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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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Your Best! Losers Always Whine About Their Best!

In Empire's experience, the most regular defence of Michael Bay is this: he directed The Rock, and The Rock is the mutt's nuts. Part of the reason why The Rock is the proverbial dog's proverbial nether regions is thanks to the undeniably brilliant dialogue. Helped in no small part by Nic Cage's manic delivery and Sir Sean's shuave acshent, one-liners like, "What do you say we cut the chit-chat, a-hole?" and "I love pressure. I eat it for breakfast" still echo around the Empire office day after day after day. But more than anything else, we have five people to thank for The Rock's kick-ass script - and surprisingly, they aren't the original screenwriters. Take a bow then, Connery's personal script doctors (who also wrote Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, by the way) Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, as well as Jonathan Hensleigh, Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin - dialogue tweakers who were left uncredited in the final cut. That's right, Tarantino and Sorkin. Working together. That actually happened.

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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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