The Philosophy of Michael Mann

The Philosophy of Michael Mann

The Philosophy of Popular Culture

Edited by Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble and R. Barton Palmer

Contributions by Robert Arnett, R. Barton Palmer, Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble, David Sterritt, Ivo Ritzer, Steven Rybin, Murray Pomerance, Tom Paulus, Vito Adriaensens, Mark E. Wildermuth, Aga Skrodzka, Alan Woolfolk, Jonah Corne, David Rodriguez-Ruiz and David LaRocca

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

284 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780813144719
  • Published: April 2014



Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television and feature films as a writer, director, and executive producer. His unique visual sense and thematic approach are evident in the Emmy Award-winning The Jericho Mile (1979), the cult favorite The Keep (1983), the American epic The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and the Academy Award-nominated The Insider (1999) as well as his most recent works -- Ali (2001), Miami Vice (2006), and Public Enemies (2009).

The Philosophy of Michael Mann provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the work of this highly accomplished filmmaker, exploring the director's recognizable visual style and the various on-screen and philosophical elements he has tested in his thirty-five-year career. The essays in this wide-ranging book will appeal to fans of the revolutionary filmmaker and to philosophical scholars interested in the themes and conflicts that drive his movies.