Flags Of Our Fathers Film Analysis

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In many historical war films, the directors attempt to represent the war as it was taken place in the real world. In the film, Flags of our Fathers, real events are represented throughout the entire film. The director of the film, Clint Eastwood, depicted three soldiers, John Doc Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes, who were praised to be heroes from a photograph. Joe Rosenthal captured this most famous photograph in history during the Second World War, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. After having a look at this photo, the American citizens found it as a big accomplishment for the army, and the government took this as an advantage to send the flag raising survivors on war bond drive based on propaganda, knowing that the war needed lots of added…show more content…
In real life, the commander in chief reassigned the three flag raisers from the Department of War to the Department of the Treasury to joining celebrities to help raise money for the war. The three flag raisers helping with the war bonds drive are shown as accurate depiction. In real life, Doc Bradley, Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon meets President Truman. When President Truman saw Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag raisers, he immediately sensed how to use it to generate money for war bonds drive. However he did not know who hoisted the flag. In the film, it accurately depicts how the president meets the three flag raisers in his office and encouraging them to help the government with the war bonds drive. It also shows him learning about the other flag raisers. Doc Bradley, Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon were the main cause for the war bonds drive to be successful during World War II. They were soldiers that gave the citizens more hope than celebrities. The films shows accurate depiction of the flag raisers becoming more popular by giving the citizens of United States more hope to donate money for the war bonds drive.
Flags of Our Fathers depicts real events in many different ways. Even though it may have not have every detail accurate, it was close. It shows the way the soldiers fought the war, struggles and deaths of the flag raisers, and about war bonds. Flags of Our Fathers is an accurate depiction of what really occurred during the Battle of Iwo
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