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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2010, 02:20 PM »
Yes, since the outcome is pre-determined and it is Spielberg and Hanks not Tarantino, there won't be any surprise parrallel universe endings.

Have not had a chance to view last nights episode more than 5 mins.

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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #31 on: April 8, 2010, 12:32 AM »
Yes, since the outcome is pre-determined and it is Spielberg and Hanks not Tarantino, there won't be any surprise parrallel universe endings.

Hah.  :D

Well I finally got to see episode 3 tonight (I know, I'm behind).  It was an interesting episode since it dealt entirely with their leave...  I thought it was interesting that, to train them, they just dumped them 100 miles from where they were with the food rations the Japanese were used to getting, and told to hump it back.  That's a good way to test your guys and their fitness I guess.

The budding love stories were a different direction...  Not necessarilly what I'm interested in watching, but at the same time it gave a probably much more honest expression of romance at the time, compared to a lot of other movies from the era.  Some saw you off, but others wanted you to leave their lives for fear of the pain of losing you in battle.  That stung, and was a really sad moment.

Anyway, I've got Episode 4 to watch when I get some time...  That'll be never.  ::)
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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #32 on: April 8, 2010, 12:56 AM »
I really like this so far...and I am almost ashamed to admit that I know little to nothing of both of my grandfather's time in the service.  I've heard bits and pieces. 

My one grandpa was a dentist in the Army and was getting ready to go to Normandy when a guy on the boat he was staging on puked...turns out he had viral Meningitis and soon so too did my grandpa.  Did dude puking set the stage for me still being here?  I often wonder that.

My other grandpa was also in the Army.  He was part of the Italian Invasion and part of the supply chain of some sort.  He drove trucks and was a mechanic.  We have lots of pictures of him in Rome in front of the Colesseum etc.  He used to tell mainly stories as they related to us hunting together.  How he went duck hunting on the sea and how he once saw a guy cut a deer in half with a machine gun.

What I don't know is if either actually were involved in combat.  Neither really either talked about it and have both since passed on.  One of those deals I guess.


Anyway...I know neither were as crazy into it as these Marines were.  Truly and absolutely amazing what those guys went through.  Even more amazing that they have them talking ahead of each episode, making it all the more special.

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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #33 on: April 8, 2010, 08:20 AM »
Even more amazing that they have them talking ahead of each episode, making it all the more special.

Well, I finally got to see Part One last night. Very painful to see the Marines get all excited about the sea battle at night, only to find out all of their ships are gone. The skirmish following that was also pretty intense.

This is nearly as awesome as BoB, but I didn't get veterans' interviews before the episode. Does that start with Part Two?

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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2010, 01:06 AM »
Tonight's episode was absolutely fantastic...the **** those guys lived through...once again, the sacrifice that all of the armed forces give is truly epic but the Marines especially.  Wow

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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2010, 08:37 AM »
That was a great episode, I'm surprised more vets arent messed up considering some of the things they would have seen

Go the marines !!
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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2010, 01:22 PM »
As much as I look forward to each episode, I know that each one will bring an eventual end to the series/war with nothing new WWII related on the horizon.




 

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« Reply #37 on: May 2, 2010, 01:18 PM »
True, but just like BOB, The Pacific shows a lot of what individuals were going through back then.

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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2010, 08:40 AM »
That was a good series.
The guys that were alive at the end, I just wanted to shake their hands
People that serve in the armed forces should never have to want for anything.
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Re: The Pacific (HBO)
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2010, 08:17 AM »
Part seven and eight were just awesome. And very sad in the end....