Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American epic romantic war drama film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, and Alec Baldwin. The film presented a heavily fictionalized version of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, focusing on a love story set amidst the lead up to the attack and its aftermath, and the Doolittle Raid.
The film was a box office success, earning $59 million in its opening weekend and, in the end, nearly $450 million worldwide, but received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized its story, dialogue, length and historical inaccuracies. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning in the category of Best Sound Editing. However, it was also nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture. This marked the first occurrence of a Worst Picture-nominated film winning an Academy Award.
Sound Design Services were provided by Skywalker Sound. Ethan Van der Ryn served as the Sound Designer and Christopher Boyes as Supervising Sound Editor for Skywalker Sound (as well as an uncredited sound effects recordist and possibly sound designer). Sound Editors Scott Guitteau and Chris Scarabosio are claimed to be uncredited Sound Design Editors; Beau Borders served as Sound Design Editor. Scott Guitteau is also uncredited as a field recordist. 'Supervising Sound Editor 'George Watters II and Sound Editor Robert L. Sephton contributed sound editorial and possibly sound design at Disney Digital Studio Services (AKA Buena Vista Sound), which is uncredited on the film. Foley Artists include Dan O'Connell & John Cucci, recorded by Linda Lew, at One Step Up (uncredited).