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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:27 PM

The first pictures of Band of Brothers: The Pacific !

The Pacific, The very awaited continuation of Band off Brothers,

The video here :


http://www.filmsactu.com/news-serie-tv-les...acific-5041.htm


The series will be diffused on Canal+ in the current of  year 2009 .Here, in France

I am in a hurry to see it !!


Sorry the article is in French !

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:03 AM

Lee and I have been eagerly awaiting for this series. We are really looking forward to this. Thanks for sharing it.

For those who don't read French, it basically says it probably won't be broadcast until 2010.  So be patient!
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:02 AM

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For those who don't read French, it basically says it probably won't be broadcast until 2010.  So be patient!

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:27 PM

After Band of Brothers, HBO will launch during 2010, another new series based on the Second World War. This is the Pacific, which tells the story of 3 U.S. Marines in the attack on Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender.

The Pacific is produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e99B80crU3E

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:56 PM

Hi Vee:

We already had a topic on this, which was started back in January, so I merged the two.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

Lee and I can't wait to see it. Lee's loves the Pacific Theatre. That's his specialty!!!
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:13 PM

HBO gives us new pictures !!

http://www.hbo.com/events/pacific/slideshow.html

http://www.pararesearchteam.com/ThePacific...acific-Set.html


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:23 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Basilone

Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.[1]

He held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal, after his 15-member unit was reduced to two men.[2] Basilone was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima, after which he was posthumously honored with the Navy Cross. He is the only enlisted Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart. Basilone is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

In April 2007, it was announced that Basilone's deeds, along with Robert Leckie's memoirs, Helmet for My Pillow, and Eugene B. Sledge's book With the Old Breed.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:26 PM

Can't wait. Thanks for part of the story line. Like to follow.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:28 PM

HBO will be showing a mini series titled "The Pacific" starting next month.  It is by the same group than produced "Band of Brothers".  It traces several soldiers through their service time in the Pacific Theater.  I don't have HBO, but look forward to seeing it on DVD
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

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HBO will be showing a mini series titled "The Pacific" starting next month.  It is by the same group than produced "Band of Brothers".  It traces several soldiers through their service time in the Pacific Theater.  I don't have HBO, but look forward to seeing it on DVD


   I have a friend in Australia (where the series was filmed) that has been telling me this series should be premiering sometime soon but didn't know exactly when, so this is great news. I don't have HBO either, so I will have to wait for it on DVD also, but that shouldn't be too far down the road. Watch the popularity (and price) of  USMC items soar on ebay after this, just like 101rst Airborne items did after Band of Brothers.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:52 AM

The Pacific Tonight at 8:30PM ET/PT, HBO will air a 30 minute behind-the-scenes special: "The Making Of The Pacific".

I just saw the above post on FACEBOOK.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:39 AM

I didn't have HBO before about 5 hours ago, but I have it now!

Wow, the show was great and looks like it will only get better. Today's show had a lot of background and that sort of thing much like BoB episode 1. Looking forward to the rest!!
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:48 AM

We just watched it too, and am very eager to see the rest. Well done as expected. Glad you got to see it.

Have to admit because of the death of my friend last week, I was very leery about watching people get injured or killed tonight. It just hit home a little more than usual.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:17 AM

So, how many others saw this great show? What did you think of the first episode?  Let's hear from you.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:32 AM

I don't get HBO... sad.gif  perhaps it will be viewable online or to dvd soon.  


...but I did get to hug an Iwo Jima veteran today biggrin.gif
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:35 AM

We ,across the 'Pond', won't get to see it until the Spring, do'hhhhhh.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:43 AM

Upon talking with hubby and the feedback he got on one of the forums he belongs to, the only thing really lacking was character development. It did move along too fast. Would have liked to seen a bit more homeland scenes so we could get to know the men better, before they shipped to Guadalcanal.

As he stated, by the time the first episode of BOB was done, you had a real feel for each of the guys.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:47 PM

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Upon talking with hubby and the feedback he got on one of the forums he belongs to, the only thing really lacking was character development. It did move along too fast. Would have liked to seen a bit more homeland scenes so we could get to know the men better, before they shipped to Guadalcanal.

As he stated, by the time the first episode of BOB was done, you had a real feel for each of the guys.


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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:03 PM

Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit

High praise from Patton indeed. He was right though, there were a lot of dogface soldiers (like you, Rocky) in the Pacific, too. Marines have to have a great PR team or we wouldn't exist today. There was a major push to eliminate the USMC for quite some time following WWII. Incidentally, here is a website with the whole Patton 3rd Army speech.

More high praise from an Army commander: “The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!” J. J. Pershing

Rocky, I bet there were a lot of Marines who would have preferred being in Italy. Each place had a tenacious enemy and it's share of crappy terrain and weather, but Italy had Italian women and wine!
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:41 PM

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Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit

High praise from Patton indeed. He was right though, there were a lot of dogface soldiers (like you, Rocky) in the Pacific, too. Marines have to have a great PR team or we wouldn't exist today. There was a major push to eliminate the USMC for quite some time following WWII. Incidentally, here is a website with the whole Patton 3rd Army speech.

More high praise from an Army commander: “The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!” J. J. Pershing

Rocky, I bet there were a lot of Marines who would have preferred being in Italy. Each place had a tenacious enemy and it's share of crappy terrain and weather, but Italy had Italian women and wine!


