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"Band of Brothers" Replaying on HBO, Monday 4/8

Posted on 04/07/2002 9:28:21 PM PDT by texlok

"Band of Brothers" is coming back to HBO, starting Monday, April 8th. If you haven't seen this series, you really need to. It will give you a good view of what WWII/Europe was like. Much better than Saving Private Ryan. Looks like 9 Eastern/8 Central. They are playing Parts 1 and 2.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airborne; bandofbrothers; easycompany; hbo; wwii

1 posted on 04/07/2002 9:28:21 PM PDT by texlok
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To: texlok
Thanx tex!
2 posted on 04/07/2002 11:07:11 PM PDT by brat
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To: texlok
BTT, It's tonight.
3 posted on 04/08/2002 3:50:10 PM PDT by texlok
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To: texlok
It was great and I got every episode on tape more or less. I'm not happy with the quality of my own recordings and want the DVD set. Anyone hear when that will be available?
4 posted on 04/08/2002 3:54:59 PM PDT by Spiff
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To: Spiff
Anyone hear when that will be available?

An educated guess would be after they replay the series. I too am eagerly anticipating the DVD release. I hope it has a lot of extras!

5 posted on 04/08/2002 4:08:34 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Spiff
I'm thinking this summer, I heard end-of-May/June (which would make sense, replay it now, it finishes next month in time for Memorial Day or D-Day).

I am looking forward to the DVD as well, HBO does a very good job with their DVDs.

I had heard that HBO was incredibly pleased with the series (and considering the awards it won, who wouldn't be) and was looking at doing a similar series either in the Pacific theater, or perhaps Korea, anybody else hear that?

6 posted on 04/08/2002 8:09:51 PM PDT by texlok
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To: Spiff
November 5th
7 posted on 09/23/2002 3:52:09 AM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: texlok
Sorry for dredging up an old post. I'm pretty new at FR and "Band of Brothers" looks very interesting. For anyone who's seen it, in its entirety, does it reenact the events of WW2 fairly, or is it littered with Hollywood liberal bias?

I just want to make sure I don't waste my time.

Thank you for any input.

8 posted on 06/24/2004 12:12:22 PM PDT by we_will_prevail
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To: texlok
Good series. I heard that they were thinking of changing the name of the History Channel to the Band of Brothers Channel since they have been showing it almost nonstop for the last month.
9 posted on 06/24/2004 12:21:06 PM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: texlok

Steven Speilberg and Tom Hanks are going to do one re: the pacific theater.


10 posted on 06/24/2004 12:24:19 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Virtue is learned at a mother's knee...and vices at other joints.)
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To: eyespysomething
Steven Speilberg and Tom Hanks are going to do one re: the pacific theater.

This will be the real test of Speilberg's commitment to realism.

In other words, I hope he's not planning on shooting the series in Hawaii.

11 posted on 06/24/2004 12:27:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: we_will_prevail
Sorry for dredging up an old post. I'm pretty new at FR and "Band of Brothers" looks very interesting. For anyone who's seen it, in its entirety, does it reenact the events of WW2 fairly, or is it littered with Hollywood liberal bias?

I saw it twice in it's entirety and detected no such bias at all. An outstanding achievement.

12 posted on 06/24/2004 12:31:22 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." W. B. Yeats)
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To: we_will_prevail

Excellent. Superb. NO politics at all.



You want to have this DVD set in your collection.


13 posted on 06/24/2004 12:31:29 PM PDT by Petronski (Ronald Reagan: 1015 electoral votes.)
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To: we_will_prevail
It is based on Stephen Ambrose's book. The series includes extensive interviews of the actual "brothers", who seem to think it was well done.

Watch especially for the interviews of Dick Winters, the leader of the Band, and a true hero and man among men.

14 posted on 06/24/2004 12:32:55 PM PDT by Taliesan (fiction police)
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To: we_will_prevail
The series was based entirely upon historical accounts from members of the 506 ABN.

At least, thats what I supposed, although there are one or two incidents that seem a little unlikely - like one guy stalking & killing a death camp kommandant after the surrender. Anyway the series is very well done.

15 posted on 06/24/2004 12:34:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
CURRAHEE!

Airborne Memorial Monument Camp Toccoa, GA


16 posted on 06/24/2004 12:43:37 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Leroy S. Mort

My Dad was in the 506th.101st. Went in just behind D-day and was a Bastone. Severely wounded just after the breakout, somewhere near Foy. I watch the series with great interest as Dad would never talk about the War except to say he had never been so cold in his life (foxhole outside of Bastone for a month).


17 posted on 06/24/2004 12:49:28 PM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: reagandemo
I heard that they were thinking of changing the name of the History Channel to the Band of Brothers Channel since they have been showing it almost nonstop for the last month.

