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"Pearl Harbor"
A comparison between the movie, "Pearl Harbor", and the actual event.
# 49671 | 911 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2004 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , History (U.S. World Wars)

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This paper presents an analysis of the movie, "Pearl Harbor", and compares and contrasts it to the actual event. The paper points out that, while the movie follows the basic lead-up to the horrific day, many things seen in the movie are, in fact, fictional and did not necessarily take place. The writer explores all aspects of the movie, from the two main male characters to the portrayal of President FDR, the Japanese fighters, and those who lost their lives on that tragic day.

From the Paper:

"Still another debatable point of contention is the attack its self. In the film, the Americans immediately take to the skies and fight back. Yet historical accounts will tell us that it was not immediate, for a number of reasons. In the film, there appear to be many people wandering around the base. In actuality, the base was far less populated than usual, due to the timing of the attack. This meant it took longer for the service men to fight back. In addition, the film shows the Arizona being hit once, and sinking. History tells us the Arizona was actually struck eight times before sinking."

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