Pearl Harbor: The Movie and the Moment by Jerry BruckheimerDirected by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Alec Baldwin, Pearl Harbor, the movie, explores the lives of two daring young pilots whose worlds are drastically altered by the events leading up to World War II. Offering a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of a blockbuster in the making, this illustrated volume features articles and sidebars detailing the making of the movie, including fascinating information about the special effects and music, as well as the roles of the director, producer, and editing teams.
Pearl Harbor Films and TV Mini-Series
Sign in. A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor. Rafe and Danny are best friends who are also pilots.
Hundreds of Japanese planes took the base by surprise early that Sunday morning, sinking or disabling 21 warships, destroying nearly planes, and killing over 2, people. It was a rude awakening for a country that had seemed determined to find its own path in the global conflict. Since the war, the events of that fateful day have been dramatised on a much larger scale, but in strikingly different films. Its appeal lay, in part, in its timeliness: eight years after the end of the war, audiences were ready to look back without the flag-waving or moral certainties that characterise wartime films. Rather, it represents an awakening from the malaise and drift of the prewar period.
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I have the distinct memory of being 12 years old in a packed theater watching Ben Affleck die in Pearl Harbor and thinking I would never cry that hard again in my life.
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