readings(in to a very fluent english thanks to Maria Lucia Stroppa), so enjoy

“with respect and away from personal gain ,enjoy my https://fabiopirovanoaries.wixsite.com/fpmannofscores

HEAT BLU RAY

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 BUPC 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 region 1UPC 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!”

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DEEP IN TO HEAT 2017

immagine-87As far as this soundtrack, in my view Michael Mann’s masterpiece, is concerned it is really possible to talk about “Miscellaneous Artists”. To be true, it all began to find out the beautiful piece The Last Lagoon by William Orbit (famous English, electronic music producer and arranger) and after several years of searching I could understand, quite totally, the very core of this film music.
Michael Mann maximises the emphasising of the visual impact together with the sound one by drawing profusely from famous and brillant authors such as the Kronos Quartet and Elliot Goldenthal (Alien 3).
Other tracks are omitted in the score official version, maybe both for room and royalties reasons, but anyway used in the film.
It is specifically these latter that I am going to consider mainly by listing aside the context they have been matched with:

– Get Up To This – New world beat
(Vincent at the disco’s office discover who “Slick” is;probably the Disco’s Background music fading…)
– Gringatcho Demento – William Orbit
(background music when Waingro is looking for a job in a bar) – track from Strange Cargo III album
– The thrill is gone – BB King
(During the ball of Vincent and Justine…)
– Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra Boulez conducted by Ligeti
(the Platinum robbery) track from the namesake album
– The Monkey King William Orbit
(Chris, Neil and Michael mislead the guard by gesticulating) track from Strange cargo III
– Arabic Agony James
(L.A.P.D. Smile!…a picture from above)
– In November – David Darling
(Neil finds out from some documents who Vincent Hanna is) track from Cello album
– Late Evening in Jersey – Brian Eno
(Chris and Michael in the underground car park hack into the computer altering the bank alarm /Charlene and Dominique ask for the police safeguard)
– Black Cloud – Steve Roach /Elmar Schulte performed by Solitaire
(Waingro meets Roger Van Zant/ Donald stops what he was doing…) track from Ritual Ground album
– Celon – Lisa Gerrard / Pieter Bourke
(News of the bank robbery on TV)
– Will Gaines – Eric Clapton
(Neil devises with Nate a new escape plan / Vincent and Casalas visit Hugh Benny)
– The Last Lagoon – William Orbit
(Vincent says about Neil: “… He’s is still here…”I feel it” … Neil runs after Eady on the hill at dawn)
– The Mighty Limpopo – William Orbit
(Chris understands Charlene’s wave and leaves) – track from Strange Cargo I album

The piece The Last Lagoon by William Orbit (taken from Strange Cargo II album) replace Run Up Hill scene written by Elliot Goldenthal and included in the official soundtrack.
The same is true for the track Refinery Surveillance (scene of the surveillance in the refinery) afterwards replaced by three pieces: The Monkey King by William Orbit, In November by David Darling mixed with Arabic Agony by the James, this latter is taken from Wah Wah album.
Celon by Lisa Gerrard is used in the film but omitted in the soundtrack edition; all the three pieces by Lisa Gerrard are included in The Mirror Pool album.
New Dawn Fades, a shorter, not sung version, is used during the motorway chase between Vincent and Neil and it is a remake by Moby of the namesake piece by the Joy Division; the song integral version is available in the album I Like to Score by Moby.
Armenia by the Einstűrzende Neubauten (taken from Drawings of Patient O.T. album) used for a few seconds during the first “sceptical” meeting of Neil and Eady will be present also in other ”Hard” parts of Heat as well as in “The Insider”; the piece Late evening in Jersey by Brian Eno has recently been recorded on a compilation of unpublished works called Curiosities Vol. 1 (Opal Records).
Top O’ The Morning To Ya written by Eric Schrod, Leon Demant and Willie Dixon is played by the House Of Pain (taken from the House of Pain album) and it is in background during the meeting between Vincent and the informer Richard Torena in the Disco Club; By The Time I Get To Phoenix written by Jimmy Webb is probably droned by Vincent Hanna during the informer Albert Torena questioning.
Will Gaines by Eric Clapton is a piece taken from the soundtrack of Rush, a 1991 film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck.
As far as Ultramarine by Michael Brook is concerned, there is a special, unreleased version used when Vincent Hanna, in an understandable fit of hysteria, throws away his TV set at a traffic light.
There are two versions of the End Title composed by Moby and called God Moving Over the Face of the Waters: the “soft” one included in the official CD and the one included both in the single That’s When I Reach for My Revolver God Moving Over the Face of the Waters Heat Mix and in the above quoted album I like to score.However, the one in the film is slightly different from both these latter.
The pieces composed by Elliot Goldenthal and produced by Mathias Gohl are listed below among the others; the composer has made use, for some pieces, of the collaboration of the Kronos Quartet, the contemporary string quartet already known for collaborating with Philip Glass and with the The guitar orchestra Deaf Elk leading Page Hamilton of metal band Helmet

