Opera Omnia

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  • Opera Omnia Season One – Episode 5: Heat - Welcome to Season 1 Episode 5 of Opera Omnia Podcast, the podcast that dedicates every season to a incredible director and works through his/her Opera Omnia (or body of work) one movie at a time. Join your hosts Andy Blockley and Duncan McLeish (formerly of Doing the Nasty Podcast) as they take an in-depth look at some of the best directors in cinema history with Season 1 exclusively looking into the filmography of Michael Mann. On episode 5 the guys look back at H.E.A.T (1995). This movie remains one of his most commercial and critically regarded movies and boasts the first shared scene of Pacino and De Niro. High octane heists, huge character development and story, this almost 3 hour epic is truly one of the greatest movies of the 90’s. Movie Rating is 1-10 H.E.A.T Duncan – 10 Andy – 9 Each episode we will ask the question, is this the best movie in Mann’s back catalogue and as of episode 5 we have our first split with Duncan declaring that H.E.A.T is Mann’s best by 1995 and Andy remaining behind Thief. Subscribe to Opera Omnia exclusively on Legion Podcast network on iTunes or over at www.legionpodcasts.com Join us [...]
  • Opera Omnia – Episode 4: The Last of the Mohicans -   Welcome to Season 1 Episode 4 of Opera Omnia Podcast, the podcast that dedicates every season to a incredible director and works through his/her Opera Omnia (or body of work) one movie at a time. Join your hosts Andy Blockley and Duncan McLeish (formerly of Doing the Nasty Podcast) as they take an in-depth look at some of the best directors in cinema history with Season 1 exclusively looking into the filmography of Michael Mann. On episode 4 the guys look back at The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Mann’s first movie that yields both commercial and critical success. This is the movie that sets the stage for a decade of acclaimed Mann dominance but will both Andy and Duncan love this love story? Movie Rating is 1-10 The Last of the Mohicans Duncan – 7 Andy – 7 Each episode we will ask the question, is this the best movie in Mann’s back catalogue and as of episode 4 we agree that Thief retains its position as the best Michael Mann movie at the time of 1992. We will see how long this holds out. Subscribe to Opera Omnia exclusively on Legion Podcast network on iTunes or over [...]
  • Opera Omnia – Episode 3: Manhunter - Welcome to Season 1 Episode 3 of Opera Omnia Podcast, the podcast that dedicates every season to a incredible director and works through his/her Opera Omnia (or body of work) one movie at a time. Join your hosts Andy Blockley and Duncan McLeish (formerly of Doing the Nasty Podcast) as they take an in-depth look at some of the best directors in cinema history with Season 1 exclusively looking into the filmography of Michael Mann. On episode 3 the guys look back at Manhunter (1986), Mann’s adaption of Thomas Harris’s best selling novel Red Dragon. This movie is quite possibly the most Michael Mann movie that Michael Mann ever Manned!! Brian Cox as the first on screen Hannibal Lekter (thats right…they chose to spell it with a K), William Peterson as Will Graham and Tom Noonan as the Tooth Fairy!! Terrible fashion, so much blue hue and a score that sounds like Tangerine Dream without actually being Tangerine Dream. Movie Rating is 1-10 Manhunter Duncan – 9 Andy – 8 Each episode we will ask the question, is this the best movie in Mann’s back catalogue and as of episode 3 we agree that Thief retains its position as the [...]
  • Opera Omnia Episode 2: The Keep (1981) - Welcome to Season 1 Episode 2 of Opera Omnia Podcast, the podcast that dedicates every season to a incredible director and works through his/her Opera Omnia (or body of work) one movie at a time. Join your hosts Andy Blockley and Duncan McLeish (formerly of Doing the Nasty Podcast) as they take an in-depth look at some of the best directors in cinema history with Season 1 exclusively looking into the filmography of Michael Mann. On episode 2 the guys look back at The Keep (1983), Mann’s attempt at a supernatural horror story set in the early 1940’s in the mountains of Romania where a secret is buried deep inside The Keep awaiting its time of release….Oh and Nazi’s…lots and lots of Nazi’s. Movie Rating is 1-10 The Keep Duncan – 6 Andy – 6 Each episode we will ask the question, is this the best movie in Mann’s back catalogue and as of episode 2 we agree that Thief retains its position as the best Michael Mann movie at the time of 1983. We will see how long this holds out. Subscribe to Opera Omnia exclusively on Legion Podcast network on iTunes or over at www.legionpodcast.com Join us in [...]
  • Opera Omnia Episode 1 – Thief (1981) - Welcome to the debut episode of Opera Omnia Podcast, the podcast that dedicates each season to a incredible director and work through his Opera Omnia (or body of work) one movie at a time. Join you hosts Andy Blockley and Duncan Mcleish (formerly of Doing the Nasty Podcast) as they take an in-depth look at some of the best directors in cinema history with Season 1 exclusively looking into the filmography of Michael Mann. On episode 1 the guys look back at Mann’s first theatrical release, the woefully under appreciated Thief (1980). Movie Rating is 1-10 Thief Duncan – 9 Andy – 9 Each episode we will ask the question, is this the best movie in Mann’s back catalogue and as of episode 1 we agree that Thief is the best Michael Mann movie. We will see how long this holds out. Subscribe to Opera Omnia exclusively on Legion Podcast network on iTunes or over at www.legionpodcast.com Join us in 2 weeks time when we look at Mann’s next movie The Keep (1983). Podcast: Play in new window | Download