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'The Pacific' Trailer (HBO follow up series to Band of Brothers)
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Posted on 06/22/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT by maquiladora

Watch it here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9joSc5bodNI


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: thepacific

1 posted on 06/22/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora
I cannot WAIT for this. Finally, a reason to renew my HBO subscription.

(I ended it when The Sopranos and Deadwood were cancelled.)

2 posted on 06/22/2009 12:26:42 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: maquiladora

I am all over this movie. BoB is still one of my all time favorite movies. (series)


3 posted on 06/22/2009 12:30:26 PM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: maquiladora

Excellent.


4 posted on 06/22/2009 12:33:04 PM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: maquiladora

“The Pacific”

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of “Band of Brothers” telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/

http://www.pacificfans.com/


5 posted on 06/22/2009 12:35:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: maquiladora

Spielberg and Hanks did OK by “Band of Brothers”. I’ll assume that they’ll give the same respectful treatment to this. Looking forward to it.


6 posted on 06/22/2009 12:35:38 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: maquiladora

Bump for later watch.


7 posted on 06/22/2009 12:35:51 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Constitution Day

If it’s half as good as Band of Brothers, it will be outstanding.


8 posted on 06/22/2009 12:36:34 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Constitution Day

I cannot watch “Band of Brothers” w/out thinking of my dad who was in the US Army Infantry is WW II. Makes me almost cry.


9 posted on 06/22/2009 12:38:34 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m working on the show right now. Its very good. There are some incredible scenes.


10 posted on 06/22/2009 12:38:39 PM PDT by cusack7080 (Captain of industry. Please you see!)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Oh, I agree! As far as I'm concerned, Band of Brothers is the best mini-series ever created.
11 posted on 06/22/2009 12:38:55 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: maquiladora

Thanks for the heads up. I don’t have HBO, but the BOB DVD set that came out was well worth the money. My DAD was WWII Pacific, so this one is a must see.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 12:39:38 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: maquiladora
This looks great. Hope they stay true to the history and not sprinkle it with PC.
13 posted on 06/22/2009 12:41:21 PM PDT by Shqipo ((A new tagline is currently under construction))
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To: Constitution Day

I may have to sign back for HBO, i don’t want to wait a year for the boxed set.

I watched a bunch of BoB over the weekend, while it was raining AGAIN, or should I say STILL. UGH. GF thinks i’m nuts, but she wanted to watch Run’s House. I’d rather fish in the rain than watch that crap.


14 posted on 06/22/2009 12:42:43 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: cusack7080

It’s not fair to tease us like that, ya know...


15 posted on 06/22/2009 12:42:48 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Non-Sequitur
Band of Brothers was, hands-down, the best portrayal of the ETO that I've ever seen. It followed the book very closely (not saying the book was 100% correct, but the movie was true to the book). The sets, the costumes, the weaponry, were all excellent.

I'm a tightwad, and I laid out about 100 bucks to have it on DVD. Just was watching it the other night, in fact.

16 posted on 06/22/2009 12:44:11 PM PDT by wbill
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To: maquiladora

Dale Dye is the Senior military adviser, so you know it will be realistic. He was the adviser for “Saving Private Ryan” and “Band of Brothers,” as well as acting as Col. Robert Sink.


17 posted on 06/22/2009 12:47:11 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Waterboarding isn't torture. Listening to Miley Cyrus is torture.)
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To: wbill
The best Christmas present I got last year was the Band of Brothers box set. The extra features and commentaries just add depth to a terrific and moving series.
18 posted on 06/22/2009 12:50:08 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: maquiladora

I don’t have HBO but been waiting for this. Might subscribe just long enough to watch this.


19 posted on 06/22/2009 12:51:24 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: wbill
I'm a tightwad, and I laid out about 100 bucks to have it on DVD. Just was watching it the other night, in fact.

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.

20 posted on 06/22/2009 12:52:38 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: wbill
I'm a tightwad, and I laid out about 100 bucks to have it on DVD. Just was watching it the other night, in fact.

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.

21 posted on 06/22/2009 12:52:39 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: maquiladora

Ah crap. Yanked due to copyright. /sigh. Trailers shouldn’t get yanked for copyright.


22 posted on 06/22/2009 12:54:05 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: maquiladora
I believe Band of Brothers is the finest war film ever made, even at 11+ hours.

Any word on when Pacific will air?

23 posted on 06/22/2009 12:54:12 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: CholeraJoe
My “claim to fame” is meeting him in traffic court in Beaufort SC. We both were USMC Captains, both in for speeding. He was in Beaufort as consultant on The Great Santini.

Always enjoy movies he is in; helluva record as a Marine, too. Real Grit.

24 posted on 06/22/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: US Navy Vet

Yeah, it chokes me up too. Especially Day of Days.


25 posted on 06/22/2009 12:57:10 PM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: Constitution Day

I ended mine because of that stronz bill maher, i will wait for the dvd.


26 posted on 06/22/2009 1:00:15 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


27 posted on 06/22/2009 1:01:14 PM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: Tahoe3002

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.”


28 posted on 06/22/2009 1:07:42 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Waterboarding isn't torture. Listening to Miley Cyrus is torture.)
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To: maquiladora

Any clew on what battles they will cover? the Marine landings on Peleliu, or Okinawa would be great material for a series.


29 posted on 06/22/2009 1:07:56 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: maquiladora

video no longer available .........just FYI


30 posted on 06/22/2009 1:13:03 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper
this one is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeTY4P6xKZM

31 posted on 06/22/2009 1:40:10 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Non-Sequitur
A little sparse on the praise there. BoB is the greatest mini-series ever produced, followed, in my opinion, by From the Earth to the Moon and Lonesome Dove.

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.

32 posted on 06/22/2009 1:50:16 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: maquiladora
The main difference between this and BOB is that “The Pacific”, as I understand it, is fiction along the lines of “Battle Cry” as opposed to BOB being a dramatization of a nonfiction work.
33 posted on 06/22/2009 2:12:29 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: rednesss
A little sparse on the praise there.

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.

34 posted on 06/22/2009 2:28:07 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: GreenLanternCorps
The main difference between this and BOB is that “The Pacific”, as I understand it, is fiction along the lines of “Battle Cry” as opposed to BOB being a dramatization of a nonfiction work.

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.

35 posted on 06/22/2009 2:39:33 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: MrPiper; All

You can download the trailer here : http://www.pacificfans.com/trailer-videos


36 posted on 06/22/2009 2:42:17 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: Petronski
Any word on when Pacific will air?

I read a Tom Hanks interview recently, and he said it should be ready around March 2010.

37 posted on 06/28/2009 12:19:29 PM PDT by Sandy
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To: Sandy

Nine months!

Drat.


38 posted on 06/28/2009 12:20:30 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: NavyCanDo
the Marine landings on Peleliu, or Okinawa would be great material for a series.

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.

39 posted on 06/28/2009 12:33:06 PM PDT by Sandy
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