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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 | Will Smith
The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Will Smith

Will Smith

It's said that Michael Bay brought Will Smith in for the Bad Boys project after catching an episode of his sitcom, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, and loving his work. But it seems that the studios behind the film really wanted a suitable vehicle to launch their rising star, and so the Fresh Prince came aboard, and with a little persuasion from Bay, Lawrence took the seat beside him. Bay encouraged the pair to improvise their lines and essentially rewrite the script as they went, creating their chemistry as they went - but remained very much in control of all action and cinematography decisions. Nowadays Will and Michael appear to remember the experience fondly, but there was the occasional spat on set. Reportedly, the final line Smith's character says to Lawrence in Bad Boys ("I love you") caused such a massive argument on the final day of shooting that Bay had to back down because there wasn't enough time to argue more. Telling Smith he could do what he wanted, the cameras started rolling, ad Will said "I love you" anyway. So much bromance going on here, you guys, we're welling up...

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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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