"Michael Bay just walked on stage, flubbed his lines, and walked off at a Samsung CES press conference," reports Gizmodo's Leslie Horn. "It was weird."
MICHAEL: How is everyone today? My job as a director is I get to dream for a living.
HOST: Michael, you're known for such unbelievable action. What inspires you? How do you come up with these unbelievable ideas?
MICHAEL: I create visual worlds that are so beyond everyone's normal life experiences, and Hollywood is a place that creates a pure escape. And what I try to do, as a director... uhhhh ... argh! The type is all off. Sorry, but I'll just wing this.
HOST: Tell us what you think.
MICHAEL: Yeah. We'll wing it right now. I try to take people on an emotional ride and, um.
HOST: The Curve [TV]. How do you think it's going to impact how viewers experience your movies?
MICHAEL: Excuse me, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. *flees*
HOST: Ladies and gentlemen, let's thank Michael Bay for joining us!
If you listen hard enough, you can hear the Adobe DRM server creaking under the weight of everyone firing up After Effects to add massive explosions into the above video.
UPDATE: Aaaand done. By John Herrman.
UPDATE: Michael writes that he "just embarrassed myself at CES". He guesses that live shows aren't his thing.
“We ask strangers on the street which celebrities they’ve been told they look like.” Another fun piece from our friend and collaborator Joe Sabia, for Vanity Fair.
Smash TV’s Megaplex feels like your entire 1980s life flashing before your eyes. Note: some of the 80+ films include 80s nudity.
Vanity Fair breaks down the individual incomes of people who work on a major Hollywood blockbuster. Assuming a budget of $200m, the breakdown is approximate but based upon average union rates and published figures. [YouTube]
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