Movie Quote from: Flags of Our Fathers (2006) – James Bradley (Thomas McCarthy)
War is hell. Ordinary people are put into extraordinary circumstances, ones where survival is uncertain and traditional morality and ethics have no place. Within these extreme conditions, people make heroic and horrific choices within the same sequence of events. One scene in Clint Eastwood’s film, Flags of Our Fathers, sums up the complexity of choices that are made in the swirling circumstances of war. In a brief minute of film, we see why individuals engaged in extreme warfare don’t feel worthy of the heroic person we portray them to be.