Second Trailer to HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific'

June 22, 2009 08:16:08 GMT

Some of the soldiers believe in ammunition but some believe that the war is worthwhile for the cause is just.

Second Trailer to HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific'
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The second trailer of "The Pacific" presents the brave soldiers questioning what each of them believes in and what are the reasons for the war. The miniseries is coming from producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, and the creators of Golden Globe-winning miniseries, "Band of Brothers".

It tells an intertwined stories of three Marines, Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) in the course of World War II against Japanese. The experiences take them from the first clash with the Japanese, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.

Containing 10 episodes in total, the directing task is divided among several men. They are Carl Franklin ("Rome"), Jeremy Podeswa ("Six Feet Under"), Tony To ("Band of Brothers"), Tim Van Patten ("The Sopranos") and Graham Yost ("From the Earth to the Moon").

The miniseries is adapted from Eugene Sledge's journals which were deemed as the "finest memoirs to emerge from any war" according to historian Paul Fussell. The plan is to air it starting March 2010.


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posted by jjohn bunyan on Mar 16, 2010
Yet MORE Hollywood retreads of the seen-to-death, done-to-death, anachronistic WWII. Meanwhile, the awesome epic and STILL unfolding Korean War gets completely ignored yet again on this its 60th anniversary. Hollywood has been the shameless wampum enabler of the staggeringly genocidal Red Chinese for decades now ---and it shows. BTW ---that latest figure is 70 million exterminated there ---in 'peacetime'. And about 50 thousand US were lost in the two and a half years of Korea ---and 5000 are STILL missing. Hollywood is a clueless suck-up with NO bottom ---and certainly NO guts. AMEN
posted by Patrick Leddy on Oct 14, 2009
Hopefully the miniseries "The Pacific" will remind us as a people of the sacrifices made by TODAY's military personel. Especially good to see the story of John Basilone told in this movie. A true American. As was his wife, with whom he spent so little time.

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