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Friend of the site Luciana earlier directed me to a link where I found a little rarity for us! We have a previously unseen, HQ photo of Izzy on the set of the mini-series The Pacific back in 2007. She’s photographed filming the scene in the park with co-star Ashton Holmes and the episode director. While we don’t see her face, it’s still great to see a photo of Izzy on the set, and I loved this series so much I’m happy to see anything more from it!
I’ve also replaced one of the stills from the episode with a HQ version, so now both stills from this episode are available here in HQ.
As previously reported, The Pacific was nominated for many Emmy awards, and last night the Creative Arts Emmys took place in Los Angeles. The Creative Arts Emmys ceremony focuses on just that, the creative arts of make-up, art direction, editing, effects etc. The Pacific picked up 7 awards, so congratulations goes to all the crew who excelled at their work on this series!
The full awards ceremony takes place next Sunday night, and The Pacific stands to win in another 5 categories there.
Best Casting of a Movie/Mini: “The Pacific”
Best Prosthetic Makeup for Series, Movie or Mini: “The Pacific”
Best Makeup for Movie or Mini (Non-Prosthetic): “The Pacific”
Best Art Direction for Movie/Mini: “The Pacific”
Best Visual Effects in a Movie/Mini/Special: “The Pacific, Part 5″
Best Sound Mixing for a Mini/Movie: “The Pacific, Part 2″
Best Sound Mixing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “The Pacific”
– Nothing for Isabel (her part was tiny), but congratulations to the entire cast and crew of The Pacific for their well deserved nominations for such an incredible series. Here’s hoping they pick up some gold come Emmy day on August 29th. Find the full list of Emmy nominations here.
“Glee,” the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele.
The leading nominee was the gritty, unsparing World War II drama, “The Pacific,” with 24 nominations.
Conan O’Brien is gone from “The Tonight Show” but his short tenure as host is not forgotten: The late-night show with him at the helm nabbed a nomination as best variety, music or comedy series, while resurrected Jay Leno was snubbed in the category.
Besides “Glee,” other newcomers receiving Emmy recognition include “Modern Family,” with nods for best comedy series and for five members of its ensemble cast, and “The Good Wife,” a nominee for best drama and recognition for star Julianna Margulies.
The final season of “Lost” garnered nominations for best drama series and a nod for star Matthew Fox and supporting nominations for Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson.
“Saturday Night Live” received 12 nominations for a total 126 nominations during its run, surpassing the “ER” all-time record of 124 bids. One of the nominations went to Betty White, who at 88 proved you’re never too old for comedy.
They call it the Sausage Factory. A low, sprawling storeroom strung with rows of army fatigues. Many are bloodstained; some earmarked as ‘dead’ costumes (as in, for dressing ‘dead’ soldiers). Quite a few have holes, where a prosthetic bone might protrude.
A stroll around the costume department of the HBO, DreamWorks and Playtone produced miniseries The Pacific is enough to know that it is going to be an epic, gruesome affair.
The 10-part series – estimated to have a production budget of between $US150 million and $US200 million – offers an unflinching look at the US Marine Corps’ campaign against the Japanese on islands in the Pacific during World War II.
It makes a bleak companion to HBO’s groundbreaking 2001 series Band of Brothers and once again marks the return of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks as executive producers.
“This is the other side of the conversation,” The Pacific historical consultant Paul Ambrose tells INSIDEFILM. “Band was true, but this is also true.”
The series centres on three Marines: Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello) and Sid Philips (Ashton Holmes) and also showcases a wide variety of local talent such as Isabel Lucas, Bill Hunter and Gary Sweet.
It is based on the memoirs of the real Leckie (Helmet for My Pillow) and Sledge (With the Old Breed), books that Ambrose describes as “required reading” for study of the Pacific war. Philips, who was written about in both books, provides a connecting thread for the intertwining stories.
As promised (albeit slightly later) I’ve added screencaps of Isabel in Sunday’s episode of The Pacific. Isabel only had a small role and therefore didn’t have much to do, but she was really great in her scenes. Her character, Gwen, was the girlfriend of the marine Sid Phillips, and they were seen being chaperoned by Gwen’s grandfather on a date and later having a picnic in a park together. Whilst at the park, Sid was recalled to duty, so he and Gwen went to spend one last night together. At the end of the episode, Gwen is seen on shore waving off Sid as he leaves to continue the battle in the Pacific.
