regarding band of brothers, am i a sissy, because...

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  1. todd stone

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    Whenever the old veterans talk before the episode, and they almost cry and hold back tears, it hits me very hard and I get very sad.

    I am only 26, but still, I feel for these guys pain
     
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    Sissy [​IMG]
    Those are so incredibly effective because it really hammers home that the story you are about to see was lived (by and large accurately) by the people who introduce it. You are constantly reminded that it isn't just a nameless "Soldier #1" or a Private Ryan as a plot device, but a real person.
    That said, I'm also 26 and I get a bit rubbery from some of the intros. Perhaps being born in 1975 has something to do with it? [​IMG]
     
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    todd stone wrote:

     
  4. todd stone

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    Glad to know I am not alone on this.

    There is just something that hits me. Maybe it has to do with things we take for granted, especially after 9-11 etc
     
  5. Danny R

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    If this were a FANTASY show and you blubbered up, I'd agree that you were a silly wuss girly man.

    But what you have to remember is that this story is true, and the horrors we witness actually happened to someone. Anyone who isn't moved by that is a cold hearted bastard.
     
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    Well, I don't think it makes you either a sissy or a wussy.

    I'm 43, and I do more than tear up a little during those intros. The concentration camps REALLY got me.
     
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    I can't wait for tonights episode. I missed the orignial air dates so I eagerly await each Monday now [​IMG]
     
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    Still waiting for BOB on DVD...so in the meantime I have to make do with other programs, like last nights' AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on PBS, "The Battle of the Bulge". I have seen much of the footage before, but the interviews with surviving veterans is especially poignant.

    My father was there; I often try to imagine what it really felt like to be an infantryman there; on foot, in that cold and snow, tired beyond anyone's concept of how tired a person can be, still plodding on just to keep from freezing to death.

    But I still think it had to have been better than the 'Nam.
     
  9. Leo Hinze

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    If you think the short clips of the guys before each episode is bad, wait till the final episode, which is 2 hours of interviews with the guys. You'll be bawling like a baby.
     
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    Those bad ass tough motherfuckers bring a lump to my throaght every time...plus think of how bad we treat them in this society...fucking pathetic.
     
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    I don't feel the need to cry during the interviews, but it is kind of chilling. What really struck me was when they found the concentration camps - that was amazing.
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  12. todd stone

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    is episode 9 the last one?

    I am assuming they are horrified by the below. as I never saw the originial air dates

    concentration camps?
     
  13. Rob Speicher

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    Todd: There's a 10th episode, titled "Points". 9 is the one you and I were referring to.
     
  14. Todd Terwilliger

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    The show is awesome. I'd be more surprised if the veteran interviews didn't bring up some emotion. One can't say enough about what they did.
     

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