Tora Tora Tora

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970. Vintage US one sheet poster for the 1970 US-Japanese film. The film won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.Several screenwriters were employed to write the script, including Larry Forrester and Mitchell Lindemann for the American scenes, and Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, and Akira Kurosawa for the Japanese scenes. Kurosawa was excited to direct the Japanese scenes once he heard that David Lean ("Great Expectations," 1946, "The Bridge on the River Kwai," 1957, and "Lawrence of Arabia," 1962) was going to direct the American scenes. Lean was never a involved to begin with, and Kurosawa successfully left the project and received no screenwriting or directorial credit.

Based on a nonfiction piece by Gordon Prange, first published under the same name in Reader's Digest, and later expanded into a book titled "At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story Of Pearl Harbor."

Notable primarily for the enormous price tag attached to its production, the film recreated the events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pear Harbor. American and Japanese filmmakers collaborated on the World War two picture, which was far more successful in Japan than in the US. Notorious director Akira Kurosawa was involved in the screenwriting process, although he was uncredited in the final version.

Set in Pearl Harbor, shot on location in Hawaii, Japan, California, Washington D.C.

27 x 41 in, folded. A small stain and light toning, else Near Fine.


[Book #139880]

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