By Ray Roberts
Battleship Texas will play a major role in one of
The biggest and most expensive motion picture projects ever. The $145 million
production of Disney's 'Pearl Harbor" will boast exterior shots of the USS Texas,
depicting the USS Tennessee, USS Oklahoma, and the USS West
Virginia in the attack of Pearl Harbor. Interior scenes were also shot for
use as the USS Hornet.
"Pearl Harbor" used over 350 extras and film
crew, including 100 plus local extras for the one-week long filming aboard.
The film staring Ben
Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Hartnett and Kate
Beckinsale is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of the December
7, 1941 attack on U.S. naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Directing "Pearl Harbor" is Michael Bay, producing
is Jerry Bruckheimer, the same team that made 1998's biggest moneymaker
Battleship Texas' first brush with the silver
screen came in 1966 during the production of "The Sand Pebbles"
starring Steve McQueen. He was filmed leaving the Battleship Texas before
reporting aboard the "Sand Pebble". However in the editing process
this footage was removed before the film was released.......
that were used for scenes in the movie "Pearl Harbor" are;
(in the movie the
medical office was General Doolittle's Office while aboard the aircraft carrier
and the ship's
Radar Room which was the USS Hornet's Radar room in the movie.
Last for those of
you very familiar with the USS Texas BB35 take a look at Ben Affleck's cabin
while he was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and see if you can identify
the compartment aboard the Battleship Texas?
If you can then
send me an e-mail and I'll tell you if your correct;