To Top

Is the Christian Bale rant real or a genius promotional idea?

Everyone online has been running to hear the 3 minute plus audio recording of Christian Bale ripping the director of photography on the set of the new Terminator movie. When I first heard it I thought it was weird how the sound, atmospheric noise and even his accent changes throughout the recording since this supposedly was done on the best quality movie audio systems. So I did a little digging and found out an article on a site called Hecklerspray that thought the same thing. They counted 13 different accents in the recording leading to the theory that the recording was a composite of a number of different conversations that was put out there to drum up interest in the release of this movie. You can’t help but wonder how a recording like this made it off the set without the blessing of someone and how the studio didn’t have it pulled from everywhere if they really wanted to.

It isn’t the first time something like this may have happened. About a year ago comedian Eddie Griffin crashed an extremely rare $1.5 million Ferrari Enzo into a concrete barrier during a charity event right in front of a mob of camera. All just days before his new movie that should have gone directly to video called Redline which was about car racing was about to come out. The video and press for the event went through the roof. No way to be sure if either is really true but it is a very interesting theory and tactic if it is real.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in Branding

Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

Follow me on Twitter

Copyright © 2015 Stephen Gates