Band of Brothers (Music from the HBO Miniseries)
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Can we please have the miniseries? PLEASE!!!!!
Without a doubt: Haunting, eclectic and totally heroic.
How fortunate were we to have this story, shortly before those the film was created from started passing on to that "Last big jump"? This movie/series was so profound and eye-opening, even startling. And with all they endured, and with what Maj. Winters expressed at the end of the documentary saying "Learn from these lessons because they were hard lessons for us to learn", we still have wars that last over a year or two? But it wasn't just Spielberg and Hanks that set the wheels in motion: Michael Kamen's work here certainly did these veterans some justice. It was as if he too were able to travel in time, pluck each soldier off the line and size him up for the right score in the movie. The scene from "The Replacements" entitled Parapluie (French for "Umbrella"), where the paratroops are dropping into Holland in broad daylight was unprecedented: His music mixed in with the drone of the C-47 props flying overhead while the chutes were deploying was magnificent. Buy the album, buy the discs. This was the most profound group of men that for years flew under the radar until near their dying days. You would have never guessed this kind of thing coming from people that were grandfathers or great-grandfathers, and it truly shows why they dubbed their generation "The Greatest Generation Ever".
Now if only they would actually get Band of Brothers on here, then everything would be wonderful.