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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ken Burns' "The War" starts tonight

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http://www.pbs.org/thewar/


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Coming to PBS on September 23, 2007 :
The War : A Ken Burns Film :
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK

THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history — a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America — and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight
and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 02:34 PM
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I missed a few nights but what I saw was incredible. Lots of things to think about/discuss.
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I havent seen nearly as much as I intended. I'll be renting/buying it sooner or later.
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Yeah I havent gotten to catch a lot of it, but the couple of hours I have watched I was thuroughly pleased.
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Yeah I havent gotten to catch a lot of it, but the couple of hours I have watched I was thuroughly pleased.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 02:21 PM
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A lot of it was repetative, but very good source of information.
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