Wednesday, May 13, 2009

the luckiest man in show business

A scene of the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor in "Tora, Tora, Tora"

Here he comes:

It's a great movie with lots of stunts no one would try to do today, but it's also that sort of war movie where no one gets killed on screen. The only time you see a guy get hit with a bullet... it bounces off him! True story though.

It's the sort of movie where men show determination by whipping their glasses off real fast.

A major story point is the fact that they have managed to break Japanese codes. And who gets to see the decoded Japanese messages? That is a secret. So secret that they keep the list in what appears to be a liquor cabinet...

...on a handy, professionally painted sign:

These aircraft carriers are miniatures. 40-foot miniatures!

UPDATE: The "Trailers from Hell" site has reviewed "Tora, Tora, Tora"

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