HBO brings WWII veterans to memorial in DC

March 11, 2010 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Elizabeth Dole welcomed 250 veterans to the World War II memorial Thursday to honor their service and introduce a TV miniseries on the battles of the Pacific. HBO and a nonprofit group brought the veterans to Washington to mark the premiere of a...

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Hanks, Spielberg unfurl another WWII saga

March 11, 2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ASADENA, Calif. - Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have gone to war together before: On the 1998 film "Saving Private Ryan" and on HBO's 2001 World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers." After "Brothers," mail poured in from soldiers who recognized in the...

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'The Pacific' is a gripping tale of war and sacrifice

March 11, 2010 - Chicago Tribune

Some things about combat are unchanging. In one way or another, war is always hell. But for those who fight, there can be different varieties of hell, different ways in which their courage is tested. The lavish and gripping HBO miniseries “The Pacific” (8 p.m. Central Sunday,...

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Spielberg & Hanks return to WWII battlefield in ‘Pacific’

March 11, 2010 - Boston Herald

You might think after “Saving Private Ryan” and “Band of Brothers” that Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks would have nothing left to say about World War II. You would be wrong. In “The Pacific,” a 10-part miniseries beginning Sunday on HBO, executive...

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HBO's 'The Pacific' joins 'Band of Brothers' ranks

March 10, 2010 - Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg swapped other people's war stories to groundbreaking, heartbreaking effect in "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers." The unsparing and visceral depiction of battle in their World War II collaborations is...

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TV review: 'The Pacific' theater of WWII

March 10, 2010 - San Francisco Chronicle

Beyond the fact that HBO's ambitious new miniseries, "The Pacific," is a superb, viscerally moving and harrowing depiction of World War II and a worthy complement to "Band of Brothers" (2001), it offers a resounding yes to a nagging question: Do we really need another...

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Spielberg & Hanks present miniseries chronicling US Marines

March 10, 2010 - The Vancouver Sun

ASADENA, Calif. — They were specks on a map with obscure, forgettable names like Peleliu, Pavuvu and Cape Gloucester, but they were the sites of some of the bloodiest, most bitter battles of the Second World War. And when Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and producer Gary Goetzman got together...

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No Enchanted Evenings in This Pacific Warfare

March 05, 2010 - New York Times

Midway through the first hour of “Band of Brothers,” HBO’s 2001 mini-series about a company of paratroopers during and after D-Day, there’s a scene on a troop ship that’s jampacked with new recruits on their way to hard fighting in the European theater. “Right...

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Actor Hanks Unveils WWII Project In Hub

March 04, 2010 - WVCBtv

BOSTON -- From "Saving Private Ryan" to "Band of Brothers" actor Tom Hanks has used his star power to connect moviegoers to the front lines of war and combat. Wednesday night, Boston rolled out the red carpet as Hanks unveiled his latest World War II project at the John...

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Hanks launches 'The Pacific'

March 04, 2010 -

Tom Hanks’s promotional trek for the HBO miniseries “The Pacific’’ brought him to the Hub last night for a special screening at the JFK Library and Museum. Among the invited guests was a group of veterans with whom the Oscar-winning actor bantered and posed for pictures...

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