Rolling Stone article

Posted on May 31, 2001

Want to read a good article on Michael Bay. Want to know what he did with his bar-mitzvah money? Or the only two traumas stick out in his mind? Or at what age he lost his virginity? Click below to read the article featured in

Pearl Harbor opening weekend

Posted on May 29, 2001

According to ShowbizData, Pearl Harbor raked in $75 Million in it’s 4-day opening. That’s the highest opening for a Michael Bay Film.

Bay in Europe

Posted on May 28, 2001

Michael will be in Europe this week. He will be attending press conferences and promoting “Pearl Harbor.”

So Bay fans in Europe, don’t blink. Anyone sees anything (pictures or articles) or records something on TV, email me at

Pearl Harbor

Posted on May 26, 2001

A Michael Bay film.

Those words have a entire new meaning. Click below to see what I thought of Pearl Harbor.

My Thoughts on ‘Pearl Harbor.’

Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2001

“As we hit the lakes, rivers and backyard spas this weekend, don’t forget to remember those, their families, who fought and died to give us the freedom we enjoy.

Take a minute to drop a line to a friend, family member, or acquaintance who has chosen to defend our nation at home and abroad. Pick up a tab, send over a round of drinks, or just go a few steps out of your way to shake the hand of a serviceman in uniform. It will make your weekend more enjoyable.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.”

-Troy W. Vincent

It’s finally here. I’ve been waiting for this film since the summer of 1999. Pearl Harbor opens today nationwide.

I will post my initial reaction tonight. I will post a small review tomorrow.

DH interviews Bay

Posted on May 24, 2001

For now, enjoy the Michael Bay experience.

Garth Franklin had a small interview with Michael at the premeire of Pearl Harbor. In it he speaks about studio interference, tales from survivors, what was cut & added to the final version, how he prepared for the job, and those pesky “Phone Booth” and “Red Dragon” stories. Click below to read the interview.

Director Michael Bay Talks “Pearl Harbor” By Garth Franklin.

Click here to read a spoiler-free review of “Pearl Harbor” by Nate. A very good and objective.

"There You'll Be"

Posted on May 23, 2001

Watch Michael Bay’s new music video featuring Faith Hill by clicking here.

Click below to see the coverage for the Pearl Harbor premiere.

WMP [ Hi | Med | Lo ]

QuickTime [ Hi | Med | Lo ]

RealAudio [ Hi | Med | Lo ]

Click below to see the “Making of Pearl Harbor.”

WMP [ Hi | Med | Lo ]

QuickTime [ Hi | Med | Lo ]

RealAudio [ Hi | Med | Lo ]

Read the article from the May 2001 issue of Premeire.

In Love And War

NYTimes article and lots of stuff

Posted on May 22, 2001

Here is another personal & introspective article about Michael Bay. This article featured in the NY Times is the 10th in a series of discussions with noted directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers and others in the film industry.

Watching Movies With Michael Bay.

The Pearl Harbor Soundtrack is out. Gotta tell you, tracks “December 7th” & “War” are very amazing, and they are my favorites. Buy it amazon by clicking the picture above.

I’ve added more premeire pictures. Click here to view them.

Read an article about the premiere done by the Hollywood Reporter here.

Read about the events that took place at the Pearl Harbor premiere.

Pearl Harbor Survivors Steal Show at Film Premiere

‘Pearl Harbor’ Unites Stars, History

View some pictures of Michael at the premiere by clicking here (including one with his girlfriend Lisa Dergan ).

View some exclusive clips (courtesy of ABC) of Pearl Harbor. In them you can catch a scene with Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin (you can also see Michael’s dog Mason on a couple of shots).

Doolittle & Rafe ( Hi | Low | RealAudio)

Download some cool Japanese “Pearl Harbor” wallpapers like the one below.

Josh Hartnett ( 800×600 | 1024×768 )

Ben Affleck ( 800×600 | 1024×768 )

Kate Beckinsale ( 800×600 | 1024×768 )

Ben & Kate ( 800×600 | 1024×768 )

Panoramic ( 800×600 | 1024×768 )

LA Times article & tons of stuff

Posted on May 21, 2001

You have to read this article. I must say it is one of the best articles I’ve ever read about Michael. It appeared in the Sunday edition of the LA Times.

Marshaling All of His Forces.

There are also two articles that appeared in the Orange County Register. You can read the articles by clicking below.

Fighting the good fight

Love story with a battle plan

You can view some pictures of Michael & the cast of “Pearl Harbor” aboard the USS Stennis by clicking here.

