‘Saving Private Ryan’ was released on the 11th of September, 1998. The film was directed by the renowned Steven Spielberg and was a joint production by Paramount and Dreamworks Pictures. ‘Saving Private Ryan’, is a two hour, fifty minute war film. The film won 5 Academy Awards, including the prestigious ‘Best Director’ award, won by Spielberg. Spielberg was already a famous director by the time the movie was released, having already made the ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jaws’ movies along with other distinguished films in his career.
The film is based around World War Two where the assault of Normandy had taken place. It can be remembered by its fantastic opening which depicted the Omaha Beach attack by the US on the 6th of June 1944. It followed a group of US soldiers who went behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. The movies cast included Tom Hanks, who had the leading role in playing Captain Miller and numerous others. These other men included Tom Sizemore, who played Sergeant Horvath, Edward Burns as Private Reiben, Barry Pepper as Private Jackson, Adam Goldberg as Private Mellish, Jeremy Davies as Corporal Upham and Matt Damon who played Private Ryan. This is not the entire cast, just the leading actors who had a significant part in the movie.
Spielberg uses various techniques to make ‘Saving Private Ryan both more shocking and realistic. He uses very different techniques throughout the whole of the film to add realism and disbelief to the film, which made many audiences, want to watch the rest of the film.
The movie begins with patriotic music during the opening credits. The camera first zooms into an American flag billowing in the wind. By seeing the flag the audience understands that there may be a link between the music and... [continues]
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