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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 2:52:55 PM   
Castor Troy


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I wish I had a Band Of Brothers.

Does anyone remember watching the series when it was on TV? Was it well received? Big viewing figures? I kind of remember a big deal being made of it but I wasn't that interested in it at the time.

I also forgot all about that book by Webster - I really need to get it.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 2:56:53 PM   
Harry Tuttle


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I want to keep this alive thread forever.

I watched Crossroads (a great Winters episode - showing his vast knowledge of tactical deployment), Bastogne (a fantastic character study of the underrated Eugen Roe) and Breaking Point (my favourite episode) the other day. I'll be damned if I can't help but cry when Spiers runs through enemy lines to hook up with Fox (?) company. It's the look on Lipton's (who we haven't really spent much time with up til then) face that does it. And then the scene in the church is just perfection. Liptons talk with Spiers is great.



That bit with Spiers always makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and makes me feel like jumping up to my feet and screaming "HELL YEAH!!" at the top of my voice. Band of Brothers is TV gold at it's very best.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 2:58:46 PM   
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Does anyone remember watching the series when it was on TV?

Aye i taped it every week & waited in anticipation of that opening score, that was the deal clincher right there even before seeing any of the programme.

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Was it well received? 

I have a bad memory so fuck knows, not that i'm bother though.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:01:03 PM   
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That bit with Spiers always makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and makes me feel like jumping up to my feet and screaming "HELL YEAH!!" at the top of my voice. Band of Brothers is TV gold at it's very best.

I must now watch Band of Brothers this weekend.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:03:39 PM   
Harry Tuttle


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That bit with Spiers always makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and makes me feel like jumping up to my feet and screaming "HELL YEAH!!" at the top of my voice. Band of Brothers is TV gold at it's very best.

I must now watch Band of Brothers this weekend.


I watched it again recently. I'd forgotten how god damn awesome the series was. The best mini-series ever filmed IMO.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:15:47 PM   
Timon


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ORIGINAL: Castor Troy

I wish I had a Band Of Brothers.

Does anyone remember watching the series when it was on TV? Was it well received? Big viewing figures? I kind of remember a big deal being made of it but I wasn't that interested in it at the time.

I also forgot all about that book by Webster - I really need to get it.


Friday night became Band of Brothers night for me and my friends.

Solid viewing figures through its run but several episodes including Currahae and Bastogne were trimmed on BBC 2 due to long running times.

Well received though I do recall a Daily Mail article saying the Americans were showing themselves winning the war singlehandedly again. No, I don't think the writer had seen the series.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:21:05 PM   
Timon


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ORIGINAL: Castor Troy

I don't mean this in a argumentative way, but if you've only watched Band Of Brothers once, you haven't watched it. I'd seen the whole series, and then I got to uni and my house mate was talking about it and he knew everyone's names, what they did etc. You have to watch it all the way through a few times to really appreciate the characters, because they each pop up a few times and you forget you've seen them before.


Concured.

Characters like Popeye Wynn come and go so quickly on your first viewing then when he and others like Webster return to the company after getting wounded, you can't really remember them unlike those that stay all the way through - Winters, Nixon, Randleman, Malarky, Luz etc

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:21:14 PM   
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It was the first US TV show I remember watching, it blew me away, but in 2001 I was only like 13 or something stupid like that. I watched it each week and you have no idea how excited I was when I saw that blonde getting shagged. Her boobs were bouncing! BOUNCING!

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:40:24 PM   
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Loved it on tv, recorded it, and then my fiancé bought me the box set for Chrimbo so we could watch it together as she hadn't seen it, thus copper fastening her one'ness so to speak.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:44:23 PM   
Castor Troy


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ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Castor Troy

I want to keep this alive thread forever.

I watched Crossroads (a great Winters episode - showing his vast knowledge of tactical deployment), Bastogne (a fantastic character study of the underrated Eugen Roe) and Breaking Point (my favourite episode) the other day. I'll be damned if I can't help but cry when Spiers runs through enemy lines to hook up with Fox (?) company. It's the look on Lipton's (who we haven't really spent much time with up til then) face that does it. And then the scene in the church is just perfection. Liptons talk with Spiers is great.



That bit with Spiers always makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and makes me feel like jumping up to my feet and screaming "HELL YEAH!!" at the top of my voice. Band of Brothers is TV gold at it's very best.


Fucking right. It's such a triumphant moment. He's so brave and awesome and Lipton is so proud and astonished. Thinking about it makes me want to serve under him as leader of Easy rather than Winters.

No, what am I saying, forgive me Richard. But Ronald would have been so cool to serve under.

