The world premiere will be held at an outdoor theater on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island on May 21. Rear Adm. John Costas, acting Pacific Fleet deputy commander, says the Navy wants to invite former president George Bush to the premiere. Bush was a naval aviator who was shot down by the Japanese in WWII and rescued by a U.S. submarine. The film was shot at Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks, and other Oahu military installations with assistance from the Pentagon. Dept. of Defense approval is needed for the premiere to be held on Ford Island. (Variety)
According to USA TODAY, somewhere right around the SUPER BOWL will be a big PEARL HARBOR trailer… which won’t be playing during the game per se… but either during Half Time or in the Post-Game section!
The correct answer for the Pearl Harbor poster giveaway was:
12 years old. Michael was 12 when he first met his future DP John Schwartzman. The answer was found in a Real Audio file that contained an interview with Schwartzman. You can find it under “Articles/Audio interviews/”Reflections on Michael Bay.” You can click HERE to hear the answer.
A lot of you nailed down the correct answer at midnight. So it came down to tenths of a second (to see where you came in, click here). And the winner is:
from Richmond, BC, Canada
I will be giving away more stuff in the near future, so stay tuned.
Just a little reminder that the first correct answer received on midnight (12am) January 5, 2001 will win the official Pearl harbor poster. the question:
“How old was Michael Bay when he met John Schwartzman (his DP)?”
Please send your correct answer along with your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org
no earlier than JANUARY 5, 2001 12am Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT).
Got a lot of good stuff today…
1.- Here is an article I picked up from the US Navy’s web site. It’s about the filming of Pearl Harbor on the USS Constellation. They speak with some of the crew and there are some pictures of Michael, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Affleck.
2.- Click here to see some pictures from the set and aboard the USS Constellation.