Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Flags of Our Fathers

So maybe the 2005 film scene was less than exciting...even the summer seemed weak (yea, I liked Crash and Cinderella Man...but this is really exciting)

Clint Eastwood is releasing a new movie (in fact pair of movies) that with the Eastwood finesse seem really really exciting.

The movie is called Flags of Our Fathers. This movie tells the story of the 6 marines who raised the American flag in during WWII on the island of Iwo Jima.

The movie is based on a book Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley. This novel/memoir is written by one of the sons of the 6 men who pieced together the story (as pieced together by talking to other children/grandchildren of these men) to tell the story of these mens lives.

The movie directed by Eastwood stars Ryan Phillipe, Jesse Bradford, Paul Walker, Jamie Bell, & Barry Pepper. The screenwriter of the movie is Paul Haggis (screenwriter of Million Dollar Baby and Crash)

Also...and to me this is very cool...this movie is just part 1...he is also set in March to be working on the companion film Red Sun, Black Sand which will tell the story from the Japanese perspective (Eastwood plans to shoot on the island of Iwo Jima and in USA today said "I'll be the only non-Japanese-speaking person within miles"). [USA Today article]

I just think it sounds like a really great project, very few movies tell the opposing sides story of war. (I always wished that the movie Pearl Harbor would have really told the story from the Japanese perspective as well and not just give us an American-White-Picket-Fence love story mess...oh well.)


Ando said...

I hadn't heard about Red Sun, Black Sand. Can't wait for both.

(And yes it is sad apologize for not being creative. I just have so many adoring fans....)

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