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??? what did  uthink about it was there too much love story? personally i loved it i watch it all the time ???

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"Yesterday, December 7 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."


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Moved to ("Pearl Harbor" - The new movie) Forum for consistency.

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Well Samantha,
The movie was supposed to be a love story.   The makers just used some historic events to build the story around.   This is why there are so many people saying that the movie was not what they hoped it would be.   The good thing about the movie was that it got all sorts of people interested in what happened there at Pearl Harbor.   Many of us think that if we have an understanding of our past, then we can be better prepared for our future.

I'm glad you like the movie,

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Hello Samantha,

I, too, am glad you liked the movie because it brought you here to learn more about what actually took place on and around December 7, 1941.  You couldn't be in better hands!  We have the nation's top Pearl Harbor Historians waiting to answer any questions you may have.

As for me ... my first initial viewing of the movie came around Christmas, believe it or not.  I thought the love story was great.  I do wish they would have gone with a limited time span.  It seemed to me that they rushed through a few areas where they could have either skipped or enhanced.  For instance, the Doolittle Raid could have been left out in order to show more of the attack and more of what happened to some of the men there at Pearl.  

There wasn't a great amount of time span in the movie 'Titanic' and in my opinion I think that was to its benefit.

Glad you enjoyed the movie,


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i just want to know this ??? i've read many articals about how real veterans saw the movie and said it really wasnt anything like the movie!! was it or wasnt it like the movie ???


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i just want to know this ??? i've read many articals about how real veterans saw the movie and said it really wasnt anything like the movie!! was it or wasnt it like the movie ???


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Aloha Sammi,
History books, like the excellent DAY OF INFAMY by Walter Lord (Random House, 1957), give veteran's observations...but if those witnesses do not resolve your question, go to your local movie rental and obtain the movie TORA! TORA! TORA! [20th Century-Fox; 1970]. This gives a MUCH better movie view, despite the errors -than the Michael Bay [director] version PEARL HARBOR....ninety percent better!
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Hello all.
I finally saw the movie. I have to say that as a love story, I loved it, but I am a glutton for love stories. Parts of the attack did give me chills, like the ariel view of the lone Nevada. I said to my husband, " just think, my dad was right there and they were trying to kill him". "One thing for sure...I could not for the life of me get a feel for what it must of really been like. The best part about it was when my 26 year old daughter and her friend watched it. She said she never seriously paid attention to my babbling about it all these years, until now. Now she wants to learn more about it, and her Grand-father's experience. She even wants to see Tora. I am glad they made the movie because like you have all said, there are many other documentaries and movies on the attack that are being watched by people that would have otherwise never been interested.

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Hi to all!  I have both "Tora, Tora, Tora" and "Pearl Harbor" on VHS, and although I prefer "Tora, Tora, Tora" for accuracy, etc..., I still have to say that I am glad Hollywood remembered the events of December 7, 1941 for this generation, regardless of how I may personally feel about the film.  Whatever it takes to keep the memory alive is fine with me.  I think that is the most important thing.  Yours truly, Jackie Gill-Pirk  ( daughter of John K. Gill, crew member of the U.S.S. Ward )
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I just watched Pearl Harbor the movie for the first time.  Although many people think there was too much storyline about the love interests, I believe it helps you get into the movie and understand the characters so that by Dec. 7 1941 in the film, you care about what happens to them.  I was 8 years old when my family visited Hawaii.  We took the tour bus out to the USS Arizona Memorial.  I didn't fully understand the impact that day had had, but I still cried.  After watching the movie, and seeing the battle scenes, I can't even begin to describe how I feel.  It hurt to watch those ships, I'm sorry I can't even say it.  I watched the scenes of the Japanese military planning the attack and I wanted to punch my TV.  When the admiral said that he feared they had woken a  sleeping giant, my husband and I both shouted, "#### straight!"  My only hope is that, although this film may not be accurate, people from other countries see this film and remember what happened after the attack.  I hope that people learn to respect each other like the Japanese do today.  When I was 8, I saw Japanese tourists at the memorial.  When I asked my parents why they would bother, I was told they were paying their respects to men who should never have died.
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:D I absolutely loved the movie!!!!! I bought my own copy and watch it all of the time, I drive my family nuts.....they are tired of seeing it.  As to the accuracy of the film, I have no idea.  Thanks to this forum, I am learning more everyday.  Bobbie
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