The Pestle


Ep 117: “Miami Vice”

September 08, 2020

We re-mem-buh Michael Mann’s “Miami Vice” and discuss:

  • cinematography, shooting multiple formats, emulating a style;
  • story & writing, starting deep into the story, grounding the world;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

“Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass, whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States and we haven’t begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects.” – Ronald Reagan

Notes & References:
They filmed on Kodak film, and digital cameras: Sony CineAlta HDW-F900, and Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera (iMDB link to tech specs)
John Ortiz iMDB
Dave Grohl doesn’t believe in guilty pleasures

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Reference clip:
I was thrown off by Todd’s comment about a lazy edit with a repeated frame — I didn’t understand what he was referencing until I dug up the clip at the end of the film, this is the repeated frame he’s talking about, they hold on it for over a second, presumably needing more runtime for the rhythm of the sequence? (A fair criticism!)

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