I'm very proud of the book and to be perfectly frank, it would be nice to have a few extra dollars in the coffers this holiday season. I don't make any money from this blog otherwise, unless you could the very infrequent Adsense checks. (NO ONE makes money on internet ads, trust me.) So if you're looking for a way to support me, or just want to say Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, do it the capitalist way by buying my book.
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!
With the holiday season coming up, it's the perfect stocking stuffer for your friends and family. You can even gift the Kindle versions if you only want to spend an Abe Lincoln. If you love Michael Bay, you will find something to enjoy in this book and if you hate Michael Bay you'll probably still find plenty to love here. Every movie Michael Bay has directed is covered here, in all-new in-depth examinations.
This is not a greatest-hits compilation of posts, nor is it a how-to screenwriting book. The only segment that's seen the light of day before is my analysis of Transformers: Age of Extinction. It became one of my all-time most-popular posts, so you've probably read it already. If you haven't, give it a read for a taste of what you're in for with MICHAEL F-ING BAY.
And here's what a few satisfied customers had to say on Twitter:
The inimitable @BittrScrptReadr 's book MICHAEL F-ING BAY is a cracking good read. It has genuinely made me re-evaluate my stance on Bay.— Matt Gant (@Matt_Gant) January 7, 2015
@BittrScrptReadr I made my NYU thesis around some of these concepts. I really appreciated this book— Dan Clifton (@thedanclifton) November 25, 2014
@BittrScrptReadr okay a few chapters in I am pretty sure you are screwing with us at least a bit, but I don't even mind it. Great read.— Anthony (@AJBulldis) November 26, 2014
@BittrScrptReadr and I finally realize you engaged in the very over the top subversion you claim Bay perpetrated. You magnificent bastard.— Anthony (@AJBulldis) November 26, 2014
@BittrScrptReadr all in all I give MICHAEL F-ING BAY a 22/10. I will definitely buy whatever you sell next.— Anthony (@AJBulldis) November 26, 2014
Still on the fence? Why not check out the appearances from my "media tour" last year?
My interview with Scott Myers on Go Into The Story:
Part 1 - Michael Bay's JUNO.
Part 2 - "Michael Bay is the Tyler Perry of China."
My interview with Amanda Pendolino.
My interview on the Broken Projector podcast:
You can find the episode embedded at Film School Rejects here.
Download the episode directly here.
My interview on the Draft Zero Podcast
Go to the episode's page here.
Download the episode in mp3 form here.
But what if you don't have a Kindle or a tablet with a Kindle app? Good news, you can still read MICHAEL F-ING BAY! Go here and download the Kindle reading app for your computer.
Here are the instructions for the Kindle for PC program.
Here's where you go for Kindle for Windows 8.
Here's the site for you Kindle for Mac people.
Amazon Author Page here.
$4.99 Kindle version of the book here.
$10.99 Paperback edition here.
Thanks for indulging me, everyone.