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Saving Private Ryan

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“I got a bad feeling about this one.” When was the last time you felt good about anything? This is the exact same feeling I got after I witnessed this horrific film. The film Saving Private Ryan is based on a rescue mission to find Private Ryan after all of his brothers were killed in action. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring starts such as Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, the film is notable for its accurate re-enactments of WW2 battles. Because of these accurate WW2 battles, Saving private Ryan has won various awards. Due to the film having an incredibly relatable setting to those in WW2. The scenes in this film puts you in the first-person truth which links us to the horror of war and tragedy of warfare. Awarded for such things such as…show more content…
The cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski, who also shot "Schindler's List," brings a newsreel feel to a lot of the footage. He manages to make everything visually intelligent. Amongst the chaos of the D-day landing scenes, kaminski focuses on the attack on the stationed machine-gun nests, and a prolonged sequence of a defensive actions on the bridge. The cinematographer does this is a way that keeps us oriented. When the exposition comes into play, it leaves the audience with a post-war reaction as to how soldiers who came back from war reacted when they see their dead comrades… And how they “hope that was enough. I hope that, at least in your eyes, I've earned what all of you have done for me “ - quote from older Private Ryan. The editing is impeccable. They have made sure that the intensity of events in the film is like a roller coaster. One minute you're laughing and the next shook silently, planted in your seat. They even make sure that even events without sound have a lot of impact. For instance, when Cpt. Miller gets shell shock the impact of editing shows cut-scenes, editing makes us experience what shell shock during is like during the war. The sound effects and the use of dialogue is outstanding and very realistic as well. They make it feel as if you’re in a war zone. You could open your door, listen to sound effects and you swear it's the 6th of June
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