When worlds collide: DP John Schwartzman practices shuttle diplomacy for Armageddon

"It's The Dirty Dozen in space," says DP John Schwartzman, ASC, of Armageddon, an epic adventure of interstellar proportions that Touchstone Pictures released July 1. "Our director, Michael Bay, says this movie is about audiences in the theatre eating popcorn, drinking Coke, and screaming. That was the thrust."

That same impetus also powered Bay's first two wildly popular films, Bad Boys and The Rock, also produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, whose high-octane credits include Top Gun, Flash

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