‘The Pacific’: War Expert Captain Dale Dye Shapes New Recruits

It’s become a cultural/historical phenomenon, the collaborations of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on World War II. The Hollywood powerhouses first teamed up for the 1998 Oscar juggernaut ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ They came together again three years later for the HBO saga ‘Band of Brothers,’ which won six Emmy awards. Now, Hanks and Spielberg, joined […]

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HBO’s ‘The Pacific’ Joins ‘Band of Brothers’ Ranks

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg swapped other people’s war stories to groundbreaking, heartbreaking effect in ‘Saving Private Ryan‘ and ‘Band of Brothers.’ The unsparing and visceral depiction of battle in their World War II collaborations is revisited by ‘The Pacific,’ a 10-part, $195 million miniseries debuting […]

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