There were brief moments of English, American solders talking, one flash back scene before the war during a foreign dignitary dinner, and of course the credits at the end. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Letters From Iwo Jima gives a real genuine feeling too it. Letters from Iwo Jima is a powerful film. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms.
People with dreams and ambitions. We almost feel what it is like being Japanese. We are shown the true futility of war and how each side understands so little about the other. No, this is not an action war film with nonstop blood baths. No matter what though Kuribayashi believes in his men, no matter how in spots morale is already low when the digging on the beaches begin. People who really don't understand the reasons or the politics behind why they are being sent to die. NeDiVx 3 years ago 2 31.
These two movies are, in my opinion, his best. I had left Flags of Our Fathers with a smile on my face saying now that was a great war film and it would be hard to match. These aspects come out in full force in Iris Yamashita's brilliant screenplay. Saigo is a baker who was recruited into the Imperial Army of Japan and is stationed on Iwo Jima. If the film were to depict the battle in a manner that was realistically experienced by the soldiers the film would be unbearable to any viewer. These people were in situations, at least sometimes, I could sympathize with and displayed extremely admirable qualities, I just couldn't invest emotionally in anyone. Granted, that may be because it was the most amazing scene in the movie, but I think it's really because they started speaking in English and talked about places I had heard of before.
You really feel scared for all the characters involved. Tensions develop between army commanders and Kuribayashi as he fortifies a plan to defend the island. I was certainly curious about what was going to happen to them, but curiosity is where it stopped. You can see that well funded movies can still be powerful. The plight of the individual soldier in war is universal regardless of the evil or good his leaders exhibit.
I find that it is a testament to the skill of Clint Eastwood as a director and Iris Yamashita as screenwriter that some of the scenes that had the greatest impact were of minor things? Language: English Quality: 720p BluRay Size: 1. Ken Watanabe gives perhaps the performance of his career. This movie is done just right because of the directing. I understand a limited amount of Japanese so I could follow most of the story. To me, it seemed that the mission of this film was to get western audiences to understand the Japanese view of the Second World War, without apologizing for it. That is what makes the movie so great.
I've studied the character and tactics of General Kuribayashi since elementary school and Eastwood's film and Ken Wanatabe's portrayal have embodied every notion I ever had of the general. It is a film that pulls the humanity out of the monster that is war. Eastwood and Yamashita take such delicate care to develop these characters and round them out, it's impossible not to be affected by them. I know Flags of our Fathers sort of went out with a whimper and wasn't entirely well received by critics and audiences despite the hype and anticipation after Eastwood's last string of movies, but I personally liked it? The movie is not supposed to be a documentary so the people who bash it for little details should go rent a documentary if thats what they want to see. The scene where many soldiers in the cave kill themselves with grenades- and then with two of the soldiers finally deciding that this is insanity and fleeing from the bodies- is very affecting. For a country where pride is extremely precious and if you come off as a coward, you are a traitor to your land, we realize the terror not only from where the Americans were standing, but also the utter feeling of helplessness that the Japanese soldiers were feeling. Eastwood made me examine myself more thoroughly by being placed somewhere so foreign.
As for the specific film itself. About a half hour through, I realized, with some horror, I really didn't care about any of the characters. I'm not saying my default attachment watching the Japanese is necessarily wrong or immoral who knew I was so patriotic? Showing landscapes of the island, the incredibly large fleet of the U. I thought it was a brilliant study of heroism in wartime as the American people see it as opposed to what true heroism in the immediate reality of the battlefield. We are seeing the characters though eyes that we are not used to seeing from.
Kuribayashi is determined to inflict as much damage and loss of life upon the American's before he will give up the island. The film is a great message of anti-war just through showing what war truly is: bombardments, death, destruction, and bloody. The one message I got from it the most was, as spoken by Lt. Since that is where the truth usually lies, amidst all the gray matter. Kursiv 3 years ago 1 26. I'll admit, though, the film suffered from some flaws, one major one being a total lack of deep and interesting characters, which in turn kept us the audience distanced from the events unfolding in the film. Eastwood does not put too many characters yet he is able to show the responsibilities and feeling of certain ranks from the general down to a simple private.
We are treated with flashbacks that further detail how some of the characters arrived on the island and what they were like before, and we see perfectly just how deteriorated they are after being sent to war. من اصلاح و زمانبندیش کردم 3 years ago 1 26. This story is eventually expanded on later in the film. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. Saigo is a very believable character and Ninomiya portrays him quite well. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms.
Japanese soldiers are preparing for a strong battle to come onto the land of Iwo Jima, defending their land that is about to be invaded by the American troops. But his determination to live and to honour his general over himself is touching and fascinating to watch. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. What a heartbreaking performance this actor provides. Majd Selbi This movie is so good. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. May not be a perfeect translation, but makes sense.