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http://www.filmstew.com/Content/Article.asp?ContentID=9912&Pg=1

Still more news about TV shows getting the big screen treatment: Universal is in final negotiations with Colin Farrell to play Detective James "Sonny" Crockett and Jamie Foxx to star as Detective Ricardo Tubbs in the film version of Miami Vice.

Michael Mann executive produced the original series, which ran on NBC from 1984-89. Mann is also in negotiations to write, produce and direct the film version. Anthony Yarkovich, who created the TV series, will executive produce.

The project has been facilitated by the merger of Universal and NBC. Reviving Miami Vice on television is also under consideration. The newly merged company has also announced it will release the Universal-owned Miami Vice series on DVD.

The last bit is the best. Miami Vice has been held up on DVD for years because of licensing issues with the music. Fucking RIAA. And now... finally? I hope I hope.

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:08 (seventeen years ago) link

fuck please no, not a movie version. Goddammit.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:09 (seventeen years ago) link

If it facilitates the release of the DVD and/or putting it back on TV, and if Mann Directs, it might not be a bad thing.

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:11 (seventeen years ago) link

I've been waiting for this moment for all my life. Oh lawwwd.

(not really)

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:14 (seventeen years ago) link

two words as to why it will be horrible: Colin Farrell.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, I think he's really wrong. Jamie Foxx is a good choice, though. But really, who can fill these suits?

http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/miami_vice.jpg

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:17 (seventeen years ago) link

nobody.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:19 (seventeen years ago) link

colin farrell my ass

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:20 (seventeen years ago) link

why is everyone under that bozo's spell

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:20 (seventeen years ago) link

the ladies love him

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Mann directing it is the weird thing. Is this the first case where a TV series gets a movie version well after the fact directed by the original creator?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:36 (seventeen years ago) link

You can't have the same guy playing Ray Charles play Tubbs, man. Foxx ain't as lionesque.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 05:44 (seventeen years ago) link

The rights issue doesn't seem to affect its syndication here in Finland. Which is good as I got to see both Leonard Cohen and Lothaire Bluteau in episodes.

Guymauve (Guymauve), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 05:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Which is good as I got to see both Leonard Cohen and Lothaire Bluteau in episodes.

!!!!! omg

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:41 (seventeen years ago) link

If Mann is involved, I will probably end up seeing it, if only at the dollar theatre.

Leon Czolgosz in NYC (Nicole), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:43 (seventeen years ago) link

if miami vice the movie is to miami vvice the series as heat is to la takedown, the movie should be ok.

:|, Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:46 (seventeen years ago) link

What's the RIAA got to do w/ Miami Vice?

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Foxx has his work cut out for him to reach the heights of glacial coolness required for this part.

You've Got to Pick Up Every Stitch (tracerhand), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link

neither of these guys is dead, get them back. make them super bad ass like batman in the Dark Knight Returns. make the whole thing ultra violent with old guys kicking ass and operatic Mann slow-mo explosions. I'd pay to see this.

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:57 (seventeen years ago) link

What's the RIAA got to do w/ Miami Vice?

One of the famous things about Miami Vice was that it used lots and lots of popular music. Releasing it on DVD requires re-licensing all the music, apparently, and the record companies wanted scads of money to do that, apparently. It's typical stupid bullshit. Of course they stand to make much more money from people buying 80's music because they saw it on Miami Vice (albeit 20 years later).

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

The same thing prevented the release of Freaks & Geeks on DVD for a few years. The company that owned it wasn't sure they would make back the money they would have to spend on securing the music rights for DVD release.

n/a (Nick A.), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Booo!

Λεεετερ φαν δεν, Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Freaks and Greeks?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

The company that owned it wasn't sure they would make back the money they would have to spend on securing the music rights for DVD release.

And they might not. The RIAA needs to lighten up, though. If they didn't try to charge so much to begin with, everyone would make money. But there are plenty of threads on the complete lack of logic in record industry business practices.

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:22 (seventeen years ago) link

JAN!

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:22 (seventeen years ago) link

same thing happened with sctv

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 16:20 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
(1) i was 80% sure this was a michael mann movie by the first second of the preview (the shot of the helicopter flying over the bay). yay for distinctive visual style.

(2) do you think they'll use that jay-z/linkin park song in the movie? ouch.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 06:11 (fifteen years ago) link

(3) gong li???

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 06:20 (fifteen years ago) link

The trailer looked odd. I assume he shot in HD again, but the night scenes seemed to have a ton of extraneous noise. It looked almost cheap for a $120mln film.

