Collateral

Stupidity: Vincent's choice to cut the power to the building that Annie is in does nothing but waste enough time for Max to save Annie. It would have been easier just to go up to kill her and he probably would have gotten away from the police if he did so.

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Suggested correction: It also slows Annie and Max down by forcing them to walk in the dark, and also, at this point, Vincent is really torn up from the crash, and the mere sight of him is going to make Annie very suspicious or even afraid, unless the power out (which for all she knows is just from the building) gives him a plausible reason for being so mauled.

dizzyd

Stupidity: When Max is in the federal building and shoots Vincent, he and Annie get into the elevator and go to the first floor. Knowing that Vincent would take the stairs down to the first floor, why didn't Max and Annie stop on the 12th floor, or any floor, get out, and call the police from there. It would have taken Vincent quite a while to figure out what floor they were on, and they could've kept moving from floor to floor and Vincent would've never found them.

Cynthia Gurski Premium member

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Suggested correction: Considering they had a head start to the elevator, I would have done the exact same thing instead of risk staying in the building with an experienced hitman. Going floor-to-floor as you suggest while being hunted by a killer is a bad idea. Let's not forget Vincent also killed the phone lines. Maybe only the phone lines to her office? Who knows. But would you want to get out on the 8th floor to see if the phone will work on that floor, and then wait for the police? Plus in situations like these, you're not thinking like that. Your instinct is telling you to GET OUT. Getting outside in public is a much better idea than playing cat-and-mouse with Vincent in the building.

jshy7979

Other mistake: In the scene where they're loading Tom Cruise's first victim into the trunk, as Max lifts at the arms you can see the "dead" guy holding onto Max's forearms. (00:20:55)

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Vincent: Max, I do this for a living.

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Trivia: The film was almost entirely shot in high definition. Director Michael Mann states he did this to capture the night scenes more vividly.

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Suggested correction: The number of movies shot in less-than-HD could be counted on one hand.

I believe it refers to the fact that Collateral is considered to be the first major movie to use a digital camera, not the traditional film support.

Sammo Premium member

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Question: I noticed from the previews that this movie looks very different. What is it? Is it a digital camera that has been used? Or no lighting effects used? The movie really has a "behind the scene" feel.

Kirill Ostapenko

Chosen answer: It was shot with a digital camera. IMDB is a great place to answer questions like this. Go to *Technical Specifications* in the *Other Info* section of the menu on the left hand side of the screen. In an interview in American Cinematographer, Michael Mann said that as far as he was aware, this was one of the first movies to attempt to make a "look" out of digital video rather than trying to make Digital Video look like film. This approach meant the movie could be shot in the low-light scenes of urban desolation Mann wanted - because Digital reacts much better to low light than film. The approximately 20% of the picture that was shot on film was mostly, according to Mann, the portion set in the "Fever" nightclub - because this is the scene with the brightest lighting states, a condition in which Digital Video does not perform as well.

J I Cohen

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