Letters from Iwo Jima on Channel 4 Sunday

12 November, 2009

Yup, we seem to be having a Japanfest on Channel 4/Film 4 recently. I saw Flags of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood a couple of years ago and thought it was OK, but not great. I generally like Eastwood’s movies such as Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby but Flags of Our Fathers didn’t really do it for me.

However, I was really excited about seeing Letters from Iwo Jima, it’s sister piece, with an almost all Japanese cast led by Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. But, as usual, I didn’t get round to it (movie turnovers are so quick these day) and finally, they are showing it on telly! So Sunday night, I’ll be glued to Channel 4 at 11:35pm watching Letters from Iwo Jima with a box of tissues as I know it’s going to be very sad.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

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2 Responses to “Letters from Iwo Jima on Channel 4 Sunday”

  1. gnoegnoe Says:

    I’ve been looking forward to Letters from Iwo Jima and its twin Flags of our Fathers (just haven’t gotten round to renting them yet 😉 even though I don’t seem to like Eastwoods films very much: I found both Mystic River and (especially) Changeling very disappointing.

    Your post doesn’t help, does it? 😉 Well, the fall/winter season seems like a good time to go the dvd store!

  2. chasing bawa Says:

    I must admit I haven’t seen Changeling, and Mystic River didn’t really move me much, but I loved Million Dollar Baby. I don’t watch much war movies, but am looking forward to watching the Letters from Iwo Jima.


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