Earlier this week, I wrote:
Stanley Kubrick never directed a crime drama after his classic The Killing in 1956. (The thinking man’s Tarantino movie!) But the look and feel of the new Miami Vice, with its surreal documentary atmosphere and moral ambiguity, seems a bit like what the Barry Lyndon through Full Metal Jacket-era Kubrick would have directed had he been handed the original script for the Vice episode “Smuggler’s Blues”.
I think I was more right than I knew at the time:
Movies came later, when the Madison campus began offering its first courses in film history and film theory. [Michael Mann] signed up and liked what he saw. But his real inspiration came with the 1963 release of Stanley Kubrick