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Valkyrie: Riding Roughshod Over History?
Luke Turner , January 23rd, 2009 05:31

We've come to expect Hollywood to rewrite history, says Luke Turner. But in the case of Von Stauffenberg, the mono-armed, cycloptic plotter who tried to blow up Hitler, is there even space to do this?


Letters From Iwo Jima
The Scene of Battle: Battle of Iwo Jima

Behind Enemy Lines: A companion piece to Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima tells the story of the same battle from the Japanese perspective. It's a far cry from shlocky fodder like Pearl Harbor which saw the Japanese as gloomy, villains coldly scheming over maps.

Trivia: The film did much better in Japan than it did in America, landing the Number One spot for five weeks.