Skip to comments."Band of Brothers" concludes this evening
Posted on 11/04/2001 11:22:56 AM PST by Drew68
Part ten of Band of Brothers is on HBO this evening. It will be the conclusion of the miniseries. Who out there has been watching this show? I'm curious as to what viewers have thought of this program.
I've really enjoyed it. I thought it was well produced. Last week's episode (part nine) was pretty emotional. I wound up rewinding it and watching it again.
I can't wait to see how it ends. I will actually miss looking forward to new episodes.
The first scene was when the medic wanted to go on patrol and the soldiers told him to stay back.
The second scene was when the soldiers were on line for grub. A soldier put out his cup for his share of the watery gruel, and then put out the medic's cup and said this one's for the doc, and the other other soldier filled up the cup with all the beans.
The soldiers were protecting the medic and giving him the best food because they knew the doc would be there for them if they got hit. It was interesting to see the doc running around during the fighting without regard to the bullets flying or the mortars exploding.
I didn't even notice that. It is amazing the attention to detail that was given to the production. I guess you could credit Capt. Dale Dye who was the show's technical advisor (and also played Colonel Robert Sink). He really did a great job.
The photography was some of best I ever seen for the small screen. I got uncomfortable from some of the realism, but that was important to carry the impact of storyline.
One complaint I would have that it came about 30 years to late. Our vets can't get enought credit for what they did. I know a lot became weary through the seventies and the nineties, now the left can can be uplifted in their autum days by the spirit of the junior citizens. And we won't let them down.
Carentan (Episode 3) - Really showed the randomness and brutality of war. Some grusome scenes.
The Breaking Point (Episode 7) - put my sub through a workout! My wife thought we were being attacked! If only my cable company would transmit the 5.1 signal....
Why We Fight (Episode 9) - Not a single shot was fired in this episode. I thought it was visually stunning and incredibly well done.
All in all it was a simply amazing production. Can't wait until it comes out on DVD. It's a keeper.
I watched every episode religously, most multiple times. I read where Ambrose in writing the book, wanted to include the good with the bad. Thus, we get to see not only acts of heroism and bravery, but we see the dirty laundry as well. I applaud Ambrose, Speilberg, Hanks and the Men of Easy company for having the courage to tell the story like it was.
If any of the Men of Easy Company happen to read this let me say this to you. Mere words cannot describe how grateful my wife and I are to you and your men. The tremendous sacrafices you went through so that we can enjoy the freedoms so many Americans take for granted, will not be forgotten. I salute you!
- He was with the 502 from DDay to Dachau, with much the same experience as the 506. - He had some great stories when properly lubed up.
The last episode was the absolute worst, wherein the Americans turn into a bunch of thieving murderous drunks, and they all come to realize that the Nazi soldiers were just like us.
The fight scenes were excellent and many of the actors (particularly the guys who played Winters and Nixon) were excellent. But some of the casting was downright bizarre. I mean, if you were going to make a movie about warriors would you choose a member of New Kids on the Block, the guy who does "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live, and David Schwimmer?!?!
Overall, I give it a "B". Nowhere near as good as "The Sopranos" but miles better than "West Wing".
I can't imagine a more true-to-life production effort. The sound effects (bullets whizzing by in all directions, artillery fire, etc.) are as impressive as the visuals.
And this isn't another action-adventure flick. It really happened, to real people. This is the real 'reality TV'
After 9/11, some people I know stopped watching. Suddenly "Band of Brothers" was a little too much reality for them to handle. As I watched, I kept thinking of our pilots and troops in Afghanistan, hoping for a quick, decisive victory and a safe return for them all, and hoping that history will look upon this new 'band' with the same level of respect and gratitude.
I'm hoping that HBO airs the episodes again, soon. I'd like to see them all back-to-back.
Here's an interesting piece of trivia: The actor who played Winters is an Englishman by the name of Damian Lewis. He went to the prestigious Eton college in England (the same school where Princes William and Harry attend).
Look, I like nice people and nice Republicans, but there has been a lot of damage, untold billions, death and the left is securly entrenched and even subsidized by conservatives. Like anything the fault lays with the leadership.
AS for the ever smaller world of incestious book reviews, anything the right of Castro is a horror. Screw them and their books that no one reads and awards that no one ever heard of.
Citizen Soldiers, great book. Mine has gone to the bottomless pit of my friends, friggen book thieves.
Where ya been Harry ???? Haven't heard from you since three guns ago !! Missed your sharp wit and wisdom around here........
Stay Safe !!