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on August 19, 2016
clint eastwood turned a book into a movie that should have gotten a Oscar for best movie,director,screenplay and soundtrack.being from the generation that went through ww2 he must have had a copy of the iconic pic,following the war.affected by and the particpation effort that won this war.using what happened to him during the war in the movie and realize that it takes a whole nation to win.when these men was used for the fundraising efforts that these men suffered ptsd.ira hayes died of alcoholism,rene gargon could not take advantage of the fame and doc Bradley went onto raise a family and career.not wanting let anyone know or talk about this.with the book and movie it brought out the human suffering of war.always remember those who have served.great movie clint.
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on July 25, 2015
Flag of our Fathers is especially good because out is the brother to "Letters from Iwo Jima" Flag of our fathers is Iwo Jima from the American view and its aftermath. There is the horror of war with graphic seen that made me wince. This movie also brings to light that these individuals were just kids in their late teens and early 20's Hey I did not know that the photograph I am familiar was the 2nd flag raising. Its aftermath is informative sad and a little depressing. It is though a movie that all Americans can see. We have much to be grateful to these brave heroic men. We need to treat all our soldiers in uniform and veterans much better than we do at present and the past. Watch this movie and do not forget.
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on July 17, 2014
This movie is a wonderfully effective documentary disguised as a touching story of the price paid by too many of those who got this nation through the Second World War. It is a poignant saga of the six young men who, for better or worse were captured in a photo that became the most enduring icon of that era and the timeless struggle against those who would attempt to step in front of the values, that for a little while longer, we call the United States of America. It is not pretty. Flags of Our Fathers demands that those of us who have the luxury to watch it apply a very small portion of the discipline, commitment and courage required of those who came before us who had that trial and others like it as their task. Watching and paying attention provides a satisfying although melancholy story that confronts us with our laziness and the specter that too many believe Flags of Our Fathers to be just one more war story. And, they will have died in vain if that is what we do as a nation.
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on May 23, 2012
"Flags of Our Fathers", directed by Clint Eastwood, is a great, visually stunning piece of cinema about the soldiers responsible for the planting of the American flag on the beach of Iwo Jima during WW 2 and how it not only led to one of the most iconic photographs in military history but how it affected the lives and psyches of the soldiers who fought in that battle to take the island from the Japanese forces. Ryan Phillipe, Jesse Bradford, and Adam Beach play three of the soldiers and Eastwood does a masterful job exploring each character thoroughly and how what should have been a whirlwind, fun tour back home concerning their part in the planting of the flag on the island and promoting the photo as well as the cult of celebrity, but how they were just trying to keep their heads firmly together and letting people know they were "just young men doing their duty for their beloved USA". Sometimes, the media can prop soldiers up to be titans, but back home in the real world, reality can knock you down a peg when you least expect it. It's all about the proper prospective as far as being a man in the heat of battle is concerned, and who cares for your efforts and who doesnt when the guns stop firing. A great war film, and Eastwood's companion piece "Letters from Iwo Jima" is even more powerful and heartbreaking.
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on August 17, 2015
A most excellent film. One of the few times the book and the film do this story of horrific battle justice. The psychological aftermath of what they endured is beyond reason. Then these wonderful men without thought or consequence were told to parade for the sake of war bonds. If only they were aware of PTSD. This is a sad account of the misery of war, but it is inspiring in regards to the spirit of the average fighting man whose life is changed forever. Ryan Phillippe was above and beyond.
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on May 8, 2017
Had read the book, and the film does great justice to the confusion & manipulation that happened after this event. So sad to see how "heroes" were manufactured to raise $, when they themselves didn't feel worthy of the adulation.
Meanwhile, gives a taste of how brutal the Japanese were- they'd qualify as jihadists today.
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on June 2, 2016
The story of the planting of the two flags on Mount Suribachi on Iwo. It focuses on the hype behind the War Bond tour of the 3 surviving members of the final flag raising party. The real story depicted in the movie is not a pleasant one. The actual taking of the pictures themselves is not clearly told.
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on April 30, 2017
I know this film got rave reviews but, frankly, I was disappointed that much of it was boring. The book was better.
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on July 28, 2014
This is the true story of the men who raised the second flag on Iwo Jima. It is intense, well done, and delves into area's about the battle and the war at home that most would not have a clue about. Everything from the acting to special effects is top notch. If you have not seen this one, make sure you get it then watch the companion movie, Letters from Iwo Jima for the Japanese side of the same battle. Eastwood was certainly on his mark making both of these overlooked, of course, by the media and critics, movies from a time most have now forgot and is not taught to children today.
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on August 14, 2016
Greatest respect to these men and Mr. James Bradley. While the actions of men may be brave and honorable, the reason for their ultimate sacrifice may be much more obtuse than appears at first look. Mr. Bradley attempts to give honest insight into a world that is beyond comprehension. I thank him for doing so. This is also bravery and courage of another sort.
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