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    I think (and I guess everyone in here agrees) Michael Bay is visually sensitive filmmaker.
    I'm interested in cinema grammer, visual & aural image, something like that.
    I re-watched The Rock a week ago. It's hardly necessary to say, but there are all around stylish moments. Bay makes even plain moments unforgettable.
    Anyway, do you remember any stylish moments in bay's films?
    And I wonder, what's memorable aural image in bay's films? I can't remember this.

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    I always like the low angle tilt shots of Bad Boys and The Rock. Reminds me of Kubrick in a way.

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    Default Re: what's most stylish moment in bay's films?

    Quote Originally Posted by greensmoke View Post
    ...do you remember any stylish moments in bay's films?

    Honestly, they're so many that it'll take me all day to point them out one by one. Though I have to say that one of the most memorable (at least for me) stylish Bay-moments is in "Transformers" /2007/.

    It's right after the first attack in Mission City - few beautiful shots of Shia and Megan. It's very short, but I really love that moment. Very stylish, very Michael Bay...ish.


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    ^ That moment is absolutely great.

    I think the most stylish of his movies is The Island. Love nearly every shot.

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    This is probably my favorite.

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    My favorite moment would be the nonverbal ending of The Island, where it's just Jablonsky's score and the tracking shots. Also the transition from the dunes to the boat.

    I also like subtle moments such as Nic Cage's convulsive reaction to injecting himself in the heart, while you hear nothing but the spray of water in the background.

    If Pain & Gain is a success, I hope he makes another adult film that's a political or corporate satire, because he always has an eye for absurdity in suits and office settings.

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    Pick one? Tough.

    So many, so I'll just add one.

    Chills every time:


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    There are just too many to count... let alone pick a best one. If I have to pick one shot that stuck in my mind that its Optimus first transformation in TF1 and his transformation when he enters the Mission City battle. The camera movement is what makes these moments so great. Also, in the beginning of TF1, when Blackout is still flying in the air, MB does this thing where the shot flashes for a moment and cuts to another shot. Ive always loved and admired that little thing, because it adds so much to the mood of the scene, however, that probably doesnt belong in this thread.

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    There are far too many, I guess on of my favourites would be the shots in Pearl Harbor of the camera following planes flying between the destroyed ships, falling towers and the explosions.

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    So many great stylish scenes.. but yeah the slowmo scene you don't forget.
    This doesn't mean Michael has to use this, i wanna see new approuches to scenes.
    When i Transform i release rockets with nanobot-viruses that destroys you from within... the fuel inside you will turn into acid, metal will melt instantly...
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    So many I love... what comes now to my mind are two scenes:
    1, the car chase scene in The Rock from where the car hits the tram, till the other car hits the parcking ticket wending machines (the yellow ones)
    2, there is a scene in The Island where Steve and Ewan are talking and when Ewan sais something to Steve the camera moves slowly from Ewan towards Steve. And when Steve sais soemthing, the camera moves slowly away from Steve, towards Ewan. It is such a small thing. It's like a visual interpretation of the fackt that what Steve sais travels from Steve to Ewan and vica versa.

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    Sooo many things come to mind! One of my absoulte fav is the way he shoots cars. I've always had a thing for shooting cars, so this gets me going. One that comes to mind is the shot of bumblebee leaving the damn and the camera flying in and out and all around him.
    I love the hero shots, optimus showing up to save the day, ben and josh getting out of the planes Wearing hawaiin shirts after the attack. Soooo many more
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    Of course, the helicopter(s) in the sunset shot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    Pick one? Tough.

    So many, so I'll just add one.

    Chills every time:

    I must say this one gets me every single time.

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    Omg yes! Totally! Awesome scene idd Armageddon was so awesome!

    I'm loving the fact that Michael is keeping Pain and Gain authentic btw, has to be awesome cant wait to see it. I'll post a few pics from film set that i found.
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    The Island opening secuence is beautiful.

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    Default Re: what's most stylish moment in bay's films?

    that scene from armageddon is probably my favorite sequence of all time - the music, the camera angles, the sheer awesomeness of it. All of Bay's movies have lots of scenes where he really takes you on an emotional journey through the cinematography. I have no idea how to pick just one
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