Thursday, October 05, 2006
"Flags Of Our Fathers" Oscar Hype Builds
My friends who have seen it think Clint Eastwood's "Flags Of Our Fathers" is effective and will certainly be competing for Oscars. The NY Post pounds the drums for it, taking the political angle that Hollywood will like its focus on how Washington DC distorted the truth about the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima to prop up support for the war. At the end, however, they make the odd claim that "Million Dollar Baby" snuck in a pro-choice message. Surely it was a pro right-to-die message or am I forgetting some major plot point?