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In a 2006 interview, Paul Haggis stated that Clint Eastwood had shot the movie in just over 50 days, or nearly half the original shooting schedule
Shooting ended early 2006, before production for "Letters from Iwo Jima" began
"'Flags of Our Fathers"' is a 2006 American war film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis
"Letters from Iwo Jima" was released in Japan on December 9, 2006 and in the United States on December 20, 2006, two months after the release of "Flags of Our Fathers" on October 20, 2006
The DVD was released in the U.S. by DreamWorks Home Entertainment and Internationally by Warner Home Video on February 6, 2007
A two-disc Special Collector's Edition DVD was released on May 22, 2007
At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee, who was making "Miracle at St. Anna", about an all-black U.S. division fighting in Italy during World War II, criticized director Clint Eastwood for not depicting black Marines in "Flags of Our Fathers"
Until June 23, 2016, Bradley's father John Bradley was incorrectly depicted on the memorial as the third bronze statue from the base of the flagstaff with the 32-foot bronze statues of the other five flag-raisers on the monument