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Posted: 2/21/2016 9:23:13 PM EDT
Dont see this movie mentioned alot. I watched again this week and was reminded it was very solid. Superb gun handling and accurate firefights. Sound editing for gunfights is awesome.
Some complained of the "grain" in the picture during some scenes. This was due to Mann using HD cameras and opening up the lens to use as much natural light as possible.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/



one of several bank robbery scenes.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:25:36 PM EDT
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Everytime time I see it I have this undeniable urged to buy a BAR.......
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:26:34 PM EDT
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The one-handed  firing of a 13 pound chunk of steel is especially realistic.



 
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:28:49 PM EDT
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I was so let down by the movie, I thought it was boring as fuck.

1930's version of Heat it is not.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:31:00 PM EDT
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Boy howdee!
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:33:24 PM EDT
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I thought it was badass.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:34:14 PM EDT
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It came across like a junior college filmmaking project.

I was let down too.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:34:23 PM EDT
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Michael Mann makes great movies. Manhunter is the 80's bees knees. Then there's Heat. God Bless Heat.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:36:34 PM EDT
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  Maybe because it was telling an actual story?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:37:06 PM EDT
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Actually that's exactly what it is.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:37:47 PM EDT
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He was blind the whole time.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:43:21 PM EDT
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Dont see this movie mentioned alot. I watched again this week and was reminded it was very solid. Superb gun handling and accurate firefights. Sound editing for gunfights is awesome.
Some complained of the "grain" in the picture during some scenes. This was due to Mann using HD cameras and opening up the lens to use as much natural light as possible.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/



one of several bank robbery scenes.
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As all those Thompsons had sights and nobody actually looked at the sights I am gonna say the gun handling was not quite "superb".
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:45:32 PM EDT
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I liked it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:47:31 PM EDT
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pretty decent movie. I like how Hollywood always try's to paint a love story with these criminal assholes but the law always finds them hiding out at whore houses.

The one guy went on to play capone in boardwalk empire
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:48:50 PM EDT
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It didn't click with me.  Just a mechanical feel to the movie. Not something I care to watch again.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:49:15 PM EDT
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Great movie, one of my favs
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:49:16 PM EDT
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Its a good movie.

It stalls out a little at times, but it is still a good movie.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:54:23 PM EDT
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Shot on dslrs right? Too distracting for me, never finished it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:56:02 PM EDT
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I thought it was okay. Pretty sure it had a few threads when it was in theaters.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:57:51 PM EDT
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I gave it 2 thumbs up.

Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:01:25 PM EDT
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I really liked the end scene/score when he was shot outside the theater.

Long live Michael Mann.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:03:39 PM EDT
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I didn't care for it, and I love his visual style.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:07:28 PM EDT
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Accurately?  Not across the street.

Can it be done and control recoil (not lose control of the gun)? Absolutely.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:09:13 PM EDT
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:13:51 PM EDT
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Some complained of the "grain" in the picture during some scenes. This was due to Mann using HD cameras and opening up the lens to use as much natural light as possible.
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Wide apertures have nothing (at all) to do with grain
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:15:37 PM EDT
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When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.

He definitely had the hard looks for the role.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:16:39 PM EDT
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Some of the scenes were filmed in my hometown.  Oshkosh, WI.

My second cousin met Johnny Depp a couple of times during the filming.  He said he was a really nice guy.  

I liked the movie.  I did not see it until years after if had been released.



Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:20:23 PM EDT
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pretty decent movie. I like how Hollywood always try's to paint a love story with these criminal assholes but the law always finds them hiding out at whore houses.



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Read a history book LOL.

 
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:24:22 PM EDT
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When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.
He definitely had the hard looks for the role.
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.

When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.
He definitely had the hard looks for the role.

He was in the Miami Vice movie too.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:29:08 PM EDT
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The book by Burroughs is much better. Mann fell into the Hollywood trap of presenting the story as Purvis vs Dillinger. In real life, Purvis was borderline incompetent. Sam Cowley and the gun fighters (TX and OK lawmen brought in to assist the green Chicago FBI office) are the ones who really handled the gangsters. The story of the running gunfight and car chase in which both Cowley and Babyface Nelson were killed is unbelievable, but true. Totally cut out of story in the movie.

Worth a read.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:29:51 PM EDT
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No, Sony F23,  F950 and EX1 video cameras. Most of the car interiors were shot with the EX1.
Plus, some Arri 35mm motion picture cameras.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:37:48 PM EDT
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And a dual vertical holster for my 1911s.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:37:53 PM EDT
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Wide apertures have nothing (at all) to do with grain
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Some complained of the "grain" in the picture during some scenes. This was due to Mann using HD cameras and opening up the lens to use as much natural light as possible.
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Wide apertures have nothing (at all) to do with grain



More to do with these early cinema HD cams having smaller 2/3" sensor chips. The smaller the sensors, the more they tend to show image noise in low light.'
These cameras were also used to shoot Avatar.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:38:06 PM EDT
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Double post
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:45:03 PM EDT
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I found the movie kinda lacking, too much side story and character building than actually doing bad guy stuff.

it had a few good moments.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:46:35 PM EDT
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1930's version of Heat it is not.
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Other than the greatest firefight in the history of movies, Heat was pretty much a long, slow drama.

I liked it, but it really isn't all that different from Public Enemies.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:47:43 PM EDT
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.
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Yep. His partner was this guy:












Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:53:19 PM EDT
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He was in the Miami Vice movie too.
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.

When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.
He definitely had the hard looks for the role.

He was in the Miami Vice movie too.



Who was he in Miami Vice?  I don't remember seeing him in it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:54:41 PM EDT
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Who was he in Miami Vice?  I don't remember seeing him in it.
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.

When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.
He definitely had the hard looks for the role.

He was in the Miami Vice movie too.

Who was he in Miami Vice?  I don't remember seeing him in it.

One of the Aryans.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:57:33 PM EDT
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.


When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.

He definitely had the hard looks for the role.


He was in the Miami Vice movie too.






Who was he in Miami Vice?  I don't remember seeing him in it.




 





Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:26:40 PM EDT
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i thought the mix was pretty good myself
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 1:17:01 PM EDT
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Don Frye from the early UFC was in it.

When you see Frye around other fighters, he looks like a normal size person.  When you see him among real normal size people, then you realize how big he and some of those other guys are.
He definitely had the hard looks for the role.

He was in the Miami Vice movie too.



Who was he in Miami Vice?  I don't remember seeing him in it.

 



http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz296/KingRat_photos/DonFrye.jpg



Link Posted: 2/22/2016 1:21:35 PM EDT
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Not my favorite Mann film, but definitely a good movie.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 1:36:42 PM EDT
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Or a Thompson ....................




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