Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

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Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

Post by OpanaPointer » 16 Oct 2023 19:19

I never looked for this in the movie and now I'm wondering, were the "special" torpedoed properly done? Mostly interested in the back end, of course.
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Re: Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 21 Oct 2023 05:46

ehh, a movie that does not hold up well.IMO very overated, stilted acting, overly dramatic most lines,

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Re: Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 15 Nov 2023 01:37

It stands up much better than the remake premiered.

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Re: Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

Post by OpanaPointer » 15 Nov 2023 02:32

Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote:
21 Oct 2023 05:46
ehh, a movie that does not hold up well.IMO very overated, stilted acting, overly dramatic most lines,
And that BS quote about a sleeping giant...
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Re: Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 16 Nov 2023 19:29

If that is the only BS its better than average. In the context of the 1970s it was something of a breakout. A movie that attempted to portray the Japanese as more than comic book villains. Similar to what Longest Day did with the Germans two decades earlier. I recall at least one veteran who dissed it for exactly that reason. I also heard others unhappy be cause ont including John Wayne in the cast disrespected veterans. If it left out 90% of the story and included a weak love story thats Hollywood. The 10% included was reasonably accurate in the context of 1970-1974 when it was written and produced.

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Re: Japanese-shot side of "Tora, Tora, Tora!", a question.

Post by OpanaPointer » 16 Nov 2023 20:30

The reason the Japanese were shown less cartoonish was that the Japanese produced those segments. They had done this before:

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When I taught the Pearl Harbor class for Randy Robert's WWII class I told the students that an aerial attack was only implemented when the plan to get three really big Japanese to kick the shit out of the Fleet, then I put that picture up. Got a good laugh. :lol:
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