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    Flags of Our Fathers

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    In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause celebre. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort. But the accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead on Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph. Written by Jim Beaver
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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    Where's the popcorn???

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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    Quote Originally Posted by koan View Post
    Where's the popcorn???

    It doesnt just grow on trees dammit.
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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    Have you seen it Nomad, or is it coming out soon?

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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    It doesnt just grow on trees dammit.
    *closes eyes until the popcorn appears

    Darn. Then I won't see if it shows up.
    You could write "picture # kernals of popcorn because I'm too lame to post them"
    Last edited by koan; 03-04-2007 at 05:33 PM. Reason: yay. the popcorn is here. I take the lame comment back

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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

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    Have you seen it Nomad, or is it coming out soon?

    I watched it this afternoon on DVD bunny girl
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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    It sounds like a really unique topic for a film.
    Too many war films not enough with war as just the backdrop.

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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    Will you be watching, Letters from Iwo Jima, as well Nomad, to see the Japanese perspective? I would think that would be interesting as well! I'm going to get both I think.
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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

    Quote Originally Posted by dubs View Post
    Will you be watching, Letters from Iwo Jima, as well Nomad, to see the Japanese perspective? I would think that would be interesting as well! I'm going to get both I think.


    I heard about this the other day. Yes I plan on seeing that. There are always 2 sides. Unless your talking to a guy that survived Pearl Harbor.
    Actually I take that back. I recall seeing a documentary on PH survivors and Japanese attackers coming together to relive the experience. It was done with civility and respect on both sides.

    Off topic a very similar documentary was done some yrs ago with Israelites and Palestinian children. The film followed them through several yrs as they grew and how their attitudes differed. That was extremely interesting. And quite sad.
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    Re: Flags of Our Fathers

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    I watched it this afternoon on DVD bunny girl
    Oh, I will aks my son to bring it home to watch. It helps when kids work at video stores, and get free rentals.

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