Questions about "Letters from Iwo Jima" + Kuribayashi's Letters

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at
Mon Feb 26 08:34:03 EST 2007

I saw Letters at a press screening in Japan and the print there had no 
subtitles. I also had little trouble understanding the Japanese and 
don't recall any serious regional dialect. I think the only thing Clint 
could be referring to is number one in Michael's list: that is, the 
special ways of speaking in the prewar and wartime Japanese military 
(using "de arimasu" and things like that--you find that parodied in 
Keroro Gunso).

Aaron Gerow
KineJapan owner

Assistant Professor
Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University

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