I can’t put into words what this film does for me. Ultra cops and robbers. The bank robbery fallout assault still sounds terrifying. Yeah, yeah I know the diner scene. LA is the biggest star in this film. No film puts you across a city like Mann’s film. Kept thinking about how I first fell for it back in 1997 via a videotape.
Panning with distorted wide angle lenses and boxey 80s futuristic Mitsubishis. Looked a dream in this new restoration. The shopping complex showdown is possibly the best Jackie sequence in cinema history. Masterclass in how to film martial arts. Jackie had been around enough directors by 84’ that he knew what visually worked. Keep the camera wide, out of the way and give the actors room to do a long take.
I want a cherry red Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo! 🚗