Topics: Invasion of Normandy, English-language films, World War II Pages: 2 (539 words) Published: May 14, 2013
D-Day was the most dramatic day in World War 2. There are many different theories for the name D-Day but it is just the term that the troops use when it’s their first day of invasion. A lot of people have tried to depict this image but the two most famous movies were “The Longest Day”, “Saving Private Ryan”. There are many similarities between “The Longest Day”, “Saving Private Ryan” and the actual D-Day. But there also some differences between these three accounts.

The Longest Day was much different from most D-Day movies. Rather then giving just America's point of view about D-Day it was based on the Germans point of view as well as America's point of view. It showed how the Germans got prepared for the invasion and handled. Also how the Americans got ready to invade Normandy. But it doesn't just show how the soilders prepare it also shows what some of the civilians did. Some Jews were smuggled to get away from German forces. Even though that the film was made in black and white the effects were good knowing that the film was made in the 1960. Overall The Longest Day was a good movie and I believe that it portrays D-Day not as well as Saving Private Ryan. The fact that Saving Private Ryan was made in 1998 helps it portray D-Day much better because it has much better special effects then The Longest Day. Not only was it in color (unlike the longest day) but it also had much more blood, gore and artillery explosions due to the more advanced special effects. This movie focuses only on the Americans point of view. It starts off right away with the Americans attacking the beach of Omaha. When the soldiers kill the Germans they have no signs of pity and laugh at there dead bodies. I believe this movie was made to honor the soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normandy to show how brave they were on the day of June 6th 1944. Saving Private Ryan portrays the invasion of D-Day much better than The Longest Day. Although these movies represent D-Day very...
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