Beyond All Boundaries
Beyond All Boundaries is a 2009 short film depicting the battles of World War II. The film is shown in 4-D, and includes archive footage and special effects. The short, produced and narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by David Briggs, was released 9 November 2009 and is shown solely in The National World War II Museum, New Orleans. It was designed purely for the Solomon Victory Theater within the museum, and is only shown in this one location.
Solomon Victory Theater makes use of vibrating seats and atmospheric effects to enhance the viewing experience. In addition there are also moving props and scenery, lighting and sound effects and a multi-layered projection process.
The film makes use of the writings and documented accounts of World War II veterans.
In 2011, Beyond All Boundaries received a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association.
|Kevin Bacon||Robert Sherrod|
|Corbin Bleu||Eddie W. Robinson / Sgt. Dan Levin|
|Patricia Clarkson||Marguerite Higgins|
|Kevin Connolly||Donald Sanborn / Pvt. Raymond Howell|
|James Cromwell||Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift / Fleet Admiral William Halsey|
|Blythe Danner||Elsa Maxwell|
|Viola Davis||Hortense Johnson|
|Jesse Eisenberg||Lt. Fiske Hanley / Sgt. Benjamin McKinney|
|John Goodman||Capt. Edwin Simmons|
|Neil Patrick Harris||1st Lt. David Hettema / Sgt. William Manchester|
|Kevin Jonas||Mike Mervosh|
|Tom Kane||Edward R. Murrow|
|Justin Long||Corp. James R. Garrett / Sgt. John H. Morris|
|Tobey Maguire||Pvt. George Strang|
|Joseph Mazzello||Eugene B. Sledge|
|Daran Norris||1940s Newscaster|
|Wendell Pierce||Sgt. Thomas McPhatter|
|Chris Pine||Hanson Baldwin / Sgt. Bill Reed|
|Brad Pitt||Sgt. Bill Mauldin|
|William Sadler||Lt. Colonel Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller|
|Gary Sinise||Ernie Pyle|
|Elijah Wood||Corp. Wilfred Hanson / Capt. John C. Chapin|
- "17th Annual Thea Awards | Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)". Teaconnect.org. Retrieved 2014-04-08.