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Friday, April 7, 2000

Dean Sensui.
A special video report on the
filming of the movie "Pearl Harbor."
Click on the movie to view Quicktime inline
or Click below for RealVideo or to download.

‘Pearl Harbor’
filming begins

Japanese warplanes take to
the skies over Pearl Harbor

By Dean Sensui


The staff of presents this special video essay by Star-Bulletin Chief Photographer Dean Sensui.

We present his video segment in both Quicktime and in RealVideo for our readers' convenience.

The footage was shot, edited and produced yesterday.


Columns of dark smoke rose above Pearl Harbor as Japanese planes bearing the distinctive red insignias flew attack runs above Battleship Row.

But this is not the start of another war. Ford island is the setting for the making of the movie Pearl Harbor, starring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsdale and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Restored Japanese planes from World War Two made a series of high-speed passes over Ford Island, giving onlookers an eerie glimpse of what it might have been like during the real attack 59 years ago.

Interview: Bob Burt, Director of Operations, USS Bowfin submarine museum

Filming is expected to continue until early May . Meanwhile these aerial enactments will be a shadowy reminder of what was one of the darkest hours in American history.

This is Dean Sensui, reporting from Pearl Harbor for


Pearl Harbor Video Essay:
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In the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and on

Bullet Fact or fiction? We compare elements of the "Pearl Harbor" movie against the historic facts.

Bullet The shooting schedule: The biggest special-effects scenes to be shot this week.

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