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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Mann talks to Hiscock: Michael and John on Vice

John Hiscock gets some grit from Michael Mann in the Telegraph: “The 63-year-old writer, director and producer… freely acknowledges that he demands total control over his films, and his perfectionism is legendary: crubbstockett731.jpgit is said that on the set of Miami Vice he made one actor walk through a doorway 17 times before he was satisfied. “Sometimes I go longer than 17 takes… It’s about getting what you really need and not wasting time on stuff that doesn’t count; I spend time on things that do count and don’t stop until I get them. When I go out to make a movie, I go out to make a movie. That involves producing it, directing it, writing it and if I am not writing it, I’m rewriting it. I operate the cameras a lot, too. It’s all the same function – making a movie.”

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