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  but several episodes including Currahae and Bastogne were trimmed on BBC 2 due to long running times


That's so crap! Two of the best episodes butchered. That's no way to keep the memory of these great men alive.

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  Characters like Popeye Wynn come and go so quickly on your first viewing then when he and others like Webster return to the company after getting wounded, you can't really remember them unlike those that stay all the way through - Winters, Nixon, Randleman, Malarky, Luz etc


Yeah I remember watching it for the first time, trying to think who Webster was when he came back after being wounded.

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   you have no idea how excited I was when I saw that blonde getting shagged. Her boobs were bouncing! BOUNCING!


Man, those sweet white titties. Who was it shagging her again? Whoever it was must have still had a hard on when they got caught and had to stand to attention.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:49:12 PM   
Timon


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It was actor Tom Hardy who played Pvt Janovec who died in the jeep accident.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:50:42 PM   
Castor Troy


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ORIGINAL: Timon

It was actor Tom Hardy who played Pvt Janovec who died in the jeep accident.


You couldn't make it up...

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:52:50 PM   
Timon


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I could have....actor John Thomas....

I'm here all week.....

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 3:58:47 PM   
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Band of Brothers is one of those rare television series that continues to be absolutely perfect no matter how many times you watch it. Even David Schwimmer is great in it.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 4:03:02 PM   
Harry Tuttle


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ORIGINAL: Felix

Band of Brothers is one of those rare television series that continues to be absolutely perfect no matter how many times you watch it. Even David Schwimmer is great in it.


Heh, I remember when it was first aired I watched Curahee and couldn't take to it at all because Capt. Sobel reminded me of "Red Ross". Plus it had Dexter from Press Gang in it as well so I couldn't take it seriously. Fast forward a few years and I couldn't get enough.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 4:11:39 PM   
Castor Troy


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Everyone's underrated character?

Eugene Roe.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 4:14:30 PM   
Timon


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How's Roe underrated? He had a whole episode dedicated to him.

It's all about Warren 'Skip' Muck



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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 4:20:41 PM   
Castor Troy


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Yeah but that's the only time we really see him apart from Breaking Point. I guess you're right - he's just never mentioned much.

I might go for Welsh then - who features more in the book than the series.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 11/5/2007 4:25:01 PM   
Timon


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Good call on Welsh.

How about 'Babe' Heffron? Talbot? Hashey? 'One Lung' McClung?

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RE: Band of Brothers - 12/5/2007 8:02:39 PM   
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Just about to watch The Last Patrol for the first time.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 12/5/2007 9:59:10 PM   
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Any more news on the Pacific series? I'm sure I read it was greenlit a few months back?

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RE: Band of Brothers - 12/5/2007 10:05:30 PM   
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It was greenlit about two weeks ago. There's a thread for it somewhere in this here forum 

Link to News Story

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RE: Band of Brothers - 13/5/2007 4:40:12 PM   
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Top stuff, can't wait.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 13/5/2007 9:53:06 PM   
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Everyone's underrated character?

Eugene Roe.




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RE: Band of Brothers - 17/6/2007 11:23:29 PM   
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What a fool I have been, my borther has BOB an dvd and I just only today decided to start watching it, I've got through the first 3 parts today and what can I say but.... holy. fuck. Some of the best tv I have watched in recent years, extremly gripping, action filled and heart wrenching at the same time, must watch more.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 18/6/2007 3:07:35 PM   
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Why We Fight was on RTE sometime last week, one of those episodes that stays ingrained in your mind as having not watched it in about 2-3 years I remembered nearly every scene.  Even the minor details like, "What a wonderful way to die".

One of the best shows ever.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 19/6/2007 10:09:30 AM   
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I'm currently reading Webster's book 'Parachute Infantry' and I'm up to his return to Aldbourne after the inital drop on D-Day. He paints a really detailed picture of what it was like flying over the channel - stuffed in the plane just waiting to die basically. And also what it was like when he landed. Jumping from 300ft instead of 700ft, he landed in a flooded field, which luckily was only 3ft deep, but other soldiers weren't so lucky and died drowning. It's a great book so far, I'm just waiting him to mention some names I know.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 19/6/2007 1:34:14 PM   
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I have completely forgotten of this series, I saw it all, I loved but I don't remember much, except some brilliant moments/ have to rewtch again.

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RE: Band of Brothers - 19/6/2007 1:47:58 PM   
Timon


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Here's a question for the devoted. How long did it take you find Tom Hanks cameo as a British Commando in Crossroads. Took me a least four viewings.....




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RE: Band of Brothers - 19/6/2007 1:50:10 PM   
Castor Troy


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I didn't even know he had one!

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