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The A To Z Of Michael Bay
Prepare for Bayhem as we examine the director's career to date...

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The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Jerry Bruckheimer
The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerry Bruckheimer

Bay got his start as a feature director thanks to Jerry Bruckheimer who, along with his producing partner Don Simpson, had a penchant for finding unknown directors with a background in commercials or music videos and giving them a chance onscreen (see also: Adrian Lyne, Dominic Sena). The two alpha males got along well enough to work together on five films (both Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor) and their split appears to have been due to their competing schedules rather than any major falling out: they planned to collaborate on a TV series called Cocaine Cowboys in 2008. And while both remain committed to the religion of huge action blockbusters, there's always a chance that they'll get back together.

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Posted on Monday July 4, 2011, 01:31 by Spaldron
L: JensonJet I don't know why people have a problem with Bay's films. You know what you're getting, so surely you just avoid them if they're not for you. They're generally excellent popcorn, action flicks. There are some I didn't care for, some I though were rubbish and some I thought were really good. Transformers isn't aimed at my age group, so I watched the first (missed the first twenty minutes, and still have never seen it) and found it watchable enough. I was too old to have grown up with the toys but I didn't find the movie half as offensive as many action films. I actually think Bay have a very good eye for framing shots, angles, etc, and I'm happy to watch a film that's fast-edited. I think he's more than capable of making a calmer, less action orientated movie, but he enjoys making the films he makes, they're successful and millions seem to enjoy his work, so long may it continue. re generally a dumb, throwaway form of entertainment. Bay undeRead More

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Posted on Saturday July 2, 2011, 23:00 by Scruffybobby
L: Spaldron Really disappointed Empire. M should have stood for Misogynistic and R should have been Racist Robots. S could have been Shitty Director and L should have been Leery. nd F really should have been - ahem - "Fruitcaking" the frame Read More

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