Less than a week to go until Christmas (and we're already part-way through Hanukkah), so I imagine some of you are panicking about what to get those last few people you never know how to buy for.
Why not get the film lover in your life my book Michael F-ing Bay: The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay's Films? The Kindle version is a mere $4.99 and you can conveniently purchase it in "Give as a Gift" mode. This is especially useful if your recipient is far away for the holidays. It's a great little stocking stuffer.
I've heard back from a number of people who've read it and they all seem to have enjoyed it. My favorite reactions are those from readers who've said "I can't tell if you're joking or not." Reader AJ Bulldis tweeted me a reaction to that effect, then went on to say, "all in all I give MICHAEL F-ING BAY a 22/10. I will definitely buy whatever you sell next."
And don't forget that it made /Film's Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide, as I covered here on my blog.
For a little more info on the book, be sure to check out the following round-up from my "Press Tour":
The initial announcement of my book, with instructions on how to read the e-book if you don't have a Kindle.
My interview on Amanda Pendolino's blog.
Go into the Story's Scott Myers interview with me - Part 1 and Part 2.
My appearance on the Broken Projector podcast.
All I want for Christmas is for this book to do well. Would love to wake up to find it climbing the Amazon charts this week. Once again, it's only $4.99 for the Kindle version and $9.89 for the paperback.
His movies have cumulatively earned $2.4
billion in the domestic box office, making him the second
most-successful director of all time, right behind Steven Spielberg. If
one gathered the top six directors in that category, that same man would
be only one of the half-dozen to not also be in possession of an
Academy Award: Michael Bay.
Commercial success and meaningful art don’t
always go hand-in-hand, but is it possible for a filmmaker to
consistently hit his mark with the audience without truly doing
something right artistically? Professional critics have long taken aim
at Bay’s music-video-honed visual style, full of fast cuts, moving
camera shots, hot women. The internet is full of negativity and scorn
for the director too, but has anyone truly given Bay’s oeuvre the
benefit of the doubt?
Michael F-ing Bay: The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay’s Films
is the first-ever attempt to approach the Bay catalog from an
intellectual standpoint. Come ready to find the deep subtexts and
profound meanings in Michael Bay’s filmography.
EXPERIENCE – the controversial discussion about man’s relationship with God buried within Armageddon!
DISCOVER – how Pearl Harbor demonstrates that emotional truth is far more vital than strict adherence to actual historical events!
LEARN – how The Island is a pointed allegory attacking the proliferation of remakes and reboots that Hollywood produces!
UNDERSTAND – the vulnerable confession that Michael Bay offers under the cloak of a true-life Miami crime story in Pain & Gain!
And much more!
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