...“Saving Private Ryan”
Analyse the methods use to make the opening battle sequence of “Saving Private Ryan” both shocking and realistic and say how effective you find it as an introduction to the film
“Saving Private Ryan” is a war film directed by the well-known Jewish director Steven Spielberg and was released on September 11th 1998. It was a joint production with Paramount and DreamWorks pictures. The film won in total 5 Academy Awards (Oscars) including best director in 1999. This is most likely due to Spielberg’s many conventions used in the opening twenty-five minutes.
Saving Private Ryan’ broke traditional conventions of the war film genre, mainly because Spielberg used a very wide range of techniques, to portray what he wanted the audience to witness. He uses de-saturated colour all the way throughout the film, which gives off a dull, and washed out impression of the film and made the red of the blood stand out against the dull background. Another technique used was in the use of a handheld camera which made it seem like you were facing all the dangers the soldiers were faced, and seeing all the horrific things they saw from their point of view. These two techniques helped Spielberg achieve “realism at all times” . meaning that he would not hold back on any blood and gore that he wished to include in his film. One such time in the opening twenty-five minutes was during “Captain Millers confusion” where a...
On November 8, 2012, Nolan Ryan was honored as the 43rd winner of the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame's Business Executive of the Year Award in Fort Worth, Texas. "As an athlete, I was given a gift and once I realized that, I tried to be the best pitcher I could possibly be and take advantage of the gift God gave me, but in the business community, you stand on merits of what you've accomplished once you try to pursue something in business," Ryan stated when he received his award at The Fort Worth Club. Also known as, "The Ryan Express," he pitched for 27 years in four different major league baseball teams during the administrations of seven U.S. Presidents and in September 22, 1993, at the age of 46, he retired as a Texas Ranger. Throughout the years, Ryan had owned cattle ranches, banks and started his own branded beef company and had been involved in many organizational foundations (Bennison). Ryan’s toughness and determination towards his career are strongly recognized, both personally and professionally: yet, Nolan Ryan’s actions as a family man, a businessman, and a survivor in the chaotic world of celebrity sports illustrate his value as a positive role model for all Texans.
Although the toughness of not being there at times during his career, Nolan had been a family man first. Every day he would call his wife 3 or 4 times to see how the children were doing and how she was dealing...
...Taking the External perspective on Strategy: Entry
1. Describe Ryan Air’s entry strategy:
RyanAir started ‘small’ by initially focusing on the Dublin-London service four round trips per day with a 44-seat turboprop. At this time, they have yet to receive permission to fly larger jet aircraft on the route. They also focus on 2 main areas: First-rate customer service and simple, single-fare tickets with no restrictions. Additionally, RyanAir would offer meals and amenities that were comparable to what is provided by Aer Lingus and British Airways.
2. Evaluate Ryan Air’s entry strategy:
When entering the market, the Ryan brothers took into account these factors:
1. Potential routes and customers: They started off by focusing on competitors’ most lucrative routes (Dublin-London route is reputed to be quite lucrative for both Aer Lingus and British Airways). They also took into consideration other untapped potential customers (Passengers from train and sea ferries).
2. Pricing strategy: They are late-movers and therefore can fully utilize low price entry strategy to quickly gain market share. Low fares can also be used to stimulate demand.
3. Financial resources: Their father, Tony Ryan (co-founder of Guinness Peat Aviation, largest aircraft leasing company in the world) provides sufficient...
...Saving Private Ryan
The movie I chose to analyze was Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. Overall, I would say this is a must see movie. The movie is action packed, drama filled and heart felt. It really makes you appreciate those men and women who have died for our country. If I had to rate the movie between zero and five stars, five being the best, I would not hesitate to give the movie a five out of five. Besides all the action and well written dialogue, the actors who play the parts are perfect fits. All in all this movie accomplishes everything one of its type should hope to accomplish.
The movie starts out in the present time, with an old man in an American Military Cemetery in Normandy, France. The old man is searching throughout the endless white crosses, looking for a specific one. When he finally finds it, he breaks down and cries and is taken over by memory. The story starts on D-Day, 1941. American troops are on their way to one of the most brutal battles of the war, at Omaha Beach. This is by far the most hectic scene in the movie. In fact, this movie is famous for its D-Day scene. As the boat approaches and the ramp is dropped, a German machine gunner starts mowing down row by row of rangers. They are all packed in with nowhere to go, taking heavy fire from the machine guns on the cliffs above the beach. The ones in the back bail over the sides of the boat because there is no other option. The water is too deep and many are...
