Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 by Angie Han
Michael Bay may be best known as the guy who blows things up, but like any auteur, he’s got more than one signature move in his bag of tricks. Perhaps his second-favorite tool — after those big, loud, fantastically expensive explosions — is the slow-motion, low-angle, 360-degree shot. You know what I’m talking about: The character, who’s usually recovering from some earlier incident that’s landed him on the ground, looks off into the distance at something alarming and/or horrifying that we can’t see. As he comes to realize that shit has just gotten really real, the camera slowly revolves around him for dramatic effect.
This new supercut pulls together clips of Bay’s favorite shot while revealing what it is that has all these characters so riled up. (Hint: It’s another Bay staple.)
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Did you know that Megan Fox was an extra in Michael Bay‘s Bad Boys 2? While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, Fox talked about how Michael Bay made her dance in a bikini underneath a waterfall in a club on the set of the Bad Boys sequel at age 15:
The first time I ever met him, I was 15, and I was an extra on Bad Boys 2. We were shooting this club scene, and they brought me in, and I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat, and six-inch heels. And they took me to Mike and he approved it. And they said, ‘You know, Michael, she’s 15, so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.’ So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet. And that’s… At 15 and I was in tenth grade. So that’s sort of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works.
You can watch a short clip of Fox’s appearance in Bad Boys 2 after the jump, as well as Fox’s appearance on Kimmel where she talks about her Bad Boys 2 appearance and how she’s not allowed to tell you the truth for insurance reasons (that filming Transformers 2 was not safe).
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