What started off as simple admiration has become full blown obsession. While there are many filmmakers who have left their mark on me, I’m not sure there is one whose influence is more profound than Michael Mann. His early 80’s neo-noir crime dramas capture the essence of what I love most about the best decade. From his slow burning plots to the classic fever dream visuals and aesthetic, no detail was ever over looked. I also don’t think there was any TV show that captivated me more than Miami Vice and Heat remains arguably one of the best LA crime movies ever. Mann’s legacy continues to live on in movies like Drive and Beyond the Black Rainbow and I’m excited to see more films in this vein coming out. This week on the Brvtalist, we salute Michael Mann.