Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Combined Trailer for Flags of Our Fathers and Red Sun, Black Sand Online

I was not too fond of director Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning boxing-drama Million Dollar Baby which I found to be supporting the practice of euthanasia. I have not back down from that opinion though I do intend one of these days to review the film a second time and see if my opinion has changed since early 2005. In the meantime, Eastwood has moved on to a far grander project, two to be precise, focused on the epic World War II battle of Iwo Jima, one of the pivotal points in the war in the Pacific – one entitled Flags of Our Fathers is from the American perspective and the other [Red Sun, Black Sand] is from perspective of the Japanese. Furthermore, the individual storylines for each film are based on true events and real people – Flags of Our Fathers follows four brothers from Easy Company and Red Sun, Black Sand centers on a Japanese general who fought on the island of Iwo Jima for forty days and somehow survived. The website for the Japanese release of the film has provided a combined trailer for both films.

Originally posted on The Hollywood Blacklist on August 15th, 2006