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1 Heat-Performed by The Kronos Quartet 7:42
2 Always Forever Now-Passengers 6:55
3 Condensers 2:35
4 Refinery Surveillance-Performed by The Kronos Quartet 1:46
5 Last Nite-The Chasers 3:29
6 Ultramarine – Michael Brook 4:35
7 Armenia – Einstürzende Neubauten 4:58
8 Of Helplessness 2:40
9 Steel Cello Lament 1:44
10 Mystery Man – Terje Rypdal 4:40
11 New Dawn Fades – Moby 2:50
12 Entrada & Shootout 1:49
13 Force Marker – Brian Eno 3:37
14 Coffee Shop 1:38
15 Fate Scrapes 1:34
16 La Bas[Edited Version] – Lisa Gerrard 3:11
17 Gloradin – Lisa Gerrard 3:57
18 Run Uphill 2:51
19 Predator Diorama – The Kronos Quartet 2:40
20 Of Separation 2:21
21 God Moving Over the Face of the Waters – Moby 6:58

HEAT B SIDE CDR This anthology was set using the music not inserted in to the original soundtrack record.Enjoy the Mixcloud

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BLACKHAT TRIBUTE

BLACKHAT TRIBUTE

BLACKHAT INVISIBLE STAIN

ANOTHER TRACK(From WE CUT THE NIGHT Album) COME TO VISIT ME AND SUDDENLY I HAVE A SPECIAL NEED TO DO THIS MASHUP, SO I SPENT A COUPLE OF HOURS IN MY AVID STUDIO AND I GUESS THIS IS ONE OF MY BEST TRIBUTE.ENJOY THIS MUSIC FROM FRENCH BAND AaRON and THIS OUTSTANDING AS UNDERRATED MOVIE BY M I C H A E L  M A N N

The Man of Guarantee Duane C. Manwiller

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It happened, after seeing some films as just happened watching Last Action Hero on Blu Ray last nite, that you have the feeling that there was a common denominator in the aesthetic sense of the images and of the camera’s movements or better a overall quality in modus operandi. Now This phenomenon for me has a name, Duane C. Manwiller and his last name is quality and professionalism ; He hit my eyes since 1990,fluent collaborator with some of greatest Cinematographers like Dante Spinotti A.S.C A.I.C,Maxime Alexandre A.I.C , Paul Cameron A.S.C  and Directors as Michael Mann ; Curtis Hanson ; Steven Soderbergh ; Kathrin Bigelow and Brett Ratner  , Duane often is credited as Camera Operator, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera , Steadicam Operator, 2nd unit and additional Director Of Photography , Cinematographer and Producer;

2013 Nominated
Camera Operator of the Year Award
Feature Film
The Hunger Games (2012)

Below a list of remarkable films that unconsciously  I Own on Blu Ray , DVD and VHS ,so all of these have make me reach the conclusion that he’s one the secrets of the aspect of the filmic success.KUDOS!!

  2015 Blackhat (director of photography: second unit – as Duane Charles Manwiller)
 2014 John Wick (director of photography: second unit)
 2012 Battleship (additional photography: Hawaii Unit)
 2011 Luck (TV Series) (director of photography – 1 episode)
Episode #1.1 (2011) … (director of photography: second unit)
 2011 Texas Killing Fields (additional photography – as DC Manwiller)
 2010 The Crazies (camera operator) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2008/I Deception (Steadicam operator – as Duane ‘DC’ Manwiller) / (camera operator: “a” camera – as Duane ‘DC’ Manwiller) / (director of photography: second unit – uncredited)
 2006 Deja Vu (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: “b” camera)
 2006 Miami Vice (Steadicam operator) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2002 Solaris (camera operator: “a” camera) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2002 Pinocchio (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: “a” camera) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2002 Red Dragon (camera operator: “b” camera) / (director of photography: second unit – uncredited)
 2001 Ocean’s Eleven (Steadicam operator – as Duane ‘DL’ Manwiller) / (camera operator – as Duane ‘DL’ Manwiller) / (director of photography: second unit – uncredited)
 2001 Bandits (additional Steadicam operator – uncredited) / (first assistant camera: “a” camera)
 2000 The Family Man (first assistant camera: “a” camera)
 2000 Wonder Boys (additional Steadicam operator) / (additional camera operator)
 1999 The Insider (first assistant camera: “a” camera)
 1998 Out of Sight (first assistant camera: “a” camera)
 1998 Goodbye Lover (first assistant camera: “a” camera)
 1997 L.A. Confidential (first assistant camera: “a” camera – as Duane ‘DC’ Manwiller)
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (first assistant camera: “a” camera)
 1995 Heat (first assistant camera: “a” camera – as Duane ‘DC’ Manwiller)
 1995 Strange Days (additional camera operator: second unit)
 1995 The Quick and the Dead (assistant camera)
 1994 Nell (first assistant camera – as Duane C. Manwiller)
 1993 Last Action Hero (second assistant camera)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (additional assistant camera)
 1992 Patriot Games (second assistant camera)
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Duane C. Manwiller on Right From Hunger Games Set