...In the movie Saving Private Ryan, American soldier private James Ryan losses all three of his brothers during World War Two. The Marshall, not wanting to allow a mother to lose all four of her sons gives orders to send a unit to find and rescue private Ryan, despite the possibility of letting many men die to save one mans life. In order to gain his staff's support for this decision the Marshall reads them a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to a mother who lost five sons during the civil war which contains various rhetorical techniques such as: ethos, allusions, as well as pathos coupled with powerful diction. Through these rhetorical techniques this letter is able to make a strong emotional impact on any viewers which is used by the Marshall as a tool of persuasion to effectively gain the support of his staff.
“I leave you only the cherished memory of the loved, lost and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.” The ethos of soldiers who fight for their countries, and die for their countries is unquestionable, they line up right next to a countries leader on a level of ethos projected to an audience. The Marshall uses this ethos to instill a sense of duty in his staff, the duty to go rescue Private Ryan so that his mother does not have to grieve over the loss of all of her children. A soldier who has lost three brothers makes people feel a sense of...
...Analyse the methods used to make the opening battle sequence of "Saving Private Ryan" both shocking and realistic and say how effective you find it as an introduction to the film.
"Saving Private Ryan" is a film set in the genre of war and directed by Steven Spielberg, it was made in September, 1998. the film is set in set in June 1944, intended to reflect the chaos and horror of Second World War. Steven Spielberg directed the film and gained 5 Oscars because of it. Other films such as: ET, Jaws, Jurassic Park and Minority Report he helped to create. Spielberg used a range of techniques to ensure his films were a success intended to:
"Hit the sets much like a newsreel cameraman following soldiers into war."
Although some of his techniques brake some of the traditional conventions of the war film genre by using hand held camera's during the battle scenes etc, they helped him in maybe creating one of the most shocking and realistic films of its time. By using hand held cameras in his battle scenes Spielberg makes the audience feel more involved and lets them see what many men saw.
Camera angles are used through out "Saving Private Ryan." In the first scene many different camera angles are used. The film begins with a close up of the American flag and then moves into a low angle shot, slowly moving up to see the face of an elderly Private Ryan. The camera then moves diagonally left to show the thousands of crosses...
...Saving Private Ryan
The purpose of the opening scene is not only to engage the viewer and to encourage further viewing but also to introduce a variety of concepts which pertain to the film as a whole. The opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, not only introduces the characters but also establishes that the film is . These concepts are portrayed through a variety of film techniques.
Straight away the audience is positioned to believe that this film will be a traditional “war or action” film. Therefore the purpose is to introduce the subject of the film. The captain speaking giving orders for when the troops land and telling them 'I'll see you on the beach' as his last words provides reassurance for the troops in the wake of what is too come. It also gives the audience reassurance for a short moment before the boats land.
However, the audiences view is changed when the camera shot changes to close ups of the different soldiers waiting for the boat to land. The worried facial expressions of the soldiers erases the first thoughts of the audience as fear is put back in to the soldiers. The sound effects of the shells bombing the beach adds to the fear factor positioning the audience to see the troops in a more dangerous environment adding to the fear that the audience is.
The sound of a whistle followed by cheering and the camera showing the wheel handle turning signals to the viewer that the boat has landed...
...Introduction to Air Pollution
Air pollution is the presence of foreign substances in the atmosphere, emitted by industries and motor vehicles that cause damage to living organisms.
Air pollution characteristics
Air pollution characteristics in a particular region are influenced by:
The type and amount of pollutant and their source of emission.
The topographical and meteorological conditions affecting dispersion, concentration and transboundary transport of pollutants.
The type of technology and various raw materials used in the manufacturing process and the type and quantum of emissions.
The extent of industrialization and population density.
Sources of air pollutants
Major sources of air pollution are natural sources and man-made source.
A. Natural sources:
Volcanic eruptions, forest fires, deflation of sands and dusts, storms, etc.
Pollutants from natural sources
Volcanoes: ashes, smokes, carbon dioxide dust and other gases.
Land surface: salts spray from seas and ocean, dusts and soil particles from ground-surface.
Extraterrestrial bodies: cosmic particles and rays, chest produced due to bombardment of asteroid materials, comets etc. with the earth.
B. Man-made (anthropogenic) sources
Industries, automobiles, agriculture, power plants, domestic sources, etc.
Pollutants from manmade sources...