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Flags of Our Fathers
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 7, 2006
Q1: Could you talk about the process of adapting this to the screen and what concerns you had about the way it was going to end up?
JB: The book was purchased by Steven Spielberg in 2000 right after publication and then a couple years later he asked Clint Eastwood to take it over and I took a look at the names Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood and realized I would have no concerns about how this book was adapted to the screen.

Q2: At what point during the process did you know that it was going to become two movies and how much does your book inform the second film?
JB: The first time Mr. Eastwood phoned me he talked about making two films. And he talked about General Kuribayashi being the centerpiece of the second film. I thought it was a brilliant idea and an idea whose time had come so I knew from the beginning that was his intent and I'm so happy that he followed through and did it that way.

Q3: Can you talk a little bit about the two flag raisings being the central them...

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