Originally Posted by metalsaber
this does not impress J6P and again will not make them convert to HD-DVD or BD
Not flaming you, just explaining...
Michael Mann's primary goal with 'Miami Vice'
was not to make J6P convert to HD-DVD or Blu-ray. There is advertising out there for that job. Instead, he wanted to make a film that drew viewers into its gritty and violent world.
The way the film was shot often feels like watching an episode of 'Cops'
. Half the time I forgot I was viewing a fictional movie. More often than not, it felt like the camera was a fly on the wall, documenting action that was going down rather than scenes being staged for a movie. There was a rescue scene at night that was shot with a green-ish tinge, making you feel like you're spying on the events with night-vision goggles.
When Spielberg made 'The Color Purple'
, he filmed it like looking like a gorgeous Disney period piece, which robbed the story of its grit and realism. Thankfully, Michael Mann didn't make the same mistake with 'Miami Vice'
. For it to have been be shot as a HD demo reel would have been a big mistake, making the story less involving.