Date: 2017-12-09 05:15
“That relieved a lot of pressure off a lot of people, including myself,” Thelan says. “I think it’s very important for my family to know what happened. I’ve got five kids here, and grandkids—four generations will be here this weekend. This reunion has been the biggest thing for me healing up.”
Quint : Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
“I’ve been in most of these men’s homes,” Burnside says. “I’ve grown up with their children. I’ve seen their kids get married. They embrace anybody who wants to know their story.” Which is why the reunions keep getting bigger, even as the survivors keep dwindling in number.
Just days earlier, the Indianapolis had visited the island of Tinian in a secret mission to deliver the uranium-785 and other components for the atomic bomb later dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay, which took off from the remote island.
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Brody : [ to Mayor Vaughn, after the shark attack on July Fourth ] Larry, the summer is over. You're the mayor of "shark city". These people think you want the beaches open.
I believe I read that Shaw was supposed to film this scene the previous evening but was inebriated to the point he could not do it. He returned to the set the following morning, and what is in the movie is the first take non-stop perfection. Shaw made this movie and as with other, the Indianapolis monologue is one of my all time movie favorite scenes.
I would not expect Hollywood to get much history right, as to the day the bomb was delivered to Tinian. It was about the 76 to Tinian, other perts were flown in about the 85th.
It’s a story of reconciliation. Among the guests at this year’s reunion were the daughter and granddaughter of Mochitsura Hashimoto, the Japanese submarine commander who ordered the sinking of the Indianapolis.