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#1 85th Engineer

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:41 PM

Was watching Tom Hanks on a talk show last night. He said he and Speilberg are making another WWII series for HBO, this time around the Pacific Theatre. Sounds like another top notch program is on the way. Should be some more Thompson action to enjoy. Anybody else heard anything about this? It was welcome news to me, being the WWII junkie that I am. Anybody know a release date?

Also, has anybody seen the WWII flick SAINTS AND SOLDIERS? It won a lot of awards overseas, but has had limited release here in the states, mainly around the mid west I hear. Wondering if it's any good?
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:55 PM

Ironic that he's a flaming liberal wacko.gif
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:57 PM

Just found the following:

According to the trades, Hanks and his Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman are reuniting with the Saving Private Ryan director to mount a new 10-part WWII miniseries, dubbed for now "Untitled World War II Pacific Theater Project," which is on the fast track at DreamWorks.

Like Band of Brothers, the new mini-series will channel the scope and spirit of that award-winning docudrama by focusing on a battalion of soldiers through America's island assault against the Japanese, which culminated in the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The story will also have a similar $100 million-plus budget, but unlike Brothers, which was based on famed historian Stephen Ambrose's bestselling book following the trials of Easy Company, the 506th Airborne regiment after landing in France on D-Day, the new project will be an original work.

Spielberg, Hanks, and Goetzman are reportedly eyeing scribe Bruce McKenna, who won a Writers Guild of America award for penning several episodes of Band of Brothers, to take charge of the writing team for the Pacific campaign.

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:01 PM

Maybe they should actually talk to people that were there, and not just do a "blast 'em all kill the Japs" movie.
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Nov 10 2004, 08:01 PM)
not just do a "blast 'em all kill the Japs" movie.

Like 'Windtalkers'. The assault on Saipan, with those huge mountains biggrin.gif If you have ever seen Saipan and Tinian they are flat, like a prom queens belly! That what we wanted them for: stationary flat tops for B-29s!
Hard to explane to a movie audience why such fierce fighting was required to capture a featureless socer field like island!!
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:35 PM

Saipan does have high cliffs. But John Woo didn't show any Islanders jumping off them either.
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:57 PM

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flat, like a prom queens belly


Thanks a lot! That's gonna bug me all night ! Hotel room, watching FOX news and "the prom queens belly"

Thanks - NOT.


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Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:09 PM

Here's what I know about it so far ... The movie will be based on E.B. Sledge's wonderful memoir "With the Old Breed at Peleiu and Okinawa". The word has been making the rounds in the Japanese collectors circles for a couple of years now. Talked with Sledge's son at the Banzai Shoot-Out in May, he and other vets who served with his dad have been interviewed and filmed for the intro pieces. I met a man at the MAX militaria show in Charlotte who is in charge of props. He says he has to outfit 500 US soldiers and 500 Japanese soldiers head to foot for the movie. He said that Speilberg and Hanks are the producers, Clint Eastwood is slated for Director. Shooting is scheduled to begin November 2005 and possible release late summer early fall 2006. Although it is based on Sledge's memoir, he said the movie would be strongly about Iwo Jima. My guess is so they can have a flag raising at the end. Anyway, that's what I know so far ... Hope this helps.

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:51 PM

Here is what I found on, "Flags Of Our Fathers," at the imdb.com website! rolleyes.gif cool.gif

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418689
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 10:12 PM

These sites seem interesting (the last being the best of all)! biggrin.gif cool.gif
http://www.thezrevie...fourfathers.htm

http://www.movieweb....ews.php?id=4431

http://www.flagsofourfathers.net/

http://www.iwojima.com/ smile.gif
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:44 AM

Tom Hanks, has he ever been in a bad movie? none that I can think of. Should be another good flick. Even BIG was a good movie.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:43 AM

"The Burbs" sucked A$$......I walked out 3/4 through it.. but .. that's the only one I can think of..
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:08 AM

"A League of Their Own" - - Chick Flick to the max
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:59 AM

Bonfire of the Vanities

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:39 AM

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Tom Hanks, has he ever been in a bad movie? none that I can think of. Should be another good flick. Even BIG was a good movie.  NA


Whoa! Hanks has more raspberries in his filmography than Special K has in it's cereal.

Elvis Has Left The Building
Cast Away
You've Got Mail
Sleepless In Seattle
Bonfire Of The Vanities
Turner & Hooch
The Burbs
Dragnet
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Nothing In Common
The Money Pit
Volunteers
Man With One Red Shoe

Not to mention his sitcom, "Bosom Buddies."

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 11:29 AM

Ok, I'll give ya Turner & Hooch.. Money Pit wasn't bad, Shelly whatever killed that movie and Cheers for that matter.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:52 PM

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"A League of Their Own" - - Chick Flick to the max



But he was so damn good in it.....


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Posted 11 November 2004 - 05:48 PM

[/QUOTE]Tom Hanks, has he ever been in a bad movie? none that I can think of. Should be another good flick. Even BIG was a good movie. NA


What about the movie where he played a fag? That was pretty sick.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:02 PM

`Bachelor Party`... come on...who could forget the donkey?... wink.gif
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:41 PM

Bosom Buddies! Arty what the hell? That was a great tv show......for the 80's. The others, yes they sucked so hard you can still feel the breeze!
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