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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 | Quick Cutting
The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Quick Cutting

Quick Cutting

Here's a pro tip for you, ladies and gentlemen. If your brain is overtired, overwrought, or over thinking generally, may we politely recommend you heading towards YouTube.com and typing in the words "Transformers fight scenes", "the explosions of BAD BOYS 2" and/or "Michael Bay: King of destruction" and within minutes, your brain will be a happy little thinking muscle once more. It's all thanks to a rate of cutting not yet matched by any other human, with an average shot length of 2.6 seconds for The Rock, reduced to a mere 2.3 by Armageddon. Just for comparison, the average shot length in Woody Allen's Manhattan is 22 seconds. That said, Bay himself claims that - say - Paul Greengrass uses more shots than he does, and he's not far wrong: The Bourne Supremacy runs at about 2.4 seconds.

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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

2 RE: Thats one uplifting Gift
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

3 RE: Thats one uplifting Gift
Posted on Saturday July 2, 2011, 04:32 by 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. Read More


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