Posts from The Ringo Kid in thread „Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)“

    I have some original 10 x 8 negatives of Duke stills, I must get them printed, they don't look quite as good as they are, lol!

    Ive seen a few color negs for sale recently and all were Duke and William Holden--not from any movie they were with but all were Westerns. I tried getting them but they were already sold even if the site they were on didnt have them marked as such. Same goes for Color Transparencies--many with Duke and Holden for sale--all always gone before i get to them.

    I also have several film cells for: A Bridge Too Far and also from Cross of Iron. I had 4 from Cross of Iron made into a picture but the images came out pink. Anyway, ill post those once Keith gets the CDs i mailed and fixed ;-))

    Hi Jim/.Sue, I saw it that day and too noticed that AMC butchered this movie. For some stupid reason, the "editors-that-be" @ AMC, seem to not be able to have better timing when they go to commercials. When they premiered The Dirty Dozen a few months ago, they butchered this film so badly that I could not enjoy it at all. :glare: I sure wish they would hire someone who knows what the heck they are doing.

    All in all, I have probably seen this movie at least 30 times. :shades_smile:

    Hi Keith, here's my little bit on SoIJ.

    Before I ever got to see this movie, in my earlier years I had always heard my parents talking about this movie. I do not recall why they always talked about it from time to time but I do recall that it was one of their most favorite John Wayne movies. These discussions took place at least 10 or more years before we got cable TV and unfortunately, this movies was never played on any of the local TV channels. What we always got on the local channels were mostly John Wayne movies from about 1960 on up to the last movies he made.

    When I was 15, we got cable TV when it finally came to the city where we lived. I think it was an early Saturday afternoon and was on WTBS (then cable TV channel 7) and I saw it for the first time. I was VERY impressed and was rivited to the screen during the entire movie. I hated the fact that The Duke's character was killed at the end.

    From the first time I saw this movie to today, it is one of my all-time favorite war movies. The cast was nothing less than a brilliant choice for their characters and were all believable. IMO, The Duke did a great acting job in this movie and I always thought it was one of his best.

    After watching this movie, I went to Guidrey's Hobbies and bought a 1/72 scale model that made a diorama of the Iwo Jima flag-raising as well as I made a small Iwo Jima beach - landing diorama. This is back in the day when I used to build models and paint toy soldiers.

    To make this as a short answer: I love this movie.

    Take care mate--C.