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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


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


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


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


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


East of Eastwood: Iwo Jima and the Japanese Context

Lars-Martin Sørensen

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/9780231165655.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter places Clint Eastwood’s 2006 film Letters from Iwo Jima in a Japanese context. In particular, it examines how the Japanese perspective influenced Eastwood’s choices in the making of the ... More


Banzai!: Letters from Iwo Jima and Choosing the Enemy in Risk Society

Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

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/9780231165655.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines whether individuals, soldiers, or directors can change history or the course of war in relation to late-modern society by focusing on Clint Eastwood’s 2006 film Letters from Iwo ... 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


Suicide in Letters from Iwo Jima

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/9780231165655.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the question of humanizing the Other and understanding the practice of honor suicide by offering a reading of Clint Eastwood’s 2006 film Letters from Iwo Jima. It looks at ... 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


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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