Erick Dampier is better than Shaq (miloaukerman), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 06:23 (fifteen years ago) link

MIAMI VICE! YEAH!

walter kranz (walterkranz), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 06:32 (fifteen years ago) link


yeah, it was shot in digital, according to imdb.


It looked almost cheap for a $120mln film.

sometimes (as in parts of "collateral") mann goes for artifacts and other "cheap" elements as part of the visual design. one problem w/digital is a sort of correlative to its ability to get a lot of detail in darkness: controlling the points of light in the mise en scene becomes potentially difficult, as any stray bulb can take a sudden prominence.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 06:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Who's going to be Edward James Olmos?

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:16 (fifteen years ago) link

gong li

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Wtf, I hadn't even heard about this. What's so special about Miami Vice that they want to film it? I hope the film will at least take place in the eighties and Colin Farrell will have a mullet.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:32 (fifteen years ago) link

And they'd best keep at least some of Jan Hammer's original score. "Crockett's Theme" was brilliant.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:33 (fifteen years ago) link

i hope chuck negron plays frank zappa

howell huser (chaki), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:36 (fifteen years ago) link

who plays miles davis?

walter kranz (walterkranz), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:38 (fifteen years ago) link

i hope taylor negron has a role

gear (gear), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:46 (fifteen years ago) link

who plays sheena easton?

gear (gear), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:46 (fifteen years ago) link

who plays miles davis?

angela bassett in drag

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 07:49 (fifteen years ago) link

no nuggy :0(

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 09:20 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
in anticipation of the miami vice movie, a new cable station called sleuth is rerunning the series. i caught this episode last night:

Season Two gets underway with a two hour episode titled “The Prodigal Son.� The two part episode is nothing short of excellent and sets the season off on the highest level. Crockett and Tubbs travel to New York on the hunt of a Columbia drug ring that is killing off federal agents. Crockett walking the streets of New York at night as the Glenn Frey song “You Belong to the City� plays is hands down one of the best sequences in the history of the series. Another great moment involves Tubbs rushing to the airport as the Phil Collins song “Take Me Home� plays in the background.

also: steamy sexoring w/ tubbs & pam grier (to the sounds of the aforementioned phil collins song! best montage ever.)

stockholm cindy (winter version) (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 27 January 2006 16:37 (fifteen years ago) link

will they revive the miami vice stunt spectacular at universal studios because of this?

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:01 (fifteen years ago) link

could colin farrell pull off something like this?

ihttp://hitparade.ch/cdimages/don_johnson-heartbeat_s.jpg

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:03 (fifteen years ago) link

i am so into miami vice again (maybe cos i play a lot to vice city these days).
but having seen the trailer to the movie, i don't really feel it. colin farrell doesn't fit at all to me.
i want to buy the 1st season dvd : anyone got it ? is it worth it ?

AleXTC (AleXTC), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:13 (fifteen years ago) link

god, colin farrell is the WORST

mark p (Mark P), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

also, the trailer's full of modern day music, wtf?

mark p (Mark P), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:15 (fifteen years ago) link

if michael mann's involved, it's gonna be good. i'm only holding out hope for that reason. i did enjoy the trailer!

stockholm cindy (winter version) (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:17 (fifteen years ago) link

this is otm:

You can't have the same guy playing Ray Charles play Tubbs, man. Foxx ain't as lionesque.

stockholm cindy (winter version) (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:19 (fifteen years ago) link

LIMIT

So what's up?
Anything could be in those crates out of Odessa.
This one has too many moving parts, too many unknowns.
It's your call.
Where you at?
The message from Yero locates the agency and the office
where the leak is coming from. I call that progress.
So, let's take it to the limit one more time.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:53 (seven years ago) link

We need some Jose Yero gifs.

tbd (Eazy), Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:56 (seven years ago) link

would kill for a theatrical cut on Blu Ray

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 2 February 2014 08:22 (seven years ago) link

there is an all regions UK Blu Ray release of the theatrical cut fwiw.

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circa1916, Sunday, 2 February 2014 18:23 (seven years ago) link

I sometimes have problems with the PAL/NTSC thing tho.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Monday, 3 February 2014 01:17 (seven years ago) link

Blu ray has no difference, hd

mh, Monday, 3 February 2014 01:20 (seven years ago) link

oh really? That makes sense. I tried my Day Today DVD on a plasma I used to have, and it worked fine. Tried it on an LCD some time later and it said it couldn't read the signal. But yeah, the HD thing makes sense. Will investigate!

