Flags of Our Fathers (Journeys)

Topics: Flag of the United States, Mind, Clint Eastwood Pages: 3 (1256 words) Published: January 31, 2011
Title: Flags of Our Fathers
Composer: Clint Eastwood
Form and type of text: Film/Movie
Publication Date: 2006

Context: "Flags of our Fathers" was a bit of change for Eastwood. The movie is about the famous photograph of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima by soldiers. Eastwood wanted to show war at its most brutal and that is what he created. Audience: People who like war or action movies and who are interested in war. Mostly for young adults and above. Purpose: The purpose of this film is to entertain the audience.

Brief synopsis of text: "Flags of our Fathers" is about 3 soldiers who raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima along with 3 other soldiers who recently died in battle. So the 3 soldiers were taken out of battle and sent back to the U.S. and were classed as heroes because of the most famous image of the raising of the U.S. flag in Iwo Jima and the government made them as heroes to the public to promote selling war bonds. But the 3 soldiers didn't believe they were heroes at all.

Ideas relevant to "Journeys": In "Flags of our Fathers", the 3 men who were taken out of battle and were known as heroes by the public and the government used them to promote war bonds did not regard themselves as heroes. They didn't believe to be heroes but the public did. This shows from the public's imaginative journeys is that they are thinking of how these men, who are known as heroes to survive such a brutal battle and to be in the most famous photograph in U.S. history. The photograph that they show isn't them in the image, they were the soldiers who placed the replacement flag on top of the mountain. But no one knows that.

In the first scene or at the beginning of the film, we see a soldier running through a battlefield that has been torn to pieces and keeps hearing a voice. He looks around everywhere to see where this voice is coming from. Then the camera zooms in on the soldiers face and suddenly it was just a dream. The effect of the close-up shot of his...
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