Saturday, January 02, 2010

Movie Prep...

WWII : The War in the Pacific
This coming March, HBO will begin broadcasting The Pacific, a WWII miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman (Band of Brothers).

The Pacific is based on two memoirs : Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie and With the Old Breed : at Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge. In addition, Medal of Honor Winner John Basilone is a lead character in the series ; his personal story is recounted in Hero of the Pacific by James Brady (2010).

Plenty of time to read the books before the series kicks off in your living rooms.