“Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so well in. I cannot just make a film and walk away from it. I need that creative intimacy and, quite frankly, the control to execute my visions, on all my projects.”Michael Mann, Director of Thief
On Episode 116 of Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor Rescreen Michael Mann’s Thief and provide a First Impression of the next Rescreening episode title, John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence.
Thief is currently available to stream on the Criterion Channel.