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#1 14 years ago

Interesting news:

Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood are teaming up to bring the story of the Battle of Iwo Jima to the big screen. Eastwood will direct an adaptation of "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima" for DreamWorks that Paul Haggis will write. The battle, which took place in the winter of 1945, was a turning point in the Pacific Theater. In one month, 22,000 Japanese and 26,000 Americans died, and one of the outcomes was one of World War II's most enduring images: a photograph of six soldiers raising an American flag on the flank of Mount Suribachi, the island's commanding high point. One of the six was Navy corpsman John Bradley. Bradley never mentioned his experiences to his family, and it was only after his death in 1994 that his son James discovered his father's heroism. James Bradley wrote the book, which was published in 2000, with Ron Powers. Producers are yet to be determined. At the studio, the project is being shepherded by DreamWorks prodction topper Adam Goodman.

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#2 14 years ago

haha how exactly was iwo jima a turning point in the pacific theatre? i'd say midway was more of a turning point than iwo jima. although i guess having the ability to bomb mainland japan at will is a big change, its not really like the pacific theatre was only decided by who controlled iwo jima.


Tank Modeller

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#3 14 years ago

hollywood can make any battle they want the turning point. History is up to them obviously..


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#4 14 years ago

Well Ben Affleck fought at Pearl Harbor! He should be at Iwo too, since he probably got transferred. Unless he was shot....

...then they could have that guy from Dawson's Creek take his place, cuz everybody knows he'd do well in combat!

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#5 14 years ago

Sounds good I guess , good directors. I asked my self iwo jima a turning point :-/ i agree with judge I would say midway.


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#6 14 years ago

Oh yeah, they had Ben Affleck as a Battle of Britain pilot then fighting at Pearl harbor.

This movie looks good. I would say that Iwo Jima was more of a turning point in decreasing Japanese morale.


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#7 14 years ago

Turning point? It was 1945 they were doomed!

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#8 14 years ago

Midway was definately the turning point after loosing the Carriers that attacked Pearl Harbour.


Shifty Mcboner

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#9 14 years ago

I was watching some of that charleston heston movie, midway. I hate that guy.

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#10 14 years ago

Wasn't that flag raised a day after the battle ended?