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    'Beyond All Boundaries' 4D film at Nat'l WWII Museum

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    Hollywood's biggest stars participate in epic Beyond All Boundaries opening in November only in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (September 4, 2009) /PRNewswire/ When it premieres November 6, Beyond All Boundaries, the 4-D cinematic experience at The National World War II Museum, will feature the voices of Hollywood's biggest names portraying everyday soldiers and servicemen as they fought to preserve our country's freedom, and the journalists who covered it in their own words.

    The exclusive production features an all-star cast including Tom Hanks joined by Kevin Bacon, Corbin Bleu, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Connolly, James Cromwell, Blythe Danner, Viola Davis, Jessie Eisenberg, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Jonas, Justin Long, Tobey Maguire, Daran Norris, Wendell Pierce, Chris Pine, Brad Pitt, Bill Sadler, Gary Sinise and Elijah Wood, among others.

    "Beyond All Boundaries weaves a spectacular tapestry of World War II authentic, powerful and inspiring" said Hanks. "I'm proud to have served as executive producer of Beyond All Boundaries, and you can see it exclusively, every hour, at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans."

    Beyond All Boundaries is the latest in a series of star-powered projects related to World War II. Hit movies like Inglorious Basterds and HBO's upcoming TV series The Pacific have reinvigorated international interest in WWII, and the Museum's epic is yet another compelling example of the relevance of WWII today.

    Created and crafted with 21st-century technology, Beyond All Boundaries plunges viewers into the reality of 20th-century's most titanic struggle. Rarely viewed footage that has been often overlooked by filmmakers and documentarians creates a truly unique and authentic experience Audiences will feel the treads of Tiger Tanks rumbling across North Africa's deserts, brush snow from their cheeks during the wintery Battle of the Bulge, and flinch as anti-aircraft fire tries to bring down their B-17 on a bombing run over Nazi Germany.

    The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Designated by Congress as America's National World War II Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and the Home Front.

    For more information, visit www.nationalww2museum.org. Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or visit our Facebook fan page.
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    Re: 'Beyond All Boundaries' 4D film at Nat'l WWII Museum

    World War II Museum's 'Beyond All Boundaries' is beyond spectacular

    By Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune
    November 05, 2009, 12:45PM

    Beneath all the multisensory whiz-bangery, behind the smoke, the simulated snow, the special effects, the World War II Museum's new "Beyond All Boundaries" is, at its root, a documentary about World War II - a film on the war's cause, its execution, its tragic toll. At 30 minutes long, there's room for it to be more in-depth. But more impactful? More emotional?

    Not likely.

    A magnificent and moving spectacle that explodes onto the oversized screen of the museum's luxurious new 250-seat Solomon Victory Theater on Friday (Nov. 6), "Beyond All Boundaries" is far more than a film. It is a world-class, theme park-style attraction combining education and entertainment in a stirring and inspiring package -- one that gives New Orleans yet another reason to be proud of hosting the museum.

    The show is billed as a "4D" experience, but you can take your pick as to exactly which element you think constitutes that fourth dimension. It could be the stage props - a 1940s'-style radio, a gun turret, a concentration-camp guard tower - that rise from the floor on cue. Or it could be the snow that falls from the ceiling during the Battle of the Bulge.

    It could be the rumbling seats. It could be the simulated pyrotechnics. It could be the multi-planed screens that create a unique (and glasses-less) 3-D effect, or any number of other surprises that effectively transform the film into an overwhelming and awe-inspiring experience.

    In reality, though, it's the sum all of those elements, which combine to stir patriotic feelings and lodge lumps in the throats of viewers.

    Narrated by Oscar-winning actor and proven friend of the museum Tom Hanks, "Beyond All Boundaries" blends those high-tech flourishes with a generous amount of war footage and photographs to paint a broad portrait of America's wartime experience.
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    World War II Museum's 'Beyond All Boundaries' is beyond spectacular | New Orleans Movies - - NOLA.com
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