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:40 PM

Thought I should jump on the bandwagon before all hell breaks lose...

I'm sure some of you have heard about the latest comments from Tom Hanks regarding war and racism.

I am still waiting to hear more, but according to some news sources, Tom made some comments regarding war and racism.  You may not agree with his comments, or think they were inappropriate, but some veteran's groups and articles are falsely accusing Mr Hank's of saying "WWII veteran's were racists."  I'm sorry, but after doing some extensive research, I have found no comments to match this accusation.


Here's an  article presented by CBS News:


(CBS)   Comments actor and producer Tom Hanks made in interviews regarding the conflict with the Japanese during World War II are sparking controversy.

In an interview with Time magazine, Hanks, who starred in the World War II drama "Saving Private Ryan" and produced both "Band of Brothers" and the current HBO series "The Pacific" with Stephen Spielberg, compared the Japanese conflict to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as 'yellow, slant-eyed dogs' that believed in different gods," he told the magazine. "They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different. Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what's going on today?"

Hanks brought up the comparison again while promoting "The Pacific" during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"'The Pacific' is coming out now, where it represents a war that was of racism and terror. And where it seemed as though the only way to complete one of these battles on one of these small specks of rock in the middle of nowhere was to - I’m sorry - kill them all. And, um, does that sound familiar to what we might be going through today? So it's-- is there anything new under the sun? It seems as if history keeps repeating itself."


The remarks have stirred a backlash from conservatives.

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly said Hanks is trying to "inject racism" into both wars.

"We had to kill the Japanese because the Japanese wouldn't surrender, period…and the jihadists, if they were Thais, Burmese, and they attacked us, we'd be doing the same thing today," O'Reilly said on Saturday.

Karl Rove, in an interview with O'Reilly on Monday, said that Hanks is "impervious to rational discussion."

Rove said Hanks is "a wonderful actor, he's a superb director, he's a good storyteller, but he's a conventional Hollywood liberal…He receives his opinions in whatever they drink or smoke or eat out there in southern California in the acting community."

Hanks defended his remarks to CNSNews.com during an appearance at the World War II memorial in Washington on Thursday.

"I said it's familiar with what’s going on today," he said. "You can walk into the National World War II museum in New Orleans, in the Pacific wing, and Steven Ambrose himself has made that very point. It's up in black and white, that after Pearl Harbor, these people that were very, very different from each other, the Americans and the Japanese, who had different heritages, who had different theologies and different ways of government, had a different sense of society went at it tooth and nail."

Hanks continued, "I have talked to all sorts of people who have, in the vernacular, used incredibly racist terms about the people on the other side of the fence, and we can see all the time that comes over in the regular news media from their side, from the other side, terms that can only be viewed as racist. But let’s just take the word 'racism' out of it and put 'ignorance' instead, because it’s, racism, is a mere virulent form of what that ignorance is."

I’d like to think that as our time has gone by and as Americans have found themselves in 2010, ignorance is being replaced by a certain amount of enlightenment and racism is going to be replaced eventually by an acceptance. It’s just taking an awfully long time."


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:36 PM

Well his being a liberal doesn't surprise me after things he has said in the past. Comparing the racism in the Pacific in WWII to today defies either an education of how things are done over there, logic, or both. There was a lot of racism for the Japanese in WWII. You can see that in the art work of the time. The anti-German propaganda of the time (in general) made fun of the leaders. When they weren't focused on Hitler et al., they were portraying a German figure as a sinister person. They weren't racist in that the average Germans looked a lot like the average American. The anti-Japanese propaganda consisted of caricatures of Japanese people in general.

  

  

We were at total war with both nations and no holds were barred.

There is NO comparison to what is going on now. The way we are fighting on the tactical level is different, the way we are pursuing the war on the strategic and operational level is different, the enemy and the way they fight is different, the reasons the enemy fights is different, there is no American propaganda against the enemy, I could go on and on. And on that last note, not only is there no propaganda that decries the brutality of the jihadists, but we can't even bring ourselves to say that is who our conflict is with!! Even in the Bush years it was "Global War on Terrorism". Terrorism is a tactic, not an opponent. Were we at war with "naval aviation" following the Pearl Harbor attack? Maybe Roosevelt should have pronounced the "Global War on Attacking". We aren't at war with Basque terrorists, we aren't at war with the IRA, we aren't (weren't more appropriately) at war with the Tamil Tigers. The "terrorists" who use the "terrorism" that we are at war with are Muslims! That's the common thread!! AND WE CAN'T SAY IT!!!

And as far as the troops "racism" in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have not seen it. You certainly get an appreciation for how great it is to an American by going over there, but if there are harbored racist feelings about Arabs (of course it exists) it does not rear its head outside the main gate of the FOBs (Forward Operating Bases). The Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the US military are the most professional bunch that has ever stepped foot on the battlefield. [And the same goes for our European allies there in the fight with us.] Comparing the Racism of the servicemen fighting the brutal (and VERY racist) Japanese to what is going on now is asinine. Anyone who is familiar with the Pacific war as he obviously is should know that - unless they know absolutely nothing about today's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And that, I believe, is the problem.
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