Manhunter

Manhunter ★★★★

Shout Factory 2 Disc Disc 2 Director’s Cut. Which crime show hasn’t been influenced by this holy shit. This film feels like it’s caught between two ideals. Is it a film about the chase or is it a film about facing ones dark impulses. The differences in cuts definitely showcase what it was meant to convey vs what is mass marketable. 

The contrast between ones skills and fascinations, and the impulses that dictate those skills.

This film has some of the best 80s haircuts and soundtracks. As always Mann is fascinated with hilighting the dedication of the working class man of America.