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Marciano1
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re: HBO mini series The Pacific


The Pacific a very good series

Band of Brothers is a GREAT...all time great....series


Band of Brothers is 10 hours and I wouldn't miss a single second of it

The Pacific is 10 hours and there are three episodes that I wouldn't mind skipping over if I re-watched it.






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PPeterson1
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Choklahoma
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Looking forward to Masters of the Air.
They should do a mini series from the book Flyboys after this.



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VolsMissthe90s
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Chattanooga
Member since Oct 2012
1467 posts

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They should do a mini series from the book Flyboys after this.


I think if they were to do a fourth one it would have to do with the navy! Hopefully they would base it off the book, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors!






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Wooly
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Member since Feb 2012
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it was good, but they didn't do as good a job debeloping.the characters as in.band.of brothers.

my main problem with the pacific is that all the cast members looked alike and I honestly couldnt tell them apart. hard to develop a character when the audience cant tell them apart






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VolsMissthe90s
Tennessee Fan
Chattanooga
Member since Oct 2012
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my main problem with the pacific is that all the cast members looked alike and I honestly couldnt tell them apart. hard to develop a character when the audience cant tell them apart









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shutterspeed
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Da Sipp
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They should do a mini series from the book Flyboys after this.


Ab-so-fricking-lutely. Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers was a damn abomination.






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Lsupimp
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Bobby Hebert really does a GREAT job as Snafu.
I never knew he had the chops.




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Lsupimp
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Member since Nov 2003
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I went to LSU with Rod Dreher and he wrote something interesting about SNAFU:

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Well, Snafu Shelton is more than mentioned in Sledge’s (terrific, brutal) book; he’s woven throughout it. When I read “With the Old Breed” a few years back, it was difficult to wrap my mind around the idea that the Marine who committed and endured the savagery of the Pacific campaign was our neighbor, Mr. Merriell. But he was. He lived with his sweet wife, Miss Gladys, and his two sons in a little brick house on Highway 61, a mile or so away. He was an air conditioner repairman and installer; you can see a scar on the ceiling of my mom and dad’s living room ceiling where Snafu accidentally put his foot through the sheetrock when he was putting in the ducts in our place. His younger son and I played baseball together in the summer leagues. We’d see Snafu at the games, but he kept to himself. He was short and stocky, and had a hard, hard face. He smoked filterless cigarettes, I remember that, and that he loved to gamble. But mostly, he was this distant, mysterious man.
I remember my Dad telling me once that Mr. Merriell had seen some hellacious fighting in the Second World War, but I don’t think any of us really knew what that meant until Sledge’s book came out. My uncle took a role in bringing Sledge and Snafu together for a reunion, which took place around his table.
It was a revelation to me to read in Sledge’s book what, exactly, the quiet, hard man who lived in the little brick house down the road had done early in his life. He was a ruthless killer, which is only to say that he was a brave, effective soldier in a terrible war that he didn’t choose. Reading the Sledge memoir, I wondered how in the world a man can come through that kind of hell, and have anything like a normal life. I guess Snafu did, but I really don’t know. He was our neighbor, but a loner. You never know about people, do you?
He died a long time ago, as did Miss Gladys, and his older son Floyd, a talented teenage ballplayer who’d gotten mixed up in drugs. His younger son Allen — my old playmate — survives, I think, but I don’t know where he moved off to. In a dark and bizarre coda to the tale, Snafu’s old house on Highway 61 was later inhabited by the infamous Derrick Todd Lee, who was living there while he was carrying out his serial murders.


Lousiana is just a strange, strange place.







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FiddleHead
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
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I would defiantly recommend it.





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