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  • Redwolf
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    Saw it.

    It really wasn't what I expected and I couldn't get in the mood. I agree it is a great psychology movie (psychology of a nation, not a person) and very insightful. But I was more in the mood for popcorn movies. I DVDed Troy afterwards

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  • BarcelonaBlom
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2miabOXFtU

    A Japanese combo trailer of both Flags and Letters or for them... Red Sun, Black Sand (I believe that is still the Japanese title...)

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  • Lance Williams
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    Originally posted by dhuffjr View Post
    That is correct. Japanese letters home, of which obviously none made it after the battle was begun, leading to my thought on the "found" diary or letters......pure speculation on my part.
    I have heard Gen. Kuribayashi's diary quoted on several shows about Iwo Jima so I don't think there's much to dispute. I'm sure diaries were left by various ranks within the Japanese forces.

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  • dtira
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    We have just published a new special issue magazine on Iwo Jima in which one of our editors, David Grogan, interviewed Clint Eastwood about making both films. In the interview, Eastwood explains, in detail, why he wanted to tell the battle from the Japanese perspective (he became fascinated with General Kuribayashi) and how the second movie evolved (it is a character piece that explores the feelings of a handful of soldiers) and MUCH more about his experiences with the films and Iwo Jima.

    The special is called Iwo Jima: The Battle We Can't Forget and it should be hitting newstands soon. It can also be purchased online at the HistoryNetShop.

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  • dhuffjr
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    Originally posted by Duncan View Post
    From my understanding the movie is based on letters written home by Japanese on Iwo Jima.
    That is correct. Japanese letters home, of which obviously none made it after the battle was begun, leading to my thought on the "found" diary or letters......pure speculation on my part.

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  • Duncan
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    Originally posted by dhuffjr View Post
    The US title is letters from Iwo Jima. Might be a Hollywood gimick of a "found" diary as the thread to hold the movie together. I've not heard. I think I saw somewhere it was to be a Decemeber release though. Looking forward to that one too.
    From my understanding the movie is based on letters written home by Japanese on Iwo Jima.

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  • Psycho
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    Going with friends Friday nite

    Wanted to go last Friday but we had previous plans

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  • Boonierat
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    Been at the premiere this afternoon over here, great film, definitely going to see it again soon, much could be said about it (the battle scenes are breathtaking and the recreation of Iwo is unbelievable) and it can be seen at very different levels but the more important is that this film is about the soldiers themselves, and rarely have they been shown with such humanity.

    PS: Be sure to stay until the very end of the credits.

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  • dhuffjr
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    The US title is letters from Iwo Jima. Might be a Hollywood gimick of a "found" diary as the thread to hold the movie together. I've not heard. I think I saw somewhere it was to be a Decemeber release though. Looking forward to that one too.

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    Hope it will be in Holland by X-mas.
    Normally Hollywood movies are shown in Europe approximately eight weeks after their release in the USA. First to the UK/London, then over to the Continent, the Netherlands being one of the first to see them.

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  • panzermacher
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    Now I cant wait to see the Japanese version of the film. Not much Info from there point of view has come forth, not many survivors. I am sure it will be as intense as "Flags" was.

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  • piero1971
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    what a great concept... TWO movies for one battle covering the perspectives of both combatants....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHnHTvwjn6w

    I can't wait to see both!!

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  • BarcelonaBlom
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    Originally posted by BarcelonaBlom View Post
    Time ran an article in the latest issue about that... Feb. 9 is the date to look for... and yes the title is correct... I believe the Japanese title is: "Red Sun, Black Sand".
    Now for my review:

    I'm not going to nitpick the little things, they were all right and not noticeable to the general audience.... I will tell you what I feel about this movie, I think it is entertainment at its highest, so the acting (especially in the modern times) is great, the writing could have been better in terms of switching between 3 different time frames.... but I don't think that is the point of a movie or other forms of entertainment.... The point is to evoke emotion:


    All I'll say about this movie is this: At then end about the time of Ira's passing, I felt tears coming on..... When John Bradley died, they were rolling, when the Marines hit the beach in the end..... I could barely breathe and was gone at that point.... my friend just looked at me realised I was gone and sat there comforting me for 15 minutes as the credits rolled, I didn't move, the theater cleared out around us and I was still going..... The whole time I could only think about one thing that hit me clear: Its not about 6, or 10, or more.... its about all of them, all the veterans, so many have done so much, things they are proud of, things they aren't, and nobody knows, hell some people nowadays sure as hell don't care, I'd always known thats the message, especially after finishing the book, but this just was so clear to me it hurt.... I've had mountains of respect for war veterans, and this film as put me to the point where I doubt I can meet one and keep my composure, I have that much respect for them now. I'm glad I've read all these books I have, its helped me understand somewhat of what they've been through and I've always been able to show empathy for what they've done. Eastwood has struck a chord with me on this movie, I can't even think about it now, It took me 30 minutes just to be able to talk I was so speechless.... And I told my friend, thank-you for comforting me, and then explained to her why I was crying, she understood, and said it was a good thing, and wished that a veteran could have seen me so they'd know there are people who care a lot for what they've done.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I've rambled but I just now realised typing this, that its not the movie, its the message that hit. And that... I believe.... is art at its zenith....

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  • BarcelonaBlom
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    Originally posted by creeping death View Post
    Im jealous...somehow I gotta go and see this soon.
    From what I understand the Japanese version is called "Letters from Iwo Jima" and is to be released in the US in April. Do not quote me on that.

    CD
    Time ran an article in the latest issue about that... Feb. 9 is the date to look for... and yes the title is correct... I believe the Japanese title is: "Red Sun, Black Sand".

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  • Creeping Death
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    Not fair

    Im jealous...somehow I gotta go and see this soon.
    From what I understand the Japanese version is called "Letters from Iwo Jima" and is to be released in the US in April. Do not quote me on that.

    CD

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