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In 1945, the Marines assail twelve chiliad Japaneses protecting the xx foursquare kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent boxing. When they accomplish the Mount Suribachi and 5 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman raise their flag on the peak, the motion picture becomes a symbol in a post Nifty Low America. The government brings the iii survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. All the same, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the epitome built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates.
On February 23, 1945, an insignificant effect became 1 of the most significant events of World War II.
“Flags of Our Fathers” is the story of the five Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman who raised a replacement flag on a stinking piffling island 6-hundred miles s of Tokyo. An Associated Press photographer, who wasn’t set and was caught off guard, snapped a picture of them raising this seemingly unimportant second flag. He had no thought what he had only washed.
That i pic is said to be the almost reproduced picture in the history of photography.
I toured Iwo Jima in 2000 with my father, a private in the 5th Marine Segmentation, who, along with the flag raisers, landed on Iwo Jima on February nineteen, 1945 — the opening 24-hour interval of what would be the costliest battle in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps.
I can’t say plenty good things near the realism of Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of our Fathers.” Visually, the movie made me call up that I was back on Iwo Jima, and emotionally, I felt like I was witnessing what I had been told by Iwo survivors and what I had read in Richard E. Overton’s “God Isn’t Here: A Young American’south Entry into Globe State of war II and His Participation in the Battle for Iwo Jima.”
James Bradley’s book “Flags of our Fathers,” is wonderful, and this picture of the aforementioned name is very faithful to his book.
Just, the editing of the movie takes the viewer through so many flash-backs and flash-forrard that it’southward hard to proceed things straight — even if yous have read the volume!
The movie opens with Harve Presnel (I think it was Harve) playing the function of what I thought was a narrator. Later on, it looks like he’s just one of many people that James Bradley interviewed for his book.
I was expecting some corny things in the movie, like seeing the flag raising moving picture taking upwardly the full screen in the theater while the Marine Corps Hymn played. That didn’t happen. After I heard what I thought was a narrator, I idea that anyone who didn’t know what was going on in the flick would probably be kept informed of the not-so-obvious things . . . like it was Howlin’ Mad Smith who was demanding, and non getting, additional bombardment of the island; like it was Secretarial assistant of the Navy, James Forrestal, who told Howlin’ Mad Smith that “…the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the adjacent 5 hundred years.” These events were in the film, but the characters were neither introduced past name in the movie, nor were they described by “the narrator,” who seemed to come and go at odd times.
Ira Hayes is a tragic character. It’s obvious that Hollywood likes tragic characters just because of all of the attention that he gets in this movie, and because Tony Curtis made a movie near Ira Hayes back in 1961. The actor who plays Ira in this moving picture is great!
Stephen Spielberg and Clint Eastwood apparently had to tap dance around an “Elephant in the Room” when it came to showing what happened to John Bradley’s friend on Iwo Jima. If y’all’ve read the volume, yous know what happened. The movie does a masterful job of bringing the bailiwick up, but not bringing information technology up in a manner that would offend the squeamish, or, for that thing, bringing information technology up in a fashion that would make it impossible to testify the movie to a Japanese audience.
- October 14, 2006
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