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The Pacific March 14, 2010

Posted by spencerd in books, movies/tv.
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Gettin’ jazzed for the premiere of  “The Pacific” tonight on HBO.  I’ve been following the development of this for quite awhile.  I’ve always wanted hollywood to do something on the pacific war with the japanese, and I think they’ve always shied away from it because of the brutality and the whole nastiness of it.   Also, there’s a lot of racism about it, given the nature of the enemies.  Hooray for HBO!  Good thing I already watched this week’s “Spartacus” on fri night.

One of the books they used (& characters) is E.B.Sledge’s book, “With The Old    Breed at Pelileu and Okinawa.”  A great book.  It was actually written pretty much as a diary.  It wasn’t until years later that his kids convinced him to turn it into a book.



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