Flags of Our Fathers


2h 11m 2006

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mémoires de nos pères
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Historical
War
Foreign
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Iceland; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Iwo Jima, Japan; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Arlington, Virginia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Dan Abrams

Cgi Artist

Nancy Adams

Animator

Ulrika Akander

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jane Alderman

Casting

Janice Alexander

Hair Stylist

Tom Allen

Cgi Artist

Kokayi Ampah

Location Manager

Orn Alexander Amundason

Assistant

Scott M. Anderson

Assistant Property Master

Denise Anderson Poore

Assistant

Slavik Anishchenko

Animator

Carrie Yoko Arakaki

Assistant

Sandi Armstrong-renfroe

Swing Gang

Magnus Arnason

On-Set Dresser

David A Arnold

Adr/Dialogue Editor

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Brandon Ashworth

Cgi Artist

Bub Asman

Supervising Sound Editor

Fridrik Elis Asmundsson

On-Set Dresser

Joseph Bailey

Rotoscope Animator

Debra Bakeman

Medic

Sigurbjorn Bui Baldvinsson

Video Assist/Playback

Terry Baliel

Hair Stylist

Larry Ballard

Medic

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Maurice Bastian

Cgi Artist

Geoffrey E Baumann

3-D Artist

Eric Beaver

Digital Effects Artist

Eirikur Beck

Props

Brian Begun

Digital Effects Artist

Joel Behrens

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Beimler

Assistant Location Manager

Nathaniel E Bell

Assistant

Bill Benavides

Swing Gang

David Benavides

Swing Gang

Bob Bennett

Cgi Artist

Irving Berlin

Song

Niki Bern

Digital Effects Artist

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

Jessica Biggins

Other

Joe Biggins

Other

Michael I. Bilog

Assistant Production Accountant

Thoranna D Bjornsdottir

On-Set Dresser

Jon Kjartan Bjornson

Helicopter Pilot

Bradley B. Blasdel

Swing Gang

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Ben Bohling

Assistant

Kevin Bouchez

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Bowen

Director Of Photography

Andrea Brabin

Extras Agent/Coordinator

James Bradley

Book As Source Material

Corey C. Bronson

Set Costumer

Dan Brown

Stunts

William Broyles

Screenplay

Dominick Bruno

Props

Brinton Bryan

Assistant

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Henry Bumstead

Production Designer

John Burich

Props

Buzzy Burwell

Chief Lighting Technician

Matthew Butler

Visual Effects Supervisor

Howard Cabalfin

Rotoscope Animator

Robert Caballero

Medic

Sammy Cahn

Song

Paul Calabria

Animal Trainer

Stephen S. Campanelli

Steadicam Operator

Stephen S. Campanelli

Camera Operator

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Nick Carranza

Office Assistant

Katie Carroll

Assistant Director

Trevor Carroll-coe

Loader

Pam Cartmel

Art Department Coordinator

Bill Cawley

Assistant Sound Editor

Gordon Chapman

Animator

Katie Cheang

Animator

Ili Chiang

Cgi Artist

Fernando Chien

Stunts

Sammy Chin

Song

Ilram Choi

Stunts

Michael Cipriano

Assistant Editor

Chan Claggett

Location Manager

Jacob Clark

Cgi Artist

Jason Clark

Assistant Location Manager

Bill Coe

Camera Assistant

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Elisa Ann Conant

Assistant Location Manager

Brenton Cottman

Matte Painter

David Cox

Assistant

Joel Cox

Editor

Dan Craney

Foreman

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Ann Culotta

Set Costumer

Gloria D'alessandro

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Vincent D'angelo

Effects Coordinator

Leifur B Dagfinnsson

Production Manager

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Brandon Davis

Cgi Artist

Shad Davis

Effects Coordinator

Gabriel De Cunto

Makeup Artist

Loren Dennis

Stunts

Sgt. Maj. James D. Dever

Technical Advisor

Feliciano Di Giorgio

Digital Effects Artist

Edgar Diaz

Rotoscope Animator

Gareth Dinneen

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel Dirks

Set Costumer

Nathaniel Dirksen

Software Engineer

Hugo Dominguez

Rotoscope Animator

