HBO's 'Pacific' tells darker, brutal story of soldiers at war

March 14, 2010 - Enquirer

When "Band of Brothers" arrived, it drew praise, six Emmy awards and an obvious question: Hey, what about the rest of World War II? What about the war in the Pacific? Now the 10-part "The Pacific" is ready. "It's been like six years in the making," Tom Hanks...

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At war with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg

March 14, 2010 - The Star

War. What is it good for? For Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, a battalion of Oscars and countless other honours for their 1998 World War II drama, Saving Private Ryan, and a like number of Emmys and other awards for their 2001 miniseries, Band of Brothers. And now they're back to fight...

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Blue 'Pacific'

March 13, 2010 - New York Post

"Band of Brothers,” the landmark miniseries about the U.S. Army’s experiences in the Second World War in Europe, is a hard act to follow. By far HBO’s most successful series, “Band” dramatized the heroism of ordinary American soldiers of the Greatest Generation...

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Hanks & Spielberg See in 'The Pacific' A Harbinger Of Today's Wars

March 13, 2010 - The Christian Science Monitor

Tom Hanks' and Steven Spielberg’s latest passion project – “The Pacific,” a 10-part HBO drama about World War II across “the other ocean” – is their third joint effort about the Allied-Axis showdown, but that doesn't mean they embrace war....

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Hanks and Spielberg return to WWII together for 'The Pacific'

March 12, 2010 - USA Today

For all the fiction in which the world's fate hangs in the balance, a real event — theSecond World War— may be the most dramatic of all. "World War II was a crossroads that would spell the difference between freedom or oppression, probably forever," Steven Spielberg...

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Spielberg, Hanks' 10-part HBO series on 'Pacific' war

March 12, 2010 - The Arizona Republic

The comparisons are inevitable: Can HBO's "The Pacific" measure up to "Band of Brothers," the brilliant World War II miniseries set in the European theater? The short answer is yes. "The Pacific" is great, 10 hours of masterful storytelling about...

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‘A war of racism and terror’

March 12, 2010 - The Globe and Mail

Every few years, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg play war. First, they revisited the Second World War in the 1998 feature Saving Private Ryan, which earned Spielberg his second Best Director Oscar and Hanks another Best Actor nomination. Three years later, they went back to the trenches of...

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The poignant moment Tom Hanks comforts war veteran

March 12, 2010 - Daily Mail

  For one old soldier the moment was simply too much to bear. Confronted by memories of long-gone battles and standing with the Hollywood star who had made sure distant sacrifices were not forgotten, Pasquala Cassetta was overcome. He twisted his face away and grasped the arm of...

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Q&A: Tom Hanks Gives Us A Preview Of 'The Pacific'

March 12, 2010 - StarPulse

When Tom Hanks made Saving Private Ryan, he put a popular face on a war that seemed like old news to a certain generation. Maybe it helped that he was saving Matt Damon. Now he’s working behind the scenes on war movies, but he’s still the spokesperson for them. After producing...

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'Pacific' looks at Marines during World War II

March 12, 2010 - Scioux City Journal

LOS ANGELES -- After working together on "Band of Brothers" and "Saving Private Ryan," Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg knew they'd have to take a different approach to the war in the Pacific. "In Europe, an enemy soldier could throw up his hands and his war would...

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