The 2001 film Pearl Harbour has not concentrated on the actual war and the damage it caused to the USA and how it was the biggest disaster Roosevelt had to face after the great depression instead it was a film made for entertainment reasons which did surround itself around the storyline of two actual soldiers with many major and minor inaccuracies. Although the film was not made as a docudrama but rather was used for entertainment purposes only, it did reflect a few minor accuracies of the time period and the war and what its plot line was based around.
Pearl Harbor has given people some information of the attack that some people did not know how it actually happened. It leads people to be interested in the subject because of a Hollywood movie. However this film has changed the popular views of this era by offering false information that did not get disposed in the first place. The characters in the movie are made to relate to viewers and to be more entertaining. The movie is also more biased towards the Japanese as it shows their bravery and how the Jap soldiers only followed orders and did so because of their military service and did not volunteer. However, with the addition to this, facts are sacrificed and changed. Therefore, the audience of Pearl Harbor is filled with false information so that the movie becomes more entertaining.
The major motion picture, Pearl Harbor, reflects upon a war that occurred a few decades ago rather than the documentary filmed very shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Both movies depict the attack as one that will live on in infamy, but the documentary takes a spiteful vengeance towards Japan because it was filmed during a time of hatred towards the Japanese, our enemy. While the newer movie has given us time to reflect upon the war and realize that we both underestimated the enemy and knew very little about the other. While one movie was in black and white and the other was in color with millions spent on the fighting scenes, they both depict the same war. I felt that there was too much of the love story in the newer film than actual historical figures and importance. Real historical figures Col. James H. Doolittle Alec Baldwin and Doris "Dorie" Miller Cuba Gooding, Jr. in minor roles that should have been given more screen time are sprinkled throughout the film, adding a touch of authenticity to the daring-do of the main fictional characters portrayed by Affleck and Hartnett. The film that was in black and white attempted to destroy the Japanese reputation by showing all the faults of the Japanese people and making their leaders out to be complete tyrants and the bombers to be lunatics who would die for these tyrants. Historically, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor represented one of the key actions of World W...
The movie Pearl Harbor was written based on the historic event that occurred in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The movie has many inaccurate events that are misleading but overall the movie does a good job telling the historic event that occurred.
The film being viewed as extremely in-accurate by many critics, however, watching the film makes a viewer more understanding of the events that occurred that day. I felt it was a great depiction of the attack which occurred against our naval fleet and aircrafts; ultimately leading us to declare war against Japan. The producers do their best to keep your interest since the movie is very long. Adding the love story aspect was a great plot follower, because who in war times wants to be alone? So as Roosevelt’s most famous saying goes “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 –A date that will live in infamy-“. Remembering Pearl Harbor is easy, but understanding the attacks is difficult to
President F. Roosevelt once stated, “December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan”. On December 7, 1641, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,300 Americans many of them military personnel. The attack left the base destroyed and the people in shock. This incident lead to the United States’ participation in World War II. Michael Bay was selected as the director of the film Pearl Harbor, a film which captures this historic day in American History. In the film, Pearl Harbor, director Michael Bay kept some of the events of the attacks on Pearl Harbor the same, but changed
The attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7th, 1941, was and still is an event that will forever be deep-rooted in the mind of every American. After the tragic surprise attack on American soil by the Japanese, Americans throughout the country were looking for a sense of unity. The President at the time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, recited a moving and powerful speech the day after the attack. Although the speech was specifically targeted at the Members of Congress in an effort to persuade the declaration of war with Japan, the speech was also written to be televised to the entire country. When the attack comes to mind, the powerful speech that mustered the nation together slowly follows. Every famous speech uses specific rhetorical devices in order to persuade and convince the intended audience. FDR’s use of ethos, pathos, and logos, successfully triggered the emotions of all U.S citizens and effectively provoked the idea of America declaring war on the Empire of Japan.
Imagine a December morning in Hawaii. A warm rain sprinkles over the island. Tropical waves crash into the shore. Suddenly, you here a roaring noise coming from above. You slowly peak out your window, and see a dozen Japanese fighter planes fly over your head. A feeling of fear swiftly floods over you. The planes are headed straight for Pearl Harbor. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a terrible tragedy that changed World War 2 and would change the course of history forever.
On December 7, 1941, it would be a “date that will live in infamy” as said by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a sad day for Americans as they watched and heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor. They soon realized that attacking them was Japan. Thousands of men would be killed trying to protect their families and our country.
The movie Pearl Harbor has long been recognized as a historical event that played a part in the start of World War 2. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States entry into World War II because the goal was to prevent the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with other nations overseas. The military base was attacked by three hundred and fifty three Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six air craft carriers. As a result, the next day United States declared war on Japan. However, the movie Pearl Harbor does not all reflect
The final product that Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer produced was a clear-cut masterpiece that fully recounts accurately the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the service members reacted during the peril. The movie was based on the epic event and the attention to detail for the film is extraordinary. The accuracy of the aerial attack dropping the bombs in the harbor was excellent, and the explosions on the ships were magnificent. The history of the attack of Pearl Harbor can be accurately taught simply by watching the film. We feel that this is the most accurate and compelling film that fully describes the events of the Pearl Harbor bombing and would recommend that anyone whom wants to learn about this event should watch the film.
The movie Pearl Harbor is a depiction of the actual attack from the Japanese on American soil. It appears that the Japanese’s peace talks with the United States was a ploy to set up the most surprising attack that the United States has every experienced. It is clear the attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise and something that Naval Intelligence had at one point hinted of the possibility of such attack occurring.
However in other parts the movie got it wrong. Although it is impossible to make the movie completely accurate I believe this movie could have done better. As the veterans stated in their critiques of the movie, hundreds of men and women who were at Pearl Harbor and served in World War II did receive the praise they deserved. On top of that many of the things that were inaccurate in the movie were way off. For instance the scene when they were listening to the airplane radio transmissions from Hawaii. Overall, the movie does a fine job of showing the horrors of the Pearl Harbor. It is a great way to get a close representation of the events at Pearl Harbor and the events of World War II after
Pearl Harbor, a day that will live in infamy. Some remember pearl harbor as an attack by Japan on a U.S. naval base stationed in Hawaii that cost 2,403 American lives during world war II. Unfortunately some only remember it as the movie Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay and starring Ben Affleck & Katie Beckinsale Pearl Harbor was released on May 25, 2001, through Touch stone pictures. The movie Pearl Harbor is at many times shamed due to it lack of historical accuracy which seems to be overshadowed by the love triangle of a nurse and two soldiers in the navy and also many explosions (due to it being a Michael Bay film). Harry Gailey writer of “War in the Pacific: From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay acclaimed “They spent 150 million on this thing, they