You can listen to snippets of the Pearl Harbor score by clicking on the following links (You must have Flash player installed, you will get a black screen once you click the link, but the music will be playing so be sure to turn up your speakers). The music is breath-taking.
Ok, we’re down to the wire. Pearl Harbor is less than a month away, and all the goodies are beginning to come in. Pearl Harbor : The Movie and the Moment is now available in book stores. I gotta tell you, its a wonderful book! Lots of cool pictures, and very insightful. Click here to buy it at amazon.com.
Also, my Swiss connection (Vincent Nicolas) has made these Pearl Harbor collages that you guys can use as wallpapers. They truly rock! The zips contains 800 & 1024 resolutions.
Today, April 24th, from 9:00 AM PST to 6:00 PM PST, the message board hosting provider is moving to a much faster bandwidth provider. During this time the Michael Bay Message Board will be unavailable. Following the move of the message board we will experience a dramatic increase in speed.
Some of you have been asking me about the Japanese poster for Pearl Harbor. It’s hard to get. But you can see it below.
Ok, we have a few updates today.
You can read the May 2001 MovieLine Magazine interview with Michael Bay by clicking here. Very good article (thanks AA for transcribing it).
We finally have a ad-free site. Now we have a new message board. And it too is free of ads, pop-ups, and annoying animated banners. To use this message board, you will have to register. It’s free. Click here to go to the new message board.
Michaelbay.com will be auctioning this international poster (and others) signed by Michael himself. In order to to bid on this poster, you will have to do the following:
1.- Be a registered user on the ezBoards system ( click here to register ). Without this registration you won’t be able to post any messages.
2.- Register with Michaelbay.com in order to obtain the password that will let you access the “Auction” board ( click here to register ). Without this registration you won’t be able to participate in the auction.
3.- You have to be a resident of the US or Canada.
Heads up! The above international poster is hard to get. The above poster signed by Michael Bay is a hairline away from being imposible to get.
Michaelbay.com will be auctioning this international poster (and others) signed by Michael himself.
Keep your eyes open and check back for more details.
Here is one cool wallpaper from the Pearl Harbor movie. Click below to download the zip.
Just a snippet from the Wall Street Journal’s interview with Michael Bay:
“According to the Wall Street Journal, and as previously reported, Joe Roth split from Disney leaving Peter Schneider to take his place. In the early development of the film, when the budget was being estimated at over $200M, Schneider suggested that Bay be given his leave in favor of a director who could craft the film on a smaller budget. Word has it that Jerry Bruckheimer threatened to walk if Bay was axed, thus ending that.
In addition, in order to save on money, Disney wanted Bay to scuttle the Doolittle raid on Japan at the film’s finale. This and the studio’s demand that the helmer bring in the picture with a PG-13 rating rather than an R threatened to capsize the project with word that Bay was contemplating walking. Bay eventually won on the Doolittle front, but the film will be PG-13.
Still, though Bay got Doolittle, the studio demanded and got a studio executive on the set whose daily task was to watch the film’s budget, which would seem to be stepping on the toes of Bruckheimer’s responsibilities. (Cinescape)
Ok, I’ve been away for a while visiting family in Montreal.
Here’s a very interesting article I found in the Hollywood Reporter. It’s one of Michael’s first interviews since finishing his final edit of Pearl Harbor.
This interview will air Monday, May 28 on the AMC channel.
Question: Is there any truth that Michael Bay will do his version of Paul Gallico’s The Poseidon Adventure?
Corona’s Coming Attractions reported that Michael Bay is attached to this project. The report is untrue.
Question: Is there any truth that there is a secret 3rd disk on every on 1 of 300 copies of the Criterion Edition of The Rock?
Here is Corona’s response to this whole mess.
Tuesday, April 3, 2001… Stolen scoops with no credit and no credibility — and just when you though there was some degree of common sense and courtesy on the internet, something happens that raises some questions.
Yesterday a scoop went up on Ananova announcing that Marlon Brando would play a part in the forthcoming Jerry Bruckheimer / Michael Bay film Pearl Harbor as officer Noel Kilty. Here is the full story, with no sources or credit given. But that’s okay, because we know exactly where it came from. It was part of an scoop ran on the April 1st edition of Test Pattern about a suspicious sounding third disc found in copies of Criterion’s The Rock DVD. We made it up, as part of the April Fools tradition here at Corona. Now, not only did the folks at Ananova take this scoop, post it as fact, not credit it or explain the details of how the information came out, but they almost created a widespread rumor based on a joke. And without that credit, or a link to show folks where the story came from, who is going to know it’s a joke? This, in fact, is what almost happened.
We got e-mail from our friends at C.H.U.D., who were doing their best to find some confirmation one way or the other on this story before they ran it. Now the folks at C.H.U.D. are not the fools, and had they known that the story originated on the April 1st edition of Test Pattern they would have chuckled and moved on without a doubt. But when another website runs just a small part of the same story, it begins to look like two different sources of the same information, and maybe that means there is some truth to it. Well, I’m here to say there is absolutely no truth to the Marlon Brando joke at all. Will there be a character named officer Noel Kilty in Pearl Harbor? Rearrange the letters of the name itself and you’ll get your answer.
Not Likely eh?
Just a small upate today. Below is a picture of Michael directing on an aircraft carrier. Click on the thumbnail to view the larger picture.