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QM

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This morning I read a review of "The Pacific". It is a ten part mini-series that will begin March 14. It tells the story of members of the 1st Marine Division starting with Guadalcanal. I suggest that everyone consider watching some of this film to see what the men on the ground went through. It is a Hollywood production so it probably will not be quite like the real thing.

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I'll be tuning in!
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The ten-part HBO miniseries "The Pacific" focuses on three enlisted Marines during World War II:

- John Basilone, a machine gunner who won the Medal of Honor on Guadalcanal with the 1st Marine Divison, toured the States on War Bond Drives, then shipped out with the 5th Marine Division to be KIA on Iwo Jima,

- Robert Leckie, also a machine gunner, who fought on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu with the 1st Marine Division and wrote the book "Helmet For My Pillow" about his wartime experiences, and,

- Eugene Sledge, a 60mm mortar crewman who fought with the 1st Marine Division on Peleliu and Okinawa, and authored the book "With The Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa."


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Infortunately I do not get HBO Will anyone be recording it? It will be years before it makes it to regular channels. I've heard it will be sort of like the Band of Brothers series, which I thought was great.


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From the PT Curator at Battleship Cove:
Hello all here is a press release pertaining to the HBO special and Battleship Cove's involvement.

U.S.S. Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc.
Battleship Cove
Five Water Street
Fall River MA 02722

Website: www.battleshipcove.org


HBO and Battleship Cove Invite Visitors to Thank WWII Veterans and
Active Military Via Video Tribute Kiosks

Record your own video tribute message and be a part of the
HBO Pacific Tribute Campaign

FALL RIVER -- In honor of WWII veterans and in appreciation of those currently serving, HBO is launching a video tribute campaign for the troops in partnership with national museums dedicated to preserving the history of WWII. Visitors to Battleship Cove now have the chance to record a video thank you message that will become part of a national tribute.

Select video tributes will be collected for a montage that will appear on HBO.com and will be distributed to the troops through partnerships with military and veterans organizations.

HBO Pacific Tribute Campaign Kiosk, located adjacent to the Memorial Room onboard the USS Massachusetts will allow visitors to thank veterans and active military with a 30-second video message, free of charge. The touch-screen kiosk is as easy to use as an ATM. The kiosk uses a new technology, called MeTV, that lets individuals record a high-definition video and e-mail it to any address. MeTV is the first live, location-based broadcast network that embodies many of today's top social media trends. All videos recorded at Battleship Cove will go directly to HBO where select videos will be included in the national montage. There is also an option to send the video directly to a soldier, for those with a friend or family member currently serving.

The HBO Pacific Tribute Campaign kiosk is at Battleship Cove March 14th through Memorial Day weekend. Museum hours are 9:00 AM 4:30 PM daily. For those that are unable to attend, HBO is also offering access to a desktop application that lets individuals with a webcam record a video message at home. For more information, call 508-678-1100 x 108, Christopher Nardi.


WERE PLEASED TO BE PART OF THIS NATIONAL PROJECT TO LET OUR TROOPS KNOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THEIR DEDICATION TO SERVING OUR COUNTRY, said Capt. Jack Casey, Battleship Cove Executive Director. OUR MUSEUM IS COMMITTED TO HONORING THOSE THAT SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN WWII AND RECOGNIZING THE SACRIFICES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.


The tribute campaign coincides with the premiere of HBOs epic miniseries The Pacific, based on the true stories of World War II Marines and executive-produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman. The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II, from their first battle on Guadalcanal to their return home after V-J Day. The Pacific debuts with Part One on Sunday, March 14 (9 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other parts debuting on consecutive Sundays at the same time through May 16.

We are honored to help provide an opportunity for friends, family, neighbors and everyday citizens to thank veterans and active duty military members for their service to our country, said Zach Enterlin, Vice President of Advertising and Promotions, HBO. Our hope is that the faces and voices in these personal video messages will demonstrate the true, heartfelt gratitude our nation owes to the men and women of our armed forces.

