I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! The Pacific felt like Steven Spielberg’s attempt to create another World War 2 TV masterpiece. Band … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2: The Pacific (Mini-Series) TV Review
We Stand Alone Together is the perfect accompaniment to the series Band of Brothers. Some of the best parts of the series were the first-hand accounts that often started each episode. Hearing the real-life experience, from the people that were being … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2: We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company (2001)
As you watch the Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, you will find yourself clambering for IMDB. Like many different shows and movies that are over ten years old, there are plenty of current stars who appear unexpectedly. … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2 – How Spielberg cast TV and Movie’s future stars
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 12 – D-Day Beach landing
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! The most striking element of Band of Brothers is how real the story is. The … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2 – Band of Brothers (mini-series) TV Review
Saving Private Ryan is the definitive World War 2 movie. It covers one of the most horrific but influential moments in the history of the conflict, in a real, bloody and stark way, while also making a movie which tells a … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2 – Saving Private Ryan (1998) Review
Steven Spielberg knows World War 2. He clearly wasn’t there but he has produced movies and TV shows which have brought the era to life successfully and realistically. You could argue that his work on the historic event is the best … Continue reading Spielberg on World War 2 – The Launch!