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Michael Bay Melts Down Onstage When Teleprompter Malfunctions

CBM: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION director Michael Bay short-circuited onstage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today.

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RetrospectRealm2944d ago

I feel for you Bay! Keep up the good work! It's all good!

3-4-52943d ago

You just all witnessed the REAL Micheal Bay.

SilentNegotiator2943d ago

Don't be so hard on the guy.

I mean, can YOU think without a teleprompter constantly...DANG IT FRANK! Get the prompter working! How do I feel about Michael Bay's meltdown?! Okay, I'll wing it.

I think that Mr. Bay.....
I'm sorry....

SilentNegotiator2943d ago

Granted, it was probably just stage fright. But it's a little funny that he completely choked when asked his own thoughts, especially if you're critical of his work for being unoriginal.

RetrospectRealm2943d ago

Everybody gets stage fright bro.

Don't know why everyone's disagreeing with my comment either. I guess they don't like his movies.

I do, I mean, they entertain me, so that's alright with me.

starchild2943d ago

He didn't blow up, he just got flustered and couldn't recover.

It's hard for most people to speak in front of large numbers of people. If you are prepared to speak using the teleprompter and then it screws up I'm sure it can be hard to regain your bearings.

zerocrossing2943d ago

Why does he need a teleprompter to tell us what HE thinks?

SaffronCurse2943d ago

Because some people just get stage fright and shutdown mentally. It's happened to me a few times, but at times like this you have to try to improvise and make the best of it.

zerocrossing2943d ago

I understand that but this Michael Bay we're talking about, I'm sure he's had more than enough practice.

He could have at least answered a simple question but instead walked off in the middle of an important unveiling.

wannabe gamer2943d ago

hes a director not a stage actor and not a public speaker. hes behind the camera in control all the time, something like this feels like a total loss of control and he was most likely very nervous already. hes a person like everyone else not a nerves of steel performing artist.

-Gespenst-2942d ago (Edited 2942d ago )

Nah I agree with zerocrossing, if he REALLY had something meaningful to say, he'd say it. The fact that he relied on a teleprompter suggests disingenuousness and pre-packaged, wishy-washy promotional speak.

I mean it's Michael Bay for chrissakes, this certainly isn't the first time he's appeared at something like this. He's a major filmmaker, and he certainly doesn't strike me as lacking confidence or charisma.

I understand that just coming out and saying what you want to say on a stage in front of a lot of people can be daunting and can impact on your delivery, but not only is this Michael Bay we're talking about, to say what we was trying to say up there certainly wouldn't have required much rehearsal.

This is a man fully immersed in the corporate side of film, don't expect a lot of sincerity or genuineness. It's all advertisement round these parts.

000012943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

dudes juggling two movies and a life and the guy who runs the teleprompter fucked up. bay sure doesnt need the money, why deal with an unprofessional keynote when its not worth the effort to him.

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