Contest update

Posted on Dec 23, 2000

Due to reasons that people are away for the holidays, the date for receiving the correct question for the poster giveaway has been pushed back to January 5, 2001 12am Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT). In other words, I will not accept answers before January 5, 2001. (I have already received answers which will be discarded).

Poster Contest

Posted on Dec 22, 2000

Well, the official “Pearl Harbor” site is up and running. Go and check it out. It mentions the “new” trailer will be out around mid January.

Ok, the reasons why I haven’t posted any details about the poster is because I was sick. So here we go.

In order to win this poster, you will have to answer a question. The answer is somewhere in this site. You’ve got to scour this site. Once you think you’ve got the CORRECT answer, you will have to e-mail me the answer no earlier than JANUARY 5, 2001 12am Eastern Standard Time (in other words, New York time or -5 GMT). Any submission BEFORE the date posted in this paragraph will be invalid and discarded. The FIRST person to send the email with the correct answer wins the poster. The winner’s name will be posted on this site. The winner’s name and correct answer will be posted on on January 8, 2000.

Here is the question:

“How old was Michael Bay when he met John Schwartzman (his DP)?”

Please send your answer along with your name and mailing address to poster
no earlier than JANUARY 5, 2001 12am Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT).

Pearl Harbor trailer info

Posted on Dec 15, 2000

I will post instructions on Saturday (pm) on how you can win an official Pearl Harbor poster. It’s been a long and tired week, so forgive me for not puting up the instructions on Wednesday.
Ok…you’ve been asking for the trailer. This damn trailer has been out on the theaters for the past 3 weeks. Where in the online hell is it? Well, I have some bad news…again.

As many of you know, on 12.01.00 I mentioned that I received official word that the trailer new full trailer for Pearl Harbor was being rescored for the internet and TV, and that at the moment they DO NOT have a date. As of now, Michael is busy editing, trying to make some free time for the holidays (that’s if he has any). I do not know if there will be a new trailer attached to any prints that are scheduled for the Xmas weekend.

Nick at sent me the following:

“I recently spoke with Disney and asked what the delay was on their trailer for Pearl Harbor. I was told that they will not release the new trailer until……………………mid January. The reason is because of various ‘other commitments’ elsewhere that needs to be taken care of. Whatever that means I don’t know, but they sure know how to piss of a very dedicated and excited fan community.”

I fell the pain brother. So there you have it.

My guess that the Mouse House is either revving up an enormous advertising campaign or it screwing up, or being lazy (which I highly doubt, they have to much $$$ riding on this movie).

As someone said on the message board “I don’t understand why we are still waiting [for the new trailer]. This is possibly the most wanted trailer in the world right now.”


Posted on Dec 8, 2000

Keep your eyes open. I will be giving away a free “Pearl Harbor” poster. Keep checking back for details.

Bruckheimer talks Pearl Harbor

Posted on Dec 6, 2000

For those of you that haven’t purchased the DVD for “Gone in 60 Seconds,” go out and buy it!! It has lots of cool stuff on it, especially a conversation with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In it he talks about what a producers does, they also show some behind the scenes of “Armageddon,” and “The Rock.” You get to see lots of shots of Michael at work during “The Rock” and “Armageddon.” Jerry also talks about “Pearl Harbor.” He goes on to say that “you haven’t seen a movie like “Pearl Harbor” in the past 40-45 years…it’s a classic.” He also mentions that “Pearl Harbor” reminds him of David Lean’s movies, and that Michael is “up there” on par with David Lean.

Michael Bay eyeing King Arthur project?

Posted on Dec 5, 2000

Yes, you read right.

It seems that there is another film Michael might direct after “Pearl Harbor.” (He’s been mentioned as possibly directing “Africa,” “The Gory Details,” and another one that concerns the kidnapping of a high-powered attorney’s wife; the ransom for her safe release is his suicide).

According to Variety columnist Michael Fleming, writer-producer David Franzoni, who concocted Gladiator, is working on bringing the story of King Arthur to the big screen again. An outline for the project was sold to Disney with word that the script is now being written by Franzoni. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is already attached to handle it with word that the film may be Michael Bay’s next after Pearl Harbor.

Disney is attempting to keep a veil of secrecy around the project with word that the coming film will approach the familiar material in a “much different” way. The columnist reports that this new version of the story will be entrenched in reality looking at the politics of the era in a world where the Roman Empire has fallen. This Braveheart-like approach will favor gritty realism over the expected mystical stuff.

Pearl Harbor coincidence

Posted on Dec 4, 2000

Is this a coincidence? I was browsing through and came across this book: “Pearl Harbor, 1941” by Nancy Holder. It talks about 20-year-old Bekah Martin who completes her nurse’s training in San Francisco, her aunt begs her not to return to her sheltered life on the Hawaiian Islands. Aunt Miriam insists that the Territory of Hawaii will look very different after all she’s seen on the mainland. What her aunt does not realize is that Bekah had come to California not to seek adventure, but refuge from the tragic fire that had claimed the life of David MacLaughlin÷her fiance. Bekah now plans to return home and marry David’s twin brother Ian, who shares David’s last name but none of his independence.
On the journey home she encounters Scott DeAngelo, a brash New Yorker and naval ensign. Scott is pushy, opinionated, and overwhelming, and Bekah steels herself against the undeniable attraction that develops between them. That is, until the morning of December 7, when a surprise attack on American airships takes the island by storm, and Bekah is forced to choose between her sense of responsibility and her love for Scott…

Hmmm…is it me or does this sounds like Kate Beckinsdale’s character in “Pearl Harbor?”

If you’re interested in the book, click here.

Pearl Harbor trailer update

Posted on Dec 1, 2000

I have just receive official word that the new “Pearl Harbor” is currently being rescored for internet and television use. They do not have an exact date yet. And again, if it *does* appear online anytime soon, I will notify you all on the mailing list.