Following on my earlier post, here are a couple of moments from Clint Eastwood’s “Letters from Iwo Jima,”  his film made from the point of view of Japanese soldiers and primarily shot in Japanese. It seems to me a like a sign of possible creeping maturity as a nation a rather conservative sort could make a film which sets out to humanize an enemy, even a former one. Anyhow, “Letters” isa great piece of work from a filmmaker who has, rather remarkably, made most of his best films after reaching 70. It’s been an amazing decade for Mr. Eastwood.

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