Talk:Sands of Iwo Jima

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Black people[edit]

Mention why there are no black people in the movie. Jidanni 16:08, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

First, this isn't different from most war films from that era. Second, according to Desegregation#Desegregation in the military, army units didn't become integrated until the Korean War. Clarityfiend 22:52, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Death of Wayne's Character[edit]

Just my opinion- the death of Wayne's character at the end of the film was an essential event that highlighted the fact good men died at Iwo Jima, not just the extras or minor characters of life, for there were none there of that type. 71.114.163.55 —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 05:33, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Letter[edit]

I want to change the last bit regarding Stryker's letter, the letter was left incomplete and Stryker only managed to tell his some some of the things he wanted to, the original transcript seems to indicate the he had wrote everything that he wanted to say. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.95.170.99 (talk) 07:52, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

only movie with death of Wayne's character?[edit]

Is this the only movie in which John Wayne (e.g. his character) get shot and dies?

Not hardly pilgrim. This gives a list of his screen deaths (from all causes). He gets fatally shot in The Shootist, The Cowboys, and The Fighting Seabees. Clarityfiend (talk) 02:01, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Flag authenticity[edit]

I haven't found a good source yet, but it would not be impossible, given Wayne's fame and the participation of the three remaining flag raisers, that this was the actual flag. In the movie, these three actually raise the flag. --THE FOUNDERS INTENT PRAISE 23:14, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay[edit]

In the movie, one of the marines who landed at Iwo Jima like to read. I got killed early in the battle. As he falls down, the camera zooms in on one of the books he held in his pocket: "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay". I guess that in 1949, when the movie was released, the book was still popular and well known in the general public. Today, besides by reading the wikipedia article about the book, it's harder to guess what the film maker wanted to show with that scene. AugustinMa (talk) 13:05, 9 November 2014 (UTC)