lørdag, desember 16, 2006

Iwo Jima



The esteemed Clint Eastwood has delivered again with an interesting cinematic experiment. Had the opportunity to watch both of his Iwo Jima films recently. Flags of our Fathers follows the US perspective on the WWII battle for the tiny island, while Letters from Iwo Jima gives us the Japanese one. No big secret that the latter contains the most tragedy of the two, featuring a devastating death toll. Interestingly enough it also has a more melancholic, arthouse feel to it. Both contain realistic battle scenes and are recommended!

Was somewhat strange watching Fathers as the only foreigner in a cinema filled with Japanese, felt like crying out "hey, I am not American!"

2 kommentarer:

Shogan sa...

Ikke bare en, men TO krigsfilmer? Herre, det må være julaften...

TrUlster sa...

Absolutt. Ettertiden vokser Letters of Iwo Jima frem som en av filmhistoriens fremste anti-krigsfilmer. Storartet, må få sett den en gang til.