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    Tora Tora Tora

    JAMESJAZZGUITA, Guess I was generalizing. Never considered the ones put out by "major studios" were Film Noir --- just good movies and I have always watched. The ones I referred to are the independent studio ones. They're kinda like watching old Sci-Fi movies; somewhat cheesey but you still find yourself watching them. Funny how crime doesn't pay whether it be a "A" or "B" film, but as you said the "B" bad guy is generally knocked off with a "he deserved it" perspective. I said I just recently started watch Film Noir, so thanks for pointing out I have been watching them all alon
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    Tora Tora Tora

    TopBilled, I'm a "tolerant of all political/religious views" type, BUT I'm also a "don't shove your views down my throat" type. By the same token I'm neither liberal or conservative; guess I'd be classified as a "fence sitter" untill I make up my mind as to whether I'm liberal or conservative on a subject. I watch movies like Inherit the Wind and Grapes of Wrath the same way. Would anyone argue the way the "downtrodden man" or "teacher" were treated was justified? It was just plain wrong and if that comes across in a liberal or conservative fashion, what's the difference? It made you
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    Tora Tora Tora

    Now that I thought about it more Grapes of Wrath: Thought it was extremely well done depicting the plight of the everyday man during the Depression. Brought across how humans can be compassionate, but also our brutalness towards one another. All the King's Men: Lines up pretty well with Huey Long's career and how "dirty" politics were and are. Boom Town: Depicted the greed and shortsightedness of the oil companies even in 1940. Tracy's courtroom speech was outstanding and predicted 78 years ago where we stand with oil today! Inherit the Wind: Good depiction of the Scope
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    Tora Tora Tora

    Don't misunderstand me, I love good movies, especially the old ones. I'll take a movie at face value and enjoy watching it without critiquing things about it. Example: Santa Fe Trail ---it doesn't bother me that, going by the movie, Jeb Stuart (1854) and George Custer (1861) graduated from West Point at the same time, or that together they captured John Brown, when in reality it was Robert E Lee and Jeb Stuart. I just sit back and enjoy it as a good old movie. Raymond Massey played a great John Brown. I know movies are simply a trip to fanatsyland. The things Errol Flynn pulls off are unbeliev
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    Tora Tora Tora

    I agree that it wasn't a documentary in the true sense of the word, but I find it to presents the facts better then some so called "historical documentations" out there. I also agree that the Japanese perspective was presented in an unbiased manner. The fact that it was brought out that US sanctions against Japan played a major role in things and the attack wasn't simple Japan waking up one morning and deciding "Hey! Let's attack the US for the hell of it!" I'm sure showing all the US blunders leading up to the attack probably didn't sit well with US movie goers, but history is history. I
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    Tora Tora Tora

    Just curious as to other's opinions as to why Tora! Tora! Tora! seems to have always gotten trash reviews? Being it is as historically correct as you can get, is that the problem --- not entertaining enough? While the more recent Pearl Harbor might be entertaining, that's all it is! There's little based on fact, and even then it's a looooong stretch of the truth. Given when it was made in 1969, the amount of effort that was put into making Tora! Tora! Tora! was huge. Without CGI at thier disposal, 99% of what appears on film were real three dimensional objects, created for the film.
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