Analysis of Pearl Harbor the Movie Essay

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Pearl Harbor The movie Pearl Harbor directed and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer was released in 2001. This highly praised movie allows the audience to carefully watch a movie that is based on a day that started the United States' involvement in World War II. The movie begins with a two boys, Danny Walker and Rafe McCawley, who have grown up hoping to become involved in the United States military and slowly changes to the life, excitement, and hardships of being involved in the war. Rafe is one of the best fighter pilots in the regiment and falls in love with a beautiful nurse, Lt. Evelyn Johnson. As the United States tries to help the British, Rafe volunteers to go to London. After several months he supposedly dies when shot down…show more content…
"Cut and paste history", according to Collingwood, a historian who feels that you should look at the facts, times and dates. He feels that "cut and paste history" a person is able to accomplish the most amount of objectivity because they are doing their best to prevent analysis and/or assumptions. "Cut and paste history" is more accurate because emotions and feelings should not be involved. However, when studying history through a movie this type of history would be difficult to sell to the audience, so producers and directors go back to scientific history. Scientific history is used because emotions, feelings and interpretations make the movie sell. He draws our attention by involving our emotions; we follow the love triangle that is made between Lt. Evelyn, Danny, and Rafe. We watch a desperate young girl, Betty, who hopes to meet someone she can spend the rest of her life with. She lies to the government to become a nurse. She puts her life at a possible risk in hope to find love. These are a few examples of the emotions that are attached to the movie making the viewer look at the movie in a different perspective, which often distracts the audience from what actually happened. For example the movie Yamamoto is viewed as a brilliant commander who outwitted the United States with a surprise attack, when in actuality the Japanese knew the

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