Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Flags of Our Fathers (movie)

Title: Flags of Our Fathers

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Year, production: 2006, USA

Cast: Adam Beach, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Barry Pepper, Neal McDonough, ...

Runtime: 132 min

Second World War February of 1945 and battle of island Iwo Jima. One of the most bloodiest battle in pacific war. The island was a holy place for Japanese and they didn’t wanted to lose it easily. On the island there is a Mount Suribachi on which marines put a flag after they captured the mountain. This moment (actually the second one) was pictured and used later as a cover for all newspapers in US. Three marines that survived the battle were later used as a tool in US propaganda to lift American so they would be after the war not against. US at that time started to have financial problems to continue war so government needs consent and help from American people.

I waited a long time for that movie. Premier in Poland was on 23 February. I saw it some day later and I’m not disappointed.
Battle scenes are very good. The part in the US interesting maybe sometimes boring but still interesting.

I liked that Client Eastwood tried to show every aspect of the story and that there are not just black and white colors but also grey.

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