Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

DVD - 2007
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Recounts the bloody battle for Iwo Jima during World War II.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2007
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.5426 Flags 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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Monolith
Apr 23, 2017

I selected this film primarily as an Eastwood film that I had never seen, but I agree with another's sentiment that it misses the mark -- not one of his best.

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ShanaFagela
Apr 20, 2017

Because it is Eastwood, film is beautifully shot and backed by soulful music. Nice message, not much momentum, not one of his best films.

I dislike Clint's politics but I love his movies. Eastwood is a masterful filmmaker telling compelling stories of unusual topics and perspectives. No sugar coating. No rah-rah-USA nonsense. Great acting, cinematography, and direction. Fine screenwriting and art direction. See this film. Note: I watched this film immediately before it's sibling film Letters from Iwo Jima. Eastwood made them back-to-back.

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akirakato
Apr 09, 2014

This is a 2006 American war film based on the book of the same name written by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima,
the five Marines and one Navy Corpsman who were involved in raising the flag on Iwo Jima, and the aftereffects of that event on their lives.
This film is taken from the American viewpoint of the Battle for Iwo Jima, while the sequel "Letters from Iwo Jima" is from the Japanese viewpoint
of the battle.
Clint Eastwood directed two Iwo Jima films back to back.
No wonder the amazingly realistic battle scenes are quite identical in both films.

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2101kol
Aug 19, 2013

The film loses momentum and interest after the Battle for Iwo Jima is depicted. Of this and Letters from Iwo Jima, Letters is stronger in areas such as emotional impact, acting, and interest.

teddypawz Apr 09, 2013

Letters from Iwo Jima was amazing! Saving Private Ryan, also amazing! And Flags of Our Fathers, amazing!

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pokano
Jan 26, 2013

Letters from Iwo Jima was a brilliant film. This companion film is less so--acting is excellent, but the film seems choppy. That said, good treatment of the true story behind the Iwo Jima service men and the controversy surrounding the famous photo.

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isumat
Jun 04, 2012

The theme of the movie is summed up in the narrative at the end, which is to expose the contrast between the collective 'need' for heroes among non-combatants, with the foot soldier's universal experience of fighting with and for their friends, their brothers in arms and (in reality) only incidentally for kin, (king) and country. There are better war films that don't need to actually 'tell' you this in order for you to get the message.

'Letters from Iwo Jima,' this film's sister, is a better, more heart-wrenching war story.

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lukeooo2
Oct 31, 2011

great movie

aaa5756 Sep 14, 2011

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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lukeooo2
Oct 31, 2011

lukeooo2 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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