Saving Private Ryan : Edge point of life

United States, 1998

U.S. Release Date: 7/24/98

Running Length: 170 Min

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi

Director: Steven Spielberg

Budget: $70 million

Box office: $481,840,909

Saving Private Ryan is a war movie in the United States established in 1998 during the invasion of Normandy in World War II. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, the screenplay by Robert Rodat. The film is notable for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, representing the head of assault on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Then, it follows that Tom Hanks U.S. Army Captain John H. Miller and seven men (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg and Jeremy Davies), in their search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), which is the last surviving brother of four soldiers.

Rodat first had the story of the film in 1994, when he saw a monument to the son of Agnes' four Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania. The brothers were killed in the Civil War. Rodat decided to write a similar history was the Second World War. The script was presented with producer Mark Gordon, who then handed to Tom Hanks. It gave him time to Spielberg, who decided to run. Premise of the movie is loosely based on the case of the Niland brothers real life.

Saving Private Ryan was well received by the public and has received critical acclaim, winning several awards for movies, actors and crew and get significant gains at the box office. The film grossed U.S. $ 481.8 million in the world, becoming the most successful domestic film of the year. The Academy of Arts and Sciences in the film's Oscar-nominated film, eleven; address Spielberg earned him an Oscar for Best Director seconds. Saving Private Ryan was released on home video in May 1999, earning $ 44 million in sales.

Saving Private Ryan opens with a distance of 30 minutes of the film strength is without doubt one of the best half hour each time committed to the film. This sequence, in view of a soldier in the eyes of D-Day invasion in Normandy, is brilliant not only in terms of technique, but in the depth of public reaction it generates. It is certainly the most violent, bloody representation, visceral war I've seen on the screen. Spielberg spares the viewer nothing of the horrors of battle, using every tactic at their disposal to convey the waste and the meaningless chaos that is at the heart of any commitment. Presents us with unforgettable images of bloodied bodies cut into pieces by bullets, limbs torn off, which spring from the bowels, and a variety of other varied examples of the killing. And when the tide with the waves crashing on the beach full of bodies, the water is purple. Those who are upset to find all the opening of Saving Private Ryan unbearable. This aspect of the film almost got an NC-17 rating, only the fact that Spielberg carefully avoids even a hint of exploitation convinced the MPAA to give R.

In addition to showing what happens when the bullet breaks the soft skin of the human body, the director uses other methods to capture the essence of combat - handheld cameras, a slight acceleration of the images, muted colors, and various types of film . Putting it all together, adding a dizzying assault exhaust the meaning. As good as the rest of Saving Private Ryan, and that's fine, the attack on Omaha Beach on D-Day is the sequence that everyone will remember more clearly.

Most films of the Second World War II are divided into two categories: the heroic tales of glory and the value or biopics (my favorite movies of all time, Patton, falls into the latter camp). Saving Private Ryan is not. Instead, it is a condemnation of the war involved in a story of courage and human sacrifice. In many ways, the picture painted by this film is darker than the one Oliver Stone appeared in Platoon, which has often been cited as the most aggressive anti-war film to come out of Hollywood. Saving Private Ryan quickly and brutally dispelled the idea that the war is far from cruel and debilitating violence is a cruel joke out of the body and the human mind. Although the film is only loosely based on a true story, it is difficult not to accept these characters and real events.

Saving Private Ryan starts with a short sequence in the France of today, which shows a man visiting a particular grave in the sea of white crosses marking the war memorial liberate the country. From there, the movie glides over five decades in time, to June 6, 1944. The D-Day invasion in "Bloody Omaha" Beach is a prologue to the main story. After the first half hour of footage, we learn that two of the four Ryan brothers have died in this action, while a third died in another part. The mother received three telegrams on the same day. The chief of the U.S. Army, General George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), stirred by the sufferings of women in mourning, and decided to send a group of men in the French countryside to find and rescue his fourth son, a paratrooper Private James Ryan (Matt Damon).

Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), a hero and a survivor of the battle of Omaha Beach, was elected to lead the team of eight men, whose aim is, in terms of Miller, like finding "a needle in a. Plenty of needles "His hand-picked team is composed of six men who served with him throughout the war and a newcomer: Upham (Jeremy Davies), a translator of French / German / English who has never seen active combat. Together, beaten by the French countryside, in the general direction of Cherbourg. Along the way, they learn that the skirmishes in small towns can be as deadly as the attack on the beach.

There is nothing particularly complex structure of Saving Private Ryan. The film, which runs nearly three hours, is supported by two major battle scenes. Amid battles and moments of tranquility, character formation defining the soldiers, allowing them to escape the threat of the stereotype. Spielberg, along with screenwriter Robert Rodat and players, makes sure everyone in the film is set in a multi-dimensional individual who can cry as long as they die. They are "citizen soldiers" - ordinary people caught in the teeth of extraordinary circumstances. With the exception of some manipulations, at the end (when the tears are really a good source of relief from the intensity of the film), Saving Private Ryan rigorously avoid playing with our emotions.

While this is not the most high profile of Tom Hanks role, she is one of her best performances. His interpretation of John Miller is the perfect blend of weariness, resignation and devotion to duty. The teacher who became a murderer, who lost 94 men in combat to Africa, France, survived the madness, remembering special moments with his wife, pruning roses, but is concerned that "will not recognize the husband returns to it, because, "With all the men who kill, the more I am away from home. "

The support team is uniformly excellent. Edward Burns Reiben using cynicism and sarcasm to hide his uncertainty about the validity of his last mission. Like other members of the group, it is clear that to save the life of a man worth risking eight. Burns, actor / director who entered the public after The Brothers McMullen, is transformed into a beautiful spectacle. Jeremy Davies (Spanking the Monkey) is a credible figure in the horror Upham whose sudden onset of trauma and violence is something that almost all viewers are identified. Matt Damon, who exploded on stage in The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting, is solid in a role that requires the character to be both a symbol as an individual. Finally, perhaps the best high school performance is given by Tom Sizemore (The Relic), including the representation of the faithful friend of Miller and Sergeant are alive and entertaining.

Spielberg period of effectiveness minute detail re-created in the country's war-torn occupied France. The visit of two U.S. soldiers bombed cities where everything is half broken shells of the once impressive structure. Many of the weapons listed in Saving Private Ryan are period authentic pieces, bought by collectors. And after the successful invasion of Normandy, we are treated to spectacular views of the beach with a variety of ships in the sky heavy and thick, with aircraft. Although the sequences were filmed in Ireland Omaha Beach, which nevertheless offer a sense of reality that those who are familiar with the actual location in the channel of the coast will be difficult to dispel.

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