Comparison #1: "He will remember his first sight of the open sea: a gray wrinkled vastness, like the residue of a dream." --Wolf Hall
Comparison #2: If Zodiac is digital's Godfather--a most precisely structured absence--then Miami Vice is its Apocalypse Now: we were in the jungle, we had too much money, and little by little, we went insane.
Comparison #3: It's an entire movie built around the Miles Davis scene in Collateral. Miles' fusion-era records are some of my favorite music, a meltdown resin of jazz and funk and rocknroll that embody the psychedelic ideal more timelessly than most Summer of Love relics. Collateral shows you "Spanish Key." Miami Vice is "Spanish Key."
It's his Godard/Antonioni update to match Collateral's…