Tom Hanks interview on The Pacific

April 01, 2010 - The Telegraph

Tom Hanks has a gentlemanly manner, a cuddly charm – and an apparently insatiable appetite for war. In 1998, the 53-year-old American star survived the horror of the D-Day landings in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. He revisited the European trenches as co-executive producer...

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‘Manila John,’ US soldier in WWII, inspires series

March 31, 2010 - Philippine Daily Inquirer

LOS ANGELES—“I’m Tom Cruise,” cracked Tom Hanks, who was in his usual joking mood, at the beginning of this interview. Looking at Steven Spielberg, who sat beside him, Tom said: “This is Paul Greengrass. We’d be happy to take your questions.” (Paul...

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Spielberg & Hanks talk about 'The Pacific'

March 21, 2010 - Entertainment Weekly

The second chapter of the ten-part HBO mini-series The Pacific airs tonight, wrapping up its portrait of the grueling WWII campaign on the island of Guadalcanal. (Click here to read Ken Tucker’s assessment of last week’s first installment.) I spoke with exec producers Steven...

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Hanks and Spielberg: Masters of war

March 18, 2010 - Star Tribune

They've helped define the Greatest Generation for the current generation. Their latest effort: HBO's epic "The Pacific." For an entire generation, the most indelible memory of World War II may be a mortally wounded captain, grabbing a rescued soldier by the lapels and...

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HBO's The Pacific Is a Masterpiece

March 16, 2010 - The Huffington Post

Where would we be without HBO? That thought began running through my head about half way through the first chapter of the pay cable network's ten-hour masterpiece The Pacific, when I got the feeling that I was in for one of the most extraordinary viewing experiences of my life. By...

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Hanks: 'Pacific' a wholehearted tribute'

March 14, 2010 - Digital Spy

Tom Hanks has revealed that he hopes The Pacific gives an authentic "under-the-helmet" take on war. Hanks, who helmed the HBO-backed ten-part miniseries with Steven Spielberg, said that the interlocking stories of three American marines fighting the Japanese during World World II...

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TV Review : Everyone Should Watch Masterful ‘The Pacific’

March 14, 2010 - HollywoodChicago

CHICAGO – I must admit to some trepidation about HBO’s WWII mini-series “The Pacific” from producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, debuting tonight, March 14th, 2010 at 8pm CST. Why? Because “Band of Brothers” is the best mini-series of all time and...

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Brilliant, brutal, and, yes, very enjoyable

March 14, 2010 - Entertainment Weekly

I feel as though too many reviews and too many viewers are approaching HBO’s The Pacific as though it’s a chore. It’s not: If you watched the first episode this week, chances are, you’re in for next week, too, because it has tremendous narrative drive. While rightly...

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Hanks goes back to the battlefield as producer of 'The Pacific'

March 14, 2010 - NOLA

Introducing a premiere screening of “The Pacific” in New Orleans earlier this month, Tom Hanks hailed Sidney Phillips from the stage. A Mobile, Ala., physician, Phillips was in the audience that night because he is portrayed in the HBO miniseries that Hanks, Steven Spielberg,...

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'Pacific' a foxhole view of war

March 14, 2010 - Star Bulletin

Irony of the title notwithstanding, "The Pacific" is about the most hellish kind of conflict, a brutal, dehumanizing slaughter that scrapes raw every civilized impulse and wounds one's soul. You wonder, first, how anyone survived, and later, how the survivors manage to live with...

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