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Monday, 3 February 2014 01:26 (seven years ago) link

I'm gonna tell you what's gonna happen
People are gonna come in here
You know what they gonna say?
They gonna look around and go
'Ola Hijo. That's some crazy motherfucking wallpaper
What is that? Jackson Pollock?'
No, viero.
That was José Yero.
Got splattered all over his own wall.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 3 February 2014 02:16 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/miamivice.html

FADE IN:

EXT. OCEAN - CLOSE UP: WATER - MORNING LIGHT

We are at the delicate interface between ocean and
air...liquid and gas...the event horizon where molecules
evaporate. This interchange is ethereal. Then, low
frequencies rumble through depths...louder...closer, now...
And the ocean surface is torn by a 46-foot catamaran and the
ROAR of 2,700 horsepower, rocketing at us at 140 knots...

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 3 April 2014 08:54 (seven years ago) link

I think the "director's cut" has that open and it's not as good!

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:43 (seven years ago) link

The prose is amazing.

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:43 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

This continues to improve on the 12th or so viewing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFd6k1BHDk

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:12 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

what a strange, brief movie. i think i loved it? i don't think i know what to make of it.

goole, Monday, 30 November 2015 20:12 (five years ago) link

(side note: hbonow got me flipping from leftovers to john adams and then to this; i swear, universe, i'm not the world's biggest justin theroux superfan)

goole, Monday, 30 November 2015 20:13 (five years ago) link

forgot he was in john adams

balls, Thursday, 3 December 2015 02:00 (five years ago) link

I had to check that claim. Apparently he's in the episode of "John Adams" I never rewatch.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 December 2015 02:10 (five years ago) link

that's the one you never watch???

balls, Thursday, 3 December 2015 03:35 (five years ago) link

I stick around for Jefferson's silken menace.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 December 2015 03:38 (five years ago) link

all this john adams talk reminds me i need to get around to watching san andreas

balls, Thursday, 3 December 2015 03:45 (five years ago) link

i forget every time until this movie starts that justin theroux is even in miami vice, he just kind of in the background a few times

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 3 December 2015 03:57 (five years ago) link

feel like you need to watch the leftovers to really love justin theroux. and maybe some goofy stuff he scripted

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 3 December 2015 03:58 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

just moved into our house, no internet until tomorrow, guess what i pulled out of ye olde dvd box?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:49 (four years ago) link

Buster?

calstars, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 02:02 (four years ago) link

nine months pass...

Forgive Us Our Debts might be one of the most powerful episodes of the original series that i know of.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Monday, 30 April 2018 01:34 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

I've rewatched it yesterday for the first time since 2006 and it's funny because it had left no impression on me initially but right now, I think it's the most exciting and glorious movie ever !
Everything's been said about it in this thread but a little trivia : Gong Li was 11 years older than Farrell at the time. That must be pretty rare that the female is older than the male in a Hollywood movie.
And their boat trip to Cuba is so stunning.
Anyway, I might need to watch it again soon...

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 8 June 2018 10:40 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Just realized I've never seen the theatrical version of this, just the director's cut. Very strange and disorienting.

Some of these night scenes are grainy AF

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:00 (three years ago) link

I'm hardly a Michael Mann fan, but I love this stupid film

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:03 (three years ago) link

Which way is up

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:10 (three years ago) link

I miss the sweet boat race from the beginning of the director's cut

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:13 (three years ago) link

Starting in media res in the nightclub works better IMO

louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 9 September 2018 05:07 (three years ago) link

^ agreed

Tho that boat opening is cool n good, the exposition afterwards not so much.

Also I really wish he had a better handle on pop/rock music in this stretch of his career. Cheese then and time hasn’t helped.

Using digital video before it was truly ready and the “grain” involved actually a huge part of the aesthetic appeal for me. Love it.

circa1916, Sunday, 9 September 2018 08:45 (three years ago) link

The nightclub opening is better

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 12:38 (three years ago) link

John Ortiz has played likable dudes or cops in everything I've seen him in since.

Was nice to see him be a badass baddie in this. Tho dude needs to play more Battlefront or somethin, just walked out in the open and got shotgunned

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 13:10 (three years ago) link

I'm a disco guy

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 10 September 2018 08:23 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Did my annual watch of this last night, for the first time with some fancy-ass Bose headphones, which helped a ton with throwaway lines that end up being essential to the story.

