The Films of Michael Mann

From the Prison Wall to the Firewall

Deryck Swan

Auteur

The Films of Michael Mann

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Pub Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9781911325178

224 Pages

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224 Pages

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The Films of Michael Mann

From the Prison Wall to the Firewall

Deryck Swan

Auteur

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Michael Mann is a formidable filmmaking personality, but the idea that today’s celebrity cult of director immediately correlates with the mysterious sect of auteur is questionable and deserves to be investigated. This book strives to emulate the methodology of Mann by ranging not only over his films—from 1979’s The Jericho Mile to 2015’s Blackhat—but also over the scope of intellectual interests they exemplify to mine the commonalities, themes, and traits that may suggest the presence of an auteur.

About the Author

Deryck Swan teaches English and media at Gracemount High School in Edinburgh. This is his first book.