The titles pretty much says it. It’s Memorial Day and it’s also Clint Eastwood‘s 80th birthday. It seems appropriate to feature moments from his two elegiac World War II movies about the Battle of Iwo Jima.  Below, Eastwood and his cast discuss re-staging one of the most recreated moments in American history for the highly underrated “Flags of Our Fathers.”

More to come, but in the meantime be sure to take a look at the “Eastwood @ 80” page at the recently renamed MUBI.