I wish I could think of something to add to the Clint Eastwood-Spike Lee argument. I do at all. I don’t see why there’s a debate at all because (and I got this straight from my old man, an ex-Marine who fought at Iwo Jima) there were no black solders doing any early-wave fighting during that horrific encounter, so Lee is wrong.
My beef with Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers has never been addressed or answered, to wit: why were the grunts who went for a swim at the finale wearing white underwear when every G.I. in the Pacific theatre wore skivvies, socks and T-shirts colored olive drab?