Here's my take on the recent audio leak of Christian Bale going psycho on the Terminator Salvation DP (It's available everywhere):
Film sets are frustrating places. Extremely frustrating. There are so many things that can go wrong (and most of them do). Endurance and patience are probably the greatest virtues any cast or crew could hope to develop.
So it’s not hard to see why the DP was acting stoopid, and why Christian responded the way he did. One dude was feeling insecure about his lights, the other about his performance. Big deal. But there are much better ways of responding than simply blowing up on an underling. 99% of the time these explosions never solve anything; I don’t care how much you yell or get yelled at- when was the last time that was the solution to your problem?More importantly, where was the director?