I watched Iwo in honor of Duke's Birthday on friday. It just gets better with every viewing
Originally posted by Senta@Dec 7 2005, 03:02 AM
I don't know much about operations of USA troops in that part of the world and can't say: is the movie historic accurate or not, but belive that it is so.
It is really great how war is shown in the movie. I had the impression that some documentary was used in the movie. Is it so?
The combate footage in Sand of Iwo Jima is from a USMC documentary TO THE SHORES OF IWO JIMA. This includes to Actuell footage of the Famus Flag rasing of Mt. Surabachi. It is well worth seeking out.
Originally posted by ethanedwards@Dec 6 2005, 12:38 PM
Vera, mentioned there is no, thread relating to SANDS OF IWO JIMA
So I thought, it would be good, to start one!!Just for you Vera!!!!
Although it will feature eventually in MOVIE REVIEW OF THE WEEK
It will be a long, long time, before it's reviewed!!
SANDS OF IWO JIMA
[i]Starring:- John Wayne, John Agar,Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker,Wally Cassell,etc, etc.
REPUBLIC PICTURES. 1949
Associate Producer;-Edmund Grainger
Directed By Allan Dwan
Truly one of Dukes finest, and his role as Sergeant John M. Stryker,
one of his greatest acting roles.
So good, that he was nominated for an Academy Award,
narrowly missing out to Broderick Crawford.
The film however, did win Academy Awards for,
Motion Picture Story, Editing and Sound.
Duke had his footprints placed at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, for the films opening,the sand used for the event, was literally from Iwo Jima!!
The film score was by Victor Young
Your comments and reviews, are welcome,
I love this Movie. Iwo and The Alamo are my two favs. When ever I'm feeling depressed or the like, I can pop this into the VCR and I it will help to pick me up.
Plus as an Orthodox Jew I always get a kick out of Duke saying Amen to the dying solider saying Shema. (That is actually not the right response, but his heart was in the right place.)