History Film / ToraToraTora

21st Dec '15 5:26:37 AM StarTropes
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* MercyKill: {{Discussed}} by Admiral Kimmel when he gets hit by a spent bullet shell during the attack.
--> '''Kimmel:''' It would have been merciful had it killed me.
9th Dec '15 12:55:59 AM BNSF1995
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* BittersweetEnding: While the Japanese manage to destroy huge numbers of American planes and severely damage most of their battleships, they fail to take out the American carriers (which were still at sea at the time of the attack), as well as missing other important targets in the harbor such as the sub pens and oil storage facilities. This would come back to haunt them a few months later. On the American side, despite the heavy losses, the attack only strengthens their resolve and removes their reluctance in going to war.

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* BittersweetEnding: While the Japanese manage to destroy huge numbers of American planes and severely damage most of their battleships, they fail to take out the American carriers (which were still at sea at the time of the attack), as well as missing other important targets in the harbor such as the sub pens and oil storage facilities. This would come back to haunt them a few months later. On the American side, despite the heavy losses, the attack only strengthens their resolve and removes their reluctance in going puts an end to war.both isolationism and the Great Depression.
18th Oct '15 6:31:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* SittingDucks: The American planes are grouped together in the middle of the airfields to protect from saboteurs, which only serves them up as perfect targets for the air attack. The Air Corps officers are [[GenreSavvy painfully aware of this]], but unable to do much about their orders.

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* SittingDucks: The American planes are grouped together in the middle of the airfields to protect from saboteurs, which only serves them up as perfect targets for the air attack. The Air Corps officers are [[GenreSavvy painfully aware of this]], this, but unable to do much about their orders.
27th Sep '15 12:26:49 PM Morgenthaler
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''Tora! Tora! Tora!'' is a 1970 film telling the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives. Unusually, the film was made by two almost independent units -- an American unit directed by Richard Fleischer, and a Japanese unit directed by Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda. This technique would be repeated with its [[SpiritualSuccessor pseudo-sequel]] ''{{Midway}}''. The original idea was to blend the two stories seamlessly, until Fleischer realized it would be better to let the two halves retain contrasting styles.

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''Tora! Tora! Tora!'' is a 1970 film telling the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives. Unusually, the film was made by two almost independent units -- an American unit directed by Richard Fleischer, and a Japanese unit directed by Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda. This technique would be repeated with its [[SpiritualSuccessor pseudo-sequel]] ''{{Midway}}''.''Film/{{Midway}}''. The original idea was to blend the two stories seamlessly, until Fleischer realized it would be better to let the two halves retain contrasting styles.
28th Jul '15 2:20:20 PM Ambaryerno
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** Between the US Army and Navy, as well. When one of the Navy analysts wants to radio Pearl Harbor a potential alert, he's told conditions are preventing communication. He then suggests using the Army, and that is automatically dismissed without even trying.
30th Jun '15 5:58:32 PM Rmpdc
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* OneSidedBattle - Except without the heroes showing up to save the day.

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* OneSidedBattle - Except without the heroes showing up to save the day.OneSidedBattle
27th Jun '15 8:15:25 AM BobTanaka
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** Apparently, Martin Balsam was reluctant to say the line "It would have been a mercy if it had killed me" regarding a spent shell that hits him in the chest. Then he was told that Admiral Kimmel actually said it.
23rd Jun '15 2:22:04 AM Rmpdc
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* FighterLaunchingSequence: Most of the American fighters are destroyed on the ground, [[SittingDucks including many trying to get into the air.]] The Japanese get one, though.

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* FighterLaunchingSequence: Most of the American fighters are destroyed on the ground, [[SittingDucks including many trying to get into the air.]] ]]
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The Japanese get one, though. one when they launch their planes from their carriers, though.
** The Americans actually do get one successful launch sequence...with only two P-40s.
22nd Jun '15 8:39:03 AM Rmpdc
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* HopeSpot: Two USAAF P-40s manage to scramble into the air and take down a few Japanese planes. They are forced to retreat eventually though due to being outnumbered and low on ammunition.
22nd Jun '15 8:36:34 AM Rmpdc
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* KatanasOfTheRisingSun: The Imperial Navy being at the center stage, for obvious reasons.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The entire attack could be considered this on account [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant of what happens to them later.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The entire attack could be considered this on account [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant of what happens to them later.the attackers later on.]]




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* YanksWithTanks: Both the US Army and Navy are heavily featured before, during, and after the attack.
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