We're in the Movies
In March, 2005, the Krueger Funeral Home was 'discovered'
by a Hollywood scout from DreamWorks Pictures, part of the
Paramount Motion Picture Group. Producer Steven Spielberg owned the
rights to the New York Times bestselling book "Flags of Our
Fathers" and was planning to turn the book into a major motion
picture, under the direction of Clint Eastwood.
'Flags of Our Fathers' is the story of the 5 soldiers who raised
the American Flag on Iwo Jima in World War II, captured forever in
one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century. One of the
men in the photo, and the principal character of the movie, John
Bradley, happened to be a funeral director in peacetime, both
before and after the war. So a funeral home was needed in the movie
to represent Mr. Bradley's place of employment. Through a process
of selection over the course of several months, the Krueger Funeral
Home was chosen.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Clint Eastwood and a DreamWorks
movie crew filmed two short scenes at our funeral home. They
allowed us to stay inside the building and watch them work.
Fascinating to say the least! The pictures below were taken by
Krueger family members during the day's filming.
|Clint Eastwood arrives at our funeral home|
|Meeting Clint Eastwood|
|1965 Pontiac Hearse|
|film equipment in chapel|
|movie camera in foyer|
|chatting with Ryan|
|Clint and Kelle||
|Clint, Kelle and Kanon|
|Clint and Clay|
|who's funeral home?|