May 20, 2001 |
"What you have to understand about Pearl Harbor is that it was probably the most controversial military event in 20th century history. It's still controversial today. Anyone who takes on a Pearl Harbor movie is going to face that." --Former Air Force Capt. Jack Green, curator branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C., and advisor on the movie "Pearl Harbor."
August 9, 1998 |
The setting was elegant, which was odd, considering the guest list. Between them, the three directors, one writer and one writer-director were better known for big explosions than for dainty table manners. Yet there they were in West Los Angeles the other day, circling a huge table at the Four Seasons Hotel's garden restaurant, sipping from crystal goblets and talking about the cinema of mass destruction. Michael Bay, Steven E. de Souza, F.
July 1, 1998 |
You know you're not in the intended demographic group for "Armageddon," the loud new film about how a Bruce Willis-led team of roughnecks tries to save the world from a deadly asteroid, if: * you even notice it's loud; * you don't consider two hours and 30 minutes an ideal length for this kind of thing; * you find yourself missing the barely there sensitivity of "Deep Impact"; * you think of roughneck Steve Buscemi as a mainstay of American independent films, not one of the co-stars of "Con
December 29, 1996
"It's working fantastically. We've been having a lot of fun. We're doing everything together because I'm trying to learn Disney's business. The first 100 days have been one of the most FANTASTIC experiences of my life." --Michael Ovitz (Vanity Fair, March) * "Michael Ovitz is the Antichrist, and you can quote me on that." --NBC West Coast President Don Ohlmeyer on Michael Ovitz (Time, April 15 * "Apparently, Don Ohlmeyer thinks more highly of Mike Ovitz than I do."
June 11, 1996 |
Much about Michael Bay shouts, "Caution: Hot Young Director in Motion!"--the way he takes over a room, the way he races through a story, especially the way he makes movies. In high-stakes Hollywood, where a minute's delay on a shoot can mean thousands of dollars in overruns and fines, speed can make you a bigger hero than Keanu Reeves on a booby-trapped bus.