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Watchdogs

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the watchdog function of journalism. It explores All the President's Men, The Insider and Good Night, and Good Luck. Movies about watchdogs are always concerned with the ... More


The Study of Mann1

F.X. Feeney

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, whose films have been populated with thieves, assassins, mad men, whistleblowers, and gamblers. For more than three decades, Mann has examined ... More


All the Corporations’ Men1

Michael Sragow

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, who talks about his 1999 film The Insider. Starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino, The Insider is not only a docudrama about Big Tobacco, Big ... More


Smoking Gun1

Stuart Husband

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses The Insider, a 1999 film by Michael Mann. Starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino, The Insider is based on the real events sparked when Jeffrey Wigand, former head of research and ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Rayner

in The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides a background of Michael Mann's success in film and television to reflect on the influences which have engendered his unique standing in both media. Rather than ... More


Endangering the Domestic: Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider

Jonathan Rayner

in The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores domesticity and ambiguous relationships in Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and The Insider (1998). In Manhunter, Will Graham's physical and ... More


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