Originally Posted by E-A-G-L-E-S
Such a shame that a realistic portrayal like this wasn't taught to us in school.
Can't wait for next week.
I thought the very same thing. Maybe Tom Hanks has found his place in Hollywood history being involved in many of the major historical presentations of our time, "From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers," "John Adams" and (hopefully another winner) "The Pacific."
I say hopefully another winner because one of the books that "The Pacific" is based on ("Helmet for My Pillow" by Robert Leckie) describes stories I grew up hearing since my father was on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester in the 1st Marine Division and they are amazing along the lines of BoB. As I watched the BoB interview section with the real men, even though they were in a different theater than my father, I felt I knew them because I had heard stories so similiar.
I wonder how many names of people will pop up in the mini series that I will either have heard of or actually met. For that reason, I am anxious to see what Hanks and Spielberg do with it and I am afraid I will be too tough on it since it is just a TV show and there will be many liberties taken for story reasons.