Black History Month may be over but the Smithsonian Channel’s commitment to feature programming sharing the African American experience marches on.
For nearly two decades, German filmmaker Dag Freyer had a deep desire to share the stories of black American G.I.s and Afro-Germans who lived in his homeland during World War II.
HONOLULU — A group of Pearl Harbor survivors say they were disrespected by the crew of the CBS drama “Hawaii Five-O” during a visit to Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The Denver-based Greatest Generations Foundation took 23 veterans to the Punchbowl cemetery last week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on […]
This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand features Hawaii-based filmmaker Tom Coffman‘s ground-breaking new documentary “Ninoy Aquino and the Rise of People Power.” It’s a portrait of the Philippine politician and activist who, through imprisonment, exile and his eventual assassination, led a non-violent movement to overthrow the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. In addition […]
The last time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks paired up with HBO, the result was 2001’s multiple Emmy-award winning WWII miniseries ‘Band of Brothers.’ The tenth and final installment of the filmmakers’ return to HBO, ‘The Pacific,’ airs Sunday May 16. ‘The Pacific,’ filmed over 10 months in Australia in 2007, follows three characters in […]
The acclaimed, 10-part HBO series ‘The Pacific‘ continues it’s violent slog across the Pacific. Last week, in episode three, the marines finished their four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal. Physically and mentally debilitated, Robert Leckie, John Basilone and their comrades landed in Melbourne, where they were greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. […]
The last time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks paired up with HBO, the result was 2001’s multiple Emmy-award winning WWII miniseries Band of Brothers. The filmmakers returned to HBO and the war epic, ‘The Pacific,’ on Sunday March 14. The Pacific, filmed over 10 months in Australia in 2007, follows three characters in one of […]
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 […]
*Please Note: Fancast will have the entire premiere episode of ‘The Pacific’ online beginning Monday, March 15th. The war in the Pacific, arguably the most horrific sphere of fighting in World War II, lasted nearly five years, but Bruce C. McKenna needed a total of seven years to complete his work as writer and co-executive […]
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS The National World War II Museum rolled out the red carpet Tuesday for actor Tom Hanks and the stars of a new HBO miniseries set during that war. Hanks is an executive producer of ‘The Pacific,’ a 10-part miniseries which follows three U.S. Marines fighting in the […]