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Watch: 2-Minute Visual Essay On Michael Mann's 'Thief'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 22, 2014 at 3:08PM

How much do we like "Thief"? Let us count the ways. The Criterion Collection edition of the film released at the beginning of the year gave us an excuse to do a full retrospective on the filmmaker, and we had the pleasure of an extensive interview with Mann about the movie itself. The director's rain-slicked 1981 sizzler is still an influence to this day and one of his top-tier works, and if you haven't seen it—or are already a fan and just want to appreciate it again—here's a way you can do just that.
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Thief

How much do we like "Thief"? Let us count the ways. The Criterion Collection edition of the film released at the beginning of the year gave us an excuse to do a full retrospective on the filmmaker, and we had the pleasure of an extensive interview with Mann about the movie itself. The director's rain-slicked 1981 sizzler is still an influence to this day and one of his top-tier works, and if you haven't seen it—or are already a fan and just want to appreciate it again—here's a way you can do just that.

Omar Ahmed has put together a 2-minute visual essay/highlight reel of the many magnificent shots in the film, all powered by M83's "Vision." And while that's cool, the original Tangerine Dream score is so good, why not just use a track from that? That's a small quibble for what is ultimately a pretty sweet drive down memory lane. Take a look below, and if you haven't seen the movie, rectify that situation as soon as possible.

This article is related to: Thief, Michael Mann


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