Michael Bay accusation

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  1. Sappersis

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    Gunny, you want to know the first thing they taught me at college... my very first directing class the exact works of the doc were:


    "YOU CAN GIFT WRAP **** BUT THAT DOESNT MAKE IT A GOOD PRESENT."



    As far as Bay goes, and Armageddon...

    He is good at 1 thing and that is selling his movies to the right audience. I went gaga over that movie when it came out. Why??? because i was a young teenybopper... All my friends wanted to go see Ben Affleck get the girl. Personally I wanted to see Steve Buscemi (I've had an obsession with him ever since i watched Pulp Fiction) ride a nuke. But as a teenage girl I was willing to overlook any imposibilities. I was too overloaded by the cast/dialog/and camera work to care what laws of physics they were breaking.


    Pearl Harbor works along the same lines. With the proper marketing EVERY girl that could take her boyfriend to the movies that weekend did so. Not only did you get Affleck but now add (gag me) Josh Hartnett in there and none of the girls cared it was a "war" movie. He overloaded your stimulation again and the teenagers leaving the theatres wished they had lived through Pearl Harbor so they could find the love of thier life.


    Now both are considered huge hits. People can complain about him and those films all they want.... won't change the fact that he made it work for a LARGE number of people.
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  2. Blazing Arrow

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    First thing I learned in college was to make sure to keep your beer cup upside down when walking on the street. This helps to avoid harasment by cops for MIP or an open container.

    I am sure Nabisco enjoyed the movie as well. :))
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  3. Sappersis

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    you mean the cops at your college cared if you were drinking? too bad, that could have made the parties more interesting.
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  4. Blazing Arrow

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    I went to UC Santa Barbara ... the cops did not care if you were drinking unless you were on a bike. They just did not want you walking with a cup of beer from house party to house party.

    Basically if you live on Sabido or Del Plyia(sp?) [everyone just called it DP] Thursday night through Sunday night you put a keg in your front yard and who ever walked up got beer. If you live in the corner houses you had a band or a DJ.

    Imagine ~ 10,000 college students boozing it up in a 1/2 mile strip. I am not sure the parties could have gotten more interesting to be honest.
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  5. Puck

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    that's not very entertaining .. now what ?
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  6. Gunny

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    Your opinion, which you are entitled too. Others differ.
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  7. Puck

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    are you saying you like Armegeddon ?
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  8. Gunny

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    I didn't mind it and I took it for what it was worth.
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  9. Sappersis

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    Lets see...


    Pudding wrestling, fuzzy armidillos, and dirty patties. We weren't listed by playboy as the number 1 party school all those years for nothing :)
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  10. Blazing Arrow

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    Ball State? :suspect:

    Check the listing UCSB is always in the top 3. Only reason they are not always #1 is the students are too hung over to vote :))
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