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* ElectronicMusic: Notably by TangerineDream, and often used as long soundscapes rather than to intensify action.

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* ElectronicMusic: Notably by TangerineDream, Music/TangerineDream, and often used as long soundscapes rather than to intensify action.


* ''Film/TheJerichoMile'' (TV movie) - 1979

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* ''Film/TheJerichoMile'' ''The Jericho Mile'' (TV movie) - 1979



* ''Series/RobberyHomicideDivision'' (TV series) - 2002

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* ''Series/RobberyHomicideDivision'' ''Robbery Homicide Division'' (TV series) - 2002


* FilmNoir: Much of his work leans heavily into this--especially ''MiamiVice'' (TheMovie, more so than the show), ''Series/CrimeStory'', ''Film/{{Heat}}'', ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', and ''Film/PublicEnemies''.

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* FilmNoir: Much of his work leans heavily into this--especially ''MiamiVice'' ''Film/MiamiVice'' (TheMovie, more so than the show), ''Series/CrimeStory'', ''Film/{{Heat}}'', ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', and ''Film/PublicEnemies''.


* ProductionPosse: His usual go-to cinematographers are Dante Spinotti and Dion Beebe. Dennis Farina also tended to show up in his films.

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* ProductionPosse: His usual go-to cinematographers are Dante Spinotti and Dion Beebe. Dennis Beebe.
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Farina also tended to show up in his films.films.
**Creator/{{JamieFoxx}} had a supporting role in ''Film/{{Ali}}'' and starred in both ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' and ''Film/{{Miami Vice}},'' as well as the Mann-produced (and heavily influenced) ''Film/{{The Kingdom}}.''

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* DyeingForYourArt: His actors are extensively trained on how to use the firearms they use onscreen.


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* PlayingAgainstType: ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' is his only film that does not take place in the 20th or 21st centuries. That doesn't mean there was any less painstaking detail put into the film.
* ProductionPosse: His usual go-to cinematographers are Dante Spinotti and Dion Beebe. Dennis Farina also tended to show up in his films.


Michael Mann is an acclaimed filmmaker, writer and producer. He's best known for his work in television (notably ''Series/MiamiVice'') and in the genre of crime drama, often taking place in [[ViceCity cities]] which are explored in loving detail.

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Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an acclaimed filmmaker, writer and producer. He's best known for his work in television (notably ''Series/MiamiVice'') and in the genre of crime drama, often taking place in [[ViceCity cities]] which are explored in loving detail.


** Strong advocation for authenticity. If a character is supposed to wield a firearm and do tactical stuff, he doesn't makes the actor go through a weekend course--he makes them go through a full-blown multi-month ''tactical boot camp''. For ''Film/{{Blackhat}}'', he had Creator/ChrisHelmsworth take a course on computer programming to make his hacking scenes more realistic. For ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', he had Creator/TomCruise work on being good with disguises.

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** Strong advocation for authenticity. If a character is supposed to wield a firearm and do tactical stuff, he doesn't makes the actor go through a weekend course--he makes them go through a full-blown multi-month ''tactical boot camp''. For ''Film/{{Blackhat}}'', he had Creator/ChrisHelmsworth Creator/ChrisHemsworth take a course on computer programming to make his hacking scenes more realistic. For ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', he had Creator/TomCruise work on being good with disguises.


* Strong advocation for authenticity. If a character is supposed to wield a firearm and do tactical stuff, he doesn't makes the actor go through a weekend course--he makes them go through a full-blown multi-month ''tactical boot camp''.

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* ** Strong advocation for authenticity. If a character is supposed to wield a firearm and do tactical stuff, he doesn't makes the actor go through a weekend course--he makes them go through a full-blown multi-month ''tactical boot camp''. For ''Film/{{Blackhat}}'', he had Creator/ChrisHelmsworth take a course on computer programming to make his hacking scenes more realistic. For ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', he had Creator/TomCruise work on being good with disguises.

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* Strong advocation for authenticity. If a character is supposed to wield a firearm and do tactical stuff, he doesn't makes the actor go through a weekend course--he makes them go through a full-blown multi-month ''tactical boot camp''.

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* ''Film/TheJerichoMile'' (TV movie) - 1979


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* ''Series/RobberyHomicideDivision'' (TV series) - 2002


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* ''Series/{{Luck}}'' (TV series) - 2011


* BadassInANiceSuit: [[Film/PublicEnemies John Dillinger]] being only the latest. His antagonists generally wear nice suits.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: [[Film/PublicEnemies John Dillinger]] being only the latest. His antagonists generally wear nice suits.suits, with [[Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans Magua]] being an exception.


* DyeingForYourArt: His actors are extensively trained on how to use the firearms they use onscreen.



* GreyAndGrayMorality / BlackAndGrayMorality: Only ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' shows a stark difference between the antagonist and protagonist. His other films? Not as much.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality / BlackAndGrayMorality: GreyAndGrayMorality[=/=]BlackAndGrayMorality: Only ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' shows a stark difference between the antagonist and protagonist. His other films? Not as much.



* ProductionPosse: His usual go-to cinematographers are Dante Spinotti and Dion Beebe. Dennis Farina also tended to show up in his films.



* SignatureStyle: He favours a minimalistic composition shape and color-wise, shallow focus and [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color coding]] to focus the viewer's attention on important elements; for example, he uses water and the color blue to convey calm and melancholy.

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* SignatureStyle: He favours a minimalistic composition shape and color-wise, shallow focus and [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience color coding]] to focus the viewer's attention on important elements; for example, he uses water and the color blue to convey calm and melancholy.



* TheStoic: A lot of his characters, if they're not [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroes]], they're this.

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* TheStoic: A lot of his characters, if they're not [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroes]], {{byronic hero}}es, they're this.



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* GreyAndGreyMorality / BlackAndGreyMorality: Only ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' shows a stark difference between the antagonist and protagonist. His other films? Not as much.

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* GreyAndGreyMorality GreyAndGrayMorality / BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality: Only ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' shows a stark difference between the antagonist and protagonist. His other films? Not as much.

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** Ever since ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', he has used digital cameras for his productions (he was one of the first to use them in a major Hollywood production), with some combination of ShakyCam during action sequences.


* ViceCity

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* ViceCityViceCity: A frequent setting of his work.

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