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Band of Brothers- Pacific

Discussion in 'Military TV & film' started by 03Fox2/1, Sep 6, 2007.


  1. 03Fox2/1

    03Fox2/1 Corporal - USMC MI.Net Member

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    Like most of you, I believe that the original movie series, Band of Brothers, by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in 2001, is far and away one of the most accurate and realistic cinematic portrayals ever made about war. The book, by Stephen E. Ambrose, was even better than this well made movie and when taken together, the book and movie are a moving memorial to not only the men of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne but also the sacrifice and bravery of all Allied troops fighting the Nazis in World War II.
    It has recently come to my attention that these same two producer-directors, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are beginning production soon on another story that needs to be told. It will be called, "Band of Brothers, Pacific" and will recall the battles in the Pacific against the Japanese in WW II. It will be filmed mostly in Australia and will once again use relatively unknown actors to portray the main characters. I believe the stories will be built around three different Marines/soldiers who fought on various islands throughout the war. I do know that one of them will be John Basilone, USMC. John Basilone was the first Marine in WW II to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was awarded it for his heroic actions on October 24-25, 1942 on Guadalcanal. He turned down a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant and could have remained safely in America, on tours, selling war bonds. Instead, he insisted on returning to the front lines and so he joined the 5th Marine Division, which became part of the landing force on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Barely two hours after landing, Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone was leading his machine-gun squad forward when a direct hit from a Jap mortar killed him and four other Marines. John Basilone was awarded the Navy Cross, the 2nd highest Marine award for valor and was the only Marine in WW II to be the recipient of both the MOH and Navy Cross.
    I'm sure the other main characters in this new endeavor from Spielberg & Hanks will be just as deserving and courageous and I look forward to viewing and owning this future tribute to the many unknown heroes of the war in the Pacific.
    Semper Fi
     
  2. PanzerBob

    PanzerBob Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    solthum Good heads ups we'll be waiting, Thanks.
     
  3. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Yep looking forward to this one (Y)
    Thanks mate
     
  4. Reloader

    Reloader Mi Lieutenant MI.Net Member

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    Look forward to it, especially as BOB set such a high standard of authenticity.
     
  5. Reloader

    Reloader Mi Lieutenant MI.Net Member

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    It's almost here. The name of the series now seems to be 'The Pacific' and is due out next year. A trailer has been released:

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

    Looks like it's going to live up to all our high expectations. I'm really looking forward to it now.
     
  6. Hollis United States

    Hollis Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Looks like a must see..........
     
  7. Unregistered

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    I worked on 'The Pacific' and the scenes in real time were breathtaking, i have alot of good memories
     

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