Small actions like a handful of men defending a river bridge against odds happened. My first wife was French and English. I'm Irish, my boss is Norwegian and I work with a Navaho. Reiban was ready to walk out of the situation until he discoverd his captains ordinariness and his humanity. I suggest that this movie be made standard view for congress as well as the President each and every time the question of war comes up.
Upham can stand alongside his bigger, stronger, braver Ranger compatriots and describe the poetry and melancholy of Edith Piaf's song. Miller didn't know anything about Ryan and he didn't care. The story manages to move us through all sorts of different landscapes and scenarios, giving us an unforgettable glimpse of a world unknown to most of us, and terrifying to those who are familiar with it from personal experience. I'd also seen interviews with veterans who'd seen the film and found the film to be incredibly realistic and consequently difficult to watch. The german defenders were mostly Eastern European conscripts from defeated areas. Saving Private Ryan is a movie that makes you realize how life is precious and how honor and duty, though they are deep philosophical concepts that are praised in war, can put you in jeopardy of losing your life for something you may not believe in.
I give this movie my highest recommendation. I saw the things that would mark a generation I have heard in my elderly male patients sentiments similar to what Cpt. John Miller, a leader who must act strong in front of his men, but must also hide his emotions from them. It's hard for me to say what kind of impact the cinematography would have on someone watching it on the small screen of a television versus the big screen, but from my perspective, this film really does benefit from a theatrical presentation. I'm not speaking of the three-dimensional variety either.
The surround sound puts the audience in the middle of the battle. Spielberg is able to take you into action and make you feel as if you are a participant in the movie and not just a viewer. Even now the details are not fully known or knowable about that campaign. Somehow the extreme violence can be justified as the whole world knows that this is an important chapter in human history and a startling, graphic depiction only adds more weight to the seriousness of the subject matter. I could go on and on with this but enough already. Small actions like taking the radar station happened. This is Tom Hanks' best movie he ever did.
. And if one will take the blinders of fashionable negativism off they will see it. No one can see this movies without being altered in some way. There is not even an accurate casualty count of D-Day itself. I'd have to say this is probably one of the most important films of the 20th century because of its frank approach to one of the darkest periods of our time on this earth. To them I say a deep and sincere thank you. Hitler didn't wake up until noon on that day and his aides were afraid to wake him.
Intriguing comments, since we all know there is no shortage of films about war from this century. There were all enlisted groups and all officer groups. To think that this movie did not win Best Picture is a crime. Speilberg did an unbelievable job of putting realism into this movie with the camera-work and everything else. I have never been affected by a movie the way Saving Private Ryan affected me. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day.
Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men Cpt. It is an uncommon and intriguing drama, but it serves as an excuse to describe a setting, rather than the other way around. The battles inside Normandy were small actions town to town, street to street, house to house. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men Cpt. There was nothing stupid about the portrayal of the German army. It would have been well-deserved if he won again.
I'd heard that many veterans were having a hard time getting through the film without breaking down. Miller was expressing when he announced his ordinariness I saw the dehumanization that occurs with war and its mitigation moment to moment, man to man. A General did die in the glider assault. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. Even with the attention to detail and care taken into how it was shot to accentuate to the fullest degree its realistic approach, it is still hard to imagine what it must have been like to be part of a war.