Watching 'Pearl Harbor'... Makes me feel one of 'em....

@mr_pearl (5037)
India
June 23, 2012 5:07pm CST
My Dear Fellows... Maybe, I'm hallucinating or dreaming... Maybe I'm just obsessed or self deceited... Maybe, I'm insane... I'm watching 'Pearl Harbor', maybe for 10 thousadth time. And I feel it.... I am not easily given to crying... But the intensity of attack on Pearl Harbor gives me insane shocks and I cry to death. It judt makes me wanna be there and do something, help 'em, fight with 'em, try to save 'em. Although it is past, I feel its happening and I'm doin' nothin'. I feel as if I was on Arizona who took the first hit... I crave and I feel that I'm a part of Colonol Dolittle's squad raiding Japan.... Maybe I'm insane or obsessed... Maybe am just dreaming.. But I always feel that I've a connection with America and that is my real home.. Am I crazy??? Please lemme know....
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10 responses
• United States
23 Jun 12
Pearl harbor is a pretty intense movie even on the 'happiest' days of watching it. Seems like when 4th of July or memorial day roll around that it is even a stronger patriotic feel for those that watch it. Take this as a good feeling...a feeling that you are not apathetic and believe in something bigger than you.
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• United States
24 Jun 12
hi mr.pearl...i think it is wonderful that you have feelings and empathy...so many people don't and could care less about others! also, it is good that you are caring towards other countries...a lot of people seem to just really brag about their own country and hate all other countries...i feel this is not right, that we are all citizens of the world, in the family of humanity...so no, it is not crazy that you should feel that way at all, it is good.
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• United States
24 Jun 12
That's it! No more sad films! They will only get you down! Get out and do something Or see a light film. No more films that make you cry! When you said you were seeing Pearl Harbor I thought you were enjoying it. Now I want to take the film out of the DVD player and hide it! Isn't there a film that makes you feel happy? See that. Me? I like Ghajini, you know action films.
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• United States
24 Jun 12
Oops! I didn't answer your question. No , you are not crazy. I believe you were an American in a previous life. I have the same pull but it is for England.
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
25 Jun 12
I would say you are too engrossed with the show. I've watched it twice and i still like the movie, but i don't feel i'm one of them, for i know, i don't have what it takes to be like them. I envy and admire their courage, willing to put their lives on the line, risk losing everything for the sake of lifelong honour. Perhaps you should wait for some war to happen to your country, and you shall fight on the frontline, by then, you are really one of them.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Hi Mr.Pearl, I have not seen the movie but it's on my list for if I ever have the time. I do know it was a very, very horrific event and I'm sure I'll be just like you when I see it. I don't think you are crazy at all. I think maybe your tears have a lot to do with the fact that so many humans were killed and suffered.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
24 Jun 12
that movie is pretty good but if you really want the whole story you should watch Tora, Tora, Tora. that is the best movie about the attack on Pearl Harbor. maybe you should right a story about your feelings.
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@chriskoh (16)
• Philippines
24 Jun 12
Of course it is a story of love and heroism. All of us might see Ben Affleck as ourselves. He lost everything in the middle part of the movie. He lost his aircraft. He lost his lady of his life. Most of all he lost his trust of his best friend who betrayed him. In the end, it's a story of forgiveness and moving on. This is life and we can connect to the story
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24 Jun 12
i like this movie with good director and fhotografy,good imazination
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
24 Jun 12
When people fall in trouble, the one who has seen it will create a feeling to want to help them. But in most time, they can not do that. The war is cruel. Poeple in the war are always killed for no reason. If you look a war movie, you will want to help them. But if you are really in the war, the most important thing to do is to protect yourself. Saving people in the war, love is far from enough, you should have the courage, the ability to provide medicine and other things and you should have the ability to keep calm and make rational decision. That is not enough for a normal person raised in a peaceful world.
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@Hatley (164526)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jun 12
hi mrpearl its a wonderful passionate fascinating heart wrenching movie so intense and powerful. I have seen it a number of times' and it still gets to me too.It does seem so real and I can see how you could get carried away too., no not insane just really into the movie.You are not crazy at all, just pulled into the movieand its realism. great movie.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Jun 12
The other day I had my grandson over and we decided to have a movie night. I had a a bit of a rough day the day before and still feeling the after effects. One of the movies he chose was an Adam Sandler movie, "Reign over me". I suggested we watch that one first since it was Adam Sandler and a "comedy" would be just the thing my little spirit needed. Well, let me tell you...it caught me right off guard. It was about a man who just lost his mind after his family was all killed on the 9/11 attacks. The fact that he is normally a goofy comedian, well, just made it all the more heartwrenching. I cried my eyes out. My grandson who is 13 picked on me relentlessly but I just could not help it. I can so relate to this crying over these tragic movies that have to do with real life events.
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