Mark Donaldson

Stunts

Joe Dorn

Adr Editor

Joshua Doud

3-D Artist

John J. Downey

Special Effects Foreman

Christina Drahos

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Dress

Assistant Director

Michael Dressel

Foley Editor

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Greg Duda

Cgi Artist

Edward Dumlao

Coordinator

Ross Dunkerley

Chief Lighting Technician

Clint Eastwood

Music

Clint Eastwood

Song

Clint Eastwood

Producer

Kyle Eastwood

Song

Kyle Eastwood

Song Performer

Kyle Eastwood

Music Arranger

Michael Edland

Cgi Artist

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects Coordinator

Roy Edwards

Cgi Artist

John Ellingwood

Camera Assistant

Juno J. Ellis

Adr

Nousha Emami

Cgi Artist

Jenn Epstein

Rotoscope Animator

Chuck Eskridge

Painter

Rod Farley

Best Boy Grip

Joe Farrell

Digital Effects Artist

David Fencl

Props

James Fernandez

On-Set Dresser

Robert Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

Chad Finnerty

Animator

Graeme Flowers

Song

Graeme Flowers

Song Performer

Colin Follenweider

Stunts

Dan Forcey

Stunts

Bruce Forman

Song Performer

Jay Frankenberger

Digital Effects Artist

Jessica Franks

Assistant

Robert A D Frick

Cgi Artist

Jonathan Fuh

Boom Operator

Darin Fujimori

Stunts

Max Gabl

Matte Painter

Steve Galle

Cgi Artist

Jon Hinrik Gardarsson

Transportation Captain

Sigurjon Gardarsson

Video Assist/Playback

Sigurjon Fridrik Gardarsson

Video Assist/Playback

Brian Gazdik

Cgi Artist

Swen Gillberg

Digital Effects Artist

Ed Giovanni

Swing Gang

Jeff Gladu

Accounting Assistant

Mitchell J Glaser

Visual Effects Editor

Richard Goddard

Set Decorator

Jason S. Gondek

Production Accountant

Carolina Margo Gonzalez

Assistant

Galen Goodpaster

Assistant Sound Editor

Adrian Gorton

Art Director

Adrian Gorton

Set Designer

Al Goto

Stunts

Lori Green

Software Engineer

Ron Gress

Matte Painter

Hjortur Gretarsson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Steve Griffith

Effects Coordinator

Bryan Grill

Digital Effects Supervisor

Ottar Gudnason

Camera Operator

Joseph Guerino

Rigging Gaffer

Bill Guiette

Props

Natalie G Gunnarsdottir

Props

Eddie Gutierrez

Rotoscope Animator

Paul Haggis

Screenplay

Jonah Hall

Graphics

Oddur Halldorsson

Assistant

Tanja Hallvardsdottir

Assistant

Amanda Hampton

Software Engineer

Dick Hansen

Sound

Arni Hansson

Location Manager

Michael Harbour

Digital Effects Artist

Donald Harris

Music Editor

Ian A Harris

Rotoscope Animator

Jessica Harris

Digital Effects Artist

Marlan Harris

Rotoscope Animator

Susan Hartmann

Assistant Production Coordinator

Danielle Hartzell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chris Harvey

Software Engineer

Zoe Hay

Makeup Artist

Claas Henke

Cgi Artist

Peter Herlein

Rotoscope Animator

Brad Herman

Animator

Leo A Hernandez

Security

Chuck Hessey

Special Effects Technician

Alan Hicks

Set Decorator

Darin Hilton

Matte Painter

Erik Hirt

Props

Tony Hobbs

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Mémoires de nos pères
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Historical
War
Foreign
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Iceland; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Iwo Jima, Japan; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Arlington, Virginia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Award Nominations

Best Sound

2006

Best Sound Editing

2006

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2006 award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video February 6, 2007

Based on the book "Flags of Our Fathers" written by James Bradley and Ron Powers; published by Bantam May 2, 2000.

Dreamworks bought the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers for a reported six figures.

Literary Sale Date: 06/19/2000.

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video February 6, 2007

Co-winner of the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Director and winner of two 2006 Satellite Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction & Production Design by the International Press Academy (IPA).