Flags of our Fathers/ Letters from Iwo Jima on Channel 5 and Okto (non-SFS event)
||Catch the double bill screening of two WWII movies directed by Clint Eastwood - Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, this coming weekend Oct 17 - 18 on Channel 5 and Okto from 10pm
||17 October 2009 (Saturday) - 18 October 2009 (Sunday), 10 pm
||Mediacorp Channel 5 and Okto
A movie event showcasing on 2 channels this October!
This October, two channels (okto & Channel 5) will be showing two movies over two nights about the same historic event – the Battle of Iwo Jima -- which was fought between the United States and Imperial Japan during February and March of 1945, during the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
This movie event will happen in 2 consecutive nights:
- Saturday 17 October 10pm (Channel 5) - Flags of our Fathers
- Sunday 18 October 10pm (okto) - Letters from Iwo Jima
Flags of our Fathers
Saturday 17 October 10pm on Channel 5
Filmmaking legends Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood team up for the first time to tell the unforgettable story of the grueling World War II battle for the island of Iwo Jima -- a turning point in the war for control over the Pacific.
Directed by two-time Academy Award®-winning director Clint Eastwood, Flags of our Fathers is a powerful exploration of war as observed from afar and experienced by soldiers on the ground. An intimate story of friendship and courage, survival and sacrifice against the vast, chaotic backdrop of the battle of Iwo Jima, the film captures a moment in time as glimpsed through Joe Rosenthal’s camera and the impact that moment had not only on the country galvanized by it, but on the men captured within the camera’s lens.
The battle produced one of the war\'s most enduring images: a photograph of six U.S. soldiers raising an American flag on the top of Mt. Suribachi. Multiple Academy Award® winner Eastwood directs a powerful all-star ensemble including Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jamie Bell, Barry Pepper, Neal McDonough and more in this tragic depiction of an epic struggle that would cost the lives of thousands of Japanese and American soldiers.
Screenplay by Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby, Crash) based on the best-selling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers.
- Academy Award® Nominations (2007): Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
- Golden Globe Nomination (2007): Best Director – Motion Picture (Clint Eastwood)
Sunday 18 October 10pm on okto
(In Japanese with English subtitles)
Thirty-six days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead, and the course of a world war and of global history changed. Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler\'s List) teams with another Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), to tell the unforgettable story of the World War II battle for the island of Iwo Jima in an epic two feature film story. On both sides, tens of thousands of men show countless acts of courage, endure grueling agony and sacrifice their lives in a battle that only one army will win. For the first time, American filmmakers show this turning point of the war from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers fighting to defend their homeland - Letters from Iwo Jima.
The companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima tells the story of the same battle from the Japanese side.
Starring Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Shido Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Ihara and Ryo Kase.
- Academy Award® Winner (2007): Best Achievement in Sound Editing
- Academy Award® Nominations (2007): Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing/Original Screenplay
- Golden Globe Winner (2007): Best Foreign Language Film
- Golden Globe Nominee (2007): Best Director – Motion Picture (Clint Eastwood)