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The Resource Letters from Iwo Jima, Dreamworks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; directed by Clint Eastwood ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg ; producer, Robert Lorenz ; executive producer, Paul Haggis ; director of photography, Tom Stern, (videorecording-DVD)

Letters from Iwo Jima, Dreamworks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; directed by Clint Eastwood ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg ; producer, Robert Lorenz ; executive producer, Paul Haggis ; director of photography, Tom Stern, (videorecording-DVD)

Label
Letters from Iwo Jima
Title
Letters from Iwo Jima
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; directed by Clint Eastwood ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg ; producer, Robert Lorenz ; executive producer, Paul Haggis ; director of photography, Tom Stern
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Designer
Editor
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
In 1945, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, USA, 2007: Oscar - Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman).
  • Golden Globes, USA, 2007: Golden Globe - Best Foreign language Film.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Production designed by Henry Bumstead, James J. Murakami ; edited by Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach ; co-producer, Tim Moore ; visual effects supervisor, Michael Owens ; costumes designed by Deborah Hopper ; music by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens ; orchestrated and conducted by Lennie Niehaus
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for graphic war violence
Language note
Japanese dialogue with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
D743.23
LC item number
.L488477 2007
PerformerNote
Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shidou Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki
Runtime
140
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Letters from Iwo Jima, Dreamworks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; directed by Clint Eastwood ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg ; producer, Robert Lorenz ; executive producer, Paul Haggis ; director of photography, Tom Stern, (videorecording-DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Picture letters from Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi and book editor Tsuyoko Yoshido
  • Originally produced in 2006
  • Special features: "Red sun, black sand: the making of Letters from Iwo Jima:" led by Clint Eastwood, an inside look at the creation of the film with many of the key players involved who brought this epic film together (21 min.); "The faces of combat: the cast of Letters from Iwo Jima:" cast members introduce the characters they portray in the film (19 min.); "Images from the frontlines: the photography of Letters from Iwo Jima" (4 min.); 11/15/2006 world premiere at Budo-kan in Tokyo (16 min.); 11/16/2006 press conference at Grand Hyatt Tokyo (25 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Movie -- disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocn122272968
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-disc special edition, widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (140 min.)
Isbn
9781419845260
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391112921
  • 085391112914
Other physical details
sd., color
Publisher number
111292
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)122272968
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Letters from Iwo Jima, Dreamworks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; directed by Clint Eastwood ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg ; producer, Robert Lorenz ; executive producer, Paul Haggis ; director of photography, Tom Stern, (videorecording-DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Picture letters from Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi and book editor Tsuyoko Yoshido
  • Originally produced in 2006
  • Special features: "Red sun, black sand: the making of Letters from Iwo Jima:" led by Clint Eastwood, an inside look at the creation of the film with many of the key players involved who brought this epic film together (21 min.); "The faces of combat: the cast of Letters from Iwo Jima:" cast members introduce the characters they portray in the film (19 min.); "Images from the frontlines: the photography of Letters from Iwo Jima" (4 min.); 11/15/2006 world premiere at Budo-kan in Tokyo (16 min.); 11/16/2006 press conference at Grand Hyatt Tokyo (25 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Movie -- disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocn122272968
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-disc special edition, widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (140 min.)
Isbn
9781419845260
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391112921
  • 085391112914
Other physical details
sd., color
Publisher number
111292
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)122272968
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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