Explosions
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Explosions

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Explosions: Michael Bay and the Pyrotechnics of the Imagination is something completely different, a reimagining of Michael Bay as a cinematic genius in an action comedy of a novel that features an allstar cast (Michael Bay, Meatloaf, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Plato, etc.). Zany and irreverent, it’s a satire-ridden medley of fact and fiction, an epic inside joke for those up on their ’90s pop culture and Philosophy 101.
Mathieu Poulin brings us an action comedy of a novel, starring big-budget, explosion-happy movie director Michael Bay.
What if Bad Boys was a film about decolonization? What if The Rock was about failing to be recognized by one’s peers? If Armageddon was about a post-human future and the mysteries of meaning? And Pearl Harbor a reflection on the freedom afforded an artist when transforming fact into fiction?
What if Michael Bay was, against all odds, a misunderstood cinematic genius?
CAST (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)
Michael Bay • Jerry Bruckheimer
Ben Affleck • Meat Loaf
Don Simpson • Will Smith
Martin Lawrence • Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nicolas Cage • Sean Connery
Quentin Tarantino • Bruce Willis
AND SPECIAL GUEST STARS
Plato, Sartre, Kant, Derrida & Nietzsche

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Published 29 October 2018
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EAN13 9781771861526
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explosions
Michael Bay and the Pyrotechnics of the Imagination
Mathieu Poulin
explosions Michael Bay and the Pyrotechnics of the Imagination
Translated from the French by Aleshia Jensen
Revision: Katherine Hastings Proofreading: David Warriner, Elizabeth West Book design: Folio infographie Cover & logo: Maison 1608 by Solisco Fiction editor: Peter McCambridge
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Copyright © 2015 by Les Éditions de Ta Mère Originally published asDes explosions, ou Michael Bay et la pyrotechnie de l’esprit Translation Copyright © Aleshia Jensen
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