book , a movie
Brothers is an American miniserie of 10 one-hour episodes.
were produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks and the history
is inpired from the Band of Brothers book written by the
famous American historian Stephen E. Ambrose, who died on October
14, 2002, aged 66.
on TV screens during both Summer 2002 and Summer 2004 (60th D-Day
anniversary), the serie met a great success, not only in the USA,
but also in France, in England, in Italy and in Germany.
Spielberg has always been interested in World War II. For example,
some of WW2 films are : 1941, Empire of the Sun.
That is why he decided to direct the very realistic film Saving
Private Ryan, which tells the story of a platoon searching
Private Ryan during the battle of Normandy.
movie was a huge success around the world. Saving Private Ryan
had to be successful so that Band of Brothers could exist. And it
are similarities in terms of direction between Saving Private
Ryan and Band of Brothers with the now famous technique
of "shoulder camera" which gives a very realistic impression
during the film, including during combat.
But it is mainly
its respect of history (both the script and the fights) which makes
Band of Brothers being one of the best World War II series.
More than 10.000
participants, 500 actors and a budget of more than $120.000.000
were necessary for its creation. It is one of the most expensive
series in history.
Band of Brothers is composed of 10 one-hour episodes going from
the training of the Easy Company American soldiers (belonging to
the 506th Parachutist Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division)
to the capture of Hitler's eagle nest in Bavaria, including the
battle of the Bulge (Bastogne) and the liberation of the Landsberg
concentration camp, Germany.