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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Clint Eastwood HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Flags of Our Fathers"  photo
Flags of Our Fathers
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 7, 2006
Q1: You've often said that you pick your films based on subjects that interest you on a personal level. So why this?
CE: Well, there's never been a story — one, there's never been a story on Iwo Jima, even though there have been pictures that have been entitled — using it in the title — but the actual invasion, it was the biggest marine corps invasion in history, the most fierce battle in marine corps history, but what intrigued me about it was the book itself and the fact that it wasn't really a war story.
I wasn't setting out to do a war movie. I'd been involved with a few as an actor, and but I liked this, because it was just a study of these people, and I've always been curious about families who find out things about their relatives much after the fact and the kind of people that (have talked to me??) about this campaign and many other campaigns, and the ones who seemed to be the most in the front lines and have been through the most seem to be the ones who hav...

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