Viewing: Letters From Iwo Jima

Viewing: Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima

With a superb script by first-time screenwriter Iris Yamashita, Letters from Iwo Jima allows Eastwood to analyze killing and death in so many different contexts, the audience is left with nothing less than a catalogue of the emotional and physical costs of war. Of the movie’s many accomplishments, its capacity to utilize and subvert the clichés of combat films might be the most noteworthy. In Letters from Iwo Jima, the Japanese soldiers have the same dreams, desires, and attitudes as every American GI from every war movie ever made.

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