On December 7, 1941 Elizabeth McIntosh was a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. A week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor she wrote a first-person account of the attack and its aftermath. Her editors thought the graphic content would be too upsetting, especially as it was directed at the women of Hawaii, and never published it. Now, 71 years later, her article appears for the first time
posted by 2bucksplus
on Dec 7, 2012 -
You know the trouble with Historically-Based Movies? Unless you're an uneducated, ignorant moran, you know how they're gonna end. At least that's the argument of this Premiere
article on 10 Movie Endings Spoiled By History
. Of course there are ways to avoid that problem, as Cracked.com's (yeah, them) 11 Movies Saved by Historical Inaccuracy
declares. Books have been written about Historical Movies' accuracy or inaccuracy
, and everybody has an opinion
on what the Best Historical Movies are
, but if you want your History purely entertaining, there's only one
dog you can count on: here are Mr. Peabody, Sherman and the original
Wayback Machine dropping in on Cristopher Columbus
, Pancho Villa
and Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
(sorry, no USA History episodes on YouTube). [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Ebert's movie answer man
features this pretty sharp and dead-on letter from Derek Muller from Royal Oak, Michigan:
"Here's an idea for a movie to be made in the year 2060: An epic about the attacks against the Twin Towers. Only let the three-hour film focus mainly on a love triangle stemming from a pair of friends as stock traders in New York and a young receptionist. When one of them is on a plane from Boston to L.A. and another is busy with a client in the Twin Towers, the men are suddenly thrust in the middle of a terrible plot where there is chaos and tragedy, but we completely disregard the 5,000 citizens dead and instead concern ourselves with the love lives of three whining yuppies. Or, we could just look at ''Pearl Harbor'' and think about how horrible it is to trivialize such a tragedy on the screen."
posted by adrober
on Sep 23, 2001 -
Admiral Yamamoto never said
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve" (or something like that) after Pearl Harbor. That line came from Tora! Tora! Tora!
Worth noting because an innumerable number of newspaper columnists have been "quoting" Yamamoto in light of the WTC attack.
posted by mcwetboy
on Sep 17, 2001 -
Oh me oh my: Video bootleggers have flooded the underground market with thousands of copies of a film labeled Pearl Harbor that contains only five minutes of the actual movie. The rest of the video contains hard porn material featuring Caucasian and Asian actors.
All together now: At Least It's More Interesting Than The Actual Movie. (link only good until the morning of July 2nd)
posted by logovisual
on Jun 30, 2001 -