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Hollywood auteur Michael Bay experienced something of a meltdown at CES this year after being hired to pitch for Samsung's 105-inch ultra-high definition curved TV. Samsung USA president Tim Baxter introduced Bay onto the stage for the company's CES press conference, where the filmmaker was supposed to wax lyrical about the …

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Anonymous Coward

What's he saying?

So what's Michael Bay actually saying? That he doesn't know how to read?

I've no trouble believing it.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: What's he saying?

Samsung have just announced a profit warning...

Is this connected?

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Mushroom

Re: What's he saying?

I'm pretty sure it's got more to do with the Galaxy S4's batteries.

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They needed to put some explosions on the autocue to keep his attention.

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To be fair...

He doesn't really seem to be comfortable in front of the camera. You can argue that he is (has become) incompetent behind it, but it seems the limelight is only his cup of tea if it's nice and scripted.

One could've hoped he would be stellar - winging it to marvellous degrees, earning Samsung billions instantly! With his new infomercial job he'd be too busy to direct movies... right?

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At least he admitted he fluffed his lines

He should maybe stick to making movies.

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Re: At least he admitted he fluffed his lines

"At least he admitted he fluffed his lines. He should maybe stick to making movies."

Or maybe he should become a fluffer.

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Re: At least he admitted he fluffed his lines

He should maybe stick to making movies.

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"So tell me what you think about our new marketing gimmick"...

..."Fucked if I know, the autocue broke and your PR guy only handed me the cheque five minutes ago".

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" ....let's thank Michael Bay for joining us."

Tim Baxter is a kind and polite man. I'd have said, "That was a waste of time and money. Moving on!"

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Joke

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

So he's worked for Asus too?

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Time to dust off the best Transformers review ever

Enjoy. Totally agreed with this guy.

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Re: Time to dust off the best Transformers review ever

Here's another, this time for the third one. Or maybe it's the second one. There's not much difference.

Michael Bay Finally Made An Art Movie

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@Robert Grant: Re: Time to dust off the best Transformers review ever

Do you know what really impressed me about that review? That it was one paragraph.

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Auteur Michael Bay

Surely you jest.

Please tell me you jest.

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That was painful to watch. Surely he could have made something up, spoken for a minute or two and left with nobody any the wiser.

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Not as painful as finding oneself in a similar position when nerves take hold. I expect there are a lot of people who know and understand exactly what he went through, and wish they didn't.

Everyone thinks public speaking is easy, and for some it is, but one only finds out when put to the test. He's not the first to think he could but found he couldn't. I reckon he actually handled it pretty well. He had enough composure to get out before things got really bad and better to cut and run than turn into a gibbering, incoherent wreck, a real and full 'meltdown'.

I don't think he's really going to suffer as a result and Samsung have had plenty of headline publicity indirectly so they can probably mark it up as success.

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Don't take the money...

...if you can't do the work.

Fucking idiot.

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