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It is pretty clear during the first battle in The Pacific that this is a very different show than Band of Brothers. Like many people, I love Band of Brothers – I own the dvd and try to re-watch the series every year or so as well as re-read the Stephen Ambrose book every few years. But the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) was an incredibly different experience for the Americans who fought there. The title of each show is the first clue; Band of Brothers was truly about men who became closer than brothers and a good portion of the series was spent establishing the camaraderie that helped Easy Company become such an elite unit. The Pacific is going to focus on the psychological toll that the PTO took on three men: John Basilone of New Jersey, Eugene Sledge of Alabama, and Robert Leckie of Philadelphia who is the focus of the second half of this episode.

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Alright – I finally watched “The Hurt Locker” and really, really liked it. I’m not sure how it measures up to “Julia and Julie” but it will definitely stick with me for a long time in good and bad ways. I have a few more thoughts on the film and my top five of 2009.

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Occasionally PB & J peal their eyes away from their home theaters to dust off an item that is typically being used as a beer coaster…that’s right, a book! Although these ancient artifacts may take a little longer to get through than a 90 minute Nic Cage masterpiece, I think I speak for P and J when I say that a good book is vastly rewarding and can actually be fun – but don’t start reading all the time and forget to watch television and movies; this is still a movie blog. I just finished “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright and had a few quick thoughts about the book.

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