Note: Commentary by Director Richard Fleischer & Japanese Film Historian Stuart Galbraith IV
Day if Infamy Documentary
History vs. Hollywood Tora! Tora! Tora!: A Giant Awakes
AMC Backstory: Tora! Tora! Tora!
Fox Movietonews: The First Pictures of the Attack; Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941,"Now It Can Be Shown"; A Year of War Since Pearl Harbor; War with Japan; U.S. Declares War on Japan; First Pictures of the Attack on Japan Islands; Jap Cities Were Bombed by U.S. Army Planes; President Honors "Jimmy" Doolittle for Raid on Japan; War Reports of the United Nations; Doolittle's Raiders, Who Bombed Tokyo, Mark Anniversary
Entertainment Weekly - 06/08/2001
"...The film glories in its Panavision sweep, from its full-length shots of battleships at sea to its artfully composed formations of Japanese fighter planes..."
New York Times - 05/23/2006
"[The] film now seems strikingly modern and mature."
Total Film - 02/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] scrupulously authentic recreation of the build-up to Pearl Harbor..."
Uncut - 02/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he work of seasoned pulp directors Richard Fleischer and future BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY man Kinji Fukasaku keeps things taut."
A Japanese-American co-production, director Richard Fleischer (SOYLENT GREEN) and two Japanese directors put together this ultrarealistic account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as presented from the perspectives of both nations, as diplomatic tensions rise between the two countries. While the Japanese military plans its attack on American military installations, the American forces nearly stumble into a much greater calamity due to a series of errors and mistakes. As the two sides plunge closer to war, the tension escalates until the final, spectacular air raid, the most realistic ever filmed. This ITA award winner has a fabulous cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Jason Robards, James Whitmore, and E.G. Marshall.
Big Battles |
Pearl Harbor (WWII) |
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
World War II