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What is Michael Manns film called?

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  1. Gadjet

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    Hi,

    I remember reading a while back about a film he made that was in peoples opinion better than "Silence of the lambs" film.
    Am I correct is it this film and could you tell me which film it is?
    Cheers,
    Phill
     
  2. monsieurblack

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    hiya

    yeah micheal mann directed manhunter. it was the first of the hannibal lecter 'trilogy'. it was released sometime in the mid/late eighties [i think :confused:] based on the first book 'red dragon'. i remember hearing that it wasn't called the title of the book because the same year the film was to be released another film flopped quite badly that had 'dragon' in the title...as i say its a rumor i heard so can't confirm that...but hey :D

    anyway, yeah its a great film. i really enjoyed it, but it was a while ago since i watched it so it might be time to get it on dvd :cool:

    basically the first film based on the first book, but didn't star anthony hopkins...

    hope that helped clear things up for you :)





    chilling
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  3. Spoonman2

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    Manhunter,

    EDIT, ooops, it says that above :blush:

    Spoony.
     
  4. Brian Hussey

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    Better than'Silence of the Lambs', im my opinion, Manhunter starred Brian Cox.


    Brian.
     
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    Talking about that "other" film, id love to see Year Of The Dragon re-released, i thought it was a good film.
     
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    i am sure that manhunter wasnt released as red dragon cos they were concerned american audiences would be misled into thinking it was a martial arts film.....
     
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    ah ha

    now that also rings a bell! :blush: :D lol


    i'm sure if i keep going i'll cover all bases by lunchtime :rotfl: he he







    thanks for that
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  8. Gadjet

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    Cheers everyone, I can now try and get hold of it,

    Thank you,
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  9. monsieurblack

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    np matey

    glad we could help :)

    i'm pretty sure theres a 'directors cut' or something similar out there [possibly two discs :confused:]




    let us know how you get on :cool:
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  10. CrispyXUK

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    yeah there is a 2-disc r2 about, I feel the film would have been much better without the horrible 80's synthy Soundtrack
     
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    With you on that one Crispy. Baaaad music.
     
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    Yes bad 80s music but great film. I prefer Brian Cox as Lecter.
     
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    I love the 80's music. Nearly all of Mann's films have that Tangerine Dream(y) electronic type music. The soundtrack for Heat, Ali, The Insider, Last of the Mohicans (exception to the above!) are all fantastic!

    I love his soundtracks.
     
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    With you on that! The Manhunter soundtrack is fantastic and really gels with the film: I love cold, prowling synths and the Shriekback songs on the soundtrack turned me on to the band (in the same way that Live & Die in LA turned me onto Wang Chung, and The Keep onto Tangerine Dream).

    The sequence where Graham finds the Red Dragon glyph carved onto the tree has wonderful electronic music (by Shriekback) almost liquid: it contributes a dreamy quality that a more conventional approach might miss. And the actual songs are all lyrically pertinant to the onscreen action (Strong As I Am, etc). And In A Gadda Da Vida rocks in so many ways I can't verbalise them all and MAKES the conclusion of the film work (when Graham comes thru the window in time to the music as the riff flares up -- do films get any better than this?!)

    I can see why people hate synthy soundtracks but I think they rock! Tron anyone? The King and Queen of synth soundtracks! And Cat People? The dream sequence at the airport? Sublime.

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