Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Letters from Iwo Jima

This movie, also directed by Clint Eastwood is the companion piece, to Flags of our Fathers. It tells the stories of the Japanese defending Iwo Jima. The movie is almost completely in japanese. The pace, the lighting and the acting conspire to take us into the lives of the doomed defenders. The movie is based on real events and real people, which makes it all the more poignant. It is hard to tell that Clint Eastwood directed both this and Flags of our Fathers. FooF is a pretty good movie, but this one, in my opinion, is much better. Clint Eastwood seems to have captured the essence of the somber, japanese style. The movie is probably the best I have seen in this year so far.

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