It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of... It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of photography, the picture has inspired postage stamps, posters, the covers of countless magazines and newspapers, and even the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima," a picture taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945 depicts five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. The image served as a counterpoint for one of the most vicious battles of the war: the fight to take Iwo Jima, a desolate island of black sand barely eight square miles that would prove a tipping point in the Pacific campaign. Lasting more than a month, the fight was a bloody, drawn-out conflict that might have turned the American public against the war entirely, had it not been for the photo, which was taken and published five days into the battle.
GENRE......[ Action / Drama / History / War
STORE DATE.[ February 6, 2007
iMDB RATE..[ 7.2/10 (7,335 votes)
iMDB URL...[ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418689/
DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood
SCREENWRITER: William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis
(Book: James Bradley, Ron Powers)
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Clint Eastwood
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tom Stern
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, Paul
Walker, Jamie Bell, Neal McDonough, Barry Pepper...
STUDIO/PRODUCER: Paramount Home Video