Manhunter (1986)

I watched this movie last night and quite liked it. It was based on a novel called The Red Dragon (I think) but adapted (written & directed) by Michael Mann, the guy who did Miami Vice, so his style is all over it but the subject matter is a bit darker in that it’s dealing with psycho-killers. This was going on about Hannibal Lektor when Jodie Foster was still in Highschool. But some other dude is the main villain in it, and here’s a picture of him:

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But he’s not a one-dimensional psycho and there’s a moment where it seems like he’s found mercy but his craziness gets in the way. I don’t know why films that have a stylised element like this get shit-canned so often, it’s not as if you ever go see a Hollywood movie for a dose of reality. I love this kind of depiction of the 80s and the soundtrack’s pretty good too.

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I watched the first couple of episodes of The X Files the other night. That was 1993. *That was 20 years ago.*

say goodbye

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I’m up to the first ep of season three of miami vice. Apparently by this stage the show had gained much popularity and the folks at Ferrari were bugged that the show was using a fake Daytona.

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In steps this southern cracker with a stinger, and

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blam!

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Don Johnson’s facial expression says more than words ever could.

Ferrari donated two of their most recent model cars, but they look crappy compared to the black Daytona. In my top five vehicles used in fictions, it ranks right up there alongside the Millennium Falcon.