The Battle of Midway
the Battle of Midway is Documentary film of 1942 put in scene by John Ford. Images color of the Bataille of Midway are illustrated with the voice of several narrators, of which Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell.
The film starts in a documentary style with a male narrator explaining where Midway is and which is its strategic importance. Five minutes later, the format changes slightly, with more carefree images of GI to work on the island, the appearance of a feminine voice. The voice is that of a woman of Middle Age of Springfield, which is the model of the mother-type, explaining how it identifies such or such boy of its birthplace.
The account turns brutally to the battle with roughly 5 minutes devoted to the defense of the island, the naval battle, and its consequences. At the end, the various known Japanese losses are shown (4 aircraft carriers, 34 battleships, etc), then striped with red painting.
Notes of productionThe film, one 18 minutes duration, was distributed by the Twentieth Century Fox and gained the Oscar of the best documentary film.
John Ford filmed itself in 16mm, camera with the shoulder, the battle which was unexpected. He was in transit on the island, left his berth of the district of the officers (BOQ, bachelor officers' quarters ) by the noises of the battle, and turning started. Ford was wounded by enemy fire during the turning of the battle.
Another film on the same subjectIn 1976, the feature-length film, the Battle of Midway , with Charlton Heston, Henry Founded and Robert Mitchum was left by Universal Pictures.
- anglophone Wikipédia
- the film on video Google
- Page IMDB
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