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The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« on: August 22, 2009, 07:23:41 AM »
Michael "Awesome" Bay

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. Bay is best known for making large-budget action films, such as Armageddon, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Transformers and its sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and producing remakes of horror movies such as Friday The 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Director trade marks
- Intense slow motion shots of characters
- Films often feature a US President giving a major speech before a major action is to be committed.
- Has the camera moving during most scenes. Very rarely uses static shots.
- Actors/characters in his films are almost uniformly shot in tight, emphatic close ups, framed under the hairline and above the chin.
- Often uses lightflashes (i.e. lightbulbs and cameraflashes) to enhance scenes.
- Often has over-the-top visuals (i.e. key events taking place at sunset or dramatic events taking place behind actors doing routine activities).
- Utilizes monotonic but intense musical cues during action-filled car chase scenes.
- Uses shots of aircraft against a setting sun, especially helicopters.
- Often features a slow-motion shot of an object crashing into, or tumbling towards the camera.
- Uses a shot where the camera spins in a circle around characters.
- Frequently incorporates scenes that involve characters running or moving towards the camera (almost always shot in slow-motion)
- Big explosions
- Frenetic editing of action sequences.

Quotes

There are tons of people who hate me. They hate my movies and whatnot. But you know, hey, my films have made a lot of money around the world. 2-something billion dollars, that's a lot of tickets. They said that I wrecked cinema. They said that my, uh...cutting style. They say I cut too fast. And yet now you see it in movies everywhere. Do I take pride in people knowing my style? I think it's nice people know a director has a style. And you can reinvent yourself too.

I love it when people get really mean and call you a 'hack'. It's like, don't they see how well these movies are doing? They make an impression around the world. I met this guy in Bali who lives in a hut with a TV, and he loved The Rock (1996). That means something, doesn't it?

Directing is not a job. It's more like a career. Which is great!

I make movies for teenage boys. Oh, dear, what a crime.

I know [critics] have [been tough on my movies]. And that's why I've taken Jerry Bruckheimer's advice: I don't read them, I really don't.

Quentin Tarantino called me once. Someone had written 'Is Michael Bay the Devil?' Quentin said, 'Don't worry, last year they called me the Antichrist.'

Michael Bay is Epic

Michael Bay Verizon FiOS Commercial

Michael Bay Commercial Chevy Car Carrier

ALL HAIL THE MOST AWESOME DIRECTOR OF ALL TIME! :theking

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 07:33:54 AM »
This almost much sums every Michael Bay film ever made.

Robot Chicken: Baysplosions!!!











































Note, I say almost because this video actually has a bit more plot than Michael Bay movies do.

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 08:10:36 PM »
^ It's funny cuz it's true :lol:

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009, 10:10:16 PM »
WHOA!! THIS THREAD MIGHT EXPLODE VERY SOON

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 11:06:19 PM »
Michael Bay understands the finer things in art. He's a true hero.

Get rid of all that nonsense that is plot/story. Blow things up, add a hot chick + cool music and you have 98minutes of PURE art. Anyone can make an interesting plot get some fag oscars and call it a day. Not everyone can make a movie with 0 plot and still make it unbelievably fucking awesome.

I BOW TO THEE, MICHAEL BAY. :bow:
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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 07:10:30 AM »
He deserves a VIP pass to the MAn Cave

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 07:11:41 AM »
^
He makes stuff go BOOM! So Yes!
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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 08:39:43 AM »
MICHAEL FUCKING BAY



Wins with this scene ALONE.

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 09:16:16 AM »

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009, 12:41:38 AM »

LOL! Bay can't even shoot a commercial without blowing something up :lol:

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 01:53:26 AM »
The best scene to me was in Transformers 2, Megan Fox running in slow motion while shit was blowing up behind her. Thanks Mike.  :twothumbs

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Re: The Michael Bay Appreciation Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 05:25:44 PM »
Mr Bay did his thing and composed a trailer for the upcoming game Need For Speed : The Run along with a digital Christina Hendricks. To be fair, it's a decent trailer.


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