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Flags of Our Fathers

by Jack B on 1/3/2009

This was a well done production. I shows, once more, how our government exploits, uses and forgets our solders. I thought it was a great great film.

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The life stories of six men who raised the flag at the battle of iwo jima, a turning point in WWII.


Studio Paramount
SKU 203942762
UPC 097361178240
UPC 14 00097361178240
Format DVD
Release Date 8/24/2010
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Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Beach,Adam
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Name Clint Eastwood
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Cast & Crew
Adam Beach - Actor
Clint Eastwood - Original Music By
Clint Eastwood - Director
Jack G. Taylor, Jr. - Art Director
James Bradley - Based On Book By
Jamie Bell - Actor
Jesse Bradford - Actor
Joel Cox - Editor
John Benjamin Hickey - Actor
Neal McDonough - Actor
Paul Haggis - Screenplay
Paul Walker - Actor
Robert Patrick - Actor
Ron Powers - Based On Book By
Ryan Phillippe - Actor
Steven Spielberg, et. al. - Producer
Tom Stern - Cinematographer
William Broyles, Jr. - Screenplay
Nominee (2007) Golden Globe, Clint Eastwood, Best Director - Motion Picture
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Review At its best, Flags of Our Fathers is eye opening and thought provoking. The battle scenes are raw and energetic, while the post-Iwo Jima segments question our established ideas about heroism. The word "hero" has been used often following 9/11, so it's interesting to hear the characters in this movie question what it means to bear that label and whether they consider themselves worthy of it. In fact, most soldiers did not consider themselves to be heroes, but if you asked them, they could identify someone else - a friend, a comrade, a leader - who was. This aspect of the movie differentiates it from any other World War II film to have come before it.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Review Orchestrating the narrative's shifts from the expansive to the intimate with impeccable command, Eastwood succeeds at evoking the horrors and heartbreak of warfare with a visceral intensity graphically evocative of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. (Spielberg is one of Flags of Our Fathers' producers.) The grisly realism of the combat scenes in Iwo Jima (filmed in Iceland, of all places) may be difficult to watch, but Eastwood doesn't linger over the gore or depict the fighting as anything but hellish. Whatever glory the men in Flags of Our Fathers savor is fleeting, undercut by the terrible awareness of friends lost in battle...Visually stunning and scrupulously authentic...a towering achievement for Eastwood and his cast and crew.
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, Dolby, Digital Audio, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Actor Beach,Adam
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
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Claudia Puig, USA Today of the year's best films and perhaps the finest modern film about World War II.
Ken Fox, TV Guide ...a powerful, important and, in the end, profoundly poignant movie...
Richard Corliss, Time Clint Eastwood has crafted a bold and meticulous epic.
Scott Foundas, The Village Voice ...Flags of Our Fathers is to the WWII movie what Eastwood's Unforgiven was to the western...
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...passionate, honest, unflinching, gripping, and it pays respects.

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