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Views of Iwo Jima

Japanese responses to Clint Eastwood's Oscar contender

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Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima has been met with near-unanimous stateside praise for its humanistic portrayal of the infamous 1945 battle. It became the first film primarily in the Japanese language to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar — on Feb. 25 it vies for an Academy Award in that category and three others. Read more »