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by Michael Smuda, Željko Heimer, Joe McMillan & Eugene Ipavec, 11 January 2006
This is a flag seen briefly in the movie The
Postman based on a novel by David Brin. This flag was also used on the cover of the re-released paperback edition of the book released after the movie was advertised. The flag represents the "Restored United States of America" and the beginning of the return of order in Oregon in a post World War III/germ warfare holocaust scenario.
I would recommend the book and warn that the movie bears only a slight resemblance to the book. As with most books converted to movie format, the book is better. This is especially true in this case.
Michael Smuda, 17 June 1999
An image of the flag can be seen on the film poster here.
The font in the inscription is thick and nonseriffed, and a
lighter shade of red than the stripes. A careful look
at the positions of the rows of stars and of the inscription suggests
that the proportions should be something less than 1:2--it comes out
close to 3:5.
Incidently, the "Restored United States" does not actually exist, it is a fraud cooked up by the protagonist to rally the survivors.
Eugene Ipavec, 11 January 2006
by Eugene Ipavec, 6 May 2007
Another flag from the movie "The Postman:" The Army of Nathan Holn, a
gang of thugs organized along paramilitary lines and the movie's
villains. The flag appears briefly flying from their fortress. The "8"
is the symbol of the group and refers to the 8 Rules of Nathan Holn,
published in his prewar survivalism manual.
Eugene Ipavec, 6 May 2007