You can take a look at 3 Pearl Harbor posters by clicking here.
Hans Zimmer is still working on the score for the fast approaching Pearl Harbor. While talking to Hollywood Reporter columnist, Martin Grove, Zimmer revealed, “All I can tell you is right now as I’m sitting here is I’ve been sitting here for three days trying to write a great theme. I think all of that should be in capital letters — A GREAT THEME. That’s what you do at the beginning of these projects. You sit there and you try to write The Great Theme. It’s very elusive. It tortures me and it tortures everybody around me. People don’t even go near this room while I’m writing The Theme. And I haven’t found it yet, so of course I’m in a complete panic, just like always. I always go through this stage.”
When asked how much time he has for the theme, Zimmer replies, “I don’t have any time. I don’t know. I on purpose haven’t looked at the calendar because that would be too terrifying. It’s bad enough trying to write The Theme. It’s even worse to try to have reality creep into this process. Reality is definitely the enemy in this case.”
Regarding the difference between working with Ridley Scott and Michael Bay, the composer says, “I’m just about to find out. I think right now he’s using the Ridley and Tony methods — maybe they have conferred — to leave me completely alone for a while and see what I come up with. We’ll find out. I don’t think I’ll come up with something that will completely displease him. I think I know roughly where we want to go with this material.” (Cinescape)
Hey Michael, Happy 36th Birthday!!
The full Pearl Harbor trialer will be available on michaelbay.com (courtesy of Yahoo.com). Check back around 8:30pm tonight (-5 GMT).
There are a couple news items today. The first being that Access Hollywood will be showing the NEW Pearl Harbor trailer on February 15, 2001. Check your local listings.
Here is another michaelbay.com exclusive (thanks to the “Ant” in the UK. You can see his site here ). This a story about the filming at Badmiton House.
One of the non-speaking stars of the UK filming was a small yappy dog. I guess he was the squadron mascot (we’re not going to scare the enemy with that). One if the scenes had the dog being patted by Rafe (Ben Affleck) in one of those cheesy American movie clichés to show that the lead is a loveable rogue. Needless to say that yappy dogs aren’t good at acting and there were a number of takes on that shot.
The next appearance by the dog was a scene in front of RAF Oakely (a.k.a. Badminton House) whereby the pilots sprint out towards their planes ready to engage the enemy. Set up to the right of the main door was the camera set to film the dog playing happily with a ball just as the pilots explode out of the door in clouds of dust, legs thrashing. So the scene was set, everyone was asked to be quiet (it was the last day and we were restless). The ball was put in front of the dog and it rocketed off with it, like a thing possessed. One of the assistant directors ran off after it obviously enjoying the play.
A few shots later and the dog was still happily running around with the ball. This time the pilots managed to get out of the door running. It was like watching fireworks explode as the dog ran towards them and the pilots jumped this way and that to avoid it. A few people stumbled. Everyone had to go back to first places for another take, and still the dog was running around with it’s ball.
Just as they were setting up for another take the dog found itself running around the legs of the assistant director. Its nose was pushing tracks in the gravel as it nudged the ball around in circles and knocked against the AD. And over he went, crashing on the floor. He got up, dusted himself off and said, “That’s going on MichaelBay.com!“. The crew laughed. The extras laughed, however, I think it was more to do with the guy being an American and falling smack on his butt.
Anyway, here is a picture of Michael getting his hair done for his cameo in “Pearl Harbor.”
Just a little reminder that today is the last day to send Michael Bay a birthday e-mail. You have until midnight tonight to submit them. Click on the link above to fill out the form.
There have been rumors that the production of Pearl Harbor is going to be delayed for numerous problems (lawsuits, historical innacuracies, etc). I am writing this update to clear up all this crap (I hardly respond to rumors). Some people…
That is NOT TRUE. These rumors are 100% BS. Disney, BayFilms, and Bruckiemer Films are all right on schedule. There are no lawsuits of any kind, and the historical aspect of the movie has been praised from the military to historians. That’s the OFFICIAL word.
Having said that, the Criterion Edition of THE ROCK will be released on March 13, 2001. You can go here to pre-order it.