One HEAT Minute: Episode #18 - Anna Dzenis
It's the eighteenth episode of ONE HEAT MINUTE, the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 crime epic HEAT minute by minute. Host Blake Howard is joined by academic, writer and proper Mann aficionado Anna Dzenis. Anna took time out of lecturing at La Trobe University in Melbourne to discuss the formal techniques Mann uses to contrast the interior and exterior experience of watching this crew work. Anna and Blake also discuss the characteristic blend of documentary realism and stylisation in Michael Mann's work.
Anna Dzenis lectures in the Screen Studies program. She teaches introductory screen literacy, screen criticism, world cinema, film history and theories of visuality. She has studied photography and cinema and brings these two disciplines together in her teaching. She is also one of the editors of the online journal of visual media and history Screening the Past.
Michael Mann’s Cinema of Images, Screening The Past, Issue 14, 2002. “The Sopranos”, Terrie Waddell & Annabel Rattigan (eds.) Lounge Critic: The Couch Theorist’s Companion, ACMI Publications, 2004. “The Aquarium Syndrome. On the Films of Michael Mann.” Jean Baptiste-Thoret (Translation, Anna Dzenis) Billy Wilder: The Chiaroscuro Artist. Senses of Cinema, Issue 19, March-April, 2002. Anna is currently working on a book project on the cinema of Michael Mann. Researching the concept of the photofilmic with several case studies including the film and photographic work of Tracey Moffatt, and a comparative study of the photographic work of Andreas Gursky and the films of Wim Wenders.