October 18, 2006, - 2:01 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m prohibited from posting my review of Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “Flags of Our Fathers,” today. But I’ve seen it.
The movie debuts Friday, and it’s almost exactly as I predicted it would be. The movie is about “the story” behind the famous Joe Rosenthal photo of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi during the Battle at Iwo Jima in 1945.
As I said when Rosenthal died in August, I’m glad he didn’t live to see this movie. Remember the photo from 9/11, below? It’s a good thing most of us don’t know the names of the men who raised it. Let’s hope one of their sons doesn’t go out and write a book about alcoholism, racism, and lying–trying to destroy the patriotic image of that historic flag pic, too.
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