Flags of Our Fathers Trailer

September 11, 2006

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Clint Eastwood shoots his patriotic load clean across the belly of the famous flag-raising photograph of Iwo Jima in his newest, Flags of Our Fathers. The film tells the U.S. perspective of the famous World War II battle at Iwo Jima, the photograph, and the events that follow, while the companion piece, Letters from Iwo Jima provides the soulless, savage, Japanese side of things. The trailer is now available at military.com, along with a fine selection of model planes.

Incidentally, while on the subject of the famous photo, I always thought it would be more powerful with more celebrities in it--kind of a "Sgt. Pepper" thing where you could pick out who's who, who's cutest, etc. Don't you?

Historical Note: The Japanese equivalent of the famous photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" is a cartoon about a team of schoolgirl cats who transform into robot warriors.

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