Comparing The Longest Day Directed by Andrew Martin and Saving Private Ryan Directed by Steven Spielberg

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Comparing The Longest Day Directed by Andrew Martin and Saving Private Ryan Directed by Steven Spielberg These two directors were trying to achieve different goals, 'The Longest Day' was made post-war in 1962 and when the war may still of been in peoples thoughts and where many of the people who fought in the war would still be alive. However 'Saving Private Ryan' was made much later on in 1999, by then the world has gladly put this terrible event behind it. Steven Spielberg is not as biased because his audience now do not have the same attitude as in 1962, only 17 years after the war. I feel the aim of Andrew Martin was to achieve a film America would be proud of showing it in its full glory and…show more content…
Both of the main characters have always played well-known heroic characters in their previous films and are recognised actors staring in many movies before. Both films start virtually the same way showing a long shot of the invasion fleet and then in 'Saving Private Ryan' he moves in and shows a close up of the men. This scene immediately shows a distinct contrast between the films, one introduces and zooms in on characters, for example Steven Spielberg does it on a soldier who holds a cross praying all will go well, this shows there fear and vulnerability and makes us hope all will go well for them, the aim of it is to attach us to the characters and make us feel sad if anything happened to them. It also makes us hate war when you see someone you

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