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Trailer For The Pacific HBO World War II Miniseries From Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg

Are You Interested in Projects About World War II?

Usually when Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg team up to tell stories about World War II, the results are pretty spectacular — witness Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. So I'm expecting a lot from The Pacific, the pair's follow-up miniseries for HBO. The project doesn't have an air date yet, but a lot of work has clearly gone into this 10-episode chronicle of three marines fighting in the Pacific: it started shooting in 2007, and it's rumored to have a $200 million budget.

The trailer's out now, and it looks like a slick and epic project. But it also got me thinking: World War II has been popular fodder for years now, not just for Spielberg and Hanks but for lots of other film and TV storytellers. Do you think there are still more compelling stories to be told about that era? Or do you tune out at the very mention of victory gardens and D-Day?

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McSquish McSquish 8 years
I'm a huge US history buff, so I am looking forward to this. I have not seen band of brothers yet, cuz I know it will be emotionally draining, so I'm just waiting until the time is right. I watched a bit of Ken Burn's The War and wow, one piece at a time, I say. My family didn't come to the states until after 1960, so I don't have any family in WWI or II so pre 60s has always been interesting to me. And yes, I noticed the kid from Jurassic Park. It's about time we saw him again!
Mariana48 Mariana48 8 years
yey! the show looks so good, i've seen band of brothers like a 100 times!. also anybody else notices thats the kid from radio flyer and jurassic park?! :)love it
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I'd prefer a WWII movie over an Iraq movie any day, as they benefit from the perspective of time. And be still my heart, is that James Badge Dale in the preview? hubba hubba!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Myeh, not so much.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Also, my grandfather fought in the Pacific. His ship was bombed by a Japanese kamikaze. He survived, but never talked about the war. I'm eagerly looking forward to The Pacific.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Just watched Band of Brothers on the History Channel over the weekend. I've seen it before years ago, but it is so good that I decided to watch it again. I just find it very humbling how BRAVE these men were. Ordinary men who accomplished extraordinary things. I wish I could say Americans today are as brave and selfless, but sadly I think that was truly a special generation.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
While many stories have been told, others have yet to be shared. Unfortunately, many vets carried their stories to their graves; fortunately, many others who have never shared all that they experienced during WWII are just now opening up. By listening, we can all learn a lot.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
My grandfather was a pilot in WW2 and it's always been a really interesting part of history for me. I loved Band of Brothers, it was so awesome
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