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    Two Tantalizing Images of Michael Mann's Upcoming Cyber-Thriller Released

    Has Michael Mann found a new title for his next movie, tentatively titled "Cyber," Legendary/Universal's crime drama filmed in Hong Kong about American and Chinese agents working to bring down a powerful network of Balkan hackers?

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    First Images From Michael Mann's Cyber Thriller Starring Chris Hemsworth

    With the movie due in just over half a year, and with no official title yet (though it has had the working title "Cyber"), very little is known about Michael Mann's upcoming thriller. But today brings with it our first images from the film, that is already one we're very curious about.

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    Watch: 2-Minute Visual Essay On Michael Mann's 'Thief'

    How much do we like "Thief"? Let us count the ways. The Criterion Collection edition of the film released at the beginning of the year gave us an excuse to do a full retrospective on the filmmaker, and we had the pleasure of an extensive interview with Mann about the movie itself. The director's rai...

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    Watch: 4-Minute Supercut Celebrates The Visual Eye Of Michael Mann

    Over on Vimeo there's whole little community of video artists whose supercuts and montages string together works linked by a given director or actor, set them to new music, and sit back to let interesting cinematic results emerge: we showed you a Kubrick one back in January and here's another of a s...

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Michael Mann's 'Thief,' Starring James Caan

    Hardboiled! continues over at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Michael Mann's brilliant 1981 heist film "Thief," starring James Caan. The film recently got the Criterion Blu-ray treatment.

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    Electronic Meditation: The Musical Synthesis of Tangerine Dream and Michael Mann

    While the sound Tangerine Dream pioneered, combining melodic minimalism and taut synthetic rhythms, would become almost a cliché in films and on dancefloors throughout the 1980s, in Mann’s "Thief" their music serves to create an aural environment that is simultaneously meditative and driving, and is...

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    Interview: Michael Mann Talks Making 'Thief,' The Importance Of Authenticity & What's Coming In His Next Film

    From the opening moments of “Thief”—which features a clockwork heist sequence that would make “Rififi” director Jules Dassin stand up and applaud—it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller. With some documentary work and TV movie “The Jericho Mile” already under his belt, for his debut f...

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    Retrospective: The Films Of Michael Mann

    In 33 years of filmmaking, director Michael Mann has only made 10 theatrically-released feature-length films. Averaging one every three years (with two long gaps of about six years—we're reaching the end of the second now), his un-prolific nature is perhaps due to meticulous and exhausting research ...

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    Michael Mann's Essential Debut 'Thief,' New from Criterion, and Other Must-Own Holiday Blu-Rays (TRAILER)

    Among the new year's bonbons being unwrapped from Criterion is a long-awaited gem, one guaranteed to please that movie freak whose holiday gift-buying you've been putting off till the last possible moment: "Thief," Michael Mann's thriller that inaugurated several careers and a flair for visual style...

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    Michael Mann's Upcoming Cyber Thriller, Starring Hemsworth, Gets a Release Date UPDATED

    UPDATE: Michael Mann's upcoming thriller (formerly titled "Cyber"), starring Chris Hemsworth and currently in post production after a shoot in Hong Kong, has been given a release date by Universal. Mann fans may be a little disappointed to hear they'll have to wait until January 16, 2015 for this on...

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