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Pearl Harbor (2001) | > Final Paper | MDIA 350 | | Matthew C. Johnson | November 24, 2009 |

Matthew Johnson
Beth Novak
Evolution of Multimedia (MDIA 350)
24 November 2009
Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor is a docu-drama that was released May 25 2001 and details the attack of the Empire of Japan on the Naval and Air forces the United States had stationed at Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian Islands that brought the United States into World War II. The story of Pearl Harbor, and the men and women who became heroes that day is a story that needs to be told. People need to know what happened that day so that they will never take for granted the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women every day. This movie is very important in the media industry because it showed that there is still a lot that can be done with practical effects instead of relying on the new digital technology to do the work for you, and because this movie is an excellent example of a story-driven visual effects film. This movie would not be possible without the visual effects featured in it, but the film doesn’t rely on those effects to tell the story. Pearl Harbor won the Oscar in 2002 for Best Sound Editing, and was nominated for Best Visual Effects. This nomination is no surprise however, when one looks at the effects company that worked on this film. This film was directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) was the major contributor of the visual and special effects for Pearl Harbor. ILM has made their mark in the movie industry with such films as: Jurassic Park, Artificial Intelligence: AI, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and The Mummy Returns [ (Wikipedia - Industrial Light and Magic) ]. Michael Bay has directed such movies as Coyote Ugly, Armageddon, and Bad Boys [ (Wikipedia - Michael Bay) ]. Jerry…...

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