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Eastwood and the Enemy

Rikke Schubart

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Clint Eastwood’s 2006 films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima and how they differ in making the audience see the enemy. Based on the viewer emotions generated by ... More


Clint Eastwood’s Postclassical Multiple Narratives of Iwo Jima

Glenn Man

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Clint Eastwood’s 2006 films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima in light of postclassical narration and multi-protagonist plots. Both Flags of Our Fathers and Letters ... More


Beyond Mimesis: War, Memory, and History in Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers

Holger Pötzsch

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how movies function as “memory-making films” and the way an individual film is transposed into cultural memory. Offering a reading of Flags of Our Fathers (2006), it considers ... More


Militarized Manhood: Shattered Images and the Trauma of War

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the films The Outlaw of Josey Wales (1976), Firefox (1982), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). It ... More


Introduction: Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself

Rikke Schubart and Anne Gjelsvik

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines two films directed by Clint Eastwood, both in 2006: Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. The two films are about the battle over Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II. ... More


Haunting in the War Film: Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that the motif of the haunting of the present by the past is essential to the powerful effect that both Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima convey. The films draw on ... More


Care or Glory?: Picturing a New War Hero

Anne Gjelsvik

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the question of heroism as a theme in war movies: what it means to be a war hero and what a true hero looks like. Focusing on the portrayal of John “Doc” Bradley (played by Ryan ... More


Haunting in the War Film: Flags of Our Fathers

Robert Burgoyne

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the motif of haunting in the war film by focusing on Clint Eastwood’s 2006 film Flags of Our Fathers. It speculates about the role of the uncanny in the war film, suggesting ... More


Invictus: From John Huston to Jersey Boys

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies Clint Eastwood's films from the 1990s to the present. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) features the protagonist named John Wilson, whose personality and exploits are unabashedly ... More


Humanism Versus Patriotism?: Eastwood Trapped in the Bi-polar Logic of Warfare

Mikkel Bruun Zangenberg

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Clint Eastwood’s 2006 films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, challenging the notion that they succeed in representing a universal humanism or as a critique of ... More


Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Anne Gjelsvik and Rikke Schubart (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book assesses how Clint Eastwood’s diptych of films about the battle over Iwo Jima reflects war today. It highlights the fact that, with Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima ... More


To Sell a War: Flags, Lies, and Tragedy

Vibeke Schou Tjalve

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the modern Western assumption that to “sell a war” the public opinion must be fed flags, lies, and idealizations and places World War II films within contemporary politics. ... More


The Forgotten Cinematographer of Mount Suribachi: Bill Genaust’s Eight-Second Iwo Jima Footage and the Historical Facsimile

Bjørn Sørenssen

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter tells the story of Bill Genaust, the cinematographer who shot the second flag raising atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. There were two American photographers at work at the ... More


Following the Flag in American Film

Robert Eberwein

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the importance of and historical change in the representation of the American flag in U.S. war cinema and examines the problematic aspects of another flag raising that functioned ... More


Metered

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Having set aside the military march, serious post-Vietnam war films have explored other strongly metrical musics. Three World War II films have turned to triple-meter, or waltz-time, themes. Band of ... More


Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Robert Burgoyne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Events of the past decade have dramatically rewritten the American national narrative, bringing to light an alternate history of nation, marked since the country’s origins by competing geopolitical ... More


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