Friday, March 12, 2010

New Series Starting on HBO: The Pacific

Starting this Sunday at 8 pm on HBO is the 10 week series, "The Pacific."
Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, the war in the Pacific is very different than the war fought in Europe as protrayed in "Band of Brothers" produced in 2001, also for HBO. The soldiers fight the Japanese in jungle warfare on the islands of Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu. The miniseries starts right after the attack on Pearl Harbor and follows three marines until the story ends at home in 1946 after Japan surrenders.  The series is based partially on the books, "Helmet for My Pillow" by Robert Keckie; "With the Old Breed" and "China Marine," by Eugene B Sledge; " Red Blood, Black Sand, by Chuck Tatum, and original interviews conducted by Hanks and Spielberg.

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