Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Over a period of two years, Mark Cowen and his crew travelled to 30 U.S. and ten European cities, to interview the veterans of Easy Co. The stories, told by the veterans themselves, create a history of the Second World War from the point of view of this heroic company of men, made famous in the mini-series Band of Brothers. Written by
In a way, this is the eleventh episode of Band of Brothers
One of the things that set Band of Brothers apart from other war- based mini-series was the inclusion of interviews with the actual surviving members of Easy company. This 80 minute (when shown on BBC) programme allows us to get to know the real men behind the story and what they did with their lives after the War. So in a very real sense, this is the 11th episode in the series. The interviews were very moving. Almost 60 years on, the men involved are still very deeply affected by their experiences. Well worth watching. My one small complaint was that I found it difficult to associate the men being interviewed with the characters in the series. It might have been nice if some brief clips had been included, or a photo of the actor had been displayed. But that would probably have detracted from it.
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