Most women think ‘Pearl Harbor’ is a jewelry store

And don’t you forget it.

UPDATERick McGinnis remembers Tora! Tora! Tora!

It was made barely thirty years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, but everyone involved – many of whom probably fought in the war – thought it a fine idea to ask the Japanese to get involved, and even direct the scenes showing their part of the attack themselves, in a way that gives them actual dignity and human culpability. Next to the Marshall Plan, it might just have been one of the most magnanimous gestures a victor has shown the defeated.

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