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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 J 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. The photograph made her s of the men in the picture as the three surviving flag-raisers were returned to the U.S. and made into props in the government''s Seventh War Bond Tour. Uncomfortable with their new celebrity, the flag-raisers considered the real her s to be the men who died on Iwo Jima; still, the American public held them up as the best America had to offer, the supermen who conquered the Japanese--and then, just as quickly as it had arrived, the glory faded. For two of the surviving flag-raisers, life became a series of compromises and disappointments; for the third, happiness came only by shutting off his war experiences and rarely speaking of them ever again.
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|MPAA Ratings:||R||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2006||Production Date:|
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|Sound:||Production Co:||Malpaso Productions .....Production Company, Amblin Entertainment .....Production Company, Tony's Food Service .....Production Company, Digital Domain .....Production Company, Norsk Filmdistribusjon .....Theatrical Distributor, Sam Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI) .....Theatrical Distributor, Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf) .....Theatrical Distributor, United Motion Pictures (Ump) .....Theatrical Distributor, Nu-Metro .....Theatrical Distributor, Village Roadshow Limited (Australia) .....Theatrical Distributor, Tuck .....Theatrical Distributor, Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As .....Theatrical Distributor, Warner Sogefilms .....Theatrical Distributor, Sony Pictures Releasing International .....Theatrical Distributor, Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy .....Theatrical Distributor, Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden) .....Theatrical Distributor, Imagem Filmes .....Theatrical Distributor, 20th Century Fox International .....Theatrical Distributor, Dreamworks Studios .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Krs Film Distributors .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia) .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Home Media .....Domestic Video Distributor|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|