It's the customary intelligent directing
by Clint Eastwood.
With wide-screen cinematography, this superb
production is quite successful in dramatizing this true story
and dividing up the film between glimpses of the actual battle
and the process of the men's three surviving flag raisers, showing
just how the story unfolds.
It helped me learn some history about 1945
I didn't know.
You should not miss this one.
Flags of Our Fathers is the true story behind the story of Iwo Jima--its
battle, its historic flag raising, and its aftermath.
Although not the war epic one would imagine
from the trailers, it is still a powerful tale of heroes and
heroism deftly handled by Clint Eastwood, who directed and also
wrote the musical score.
Flags of Our Fathers is a very gripping and graphic movie, with spectacular
visuals of U.S. Armed Forces in action on land and sea.
The film captures the horrors of combat
and gives a truthful assessment of the war and the history behind