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Existentialism and Social Engagement in the Films of Michael Mann

Existentialism and Social Engagement in the Films of Michael Mann

by Vincent M. Gaine

Paperback(1st ed. 2011)

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Michael Mann's films receive a detailed analysis as existential dramas, including  Heat, Collateral , The Last of the Mohicans and Public Enemies. The book demonstrates that Mann's films perform critical engagement with existentialism, illustrating the problems and opportunities of living according to this philosophy.

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ISBN-13: 9781349336722
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

VINCENT M. GAINE is an Independent Scholar working in the area of Film, Television and Media Studies. He has published articles on digital film, superheroes in the new millennium, post 9/11 film and docu-drama, and continues to research philosophical filmmakers in contemporary Hollywood.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: MANN AND MOVIES Michael Mann: Hollywood Auteur? Film and Philosophy PART II: CRIME AND SOLITUDE Being the Thief (1981) Psychological Resolution in Manhunter (1986) Isolation and Desolation in Heat (1995) Indifference and Compassion in Collateral (2004) Pretence and Romance in Miami Vice (2006) PART III: HISTORY AND SOCIAL CONSCIENCE Origins of Evil in The Keep (1983) Utopia Lost in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Hazardous Authenticity in The Insider (1999) Being the People's Champion in Ali (2001) Ethics, Engagement and Enemies Bibliography Filmography Index

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