Friday, October 13, 2006

"FLAGS" DIRECTOR TALKS WAR

As the opening of Eastwood's new movie, "Flags of our Fathers," approaches (Oct 20th), Eastwood finds himself doing more interviews. In this USA TODAY piece, the director talks about mankind and war, and as a youngster, he remembers what life was like on the California coast during WWII.

"He was in his teens during World War II and remembers people along the California coast painting their windows black out of fear that a Japanese destroyer might be lurking in the distance, searching for a nighttime target..."

"Blacking out" their windows? I didn't know that. I find this interesting, because even though the war was never on our homeland, people still lived in fear that it was coming.

The release of this movie is at a critical time and could play a part in the election. We'll have to wait and see. For more details on this movie, Radio Patriots fills the bill. And while you're there, you'll want to check out their post about John Wayne.

Eastwood on the cover of LIFE, 1971. 50 cents?

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