This is Isabel’s most grown-up role to date, and in my opinion she played Gwen beautifully. Plus she looked gorgeous – that 1940’s make-up and hair suit her! Based on the story, I’m guessing she will only be in this one episode, but I will keep checking each week and if she re-appears be sure you will find out here. Enjoy the screencaps
As previously reported, The Pacific is now airing every Sunday night in the US on HBO. And as also reported, Isabel will definitely be seen in episode #3, which airs tonight! So, US fans, sit yourself down in front of your TV at 9pm (or set your recorder ) to see Isabel star as Gwen in the war drama series.
I’m hoping to have caps up for you tomorrow, or if not then then asap this week (as mentioned on our Twitter I’m a little busy offline at the moment).
As reported, the MTV documentary of the SOTSK climb aired on Sunday night, and thanks to the awesome Kimberly we have exclusive videos of the show! Today I have added screencaps from the 1st half of the show, and the 2nd batch will follow over the weekend. So far the documentary is really interesting – it’s fascinating seeing the landscape of Mt Kili and seeing how they all cope and are affected by the climb, and quite inspiring to hear them talk about what they’re doing and how passionate they are about it. Plus, there’s the sweetest quote about Isabel from Kenna:
“Isabel Lucas is like family to me. Even though she’s been in some big action movies she’s really a gentle soul, who’s totally in touch with herself and nature.” – Kenna
Videos will be added when our Video section is started.
The Pacific also aired on Sunday night, but I don’t think Isabel appeared in this episode. And from the sounds of this article, it seems she may only appear in the 3rd episode, or at least, the majority of her part is in that episode. I’ll keep you posted…
Tonight is a TV feast for Isabel fans in the US! The Pacific and the Summit On The Summit documentary both air tonight. Make sure you set your TIVO/DVD recorder for these two big TV events in Isabel’s career.
HBO have posted 17 videos from The Pacific at their video website here. I haven’t watched them yet so I can’t tell you which, if any, Isabel is in, so you’ll have to browse.
The Official website has lots of new content, including a list of episodes (there are 10 in total). I find the site quite hard to navigate, but if you’re patient you might find some good stuff there. Visit it at www.hbo.com/the-pacific.
HitFix.com have recently posted an interview with The Pacific star James Badge Dale, and he mentions Isabel briefly:
HitFix: In the same way, the battle episodes seem important, but it seems like the Australia shore-leave hour may be equally important in terms of emphasizing the humanity of the characters. Were there different challenges to those scenes?
JBD: You know the pressure of Episode Three? It was working with women again. We’d been doing that for three months, marching around the jungle and none of us had really worked with a woman or seen a woman for a while. We got down to Melbourne and that’s when we shot Episode Three. We were like kids in a candy store. We were all over the place. The table read was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. You’ve never seen so many nervous men in your life. Suddenly you had Claire Van Der Boom and Isabel Lucas, all of these beautiful women around the table and guys are just sweating and moving funny. That was the difficulty in Episode Three, just sitting down and breaking down scene-work and working with beautiful women. That’s not to say that I don’t mind working with all of these dirty guys. That’s easy, too. But Episode Three was an absolute pleasure to shoot.
Bottom Line: As sensitive and realistic a portrait of American combat in the Pacific as you ever will see.
Having created “Band of Brothers,” the masterful 2001 miniseries that followed Easy Company from its training in Georgia through the D-Day invasion and until the end of the war, exec producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg decided to balance the equation with a mini set in the Pacific theater.
The result is “The Pacific,” also 10 parts but in some ways as different in its approach to the material as the jungle warfare of the Pacific was from the more conventional fighting in Europe. Both miniseries are infused with raw, powerful stories of personal triumph and adversity, but “Pacific” feels more random and more contained. Each episode is so completely built on discrete incidents that a strong case can be made for calling this a limited series.
But call it what you will, it is a gem of a production and would be a highlight of any TV season. “Pacific,” in its totality, conveys a sense of the combat experience that is as complete and realistic as any work of film could be. From the harrowing nighttime battles with a deadly but invisible enemy to the sheer misery of the punishing jungle climate to the macho posturing of the young American fighters, “Pacific” omits nothing.