You can catch Michael’s new music video for “Pearl Harbor” featuring faith Hill:

Show: Video Premiere
Date: Tuesday – May 22, 2001 Time: 07:00 pm – 07:05 pm ET

Show: Total Request Live (TRL)
Date: Thursday – May 24, 2001 Time: 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm ET CMT

I don’t have a specific time for the CMT debut, but CMT has been debuting all of its major new videos during Request Line, so I suspect it will debut on Tuesday’s show. Request Line is on at 8:00 pm ET.

You can also read an article featured in

‘Pearl Harbor’ May Be Big in Japan

You can view clips containing interviews with Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer and others by clicking on the following links (thanks to Kevin Hicks for the heads-up on that real cool footage):

Pearl Harbor: Back to Pearl Harbor (quicktime)

Pearl Harbor: The Event

Click here to view a “behind the scenes” for the music video for Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay.

'Pearl Harbor' Hits Home for Navy Sailors

Posted on May 20, 2001

HONOLULU (Reuters) – It may be only a movie, but for sailors in the modern-day U.S. Navy at a preview screening late on Thursday, “Pearl Harbor” really hit home. “Those were our shipmates who died,” said Draftsman Second Class Robert Smith, after gently patting his crisp white uniform just over his heart.

You can read the complete article by clicking here.

Will Michael Bay direct "Red Dragon?"

Posted on May 18, 2001

Well… there are some rumors going around that Michael might direct “Red Dragon,” which is the third installment to the Hannibal Lecter trilogy.

Turns out that indeed Michael Bay has taken a meeting and read the script for Ted Tally’s RED DRAGON. However, no negotiations are going on between Dino DeLaurentis and Michael because as of yet, Michael has not decided if he wants to do this film. Michael has GORY DETAILS and that King Arthur project on his plate at the moment, and might want to do those first, which would mean passing on RED DRAGON… but as of yet he hasn’t decided. (Courtesy of AICN)

Bay chat on

Posted on May 17, 2001

I asked Michael about the falling bomb shot (whether it was all CGI or a composite, and man, are we in for a ride), and this is what he had to say:

Michael: Let me say that we have about 30 of those shots. There is stuff no one has seen on any trailer or any commercial. That shot…it’s great, but we have ones that are much better. And yes, it was shot from a helicopter at different altitudes We melded the film together, and those were digital battleships.

Chat for a special video interview and live chat with Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Watch the live webcast from the deck of the USS Stennis and then stick around as Jerry and Michael answer your questions about this summer’s biggest blockbuster!

Click here to access the chat!

The press junket for “Pearl Harbor” took place in Honolulu over the weekend, with the cast and crew, including Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsdale, Jon Voight, Michael Bay, and Jerry Bruckheimer in attendance, to talk about next week’s release of the anticipated “Pearl Harbor” film. These audio clips are in MP3 format.

Ben Affleck on Filming ‘Pearl Harbor’
Ben Affleck on Doing His Stunt Work
Alec Baldwin on the Importance of ‘Pearl Harbor’ Today
Josh Hartnett on the Scale of the Movie
Kate Beckinsdale on Michael Bay
Jon Voight on the Film’s Accuracy
Director Michael Bay on the Honor of Making ‘Pearl Harbor’
Jerry Bruckhemier on the Reality of Pearl Harbor
Jerry Bruckheimer on the Survivors of Pearl Harbor

(Courtesy of

Here is a THE high resolution trailer from Pearl Harbor. This is the 2nd trailer without the Zimmer music.

Pearl Harbor 2nd Trailer

SF Chronicle article

Posted on May 13, 2001

You can read an interview with Michael that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. Click here to read it.

Faith Hill's new Pearl Harbor song

Posted on May 10, 2001

Got the following from

“Some fans are claiming that the Pearl Harbor love song, sang by Faith Hill, has been released in the Los Angeles radio station, KIIS FM. Furthurmore, it has been reported that the song has “made the entire radio studio cry” after listening. Other reports are that the song is “extremely moving and emotional”. Also, you can catch the Michael Bay directed Faith Hill video a week from this Sunday on MTV!!”

Also, you can view the 3rd TV spot by clicking here (Thanks to the AICN crew).

Pearl Harbor soundtrack

Posted on May 10, 2001

You can read the lyrics for Faith Hill’s song for Pearl Harbor “There You’ll Be” by clicking here.

You can listen to a 1:20min mp3 of the song by clicking below.

There You’ll Be (1.3Mbs Mp3)