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Cinema's misunderstood master of mayhem: exploding the myth of Michael Bay

June 19,2017 14:18

Michael Bay wants you to know that, whatever you may have heard elsewhere, the death of cinema is not his fault. Or at least, that's the only possible way to decode a scene near the start of Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), in which the elderly ...


Michael Bay wants you to know that, whatever you may have heard elsewhere, the death of cinema is not his fault. Or at least, that’s the only possible way to decode a scene near the start of Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), in which the elderly owner of a derelict picture palace bemoans the state of cinema these days, before pining for the Hollywood extravaganzas of yore. 
“The movies nowadays, that’s the trouble. Sequels and remakes, bunch of crap,” he sniffs, before gesturing to a a poster for Howard Hawks’s El Dorado (1967), with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. “I love that one,” he adds, then mistily reminisces against a backdrop of cobwebbed projectors and reels: “You know, folks used to come from miles around to see the dancing girls with the big cha-chas.”
From the director of The Rock (1996), Pearl Harbor (2001) and five Transformers films to date, this is relatively subtle...

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