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I've already started a War mini festival in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. The first two look at both the American and the Japanese experiences in WWII.

* Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/

Excellent, but long account of events leading up to and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


* Hiroshima (1995 mini-series)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113309/

This docudrama is a well-done blending of actual footage and actors portraying American and Japanese leaders and their decisions leading up to the bombing of Hiroshima. (I picked this DVD up at Amazon for $6.99. It is in full screen, but also includes an edited version of John Ford's December 7th (1943) and a training film, Recognition Of The Japanese Zero (1943), starring a fresh-faced Ronnie Reagan.)

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You can add Midway.

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Well, I'll honor the casuaties of that event in my own way, but I certainly won't honor the event itself.

Similar to how actual conflict veterans never want to talk about their experiences in their subsequent, post-war lives, I'm not especially big on watching re-creations of them.
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Well, I'll honor the casuaties of that event in my own way, but I certainly won't honor the event itself.

Similar to how actual conflict veterans never want to talk about their experiences in their subsequent, post-war lives, I'm not especially big on watching re-creations of them.

Fair enough.

I never was a big war movie buff until I started researching my dad's service during WWII. He served in the Navy for most of the war and was involved in several major battles, including D-Day. His ship was hit by a kamikaze pilot near Okinawa. He never talked about it much.

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* Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/

Done in one.

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* Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/

Done in one.

Coming out on BD Tuesday.

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What no love for the "obvious choice" ?

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What no love for the "obvious choice" ?

I have trouble watching anything with Ben Affleck, so I have been spared that gem.

When he is on screen, he is like a black hole. He sucks the life out of any film
I've seen him in.

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We watched Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (1967) (aka Japan's Longest Day).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062041/


This almost 3-hour B&W film was made for Toho Studio's 35th anniversary. Many of Toho's biggest stars appear, including Toshiro Mifune.

The docudrama recounts the last days before Japan finally surrendered. I was surprised by all the back story. It mostly explains why Japan took so long to surrender, even after being nuked - twice.

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You may or may not be interested in these specials.

The History Channel Wednesday @8PM

Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After

This two-hour special offers an in-depth look at the critical 24-hour period after news of Japan's attack on U.S. soil in 1941 reached the President. Drawing on exhaustive research and new information provided by the FDR Library, this special gives a rare and surprising glimpse at the man behind the Presidency and how he confronted the enormous challenge of transitioning the nation from peace to war.

HDNET Tuesday @8PM

Dan Rather Reports: Dan Rather Remembers Pearl Harbor

Seventy years after the United States was launched into World War II, veteran reporter Dan Rather returns to Hawaii to explore the day that will live in infamy and how its meaning has changed with the passage of time.

My DVR is set.
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I have trouble watching anything with Ben Affleck, so I have been spared that gem.

When he is on screen, he is like a black hole. He sucks the life out of any film
I've seen him in.

have you seen The Town?
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You may or may not be interested in these specials.

The History Channel Wednesday @8PM
Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After
This two-hour special offers an in-depth look at the critical 24-hour period after news of Japan's attack on U.S. soil in 1941 reached the President. Drawing on exhaustive research and new information provided by the FDR Library, this special gives a rare and surprising glimpse at the man behind the Presidency and how he confronted the enormous challenge of transitioning the nation from peace to war.

HDNET Tuesday @8PM
Dan Rather Reports: Dan Rather Remembers Pearl Harbor
Seventy years after the United States was launched into World War II, veteran reporter Dan Rather returns to Hawaii to explore the day that will live in infamy and how its meaning has changed with the passage of time.

Thanks! I'll check those out.

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What about "The Final Countdown". Thats one of my favourite Pearl Harbor movies. And how do we know it didnt happend that way?
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I'll just have some Birthday cake!
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