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Creating The Pacific Part 8

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Historical Reference Photo Ext Rockerfeller Centre -NYC.November 1943.

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Int NBC Studios-Recording Booth. Construction Drawings by CAD Set Designer Marco Antonnen. Set stills from edited material.

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Ext Camp Pendleton. Concept Sketch showing extents of set build by Production Designer Anthony Pratt.

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Ext Camp Pendleton. Concept Art showing topography and additional CGI elements such as additional Quanset huts by Annette Mackie.

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Ext Camp Pendleton. Concept Sketch showing extents of set build and further CGI elements by Production Designer Anthony Pratt.

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Int Camp Pendleton B Co' Barracks. Construction and Dressing Plan and Elevations by Set Designer Marie Pierre Dugrenier.

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Ext Int Camp Pendleton Mess Hall. Construction and Dressing Plan and Elevations by Set Designer Marie Pierre Dugrenier.

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Int Passenger Train-Car Entranceway. Construction and Dressing Plans and Elevations by Ship and Vehicles Art Director Jim Millet.

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Int Passenger Train-Car Entranceway.Construction Plan and Elevation by Ship and Vehicles Art Director Jim Millet.

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Ext Camp Pendleton Training Course.Various Elevations. Construction drawings by Set Designer Marie-Pierre Dugrenier.

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Ext St Marys Church,Basilone Wedding. From top left. Photograph of real St Marys Church California.Top Center wedding photograph of John and Lena Basilone. Top right and bottom left and right, Melbourne location to double as St Marys Church.Melbourne Location Photographs by Location Manager Drew Rhodes.

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Ext St Mary's Church,Basilone Wedding. Location schematic action and dressing plan by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

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Ext Reggi Farm Onion Fields.Location photographs top and bottom left by Location Manager Ben Lowe.Bottom right are two reference photos of derelict and weathered Oregan farmhouses.

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Ext Reggi Farmhouse-Onion Fields. Construction Plan and elevations showing remodelling of existing location. Note veranda details and additional dormer added into valley of roofline. Construction drawing by Supervising Art Director Dominic Hyman. Set model by Madelaine Griffith and Sunday Ganim.

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Int Reggi Farmhouse Bedroom. Construction Drawing by Set Designer Andrew Powell for studio build to replicate existing location bedroom. Location reference photographs by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

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Ext Iwo Jima Terraces. Schematic elevation and section by You Yangs Art Director Jeff Thorp.

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Ext Iwo Jima Terraces.Machine gun Positions. Plan and Section by You Yangs Art Director Jeff Thorp.

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Ext Iwo Jima Terraces and 'Runway' Plateau. Planning model by Madelaine Griffith and Sunday Ganim.

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Ext Iwo Jima-Top of Outcrop.Plan,section and elevation of Gun Emplacement build. Drawing by You Yangs Art Director Jeff Thorp. Also see Gun Emplacement planning model by Madelaine Griffith and Sunday Ganim, as well as still frames from the actual filmed sequence.

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Ext Motoyama Airfield. Concept art by Annette Mackie showing Japanese gun emplacement and destroyed aircraft over the top side by the 'Runway'. Historical Photograph below shows destroyed Japanese military airplanes pushed off side of Runway at Motoyama Airfield.

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Ext Iwo Jima Terraces-Concept Art by Annette Mackie showing soldiers making their way up terraces from the beach littered with destroyed military vehicles, landing craft and dead and wounded soldiers. The US Naval flotilla can be seen in the background.

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Ext Iwo Jima Terraces.Selected still frames from landing sequence showing the battle from various angles. We see the Beach Area where there is a build up of destroyed military vehicles and equiptment. We also see the terraces filling up with the bodies of dead and injured soldiers including John Basilone who are then collected by the Graves Registration Team and organised into rows.

Part 8

Basilone convinces the Marines to allow him to train troops headed for combat.

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