UPDATE — Rick 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.