And I've enjoyed every minute of it!

18 posted on 06/24/2004 12:50:11 PM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: Spiff

I've had the DVD's for a year I believe. Go get em. I watched it 3 times already.


19 posted on 06/24/2004 12:52:14 PM PDT by SwankyC
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I want to get them. I just dont' want to part with the $80. Maybe after I get my new Home Theatre speakers.


20 posted on 06/24/2004 12:56:38 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Taliesan
Watch especially for the interviews of Dick Winters, the leader of the Band, and a true hero and man among men.

And a supporter of President Bush.

"The President's actions on behalf of our servicemen and women show his deep respect for all who wear the uniforms of our armed forces," Winters said. "President Bush has overseen a 21 percent increase in military pay since taking office and has ensured that our troops in the field have what they need to win the War on Terror. Funding for VA medical care has increased by over 40 percent during the President's term, facilitating the treatment of one million additional veterans. President Bush has been a great friend to the greatest generation."

21 posted on 06/24/2004 12:57:01 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: AppyPappy
I want to get them. I just dont' want to part with the $80.

It's a pity you don't have sons who would buy them for you, as mine did at Christmas, 2002. Along with a DVD player.

They are well worth going back to from time to time.

22 posted on 06/24/2004 1:00:09 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Leroy S. Mort

'Stand Alone'


23 posted on 06/24/2004 1:01:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: we_will_prevail
Sorry for dredging up an old post. I'm pretty new at FR and "Band of Brothers" looks very interesting. For anyone who's seen it, in its entirety, does it reenact the events of WW2 fairly, or is it littered with Hollywood liberal bias?

Hanks and Spielberg both spoke at the dedication ceremony when the National D-Day Museum opened in New Orleans. The D-Day Museum had long been Stephen Ambrose's project, so he spoke at the dedication ceremony as well. That was not long after Saving Private Ryan - and at that time, Speilberg, Hanks and Ambrose announced the HBO miniseries project.

Some of the men who are portrayed in the miniseries were in the audience that day. When you watch Band of Brothers, you get the impression that the producers crafted each hour-long episode especially for those veterans, with serious attention to getting it right. No politics, just the story as told by the men who actually lived those experiences.

Check out www.wildbillguarnere.com - really good stuff there. Also check out:

www.ddaymuseum.org

24 posted on 06/24/2004 1:21:36 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Who put the Tribbles in the Quadrotriticale?")
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To: phil1750; Leroy S. Mort
I'm reading the book now. God bless your dad, for he endured such cold and exhaustion there at Bastogne.

"When you were convinced that your body could stand no more, you found out that it could." ~Pat Christenson

From pp 202-203: "Combat is a topsy-turvy world. Perfect strangers are ging to great lengths to kill you; if they succeed, far from being punished for taking life, they will be rewarded, honored, celebrated. In combat, men stay underground in daylight and do their work in the dark. Good health is a curse; trench foot, pneumonia, severe uncontrollable diarrhea, a broken leg are priceless gifts.
"There is a limit to how long a man can function effectively in this topsy-turvy world."

25 posted on 06/24/2004 1:38:48 PM PDT by condi2008 (Pro Libertate)
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To: Skooz
And I've enjoyed every minute of it!

Same here. I could watch the reenactment of the assault on Brecourt Manor over and over and still be impressed.

26 posted on 06/24/2004 1:43:55 PM PDT by AngryJawa (The Original Grumpy Gen-Xer)
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This story of the Band of Brothers was one of the most moving shows I have ever watched. I told my wife, I do not care if I ever get anything ever again for Christmas, just get me the DVD's of BOB. I only watch them if I know for sure I will not be interrupted while viewing.

I was honored enough to have one of them, Lester Hashey live not more than 2 minutes from my office. I called him the day I voted and I thanked him for serving our country allowing me the freedom to vote. He talked to me for half an hour and we made a time to get together after I returned from a trip. Unfortunately he passed away a short time later.

I attended his funeral and saw his wonderful pictures that his proud family showed. They were the originals, what an honor.

27 posted on 06/24/2004 1:50:01 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 6 month old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: Skooz

Total agreement. Fox News has been suffering in my house because of it!


28 posted on 06/24/2004 1:52:57 PM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: New Perspective
I told my wife, I do not care if I ever get anything ever again for Christmas, just get me the DVD's of BOB.

Click on the D-Day Museum link up above; the museum has a retail shop that sells (among many other interesting videos), the Band of Brothers DVD set.

They charge maybe ten bucks more than Amazon.com would, but any profit they make is certainly put to good use. I bought my DVD set from the museum; it just seemed like a better place to spend my money than Wal-Mart.

29 posted on 06/24/2004 2:35:36 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Who put the Tribbles in the Quadrotriticale?")
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