Saturday, November 11, 2006

Flags of Our Fathers

Although Flags of Our Fathers was released 3 weeks ago, I have not had a chance to see it. It seems appropriate, that the day I could get to the theater for this film is Veteran's Day. Told in flashback form, this is the story of the men who fought at Iwo Jima in WW II, and were immortalized in a photo that inspired a nation. The film is gritty, realistic, heartfelt and political. An interesting thing happened at the end of the film. Not only did the audience applaud, but everyone stayed to watch the photo montage of the actual soldiers that ran through the credits. Even people who had started to leave the theater, stopped when they realized what we were watching. It was a moving experience for me.

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