I opened this week talking about Michael Mann and his prowess creating incredible, drawn out sequences with music. He’s made some of the most memorable moments in film with original compositions. But even more often his penchant for crafting scenes around pop song are the: the shit.
I wrote on Monday Pick an episode, any episode of Miami Vice
… Well here’s one. Long before this song by The Who was totally played out, my Mann put this too dope intro together. I’m certain it’s not the best pop sequence in the series (and it’s of the comical variety as opposed to the seedy which Mann does even better), I’m betting on a Phil Collins jam for that, but it was years ahead of it’s time in so many ways.
Enough words, dig this piece from 1985:
(Thanks Joey! You need to get that player’s cassette bandolier, yesterday.)
ps. If you’re in an environment where that embed is blocked for you, try here.