The Pacific
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Posted 5/12/10 , edited 5/12/10
The Pacific is a miniseries on HBO (but I downloaded it off torrents of course, since I don't have HBO in my area.) It was a miniseries about the Pacific War in World War II. The story followed three Marines from the 1st division of the United States Marine Corp during the campaign. Most of it was based on the memoirs of those three Marines, Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie and John Basilone.

Here's a more detailed synopsis of this miniseries:


The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. The miniseries tells the stories of the two authors and Marine John Basilone, as the war against the Empire of Japan rages. It also draws on Sledge's China Marine and Red Blood, Black Sand, the memoir of Chuck Tatum, a Marine who fought alongside Basilone in Iwo Jima.
The miniseries features well-known battles with Japan involving the 1st Marine Division, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Hugh Ambrose has authored the official tie-in book to the miniseries, which follows the stories of the three men featured in the miniseries as well as stories of their fellow Marines. It was published in the USA and UK in March 2010.


The Pacific was produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman. The music was written by Hans Zimmer (whom I think is a complete genius), Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely.

There's 10 part to this series.

So I was wondering if anyone else has watched it. And I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in history or war related films like me. Another reason why I liked this series is that it didn't glorify the Americans or the Marines.

Here's a promo picture:


And here's a trailer for it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e99B80crU3E
Posted 5/27/10
Never saw it, but it doesn't look like my kind of thing to watch. Looks okay though
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Posted 6/2/10
It was good until you get to the last to episodes its sucks.
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Posted 11/12/10
i watched it n it was very good
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Posted 11/13/10
It's in my queue.
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31 / M / Where the future...
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Posted 4/3/11
Very great miniseries. If you liked this one, check out Band of Brothers and Generation Kill.
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Posted 4/4/11
I was actually a little disappointed, but that is only because my expectations were impossibly high. If you can handle graphic historical violence, then I recommend its viewing, but not necessarily its purchase: 4/5.
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Posted 4/5/11
I saw Band of Brothers and thought it was excellent, I'd really like to see this.
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