Skip to comments.'The Pacific' Trailer (HBO follow up series to Band of Brothers)
Posted on 06/22/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT by maquiladora
Watch it here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9joSc5bodNI
The History Channel currently has the rights to BofB and will hold a marathon a couple of weekends per year. Last one was yesterday and Saturday. Of course, they bleep out some of the choicer language.
Ah crap. Yanked due to copyright. /sigh. Trailers shouldn’t get yanked for copyright.
Any word on when Pacific will air?
Always enjoy movies he is in; helluva record as a Marine, too. Real Grit.
Yeah, it chokes me up too. Especially Day of Days.
I ended mine because of that stronz bill maher, i will wait for the dvd.
My neighboor Bill was in the Army in WWII, and he had a difficult time watching it himself at first. The battle scenes in particular were just a little bit too real for him.
If FR will forgive the language, his exact quote was “To be anymore real you’d have to lay balls deep in the sand, 80 lbs of gear and somethiing jabbing you in the kidney, while taking shots between gasping breaths hoping to God you’re at least helping to pin down that bastard shooting at you.”
Later he bought a new TV with built in DVD player and he and his war buddies would gather round watching BoB while drinking beer and whisky, retelling war stories. They had to have watched it a hundred times, and killed as many bottles of whisky doing it.
He died last fall. God bless him. He packed a lot of living into 89 years. I miss him dearly, he added a whole lot of color to the neighborhood. He used to threaten me to come mow his yard or he’d get sweet on my wife.
That’s cool. I didn’t see Dye credited as an actor but Freddie Joe Farnsworth is credited. He’s one of Dye’s cohorts in his military training company. Farnsworth played the trooper on the white horse in Episode 3: Carentan of “Band Of Brothers.”
Any clew on what battles they will cover? the Marine landings on Peleliu, or Okinawa would be great material for a series.
video no longer available .........just FYI
The short interviews at the beginning of each episode with the surviving members of Easy Company are hard to watch and keep a dry eye at the same time. I have no doubt that Hanks and Spielberg will do this justice.
Totally unintentional, I assure you. I agree that BofB is a work of art. I can watch that scene where Spears runs through shell bursts and relieves Lt. Dyke over and over again. I also own the boxed set and have watched it many times. I think it was one of HBOs finest moments and I have high expectations that "The Pacific" will be just as well done. Now will it be as good? I have no idea - I read Ambrose's book and know how well he followed the story. I haven't read either of the books "The Pacific" will be based on.
The word is that it's mostly based on Eugene Sledge's "With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa" and Robert Leckie's "Helmet For My Pillow," plus they're working in the story of John Basilone, which should cover Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.
Basically they've had to create a fictional spine from which to hang true stories.
You can download the trailer here : http://www.pacificfans.com/trailer-videos
I read a Tom Hanks interview recently, and he said it should be ready around March 2010.
Both of those will be in the series. Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima too. Chesty Puller and John Basilone are two of the main characters, btw.
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