ABSTRACT This comparative review of Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima sees the two films as a diptych exploring issues of military masculinity, heroism, and myths of American and Japanese national character as they are focused by the battle for Iwo Jima in World War II.
Flags of Our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima
LEO BRAUDY is author of The World in a Frame: What We See in Films (University of Chicago Press, anniversary edn 2001) and, most recently, From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity (Knopf, 2003).
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Leo Braudy; Flags of Our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima. Film Quarterly 1 June 2007; 60 (4): 16–23. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.16
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