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THE KEEP (Dir. Michael Mann, 1983, US) – Atmospheric Exegesis

Given Mann’s consolidation as perhaps American cinema’s greatest film auteur does a film like The Keep hold any bearing on his reputation today? What can the film tell us about … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE JERICHO MILE (Dir. Michael Mann, 1979, US) – Out of Time

Mann’s exceptional staging of action sequences often amount to an orgasmic visual and sensory poetry. Mann’s action is not dirty but graceful. It has a kind of scholarly attention to … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

BLACKHAT (Dir. Michael Mann, 2015, US) – Moments, Impressions and Aesthetics

Defining moments in films can go unnoticed since the visual expressionism of most filmmakers is relatively provincial, acquiescing to broader commercial empathies. It is not right to reduce or distil … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

VIDEO ESSAY on Michael Mann’s MANHUNTER (1986)

This new video essay on Manhunter (1986) is a continuing exploration of the films of Michael Mann and follows on from last year’s look at Thief (1981).

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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