So much of this feels like listening to a police scanner and trying to make sense of it.

The scene that suddenly seems ridiculously bad, for the first time, is when the Vice crew is badgering Nicholas in his penthouse to make the introduction to Yero. The lines, the editing, the information we're supposed to take in...all just bad.

Not just because of Farrell, was reminded of True Detective Season 2 this time: the ominous/serious tone taken to an audacious, the exceptional design on every level, the quips that pull you out of a scene, and what seems like obsessive research and accuracy of details that ultimately make both exceptional within their genre. That, and ridiculous moments that make both a solitary pleasure rather than having a hope of "turning anyone on" to them.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:16 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

This was a better article than I expected it to be! Worth reading.

https://www.vulture.com/2021/10/miami-vices-journey-from-misfire-to-masterpiece.html

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 11 October 2021 02:41 (two weeks ago) link

https://talkingcovers.com/2012/09/12/vintage-contemporaries/

An excellent history of vintage contemporaries paperbacks embedded in that vulture link

https://i.imgur.com/oyQnmIX.jpg

calstars, Monday, 11 October 2021 11:54 (two weeks ago) link

i'm long overdue for a rewatch. one of my favorites. that cold open is all time.

just the way the movie is shot is a lot of my appreciation, which I'm glad that article talks about at length.

I did enjoy how the 80s MV fanboys were up in arms about how "this ISN'T Miami Vice!!!". I love the show too but it and the movie are their own individual things.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 14:47 (two weeks ago) link

Where is the theatrical cut available? I own the director's cut DVD but have never seen the theatrical version.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 11 October 2021 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

the director's cut is the first version I saw, and I like that speedboat opening

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 11 October 2021 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

there's nothing wrong with the opening per se, esp since I saw it the week after I got home from SoBe and was amused to hear them reference some of the hip clubs there, but...

there was something really cool to the movie just cutting into the club with Linkin Park/Jay-Z "Encore" playing, and within seconds, you see Crockett and Tubbs. like I got an endorphin rush the first time.

I do recall having a difficult time following the movie the first time, but I saw it three times in week of release.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

It's really more than that. You're dropped in en media rex, it's loud, you can barely hear what anyone is saying or tell what they're doing, just that they're in the middle of an undercover operation. And just as it gets going they get notified to drop everything, and the movie just shifts to something else entirely. I've never seen anything like it.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 October 2021 17:53 (two weeks ago) link

Because it can be hard to find:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qDC2X5j6yY

Except in the theatre it was super fucking loud and awesome, too.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 October 2021 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

yeah you don't even know what kind of operation they're on, you just get little hints of it based on context clues. the director's cut of course fills in the blanks of the operation, but you go in blind in the original.

there's also that one bit where Foxx physically strikes someone and immobilizes them in the midst of the club and manages to keep it discreet and under the radar, not just to the club crowd, but the viewing audience too.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 17:58 (two weeks ago) link

there's a local professional Orlando theatre actor in the movie. I don't really know him, but he taught a few of my friends in an acting class, and I met him once or twice. named Stephan Jones, plays one of the Nazis, is the Nazi that gets shot at the end and drops next to his horrified buddy who watches from his left.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 17:59 (two weeks ago) link

it wasn't for years after I saw the movie that I even knew Eddie Marsan was English.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

The theatre was packed to the gills the Friday it opened. I had a mixed response at the time. I remember it as one of the last films fans bought on DVD/Blu-ray and watched over and over before the streaming era.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 October 2021 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

Tom Towles, who played the baddest Nazi ringleader, did a ton of theater in Chicago and seemed like a friendly bear in person. And the Russian who gets shot up during the early deal gone bad is one of Russia's great stage actors. (And Ciaran Hinds, who plays Castillo, does a ton of Broadway and London theater, too.)

... (Eazy), Monday, 11 October 2021 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

I'm sure I've related the story in this thread, but I saw the movie if not opening day then perhaps that Saturday. I went to maybe the 2pm show, something like that, and it was only my love for Michael Mann that dragged me there, because it was sunny and gorgeous out. So I see the movie, love it, and then leave ... and I guess some time in those 2 hours there had been a *massive* storm I missed! Trees were down, it was dark, street lights were out, it was 20 degrees cooler, etc. I'll never forget it.

The other thing I remember from a Mann interview was his insistence that those giant Nazi guns sounded authentic, and how they went to great lengths to capture the exact sound one of those military grade rounds makes piercing the side of a car door.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 October 2021 18:11 (two weeks ago) link


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