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Title:
Midway
ISBN:
9780783255156
Uniform Title:
Midway (Motion picture : 1976)
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures : Distributed by Universal Studios, c2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format ; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 1.1 mono.; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.

Special features: Featurettes: The Making of "Midway" (39 min.); The Score of "Midway" (6 min.); Sensurround: The Sounds of "Midway" (4 min.); Scenes shot for the TV version (11 min.); "They Were There" hosted by Charlton Heston (7 min.); Photograph montage [slide show] (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Production notes [text feature]; Cast and filmmakers [text feature]; Recommendations [text feature]; DVD-ROM features ; DVD Newsletter [text feature].
Contents:
Main titles -- Something's stirring -- Tom's surprise -- Hot information -- An enemy ruse? -- Haruko -- Nimitz's team -- Kissing the enemy -- Air search -- First wave -- Attack on Midway Island -- Americans attack -- Air strike -- Bandits -- Japanese strike back -- Victory -- Crash landing -- End titles.
Abstract:
"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: Rated PG, some material my not be suitable for children.

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