The following Museums are supporting the HBO Pacific Tribute Campaign: American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum: Fort Worth, TX; Battleship Cove: Fall River, MA; Battleship Missouri Memorial: Honolulu, HI: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial: Camden, NJ; Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus: Norfolk, VA; Carnegie Science Center - USS Requin Submarine: Pittsburgh, PA; Charlestown Navy Yard Visitors Center: Boston, MA; National Museum of the Marine Corps: Quantico, VA; National Museum of the Pacific War: Fredericksburg, TX; National Naval Aviation Museum: Pensacola, FL; Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum: Mt. Pleasant, SC;
The National WWII Museum: New Orleans, LA; United States Navy Memorial Foundation: Washington DC; USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park: Mobile, AL; USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay: Corpus Christi, TX; USS Midway Museum: San Diego, CA. The program is also being supported by the Historic Naval Ships Association.


About The Pacific
The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.

The HBO Miniseries presentation of a Playtone and DreamWorks production is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producing team behind the Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Hanks and Goetzman also executive produced the HBO miniseries John Adams, which won a record-breaking 13 Emmys in 2008. The Pacific debuts with Part One on Sunday, March 14 (9:00pm ET/PT), followed by other parts debuting on consecutive Sundays at the same time through May 16.


About Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove preserves the worlds largest collection of historic naval ships and serves as the official memorial for all Massachusetts service personnel who gave their lives in World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars and September 11, 2001. Preserving five National Historic Landmark naval vessels, Battleship Cove also delivers educational programs that expose a national audience of 60,000 youths to a mission that promotes duty, honor and country. Battleship Cove is open all day, 362 days each year.



About HBO
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services HBO and Cinemax to approximately 41 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On DemandSM, as well as HBO GOSM, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.


About MeTV
MeTV is the first ever location-based two-way broadcast platform and branding network that broadcasts LIVE from any event to any location in the connected world. With just a few touches to the dynamic touch-screen monitor, users can easily record and send a 30-second video message. With a simple click on the received video, viewers connect back to the users website. Through social media links, MeTV can put a users icon on thousands of Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. MeTV has created video-message programs for Pepsi, Kodak, Intel, Harley-Davidson, McDonalds and placed kiosks at cultural venues including the Art Institute of Chicago, Toronto International Film Festival and New York City Fashion Week. MeTVs Virtual Concierge lets hotel guests browse information on local attractions, check flight status, and send video messages home. For more information, contact info@metv.com.


About Civic Entertainment Group
Civic Entertainment Group (CEG) is a public-spirited marketing agency specializing in branded entertainment, values-based marketing, public-private partnerships, sponsorship consulting and event marketing and production. CEG was named Agency of the Year by PROMO Magazine in 2005.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:


Laura Young, HBO
212-512-5948
laura.young@hbo.com

Christopher Nardi, Battleship Cove
508-678-1100 x 108
curator@battleshipcove.org



MeTV - For more information contact: info@metv.com


Betsy Spethmann, Civic Entertainment Group
(212) 426-7006
betsy.spethmann@cegny.com


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< "Infortunately I do not get HBO Will anyone be recording it?" >

Colleen, If you have cable already and never had HBO. Go down to your cable TV provider and ask if they have any deals on HBO for first time subscribers. That's what I did. I got HBO for 5 bucks a month for the first 3 months. So after the 10 episodes of "The Pacific" are over, you just tell them you don't want HBO anymore and cancel it. I did that with Band of Brothers also in a different city I was living in.



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Good idea!


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Some movie companies make their programs available on DVD's after their initial run. Does anyone know HBO's policy? Also, "The Pacific" might be available from Netflix sometime in the future.

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HBO will make it available in the future on Blue Ray and DVD. Check here for details.
http://store.hbo.com/?v=hbo_shows_the-pacific&ecid=PRF-TV2-801684&pa=PRF-TV2-801684
A little expensive for now.

Gary


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I watched the first hour of this mini-series and it looks as though it could be pretty good. I think the biggest thing that changes everything is the computer enhanced images. I think some of the movies of yesterday were actually better. Maybe because they were in black and white and the machines of war were actually used in these films. The Guadalcanal night fight scenes were pretty good with tracer fire flying everywhere, but overall it quickly moved from scene to scene. One minute you were in the US and the next on a transport attack ship, then on the beach, and into a fire fight.

I certainly do not want to judge the series on just one opening part, but I have seen better WWII Movies, and I thought The Band of Brothers opening was better layed out. I know folks will not all agree with me, but it was just my take.............


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