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“Michael [Mann] is the most meticulous director I have ever worked with to the point of obsession,” states William Goldenberg who has collaborated with Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). “When we did The Insider  we shot in almost every location where the actual event happened. He would want to make sure down to what tie, ring or watch the actors had on; it is complete authenticity at any price.” Goldenberg is impressed by the ability of Mann to have the stamina and wherewithal to write and director while still having the energy to pay attention to detail. “When Michael watches dailies he sits with a tape or digital »
Review Ron Hogan 3 Apr 2013 - 07:30
Ron checks out the first episode of Starz's newest historical adventure series, Da Vinci's Demons...
When looking to launch a new television series of any sort, the first thing you need to have is a protagonist that people are interested in. In the case of Da Vinci's Demons, a swaggering co-production of the Starz Network in the United States and BBC Worldwide, that box is checked but good. Indeed, the centerpiece of Da Vinci's Demons is Leonardo Da Vinci, one of history's most fascinating characters, albeit not one known for sexcapades and intrigues.
In the real world, Da Vinci was a true Renaissance man before the term was invented, a polymath who excelled at engineering, painting, sculpting, architecture, philosophy, mathematics, music, anatomy, geology, cartography, botany, writing, and pretty much any other pursuit he put his considerable mind towards conquering. He shares these traits with the fictional Da Vinci, »
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