Sunday, January 21, 2007

Letters from Iwo Jima

In Letters from Iwo Jima, we get the unusual view of the World War II battles at Iwo Jima, from the Japanese perspective. The battle scenes are graphic and jarring. We see the fear, bad communication and fight till the death attitude of the Japanese. The letters that were found on the island, show us the human side of the soldiers. In war stories, it is easy to forget that the men behind the weapons have families and lives outside the fighting. This is another poignant war film, with amazing effects and film technique.

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