Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself

Bidragets oversatte titel: Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself

Rikke Schubart, Anne Gjelsvik

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An introduction to the anthology Eastwood's Iwo Jima:
Taken together, Eastwood’s diptych Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters
from Iwo Jima (2006) form a unique contribution to film history. It was the
first time a director made two films at the same time about the same event,
which here is the battle over Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II. And
it was also the first time an American director made an American film in
Japanese, since Letters from Iwo Jima (despite its English title) is entirely in
Japanese. Finally, and what motivated us to produce this anthology, it was the
first time a director touched us so deeply with his compassionate portrayal
of soldiers, be they American or Japanese, and we simply were compelled to
respond by bringing together this group of international scholars to write
Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and
Letters from Iwo Jima.
Bidragets oversatte titelKnow Your Enemy, Know Yourself
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelEastwood's Iwo Jima : Critical engagements with flags of our fathers and letters from iwo jima
RedaktørerRikke Schubart, Anne Gjelsvik
UdgivelsesstedLondon
ForlagColumbia University Press
Publikationsdato20. jun. 2013
Sider1-12
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-231-16564-8, 978-0-231-16565-5
StatusUdgivet - 20. jun. 2013

Bibliografisk note

An introduction to the anthology Eastwood's Iwo Jima:
Taken together, Eastwood’s diptych Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters
from Iwo Jima (2006) form a unique contribution to film history. It was the
first time a director made two films at the same time about the same event,
which here is the battle over Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II. And
it was also the first time an American director made an American film in
Japanese, since Letters from Iwo Jima (despite its English title) is entirely in
Japanese. Finally, and what motivated us to produce this anthology, it was the
first time a director touched us so deeply with his compassionate portrayal
of soldiers, be they American or Japanese, and we simply were compelled to
respond by bringing together this group of international scholars to write
Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and
Letters from Iwo Jima.

Emneord

  • clint eastwood
  • war film
  • flags of Our Fathers
  • Letters from Iwo Jima

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