"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Ten "Points" Commentary
”BAND OF BROTHERS” finally came to an end in this tenth episode that featured Easy Company’s experiences as part of the U.S. Army of occupation, following Germany’s surrender in Europe. This marked the third episode that featured Richard Winters as the central character and the second with his narration.
Told in flashback via Winters’ narration, ”Points” opened in July 1945, with Dick Winters (Damian Lewis) enjoying a morning swim in an Austrian lake, while being...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Eight "The Last Patrol" Commentary
Episode Eight of ”BAND OF BROTHERS”, ”The Last Patrol” saw the return of paratrooper David Webster (Eion Bailey). Last seen in "Crossroads", hobbling away from a battlefield in Holland, after being wounded; Webster returns from the hospital to find his old company recovering from the traumas suffered during the campaign in Belgium. With the Allies on the verge of victory, Easy Company begins to eye any chance of a return to combat with great wariness, during its stay in...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Seven "The Breaking Point" Commentary
Easy Company continues its experiences in Belgium in ”The Breaking Point”, Episode Seven of HBO’s ”BAND OF BROTHERS”. Following the Bastogne campaign, the paratroopers find themselves in the Bois Jacques Forest just outside of Foy, Belgium. There, they to prepare for an assault on the town, while dealing with the competency of their commander, Lieutenant Norman Dike.
”The Breaking Point” proved to be just as much of an epic episode as ”Bastogne” and...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Six "Bastogne" Commentary
This sixth episode of ”BAND OF BROTHERS” featured the experiences of Easy Company during the Battle of the Bulge and their participation in the Allies’ efforts to hold the ground near Bastogne, Belgium; while low on ammunition and supplies. The episode focused on Easy Company medic, Eugene "Doc" Roe, as he tended his fellow soldiers where he can, while also scrounging for medical supplies.
"Bastogne" turned out to be the first of two episodes centered on Easy Company’s...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Five “Crossroads” Commentary
The last episode, ”Replacements” saw Easy Company reeling from the Allies’ disastrous defeat during the Operation Market Garden campaign in Holland. Directed by Tom Hanks, this latest episode depicted Richard Winters’ last combat engagement as the company’s commander, Operation Pegasus, and the company’s departure for Belguim as they prepare to participate in the Bastogne campaign.
At the beginning of the aptly named ”Crossroads”; Winters, now the executive...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Four “Replacements” Commentary
In the last episode, ”Carentan”, yet-to-be-announced First Sergeant Carwood Lipton announced to Normandy veterans Easy Company that they would be returning to France. Instead, a conversation between Sergeant Bill Guarnere and a group of replacements reveal that Easy Company never did. Eventually Easy Company did return to the Continent when they were deployed to the Netherlands to participate in the doomed Operation Market Garden campaign.
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Three “Carentan” Commentary
This third episode, ”Carentan” picked up one day after where ”Day of Days” left off – Easy Company in Northern France for the Normandy invasion. ”Carentan” mainly centered around the experiences of Private Albert Blithe, portrayed by actor Marc Warren during Easy Company’s attempt take the town of Carentan.
Easy Company’s nighttime jump into Normandy seemed to have left Private Blithe in semi-shock. He barely acknowledged the comments of his fellow...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - Episode Two “Day of Days” Commentary
The last episode, ”Currahee” ended with Easy Company leaving England by air on June 5, 1944 to participate in the Allies’ invasion of Normandy. This second episode, ”Day of Days” re-counts Lieutenant Richard Winters and some members of Easy Company’s experiences during the drop into France on June 5 and during their assault of the German guns at Brécourt Manor on D-Day.
Although the episode occasionally shifted to different viewpoints, the episode mainly focused...
"BAND OF BROTHERS" (2001) - EPISODE ONE “CURRAHEE” COMMENTARY
After spending the last six months or so watching and re-watching my taped copies of the 2010 HBO miniseries, ”THE PACIFIC”, my family and I decided to re-watch the first television collaboration between Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Of course I am speaking of the 2001 Golden Globe and Emmy winning miniseries, ”BAND OF BROTHERS”.
Based upon Stephen Ambrose historical book , ”BAND OF BROTHERS” centered around the experiences of “Easy” Company, one company of...
Ronald speirs died in 2007 ,then why band of brother production didn't manage an interview with him?
to me ronald speirs is the most interesting character of band of brothers, wish to hear a few words from him as like maj. Dick winters or Malarkey or Guarnere.
Posted over a year ago
Best mini series ever! I watch it all the time..I am like obsessed! The actors played their parts so good! I love Band of Brothers so much! I love all the characters ;) LOVE THIS SERIES
Posted over a year ago