Wednesday, 18 July 2007

"Flags Of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima"

Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg's remarkable contribution to our understanding of World War II is also useful for understanding key themes in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" - honour/dishonour and wasted lives. These texts and de Bernieres's also point to modern contexts in which honour seems absent from our lives at both a political and micro level. The cost of occupying Iraq appears to be the implied modern context for the historical occupation of Iwo Jima. I've added the music for "Letters From Iwo Jima" as it's memorable and atmospheric.

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